Blush stash

Blushes make me SO happy! They’re like candy for my face! 😆

According to my inventory count, I currently have 155 blushes in my collection.  And yet I still wish I had more…! 😛  The highest brands on my wish list are Sleek and Colour Pop – I can only order them online so it’s a case of hard to get = want them even more.

I store the bulk of my blushes in the same clear drawers as my eye shadows, but in the wider format:
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Again, no particular order (and yes, some of the Illamasqua blushes pictured are unopened, I need to get around to testing them soon!)
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Blushes do tend to take up quite a bit of space (I have good intentions to depot more of the Shiseido and bulky baked blushes), so in order for me to appreciate everything I have, I rotate my collection, similar to what I do for summer / winter wardrobe.  It was helpful for me to pull out all of my blushes for this entry – now my fall / winter blushes have been extracted and set aside for the season.  It’ll be mostly peach / orange / coral blushes from now on!

What is your favourite brand for blush?  Any brands that I don’t have that you think I should try?

74 thoughts on “Blush stash

  1. Ahhhhh I love stash pics!! Whoa, that is a lot of blush. Last week I put most of my blushes into one container, and it is smaller than a shoebox 😀 Yes, they all fit.

    The Cargo blushes are beautiful, but I confess that the tins annoy me b/c I can’t get them open sometimes. I swapped away the one Cargo blush I had yrs ago!

    I have a couple Lancôme blushes that I love; have you tried any? Hmm another brand I have that I don’t see in your stash is Vasanti. I just have one but it’s one of my faves.

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    1. See, the Cargo packaging never bothered me, but I know lots of people hate them. They open just fine for me. *shrug* I quite like their aesthetics actually!
      I’ve never paid mind to Lancome blushes – I actually can’t even envision what they look like! I’ll have to have a look see.
      I own a few Vasanti eye shadows and I was completely underwhelmed! But maybe their blushes are better quality? I’ll have to look at them – I’ve only tried a handful of Vansanti products and my favourite has been the face scrub.
      Thanks for the recos! I appreciate it! 😀

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      1. I think I just had a bad experience with a Cargo e/s and blush. Both got stuck and I was just…AAAAARGH. But I do like the modern and minimalistic look.

        Lancome blushes were my first high-end blushes! (My mom is a Lancome person…does it not seem like everyone’s mom is either an EL or a Lancome person and not both?!…and I would borrow her blush.) Last year I picked up a couple, which I need to swatch. Before I just used the GWPs since they’re always giving out little blushes.

        I haven’t tried the Vasanti e/s but I do generally like their lipsticks and the one blush I have is nice!

        Keep posting your stash pics, LOOOOVE.

        (Btw I realized all my SINGLE blushes fit in a small shoebox. I have palettes that I forgot about. Of course. Hee hee.)

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        1. So I just googled Lancome blushes and I realize why I didn’t pay much attention to them… they are in rectangular pans! I used to have this weird preference for round pans for blushes. I just feel like blush brushes fit into round pans better – hence why I started out with MAC and Cargo blushes. It wasn’t until Shu and Shiseido that I started to open up to rectangular and square pans. I’ll have to see if there are any interesting shades Lancome has that I may not have (but let’s be real here, I’ve pretty much covered the spectrum of blush shades in my collection, save for the outlandish colours like purple).
          My plan is to post lip stash next. The gravy train will dry up soon, this ain’t no unlimited stash! lol 😀
          I would like to pose a challenge to YOU – post YOUR stash pics! ⭐

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          1. Hee! Both brands I recommended to you have square pans. Sorry! The Vasanti ones are a bit annoying, too, because they’re the size of eyeshadow pans.

            Slowly but surely, my stash pics will make their way out into the world 🙂

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  2. Wow, what a collection! Glad to know I’m not the only blush hoarder out there 😉 You should definitely try colourpop blushes (i know its a hassle to order online, but so worth it!). They are one of my new faves (and such a great price!).

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      1. I recently did a kind of haul/mini review on my first colourpop blush. https://ryliestyle.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/my-first-colourpop/
        I recently just ordered another that I haven’t received yet. But they are a unique formula. They are creamier than a pressed powder, but not completely a cream blush. They are kind of ‘bouncy’ is how I would describe it. They have a wide range of colors too! The one in my previous post that I linked looks kind of bold and scary, but I have worn it so much!

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    1. Thanks! Blushes are just so FUN! I can never satisfy my blush lemmings! 🙂
      If forced to choose, I would say my favourite high end is Illamasqua, and drugstore would be Milani. I actually want to try more drugstore brands – for some reason I haven’t delved too much into them.

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    1. For the LONGEST time I only owned ONE blush. MAC Angel (which is now sadly discontinued) which I used up completely! And then I went back to MAC and got a replacement (Cubic) and then it spiraled out of control from there… Since MAC Angel, I’ve never EVER finished another blush (and likely will never again!) 😛

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  3. My top two favorites are the Milani Rose blushes and the new Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blushes! Though I have never tried any Mac, I want to hop on that bandwagon. Do you have a recommendation for a first Mac blush???

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    1. I have a couple of the UD Afterglow blushes in the old / original packaging, they’re the top 2 right hand side in this picture:

      (Score on the left, and Fetish on the right)
      First MAC blush… hmm, I would recommend one of the Mineral ones! I really like the colour Gentle. Dainty is also very pretty!

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  4. My favorite blush brand has been Benefit. Hervana and Rockateur have been my mainstays for a few years now. Though, I’m starting to get more into cream blushes and I LOVE Becca’s Shimmer Souffles and Jose Maran’s Coconut Cheek Gelees.

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    1. I have Rockateur on my wish list based on your rec! My first ever Benefit box blush was Hervana, surprisingly. Then I bought Dallas and I really like them! I am not a huge Benefit fan typically but their blushes are quite nice. And they contain SO much product!
      With summer coming, I want to use my cream blushes more. Yes, I saw your Becca Souffles and I’m liking how they look! 🙂

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    1. Every Make Up Revolution product I’ve seen posted by UK bloggers look stellar! And they’re so reasonably priced too!
      Nars, I’m just so-so on. I think I felt so let down by how awful Orgasm was and I was hesitant to try more. Overall, I prefer matte blushes because you can always put highlighter on top of them to create dimension. 🙂

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      1. I don’t know if I can love anything more than lipsticks, personally, but blushes are a close second for me haha! I have not posted a full stash photo on my blog, but I will be doing the blush addict tag soon! 🙂

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  5. Wow you have an amazing blush collection! I don’t think I can really think of any other blushes for you to try lol. You will love the Colorpop blushes though! 🙂

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    1. I don’t own a single Chanel item! I had an eye shadow once but gave it away. I think Chanel blushes have been compared to the Bourjois ones, since they’re the same company.

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    1. I only have the one Tarte blush (Exposed, cuz everyone and their grandmas were gushing over it) and I was so underwhelmed! Is there something wrong with me?! I may need to try another colour? What colour do you recommend from Tarte.

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  6. I LOVE that you got your hands on the Carmindy blushes! & it looks like ‘warm soul’ made it back into the asst? What’s the verdict? still too shimmery? For me it’s great in the summer 🙂

    Do you like the cheekpops? i have to say the pkging is pretty irresistable…

    sooooo here’s the unspoken question we all want to know: what’s your desert-island blush pick?

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    1. I threw it in there for the photos when you gave it to me lol! I took the picture on Sunday 😀 But I haven’t actually tested it on my cheeks yet! Will test it on the weekend possibly!
      I LOVE the Cheek Pops! Clinique launched a whole bunch of new colours that I want to get my grubby hands on. They are NOT just pretty packaging – totally worth picking up one! Or two… or three….
      If I’m on a deserted island, the last thing I’d be thinking about is blush… BUT, if I had to choose ONE, I’d say, Cargo Tonga. It’s a matte neutral shade that’s a no brainer. Ugh, you just made me choose one and now the other blushes are sad and jealous.

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  7. Wow, that’s some stash! I should own more Cargo blushes. They’re great but kind of difficult for me to get a hold of. I don’t know if I have a favorite brand of Blush. MAC probably features most in my collection but it’s not necessarily my favorite….hmmm, I have to think about that one. 🙂

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    1. I get asked that question all the time, what’s my favourite brand in a makeup category – it’s SO hard to make a broad statement. I do like MAC blushes because of the variety, but really not sure if they’re the highest quality. Cargo blushes are nice because the colours are so natural and nuanced – their mattes are the best, and lasts a long time on my cheeks. Illamasqua are very pigmented, almost TOO much so, but very high quality and some bright unique colours. So, they all have their different positives and negatives! 🙂

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  8. OMG, I think I just died and went to blush heaven! Your stash Stash (lol) is incredible! Seriously, I’m jealous. Those MAC LE from the Disney release are gorgeous and I spotted a Burberry blush as well as the Carmindy ones! Loved the Carmindy blush but sadly I think she has a new line now apart from Sally Hansen. I want them all, now! 🙂 I’m in a blush coma. My tiny blush collection does not compare.

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    1. I actually acquired another Burberry blush this year – the shade Earth. 😊
      I love those Carmindy blushes so much! They’re amazing quality for the price! So sad the line is discontinued.
      I go back and forth about whether I should get rid of the ones I don’t reach for but it’s hard to part with some of the ones with the special packaging. I did do a major purge last year which included quite a few blushes. I have to say though, I think for right now I’m ok with what I have – no immediate plans to buy any more blushes. No promises though for when I go to Japan in May though! 😋 Thanks for dropping by! Blush lovers unite! 😁

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      1. Oh that is my favorite one! Such a gorgeous shade and the consistency is phenomenal. I know, I was sad to see it discontinued too. 😦 Personally, I would try to hold on to the Disney Villains packaging. I have a lipgloss and eyeshadow from that collection that I can’t bear to part with. One of the best collections in my opinion. How lucky you’ll get to go to Japan! Can’t wait to see what you get! 🙂

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