It’s official, thanks to Liz of beautyreductionista, I have become a blush whore! Well, my scaled down version of blush-whore.
I did my first inventory post to keep track of what I had so as to stop me to from buying dupes, and this is a continuation of that goal. Please note, if you are a REAL blush junkie, this isn’t the post for you. If you have a normal amount of blushes, then it is!
But back to Liz, I commented on her blog some months ago that I only owned 2 blushes and she kind of encouraged me to explore. I decided to find out for myself what the big deal is with blush, so I bought a few:) I’ve gone from two to five, woohoo!! Lol, I included my highlighters just to beef it up a little.
|NYX Cinamon & Desert Rose, NARS Liberte, CHANEL Blush De Horizon, Bobbi Brown|
NYX Cinamon – This is a really good orangey colour for the summer, and it makes me look peachy and tan. It’s very pigmented so I would use it with care.
NYX Desert Rose – This is the one that Liz recommended. She said she felt like this would work even on my NW43 skin. She was right, I love it. I’m actually surprised that I was afraid of it when it’s almost similar to the Bobbi Brown in colour.
NARS Liberte – still kicking myself for waiting so long to grab this! It’s gorgeous! I’ve always been scared of NARS blushes coz they are too shimmery but this… perfection! I even use it as a well-blended eyeshadow when I want a simple look.
CHANEL Horizon De Blush – had to snag this one off a blog sale and I totally love it. For my first “pink” blush, I think chose just right. Not too bright and scary, and a subtle glow.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Plum – this was my first real foray into blush about 2 years ago. For the longest time, this was my only blush and I was quite happy with it as blushes were not something I felt I needed. It’s a great matte formulation, and stays on my face all day. Highly recommended.
CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel in Terre Amber – I believe I’m on my third one of these. One my daughter broke, and I gave the second to my sister who lives in Africa where Chanel is EXORBITANTLY priced. And I’m seriously guarding this third one. I like the subtlety – just a nice glow. Will keep purchasing this for as long as they keep making it.
|Estee Lauder, Milani and CHANEL on the bottom row.|
Milani Baked Bronzer Pressed Powder – Can you say Glitter Bomb? Eeep! I was trying to be cheap and looking for a dupe for the Chanel bronzer. But this is just a glitter mess, and no glow. I may use it on my decollete here and now, but really, any day now it’s going to end up in the rubbish.
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Powder Gelee – Pure heaven! I can’t wait for Estee Lauder to release the next version of this. I reach for this even on my “no make-up” days. I always get the most compliments when I wear this; people will literally tell me that I am glowing! Highly recommended, if you can get your hands on it, grab it. Just a word of caution, use a light hand with this one;)
So… that’s what I call my blush collection. Not much to write home about, but it makes me happy and provides a great starting point. What about you? How many do you own – 5, 10, 20? More??