Blushes and Bronzers Galore


I love me some blush and or bronzer so I thought I would share a few of my favourite products!  I have a fairly decent collection but these are the ones in constant rotation.


Isn’t this such a pretty picture?  Such beautiful pink blushes!  These four I would say are my absolute favourite, they never fail me.  The first one has been on my cheeks a lot over the last month it is The Balms Instain Long Wearing Powder Blush in Toile.  The colour payoff from this blush is unbelievable!  It is highly highly pigmented which means you have to be slightly careful with your application but it is totally worth it.  Also for such a bright colour it actually gives a very natural flush to the cheeks – if you are careful with it, I have been known to come out with clown cheeks occasionally.  Second is Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow this is also a gorgeous blush, Charlotte Tilbury makes so darn good cheek products!  It is very finely milled so it feels extremely smooth on the skin, it is a beautiful peachy pink colour with a slight gold shimmer.  I don’t always use this directly on the apples of my cheeks as the shimmer can make my skin a little too shimmery which can look like I have shiny skin.  Next up is Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused, as we don’t have Sephora in Australia yet I picked this up in Malyasia when I was there over Christmas.  I have to say I used this for months after I purchased it!  It is such a bright true pink that you would imagine wouldn’t be natural but trust me it is. It is a very dense hard powder which means your brush doesn’t pick up a huge amount of product, I think this is what allows it to be a natural flush on your cheeks.  Finally we have Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, I purchased this one after watching it featured in many Lauren Curtis tutorials.  It is such a lovely peachy colour with a gold shimmer through it, I use this a lot when I just want a subtle youthful glow over my cheeks.


These are my only two cheek palettes I own and they are both pretty darn good.  The first one is the Sleek Face Form in Light, I’ve mentioned the bronzer from this palette in a previous post and it is a fabulous affordable bronzer.  It is matte which I love and isn’t too orange so it looks natural on your skin.  I haven’t really given the blush a good go yet but it definitely reminds me of the Nars Orgasm blush with the gold shimmer through it so I’m sure I will love it.  This palette is great as it’s got all you need for your cheeks plus it is very compact, I am definitely going to take this with me when I go overseas in November!  The second palette is the Nars Adult Content Cheek Palette, I’m not sure whether this is limited addition but the colours are also available individually.  The colours aren’t written on the back of the palette but from what I can guess the peachy colour is Deep Throat, a subtle colour which is very flattering during the day or if you have a dramatic eye or lip situation going on.  The bright pink shade is Desire, I used to be obsessed with this one back in the day!  Such a bright beautiful colour, I think I might have to bring this one back into use.  The brown shade is Zen I use this for contouring as it is a little lighter than a bronzer, it looks very natural.  Finally there is a highlighter, I’m not a huge fan of this one it has quite a lot of big chunks of glitter which looks very noticeable to the skin.


Finally onto the bronzer!  First off is Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel in Desert Sun, I have only just rediscovered this and used it on a recent night out.  It is a little scary when you squeeze it out of the tube but it blends effortlessly.  The NYX Powder Blush in Taupe is technically a blush however, I used it exclusively for contouring.  For fair ladies like me this is a perfect alternative for dark bronzers, I am especially pale in winter so this has been getting a real workout lately.  Last but not least it is the much hyped about Nars Laguna.  This completely lives up to the hype!  It is the perfect shade as it isn’t to orangey and isn’t too cool toned, I would say this is my favourite bronzer above all and it gets used practically every day!

What do you think of my collection?  Can you suggest any for me to add to it?

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