Saturday, March 15, 2014

My Blush Collection!

Hey everyone!

I know the majority of my makeup collection and looks are all focused around the eyes. Eyeshadows, Liners, and Mascaras galore! 
So I've decided to show you my small, but growing collection of blushes!
Blush is a wonderful product, after blanking out all of your imperfections with foundation and concealer, blush brings little bit of color and life back into your face. 

Too Faced Leopard Love Complexion Perfection Palette
This was one of the FIRST products I ever purchased blush/bronzer wise. I couldn't get over how cute it was! While it's not available anymore (on or I believe all of these products are sold separately in full size. It includes a mini of Peach Leopard Bronzer, which is unfortunately too dark/orange for me (duh), Candy Leopard Blush, which is a gorgeous candy pink shimmery blush, and Pink Leopard Highlighter. Pink Leopard may be a great highlight on darker skin tones, but due to how fair I am, you can almost see the brownish specks on my cheeks, not cute! Overall only the Candy Leopard shade really works for me, which is why I haven't really used this palette much at all!

Tarte Off The Cuff Blush Palette
I got this gorgeous palette this year for Christmas, and I am IN LOVE with it. It includes one bronzer in the shade Park Avenue Princess, and four blushes in the shades Crave, Dazzled, Darling, and Dollface. I haven't even touched the bronzer, since I don't use it, but I've used and loved all of the blush shades. Darling is one of my favorites to wear with any eye/lip look.

Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Smooth Talker
 THIS, is what I use for 'contouring'. Yes. This. I am just THAT fair-skinned. These shades mix together perfectly to create a darker, but still warm and pink-toned shade that is just a perfect contour color for me without being too brown, too orange, or too harsh. I've gone through an ENTIRE one of these, and I'm on my second one. It's very similar, but I believe less shimmery than Benefit's Sugarbomb boxed blush. Can't beat the drugstore price tag either!

Victoria's Secret Cheek Love Powder Blush
Found this little gem last year at their semi-annual sale. It's a beautiful baby pink color, without being too harsh or ashy looking. It's mostly matte, but has a slight hint of shimmer in certain light. Not enough to give a highlighting effect though. This is one of my go-to blushes, but unfortunately it's been discontinued! =[

Too Faced Sweetheart Blush in Candy Glow
When I saw Too Faced preview these last spring/winter, I had to have it. Just for the packaging alone. This is the original shade Candy Glow, but I believe there have been two new shades added to the Sweetheart line recently! While a bit sheer, this blush is just gorgeous. All three shades mix together for a perfectly pink flush on my skin. It's got shimmer in it, so it can double as a highlighting blush on darker skin tones as well. Over anything, I just love seeing this cute little box sitting on my makeup desk.

NARS Deep Throat Blush
It wouldn't be a blush blog without NARS. Of the few I've tried, Deep Throat is my favorite shade. (Can you tell? My package is literally in two pieces) It's a beautiful peachy pink blush with amazing shimmer in it. Looks so pretty on my skin, and compliments any look I wear. 

NARS Orgasm Blush
Andddd it wouldn't be a REAL blush blog without NARS Orgasm blush. This is just a mini guy I got as a Sephora perk. I'm honestly glad I didn't give into the hype and buy a full size, because despite this being like the #1 blush, it doesn't suit me that well. It's slightly darker, and slightly more peach than Deep Throat, and along with the strong gold shimmer, it can be just a little too intense on my extremely porcelain skin. However, I'm happy to have a mini size of it, just to say I own it!

And that's IT for my blushes that I currently own! I'm definitely becoming more and more interested in the fun world of blushes, and can't wait to add some more to my collection. What are some of your favorite blushes that you own? What are some you're just dying to try?


  1. I highly agree on Too Faced Bronzer being orange-y and NARS' Orgasm. For something "universally flattering," it's not that flattering! I also have a deep love for Sweethearts Blush ♡ I'm dying to get my hands on Katie, an Illamasqua that's "cotton candy pink." Also, you might enjoy Urban Decay's bright pink Quickie :D It's bright in the pan, but it's nice on pale skin with a light hand.

    1. I'm dying to get my hands on some Illamasqua blushes!!!

    2. I know, right?! They're so highly rated and who doesn't enjoy a matte blush?

  2. I'm super pale, too, and am currently loving Tarte's blush in 'natural beauty.' Intimidating in the pan but looks beautiful on. Also use my BH Cosmetics 10 blush palette all the time.

  3. I'm very pale too, & I have ALOT of trouble with finding blushes that are the look that I like-often times my favorites tend to be discontinued or limited edition. Like I used to always use Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Peach Satin, but it's discontinued. Also liked CoverGirl TruMinerals in Shimmering Sand, & I can't find it anywhere, & then a limited Revlon (which is funny cause I generally don't care for Revlon much) blush & highlighter duo called Hushed Blush. Yeah you can usually find anything on the internet, but I'd rather just go to the store & find something that isn't discontinued. My thing with blush is that I like very sheer blush with a sheen-not exactly shimmer, & definitely no glitter. And in a peachy-pink shade. This is harder than one would think-alot of blushes anymore are very pigmented, & even if I try to use just a little to sheer it out, it just never seems to look like that even wash of sheer color I like. But, I have found one that I like alot that's at the drugstore (I usually like to splurge on eye related stuff & buy affordable everything else!), & it's Milani baked blush in Lumineso. It's a peachy-pink that's perfect for fair skin, & it has the subtle sheen that I like. And it goes on sheer. I haven't tried the other colors in the baked blushes yet, though there are a few more I'd love to try!