I have no shame in admitting that I am a massive blush lover (or a blush fiend). It’s funny; blushes were actually one of the last beauty products I got into. With my naturally rosy cheeks and tendency to flush very easily, blush seemed a bit unnecessary. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking back then! I am all for blush these days.
When I saw Kat from Kitsch Snitch, had created her own TAG called Addicted to Blush, I instantly added it to my ‘Blog Posts to Write’ list. How could a blush fiend not complete an Addicted to Blush TAG? Make sure you check out Kat’s original post HERE.
WHAT COLOUR BLUSH SUITS YOU THE MOST?
I find that cool pinks suit me the most and the shades I am most drawn to. I think it is because they look similar to my natural flush/blush. I also quite like nude-pink shades.
My first preference is pressed blush, I find it the easiest to apply and it definitely dominates my stash. I like cream blushes but I find them a little trickier to apply and can take a little bit longer to blend in. To be honest, I have never even tried a loosed blush but all I can think about is the mess it could make!
FAVOURITE SHIMMERY BLUSH?
The Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush from Estee Lauder in Pink Tease is a gorgeous shimmery pink. Charlotte Tilbury and NARS also create lovely shimmery blushes. The MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes are great when you really want to amp up the shimmer factor.
FAVOURITE MATTE BLUSH?
I only have a couple of matte blushes in my stash, both of which are from Illamasqua. I love Naked Rose and use it quite often, Lover not so much these days (corals just seem to make me look orange lately). I personally prefer a satin finish blush, I think they really lift my face and make my complexion look alive.
FAVOURITE CREAM BLUSH?
I really like the Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel blushes and you would hope I do as I have six in my stash. I also bought a Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Cheek a few months ago from the Shupette collection which I have been enjoying.
FAVOURITE DRUGSTORE BLUSH?
This is kind of embarrassing but I do not actually own any drugstore blushes. I guess I am a bit of a ‘Blush Snob’. I have only ever tried a couple and I wasn't that impressed. They were either too sheer, chunky glitter or dry and unblendable. Also by the time I really got into blush, I was mainly purchasing higher end products.
FAVOURITE HIGH END BLUSH?
Where do I start? I love Tom Ford and Burberry for the strong pigmentation, blendability and long lasting power. Chanel because… it is Chanel. I cannot resist and I don’t want to resist. I also really enjoy my Guerlain blushes for the lovely violet scent (violet is an absolute favourite for me). NARS as well, because of the amazing range of shades like the cult Orgasm and Deepthroat. This is really only a small selection of my favourite blushes. I pretty much consider all my blushes (all 70+ of them) my favourites. I said I was a blush fiend...
FAVOURITE BRIGHT BLUSH?
Tom Ford Cheek Color in Narcissist, Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in Pink Coral, Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Fantastic, Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop and Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adored – I love a bright pink blush.
BIGGEST BLUSH DISAPPOINTMENT/REGRET?
I don’t have any blush regrets but I was really disappointed in Bourjois Blush Pots. They were extremely sheer and hard. I had to scrap the blush to be able to use it. Things that would disappointment in a blush is lack of pigmentation, no lasting power and being too stiff to apply and blend.
BEST BLUSH PACKAGING?
I think the Tom Ford Cheek Color packaging is both simple but luxe, it has the feel and weight you expect but doesn’t waste space with a useless brush. The same goes for the Hourglass Ambient Lightening Blushes – luxe but practical. I used to love the packaging on the Benefit Boxed Blushes but I feel like I have outgrown their cutesy packaging these days. The blushes are still fantastic but I prefer a sleeker packaging.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BLUSH WISHLIST?
The new Bobbi Brown Cheek Palette in Pink from the Hot Collection looks divine and I MUST HAVE IT. I would also like to track down the Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush. Some more Tom Ford blushes wouldn’t be unwelcome in my stash either.
NUMBER ONE, HOLY GRAIL BLUSH?
It has to be NARS Deepthroat, the only blush I have ever hit pan on. It was also the first high end blush I purchased and one I reach for almost weekly. It just looks so good on, I feel like it brings my pale face to life.
If you have read this, consider yourself tagged! If you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer some or all of the questions in the comments below. I would love to see your answers!
Now I am off to have a browse of some online shops for some more blush, because you know I have no self control #blushfiendforlife.