Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Top 5 Blushes

It seems I have acquired quite a lot of new blushes lately, so I thought I would compile my top 5. I’m not talking colours here, I’m judging them on their overall performance. I think Blush is one of those great products that can really waken up your complexion, and I think it’s really important to find the right balance between something that gives you a glow and a not ending up with disco ball glitter all over your face. Cause let’s face it that’s not so attractive.
Vivo Baked Blush (£4.00) : I have two of these lovely baked Blushes in Red Shimmer* and Peaches and Cream, both are smooth, pigmented and really easy to blend. They don’t contain but give cheeks a gorgeous sheen, which means I can skip using a highlighter. Perfect for those early mornings.
Dainty Doll Blusher (£12.50) : I have this in 002, a lovely pale pink shade which is fairly shimmery. This is a great Blush/Highlight for nights out. I find it a little to shimmery for daytime, but for a night out it is perfect swept across the top of the cheekbones. As it doesn’t impart much colour it works brilliantly with dramatic eyes
Benefit Boxed Blushes (£23.50) : The most expensive blush in my Top 5 but worth every penny. There’s a small range of classic shades, with something to suit everyone. Dandelion was one of the first blushes I owned, and I still love it, the colour gives a perfect pop of pink. Coralista and Sugarbomb are also gorgeous wearable shades.
Illamasqua Cream Blush (£16.50) : I love that these cream blushes give a great dewy glow, that lasts all day on my oily skin. They’re a lovely consistency, and blend really well with just fingers. Despite Illamasqua’s reputation of being a brand for your alter ego, this line of cream blushes contains some brilliant staple shades for everyday.
Fashionista Blush* (£4.00) : Another great high-street blush, these come in a great range of shades, with matte and shimmer shades. These are really pigmented so you will only need a small amount. They also blend really well together to make a custom shade for your skin. Juicy Apricot and Butterscotch are must haves!
So there’s my favourite blushes, do you love blush as much as me? What are your favourite blushes?

Products marked with * are PR Samples.


  1. I can't get Dandelion to show up on my skin :( It's so pretty in the pan!
    All of these look lovely, definately thinking about trying the Fashionista ones! xx

  2. You must not be as ghostly as me! The Fasionista Blushes are lovely, really affordable too!

  3. we have a new tesco near us, i need to try the VIVO make-up line! :) x

    Sophie x

  4. Dandelion and Sugarbomb are two of my favourites as well. I'm also dying to try the ones from Dainty Doll especially Money Talks. Wish my local Tesco stocked Vivo! x

  5. I love the vivo baked blusher its amazing. Need to try the others xx