Blushes are my go to for brightening up a complexion. Just adding a little to your cheeks can make you look much healthier and add luminosity.
Amazing Pink Blushes
Benefit Hervana Blush is one I've had for quite a while but I've only just hit pan on. Hervana is a soft satin finish with four individual shades. Individually, the shades are very light beige, warm apricot peach, rose peach and a blue toned pink/plum. Personally, I find the shades too small to be used individually but swirled together, they create a beautiful peachy pink flush. You can find a Benefit hervana swatch in my top 3 blushes post from 2012. Wearability wise, hervana is perfect for everyday use. You really cant go wrong with application due to the soft shade. I'm not crazy about the boxed packaging or brush but it lasts for ages - if you're looking for a cheaper alternative Rimmels Match Perfection Blush in medium is similar.
A recent addition to my blush collection is Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop. Plum Pop is a blue toned plum pink with a satin finish and would suit cool skin tones best. Cheek pops have an interesting formula with a hard slightly cream texture in the pan but soft to touch and highly pigmented. Plum pop though a bright shade is highly wearable - I use a small amount and buff it into my skin with a buffing brush. The result is incredible and its such a dream to use for pale or darker skin tones. It adds a subtle flush to my complexion with a slight glow. Nobody purchasing one of these will be disappointed, the formula is that good!
Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow is a combination of shades of pink, champagne and beige with a shimmer finish. Okay, this isnt really a blush as I think it would probably be too light even for very fair skin tones but layered over a blush for a little extra luminosity then its perfect. Its extremely flattering and not disco ball shimmer so its a-ok to wear during the day. You can see swatches in my New In: Revlon Highlighting Palette post. For £8.99 its a real bargain buy.
Illamasqua Powder Blush in tremble is described as a soft toned lilac pink but in reality is more of a bright peachy pink with a matte finish. Illamasqua blushes are insanely pigmented and have a lovely slight vanilla scent. The texture is powdery but not overly so and its best applied with a light hand due to the pigmentation. Illamasqua blushes are £18 but I've yet to pay full price for one - they usually pop up on offer on asos or the Illamasqua site. I've swatched a few Illamasqua blushes previously in this Hussy and Lover Blush post .
Do you have a favourite pink blush?