my favourite blushers

favourite blushers

After lipstick, I think my biggest and most loved collection has to be my hoard of blushers. Even when it is a minimalist makeup kind of day, there is always room and time for a little bit of blush; a flush of colour and a sweep of shimmer. I often get stuck in a rut and find myself reaching for the same few blushers every day so I thought I would share with you my top seven blushers. It is pretty conclusive from looking at this line up that I definitely sway towards blushers with a shimmer finish – I like to add colour and an appearance of luminosity to my cheeks all with one product, so never tend to like matte blushers much.

favourite blushers

Sleek Rose Gold – A pinky-rose blush laced with peach shimmer and golden flecks, and often heralded as the dupe for Nars Orgasm. It is so beautiful, strongly pigmented and gives a gorgeous glow to the skin.

Benefit Coralista – I call this my rio carnival in a box. The perfect pink-coral blush with fine golden shimmer running through it. It gives you a dazzling, sunshine complexion.

favourite blushers

MAC Peachtwist* – A warm bronzed peach with pinky-silver shimmer. This blush from MAC is a bit of an underdog and doesn’t get talked about much but it is absolutely lovely and has a rich, frosty finish. It is a sheertone, but really not that sheer at all.

MAC Love Rock Mineralised Duo –  A spectacular marbled fusion of hot pink, berry purple and shimmery champagne, this is probably one of my most treasured limited edition blushers, purchased over two years ago! The colour payoff is so rich and heavy, I have barely dented the surface yet.

favourite blushers

Look Beauty Pinch* – This blush in two words; pretty and pink. I love the subtle silver sparkle and the fact it is a very gentle colour so is great for a soft, natural flush.

Illamasqua Cream Blusher Sob – I definitely punt for powder over cream blushers, but every now and again, I love the dewiness and freshness that a cream blush can give and Sob is the perfect colour for adding a baby pink pop to the cheeks.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush .34 Rose D’or* – Rose D’or is a deep rose blush with very fine golden specks running through it. Bourjois pot blushes are just adorable and so handy for on the go, not to mention they smell like flowers!

Are any of my favourites blushers your favourites too? Which blushers are you reaching for at the minute?

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  1. 9th May 2012 / 7:11 pm

    Peach twist looks absolutely gorgeous. I have been loving MAC's Peachykeen at the moment though! Coralista is on the top of my wish list just I am not too keen on the box blushes after a not so good experience with Hoola 🙂

    Beckys Makeup

  2. 9th May 2012 / 7:12 pm

    I love coralista! I've nearly finished it too! 😀 xo

  3. 9th May 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Ooo these are all so pretty! Definitely going to check out Peachtwist soon! xx

  4. 9th May 2012 / 7:18 pm

    I have a few Sleek blushes and love them! I have Blush by 3 in shades pumpkin, and then a singular blush in pixie pink I think it is 🙂 I love them, really well pigmented for a great price! xo

  5. 9th May 2012 / 8:02 pm

    They are all gorgeous! I love bourjois blushes. I really want to try the Illamasqua Sob blush – I have read good reviews.

  6. 9th May 2012 / 8:08 pm

    I love a really pink blush with a peach twist! I use MAC's Pinch 'o' Peach, although I might have to try Peachtwist now!

  7. 9th May 2012 / 8:08 pm

    I love a really pink blush with a peach twist! I use MAC's Pinch 'o' Peach, although I might have to try Peachtwist now!

  8. 9th May 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Beautiful shades! Rose Gold is one of my favourite blushes, too. ♥

  9. 9th May 2012 / 8:29 pm

    OMG such lovely colours especially the sleek and coralista and the pink Mac thanks for the reminder , I am now convinced I have to get them

  10. 9th May 2012 / 8:40 pm

    Blush is my favourite part of my make up routine but I always go for similar shades! I want some new ones, coralista is on that list.

  11. 9th May 2012 / 8:41 pm

    I've recently bought this Bourjois blusher and I'm loving it! Great post.


  12. 9th May 2012 / 8:49 pm

    Lovely post!!! Is that Sleek Rose Gold one still around? I can neverrrr find it anywhere! 🙁 x

  13. 9th May 2012 / 8:53 pm

    Lovely post! I only ever really wear cream blushers or cheek tints as they tend to work better for me!

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    Project Rattlebag


  14. 9th May 2012 / 9:09 pm

    I love the look of every single one of these blushes, I really want to try Sleek's rose gold! xxx

  15. 9th May 2012 / 9:11 pm

    WOW! I think I need to expand my blush collection! This one puts mine to shame for sure and I love some of your picks here! Thanks so much for sharing and for the advice! Love this post!

    xo Morgan
    A Daily Dose

  16. 9th May 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Great blushes. I've been wanting to check out a pink blush and I'm loving the look of that Illimasqua Sob. Does it last?

  17. 9th May 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I love the bourjois pot blushers rose d'or is a personal favourite of mine too 🙂

  18. 9th May 2012 / 9:56 pm

    definitely adding coralista to my wish list, it looks so gorgeous! i tend to prefer cream blushes and illamasqua in rude is one of my faovrites!

  19. 10th May 2012 / 12:35 am

    peachtwist looks lovely, i want to try that!

  20. 10th May 2012 / 1:23 am

    that Illamasca blush is beyond gorg! Need to pick that up! Great post

    xo Jenn

  21. 10th May 2012 / 1:41 am

    I love Peachtwist too! I'm definitely going to review it soon because as you say I never see any reviews on it! Xx.

  22. 10th May 2012 / 5:07 am

    I love coralista!

  23. 10th May 2012 / 6:21 am

    Oh I definitely need to check out Sob! I'm obsessed with Illamasqua powder blushers, but only have one cream from them. Sob looks the the perfect product to add to my collection =)

  24. 10th May 2012 / 7:16 am

    the MAC blushes are gorgeous <3 I'm a huge benefit blush box fan, Hervana is my fave 🙂

  25. 10th May 2012 / 10:43 am

    The blushes are beautiful! There are a couple of brands in your selection that i have never previously come before, so it was great to broaden my horizons concerning new makeup ranges 🙂

    Lots of Love, Ana

  26. 10th May 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Wow! The MAC Love Rock is such an amazing colour. I really do love MAC blushes. So far I've only tried their mattes though. After reading this post I think I may have to branch out into more shimmery blushes. Sigh. I love blush.

  27. 10th May 2012 / 3:38 pm

    Too much pretty in one blog post hehe! Lovely choices <3 xoxo

  28. 10th May 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Coralista is my favourite ever, I've recently hit pan on mine and I'm gutted!
    Tried the same Look blush last week for the first time too, it's super pretty!
    I think I'll have to try a few more of these 🙂
    Tor @ That's Peachy fashion blog xx

  29. 10th May 2012 / 6:31 pm

    Coralista is my fav blush! Will be sad when I hit pan!
    I really want to try sob, it looks such a pretty colour!

  30. 10th May 2012 / 8:49 pm

    Sob looks fab! x

  31. 11th May 2012 / 9:11 pm

    thank you for all your comments! 🙂

    @laura – i think Sleek Rose Gold is available online but think it is quite hard to track down in store.

    @mylucitedreams – Sob is great and does last a long time. 🙂

  32. 13th May 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Only recently purchased Peachtwist and I absolutely love it!

    Sleek Rose Gold is pretty too!


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