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Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Top 5 Blushes

mac ambering rose, nars torrid, sleek face form contouring palette, cargo cheek activator, kryolan for glossy box
 post signature These are my favourite blushes that I have with me, there are quite a few more that easily make the grade but I left them behind *sob*. I have quite prominent cheeks and I love using blush to add a little rosy glow. On a side note, I'd be interested to hear whether you call it blush or blusher...



TOP L-R: Nars Torrid & Mac Ambering Rose Bottom: Sleek Light 373 Blush
TOP L-R: Nars Torrid & Mac Ambering Rose Bottom: Sleek Light 373 Blush

My favourite blushes include a bit of sparkle, you may have noticed a theme emerging based on the three above! I love Nars for blushes and Torrid really is the perfect shade for me. The MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Ambering Rose was an impulse purchase at Heathrow and I certainly don't regret it. I have to make sure that i'm not heavy handed because it is incredibly pigmented and I can easily end up looking like a clown. Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette in Light 373 is a bit of a disappointment in terms of contouring- I can do a better job using bronzer and Benefit Highbeam quite frankly but the blush has impressed me. Its actually the same shade that I have in a Sleek Blush Trio somewhere and I think it's called pumpkin something or other. Sleek is definitely the cheapest of these three brands but I highly recommend Nars as a beauty investment.

 Nars Torrid, Mac Ambering Rose & Sleek Light 373 Blush Swatches
 Nars Torrid, Mac Ambering Rose & Sleek Light 373 Blush Swatches

Sorry about the blurred picture- I cleverly swatched using my right hand and taking a one-handed photograph with my left hand proved rather difficult. You can still get a pretty good idea of the colour payoff though.


Cargo Cheek Activator in Rose Flush Krylolan for Glossybox Blusher in Glossy Rosewood

These are both really very, very similar shades but they have completely different textures and I apply them in different ways. On the right is the Cargo Cheek Activator in Rose Flush which I recently reviewed in more detail here and on the left is the surprisingly good Krylolan for Glossybox Blusher in Glossy Rosewood.



Swatches of Kryolan for Glossybox in Glossy Rosewood & Cargo Cheek Activator in Rose Flush
L:Kryolan for Glossybox in Glossy Rosewood R:Cargo Cheek Activator in Rose Flush

You can see above just how similar they are in terms of colour but that the texture is completely different. The Cargo blush does deepen in colour the more it's rubbed in which is worth bearing in mind. For the swatch I only applied it quite lightly which is why at the bottom is appears quite white.

What are your favourite blushes? 




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