What color blush suits your most?
Peachy nude shades – a good representation of this would be the Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop.
Pressed, cream or loose blush?
Pressed. It’s just the easiest for me to work with. I have some cream and some loose (mineral) blushes and I hardly ever reach for them.
Favorite shimmery blush?
I’m not a fan of high shimmer / frosty blushes in general, but the subtle shimmer of Cargo Rome makes it a beautiful summery bronzey blush.
Favorite matte blush?
Illamasqua makes the absolute best matte blushes – if forced to choose one, I would have to say Naked Rose. It looks really boring in the pan but creates a very polished chiseled cheekbone when applied!
Favorite cream blush?
It’s a discontinued brand, but my favourite is from Jemma Kidd, called Blushwear Creme Cheek Colour in #03 Paw paw. This was given to me by a friend because it is too light for her – it provides me with the most natural peachy flush that looks effortless.
Favorite drugstore blush?
Easy. Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso. A glowy peach dream! It’s not only a drugstore favourite, but it ranks as one of the best blushes in my collection, and that’s saying a lot.
Favorite high end blush?
This one isn’t as easy. Ugh, I’ll say Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Starfish (OR308) since it’s one I’ve been enjoying lately – it’s a coral leaning on orange colour. But I’m sure if you ask me in a month, I’ll name something else as my favourite!
Biggest blush disappointment?
It has GOT to be MAC Stereo Rose! I was SO psyched about getting my grubby hands on this and it turned out to be a frosty glittery mess! I bought this in 2010 and I haven’t touched it in ages but yet, I’m reluctant to part with it.
Best blush packaging?
I like compact blushes so the Smashbox Blush Rush are great because they’re really slim and there’s a mirror that swivels out from the bottom:
(they’re also fantastic quality blushes!)
I also have a preference for ROUND blush pans rather than square / rectangular ones. I just feel like blush brushes fit better into round pans.
What’s on your blush wishlist?
I actually want to try more drugstore ones, especially NYX, Milani and Bourjois. I realized that I have more higher end blushes – for some reason I haven’t ventured much into the drugstore brands. Here are some that I hope to get eventually:
L to R: NYX Bourgeois Pig, Milani Rose blush in Tea Rose, Bourjois #54 Rose Frisson
Holy grail blush?
This is a trick question, isn’t it? Because after I answer this, then you can come to my house and take away all my other blushes, right? 😥
Fine. If I had to choose one that brings tears to my eyes, it has to be MAC Prim & Proper, which was a limited edition from the Liberty of London collection:
It’s fantastic quality and a very versatile colour – MAC’s official shade description is “neutral nude”. I am still bummed that I didn’t buy a back up. I will devote an entire post on this!
And I’ll add one more question since it’s one that I get often:
Favourite brand for blush?
Tough to definitively name just ONE, so I’ll name 3 that offer, in general, excellent blushes: Cargo, Illamasqua, and MAC.
If you haven’t done this tag yet, please do! If you’ve done this tag, please post the link below – I’d love to read everyone’s answers. 🙂