When it comes to blusher I don’t sit on the fence. I’m either in full blown love with the stuff desperately memorising the name of the entire NARS Blush collection and happily dabbing it on each morning or it’s a product I shun completely for a duo slick of bronzer and highlight. Sometimes I just find my complexion so naturally ruddy that I don’t wish to add to my flushed-up face, but when my skin’s cooperating and looking a little bit calmer I’m happy for my apples to get a dusting of colour. And seeing as it’s a step that I flit in and out of whenever I do go back to blush I mark my makeup as just looking a little more ‘done’. So I thought I’d drop in to announce that the blusher switch is turned firmly to ‘ON’ at the moment, so here’s what has made it onto my chops in recent weeks…
Let’s begin proceedings with the black sheep blush of the four. A pink shade that doesn’t fit my usual ‘pinky peach’ brief? Madness, I know. But Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge in Pretty Powerful* buffs into a rosey glow with just a smudge of a finger. Easy peasy stuff and the creamy formula looks gawjus on the lips too. I sense the beginning of a Pot Rouge passion. Burberry bring it in every beauty category, but I do have a bit of a thing with their blushers. Their Light Glow Tangerine Blush in No.06 blends peach and brown so perfectly together I can forgo all other cheek treats and just swipe on this for a double hit of colour and definition in one.
Another member of the peachy cheek family is Bourjois’Â Cream Blush in Nude Velvet 01* which I’m becoming rather fond of. One round of blending imparts a barely there hint of colour, but built up you can eek out quite a punch of peach – there’s something a little ‘Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera‘ about it. Now who doesn’t love a bit of Benefit’s Coralista? Whenever I riffle through a friend’s makeup bag whether they are a beauty boffin or not, nine times out of ten I spot this. Subtle enough for the must blusherphobe user, a wash of coral flecked with gold looks good on just about everyone.
An almost 400 word account of my current cheek rotation? Yep I’m definitely back into blusher.Â