Here's a special edition that I haven't covered before, FaB Girls, and therefore I thought it's high time we had a chat about blusher! Depending on the shade you choose, you can alter the entire tone of your makeup look, and you can find blush in any shade you fancy. May I present some of my current favourite blushers, and I think you'll appreciate the three different formula types! Naturally, there's also one to avoid, so get yourself a cuppa and enjoy!
L-R: MeMeMe Cheek & Lip Tint, Illamasqua Powder Blush, Bourjois Little Round Pot, e.l.f Blush.
|MeMeMe's Cherub's Blush|
L-R= swatched, blended.
|Top = Bourjois' Nude Velvet|
Bottom = Illamasqua's Ambition
Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet, RRP £7.99 (Buy): I do love a nice cream blush, as I find they tend to give a more natural finish. Enter this lovely shade from Bourjois, which isn't a brand I own a lot of, but will definitely contemplate buying some more of these blushers! It is super-creamy, incredibly easy to blend, and the shade is absolutely stunning; it is that perfect nude blusher which would look great on anyone and with any makeup look. This is one that should be a staple of everyone's makeup bags! I use the aforementioned MAC Duo Fibre 130 brush to blend out, as it's my preferred brush for cream products. It's another product where you don't need to use masses, so it'll last for ages. Even better is that, at the time of writing, the link above will take you to Superdrug.com, which has this on offer for just £5,99! Yay!
e.l.f Blush in Tickled Pink, RRP £3.95: If you've been reading my blog for a while then you'll know that I really love e.l.f as a budget brand, but this is sadly a product that really fell short for me. It looks like a lovely shade, and as it's from the same range as the brilliant and pigmented Glow (which I reviewed here), I thought that the quality would be comparable. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. If you're porcelain-skinned then this may well work on you, but I found that this wouldn't even show any colour when swatched, let alone applied to cheeks. Even rubbing a finger over and over didn't yield much payoff, and forget me trying to photograph the swatch. Very, very disappointing.