Everyday blush

After years of piling on the blusher I have no decided that less is probably more. I have been opting for a light dusting rather than a heavy hand and there are four blushers I reach for on a daily basis which offer a light, natural flush but don’t require much thought. They are all quite similar in colour but offer the perfect hint of colour to any look whilst still being quite buildable, I do sometimes add a coral blush into the mix during the summer months but for the most part these are my go-to.

The two that have been in my collection the longest are The Balm Frat Boy blush and the Bourjois blush in Rose D’Or. Frat Boy is a slightly peach pink which still looks very neutral on the cheek, it is the most pigmented out of the bunch so I do have to be quite cautious not to over apply but it leaves a perfect healthy glow without having any shimmer.

When I am looking for a hint of shimmer I always reach for Bourjois blush in Rose D’Or. It’s the perfect pink with a dusting of gold shimmer, nothing too over the top but is a nice alternative to highlight and blush. As it is baked it does have a tendency to develop a top layer, but you can easily scratch into the blush to uncover beautiful pigmentation again. As it is drugstore it’s also very affordable and I’ve had this one for longer than I would care to disclose but it’s still going strong.

During the summer I feel in love with the Clinique Plum Pop Cheek Pop, the packaging is beautiful and the colour is a pink with blue undertones and the most perfect satin finish. I love how soft this blusher is, as well as how even the colour application is. It’s got the perfect amount of pigmentation so that I can use it when I am in a rush without needing too worry that I have over applied. The luminous finish is exactly what I look for in an everyday blush.

The Laura Mercier Second Skin Blush in Rose Petal is the most recent one to be added to my daily rotation. It’s fairly light in pigmentation and colour but that really works with what I am trying to achieve with my blusher. It is the blusher I reach for when I am going with a statement eye or lip but still want a little something on the cheek which won’t be over powering. Probably not the blusher to go for if you are darker than me or you are looking for quite a pop of colour on the cheek but perfect for no-makeup makeup and just adding a hint of colour.

I clearly love pink blushers…

26 Comments

  1. 17th February 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I've really been needing to add to my blush collection. The clinique one looks so pretty! I think it'd go well with my complexion!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  2. 17th February 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Since buying my Clinique Cheek Pop I have been obsessed with it! They are such lovely blushers, so easy to wear and don't look chalky at all!!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

  3. 17th February 2015 / 7:49 pm

    The one by theBalm is stunning! Honestly love the colour of it x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

  4. 17th February 2015 / 8:16 pm

    That Clinique blush looks incredible!! Wowza!! xo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

  5. 17th February 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Frat Boy needs to get in my life right now – love the look of that 🙂 definitely buying it the next time ASOS or Feel Unique run a good discount code…xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  6. 17th February 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Clinique Cheek Pops are one of the few blushes that don't sit funny on my skin. My cheeks are where I have the most obvious pores, but Pops glide over 'em like they're wearing angel shoes. Absolute favourite!

  7. 17th February 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Im on the hunt for the a new blush because I am on the very last bit of my Smashbox cream blush that I absolutely love so thank you for the recommendations 🙂
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

  8. 18th February 2015 / 8:43 am

    I have fratboy and the plum pop cheek pop and they're so nice. I'm loving the max factor creme puff blushes at the moment, especially the shade seductive pink-another easy everyday one. I might have a look at the bourjois ones next time I'm in Boots/ Superdrug-it looks really pretty and it's years since I've owned one of those, Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

  9. 18th February 2015 / 9:46 am

    Blush is something I haven't worn in about 6 years! I've steered clear from it because I thought it made me look like Aunt Sally and was so chalky. But after reading this I am going to invest in one – so many lovely blushers. Thanks for this post! xx

    http://sophielovesx.blogspot.co.uk

  10. 18th February 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Very nice pinky options! Love blushes!!! 😀

  11. 20th February 2015 / 12:08 pm

    This blush from clinique is so beautiful. ♥

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