Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beauty Favorites: Blushes

I never really considered myself that into blushes. However, apparently I am. Who needs 9 blushes? Regardless, here are my favorite blushes ever. Some are stinking cheap, and others not so much. Also, some are super old and will last me a lifetime, while others are newer products and I'm still getting a feel for them. I usually buy these products on Hautelook or Amazon to save a lil money.
Milani - Luminoso: $6.37. A lot of people rave about this and for good reason. I am drawn towards these peach type of blushes and this does the job. Two thumbs up.

The Balm - Frat Boy: $21. It's a pretty peachy-red color. The Balm is always on Hautelook, so keep your eyes peeled.

Hourglass - Radiant Magenta: $35. Probably my favorite blush ever. But, I'll be honest, it could just be because I find it so luxurious. It is said to create an "inner light" that comes from the blush, which is kind of fancy if you ask me. I also really just love the Hourglass line - all of their products are amazing!

Maybelline Dream Bouncy - Rose Petal: $7.99. Definitely one of my favorites. I am not huge into cream blushes, but I adore this color. I think it's kinda sorta perfect! I use a stippling brush to apply it to ensure I'm not smearing my other makeup.

Tarte Maracuja Bouncy - Shimmering Poppy: $25. Perfect for fall, this is a deep red color. It's also the consistency of a cream blush, but when applied with a stippling brush, it works great!

e.l.f. - Pink Passion: $3. Tried and true, this pink blush makes me smile. I have hit pan, but I've also had it for at least 2 years. Good stuff and an even better price.

Wet n Wild - Heather Silk: $2.24. One of the most pigmented blushes that I own. And it's so freaking cheap. It's a pretty rosey pink color that will look good on any skin tone!

Hard Candy Fox in a Box - Spicy & Sweet: $6. In my humble opinion, this is comparable to the boxed blushes by Benefit, but Hard Candy is much cheaper. It's also very pigmented, so be sure to tap off the excess.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light - Nude: $9.99. I don't use this too terribly much because it's pretty light for a blush. I mainly use it as a highlighter. I guess that's probably what most people do.


  1. Love the Tarte, great selections!

  2. I didn't even start wearing blush until I was in college. Now I don't feel like myself without it. My favorite is a Cover Girl in the color brick rose.

  3. i am a huge tartte fan but loving the balm! I need to try that blush!

  4. The Milani is a dupe for the NARS orgasm i believe too!!

  5. I suddenly feel like I need more blush...

  6. Noooooo!! I am on a spending freeze!! Love the Elf and Maybelline but I want to try the Tarte too.

  7. I will have to look into that hard candy blush because i love the coralastic

  8. I am blush whore, seriously I can't get enough of them! I have been wanting to try that Hourglass one but will have to wait until I'm not poor. I may have to try the Wet n Wild one though if it really is that pigmented. All my blushes are Sephora quality (and prices, boo) because when I've tried drugstore ones have had no payoff and were basically a waste of money :(