I usually wear subtle colours on my cheeks, but my blusher collection includes many strong colours too and there is no better time to wear them than A/W. The only reason why I normally avoid darker colours is because I tend to overdo my blush and end up looking like a clown :) haha. It is easily fixed though. I have three favourites at the moment, all absolutely gorgeous and nicely pigmented.
The first option and the most natural colour choice from the bunch is from Elizabeth Arden and it is the Ceramide Blush in shade Honey*. It is an absolute bargain, costing only £5.50 (reduced from £24.00) from Fragrance Direct! I love the creamy formula and the finish I can achieve with this product is really nice. It is a gorgeous dark nude/peachy shade and adds a subtle wash of colour to my cheeks. Perfect for everyday wear.
The next blush is the Liz Earle Healthy Glow Powder Blush* (£16.50) in shade Peony. It has been sitting at the back of my makeup drawer for far too long, so I decided to put it in my acrylic storage and give it some love. It is the perfect berry shade, without any shimmer and it looks lovely worn with a dark nude lip and subtle eye makeup. It is super pigmented, so I have to be very careful with the application, but I can always go back with my foundation brush to blend it out a bit.
The last blush I have been loving lately is 'Red Vino' by Milani. I received it in my makeup swap with Coco from The Beauty Milk last Christmas and I adore it. You need the tiniest amount of it to add some colour to your cheeks and the shimmer in it adds a touch of radiance, so you can skip the highlighter, if you don't want to overdo it. It is a stunning shade and the formula is a dream to apply and blend. If you can get your hands on baked Milani blushers, I would highly recommend them. If you are based in UK, you can buy them on Amazon and they should cost under £10.00 with delivery.
|Elizabeth Arden Honey, Liz Earle Peony, Milani Red Vino|
What are your favourite blushers at the moment?