Blush is something I’ve only started really wearing in the last couple years. Up until I started blogging I only owned one or two of them. I’ve learned a lot about blush and how to wear many different colors. Some look really scary in the pan but look really nice on- and even subtle! Since becoming a mom I’ve really relied on blush to give me a little color to my cheeks and put a little life into my look. I’ve documented what several of my recent favorites look like. Bright or natural looking in the pan doesn’t matter- as you’ll see- different shades give completely different looks. Keep reading to discover some of my go-to blushes.
Some of my Favorites in Swatches- All by Lancome:
Aveda petal essence face accents in Hibiscus
This shade is part of Aveda’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you must! I will be reviewing the collection shortly so stay tuned. This particular shade is super easy to use. It would also qualify as a palette of sorts. There is a bright red shade on the left, a neutral soft coral in the middle, and a nude highlighter on the right. I found that using a huge blush brush worked the best for this, so that the color applied over a broad area rather than concentrating the red on my cheekbones. I love the way this looks paired with a bright red lip- I am wearing “cana”- which is also in Aveda’s new line.
Lancome Blushing Nude
I’m absolutely obsessed with this shade lately. It’s a nude with soft pink. I really like wearing this because I feel like it warms up my complexion. It’s not quite a berry, and not quite a nude. It’s the perfect in between shade that makes it versatile for just about every look. I am wearing it above with a bright pink lipstick and a smoky eye. This will be my go-to this summer! I think it will look especially lovely with a tan.
Mally is like the queen of easy, foolproof makeup kits. I love her City Chic Eye Palettes that come with a primer in the palette (so convenient!) and I love this Effortless Airbrush Duo for the same reason. The formula of the highlighter and blush is a very creamy, pigmented powder. The double ended brush that comes with the duo isn’t my favorite, but when I use a huge fluffy brush to apply, I love how the shades have a glowing sheen on my face. The blush is a pinky-coral and the highlighter is a sheer nude. Applied together, you can achieve a subtle look with a gorgeous glow.
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