Have I mentioned that I love blushes!They're my favourite makeup item and being incredibly pale, its not an item I like to skip. Currently, there are five blushes that are rocking my world.
I mentioned the new CID i-glow compact shimmer powder* in ice pop in my recent favourites post and it really is gorgeous. It looks like a MAC msf but performs better - its smoother, softer with great pigmentation. On darker skin tones, this pale pink shade may not show up but it would make a pretty highlighter.
For a cream blush, Cliniques cheek pop in plum pop is a firm favourite. Its kind of a cream to powder formula, which works great on my oily skin and stays put without sliding off. Plum pop is a mid toned pink with a satin finish, which would work well on most skin tones and a really great all rounder. A two-in one blush/lip combo doesn't usually impress me but the YSL baby doll kiss and blush has me feeling otherwise. I have the shade pink hedoniste - a cool toned light to medium pink. The formula is air whipped, creamy and light with a matte finish. Its a really pretty shade with a perfect formula. Pricey but worth every penny.
Back to powder formulations and theres always one brand for me that has outstanding powder blushers - Illamasqua. I own a few illamasqua blushers but my all time favourite shade is naked rose (swatched here). Naked rose is a neutral pink beige with a matte finish. Illamasqua blushes have a slight vanilla scent to them and have a super soft, smooth and pigmented formula. The matte blushes from Illamasqua are seriously pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
I had to give a lil' mention to MAC's stunner blush, which as you can tell is my most used blusher. I'm hoping this comes back one day as it was limited edition and mine feels on the dry side now. I do have a few MAC blushers on my wishlist - I think fleur power is meant to be similar to this so that's one I'll be looking at!
What are your favourite blushes?
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