My 5 favorite blushes for spring

Let’s talk blusher! I think one major make up item that can easily amp up any look is blush. Especially when you where foundation or use anything else to even out your skin, it’s a must just to give more dimension to your face. Apart from eyeshadow I think blush is the make up product I have most of. I have different shades, types, texture and finishes. Since the weather has turned a little brighter and days have been getting longer I find myself grabbing a few blushes over and over. Curious to find out which 5 blushes I reach for all the time come spring time? Keep on reading!

Clockwise starting top right:

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in 723 A Pink Cheek Glow

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in RD 103

Sleek Blush in Coral 933

NARS Blush in Orgasm

MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (LE Naturally Collection)

This is the overview of my five favorite blushes. As you can see there are some highend blushes but also drug store and even one very budget friendly one! Of course I’m also going to show you what they look like in the fan and what they looked like swatched on my arm. I will also try to explain why the blush is a particular favorite. Here it goes.

Sleek Blush in Coral 933

I am a sucker for coral blushes. This one is a bit more orange/ reddish than an actual coral in my opinion though. It actually reminds me of bricks. Against my pale skin this looks amazing though. Since it has some red in it, it does a good job at giving me a flushed look without over doing it and the hint of shimmer makes for a nice healthy glow. Sleek blushes in general are some of my favorites, as they are super well pigmented and therefore can be used on many skin tones. With my light skin I have to be very careful with them as it is easy to apply too much. It is also budget friendly as these retail for around €7.

NARS Blush in Orgasm

This blusher is the most shimmery one in the bunch. It is a pinky color with golden shimmer which looks very natural and gives a glowy hue to my cheeks. No highlighter will be needed when you use this baby, that’s for sure! What I like about this is how easy it is to apply it. You just dust it on and you’re good to go. It is subtle, yet noticeable and definitely worth the money. At a whooping €20+ (I can’t remember exactly what I paid for it), this blusher doesn’t come cheap. I however feel it was worth every penny and online hype. I know some people were disappointed in this blusher, but I definitely am not. Again I think that with my light skin tone, this slightly sheer blush is a perfect match.

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in RD 103

The most expensive blusher in the bunch is this perfectly matte peach tone by Shiseido. It retails for €28, which is quite a bit of money to pay for blusher, but matte blushers are hard to come by. This powder has a very silky finish and gives the most natural look out of all of the blushes featured here. I tend to use this when I decide on going for a ‘barely there’ type of look. The matte finish makes it subtle enough for it to look as if it is your own skin. It is also perfect when you do a heavy eye make up and want to tone down the rest of your face, while still adding a bit of color.

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in 723 A Pink Cheek Glow

From most expensive, let’s go to most affordable blush. I only paid around €3 euros for this shimmery pink cheek color and it is amazing. It is a bit sheer, but it is also very buildable, making it easy to work with. It has a slightly silky feel to it, but it has a bit of a rougher texture to it. I also love the mosaic pattern, although I’m not sure whether these patterned blushes actually work better or not. It still looks like one color when you apply it after all. If you are looking for a budget friendly pink blush which is less shimmery when applied than how you see it in the pan, then I can definitely recommend this one.

MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (LE Naturally Collection)

Last but not least, is this mineralized blush by MAC. When I first saw this I thought it was too orange. However, since I’m so pale I can even get away with wearing a bronzer as blusher, so actually it is not so surprising that this works great on my skin tone. I have some redness in my cheeks and this does a great job at masking that, exactly because it is so orange. I also really wanted to try a mineralized blush by MAC and I believe I don’t want to go back anymore. Because of the mineralize texture, it applies amazingly well. The pigmentation is great too, but it is also on the pricy side. At around €20 this won’t fit everyone’s budget, add to that that it was part of a limited edition collection which will make it hard to find too.

Now, let’s have a look at some swatches. My camera hates sunlight and washes out the colors on my skin since I’m so pale, so you will have to make do with a picture taken in the shade as that one showed the colors best. These are swatched dry. The first three is only one swipe, the last two are 2 swipes as they are slightly more sheer.

From left to right:

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in RD 103

Sleek Blush in Coral 933

MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (LE Naturally Collection)

NARS Blush in Orgasm

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in 723 A Pink Cheek Glow

As you can see the pigmentation on especially the Sleek and MAC blushes are amazing. In fact, I have to gently tap the MAC one onto my skin with one side of my brush, while using the other (clean) side of my blush to spread it out over my face. If I don’t do that, I look like a clown! So some of these should definitely be handled with care.

What are your favorite blushes?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. axelleeee says:

    wauw wat een mooie producten !

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Thanks!

  2. EmmaWessels says:

    Die van Shiseido ziet er mooi uit! Echt iets wat ik zou dragen…

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Hij is ook super mooi. En omdat ie mat is, past ie bij bijna alles! Niet te opvallend maar toch genoeg pigmentatie voor een mooi subtiel kleurtje op je wangen!

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