As a huge lover of blushes, when I saw the Blush Addict Tag floating around the Blogosphere I knew I had to do one for myself, even without being tagged, so here are my answers to the 12 questions!
Q1. What colour suits you the most?
I would say the slightly deeper muted pink shades like Benefit’s Bellabamba but applied with a light hand!
Q2. Pressed/Cream/Loose Blush?
Pressed – definitely! I still haven’t quite grasped the concept of cream blush yet and loose blushes are a nightmare if you’re in a rush – well for me they definitely are!
Q3. Favourite Shimmery Blush?
I’m not really a fan of shimmery blushes as I feel like the shimmer clings to the larger pores on my cheeks, however I am a massive lover of NARS blush in Orgasm. It’s got the most gorgeous golden light shimmer to it, that leaves the most beautiful glow but doesn’t settle in the wrong places. It’s a cult blush for a reason.
Q4. Favourite Matte Blush?
KIKO’s Raspberry Rose, which is part of their Top Pairs palette, is definitely my favourite! This is one of those deeper pink shades I talked about, it has such a great formula and the matte finish is gorgeous, not to mention the beautiful packaging and affordable price! Full review and swatches for this are here.
Q5. Favourite Cream Blush?
Like I mentioned I haven’t really got the hang of them yet but I do love the shade and consistency of Bourjois’ Cream Blush in the shade 02 Healthy Glow – I just need to learn to apply it! Anyone got any tips?
Q6. Favourite Drugstore Blush?
For individual blushes it would definitely be Max Factor’s new Creme Puff Blushes, especially in Gorgeous Berries & Seductive Pink. These are my favourite blushes to wear at the moment, so easy to apply and look lovely on. However, for a blush palette it would definitely be Makeup Revolution’s Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar. It’s such a gorgeous palette with some really beautiful shades for such a decent, affordable price, I’ve done a full review and swatches of that here if you fancy a look.
Q7. Favourite High End Blush?
This is a hard one for me as I have a serious love for most of Benefit’s blushes, including Bellabamba, Rockateur & SugarBomb but the title definitely goes to NARS Blush in Orgasm. Another full review of this cult product is here
Q8. Favourite Bright Blush?
I’m not the biggest fan of bright blushes, I much prefer a muted look really so none really!
Q9. Biggest Disappointment/Regret?
So far I’ve been pretty lucky with my purchases and I haven’t been disappointed by any, but I did receive Nicka K Colorluxe Powder Blush in a Beauty Box that didn’t exactly impress me. To use this blush, you have to kind of ‘stamp’ the sponge applicator onto your face, allowing the lose powder to come through. Personally, I found that the consistency of this is too powdery, and I actually make a lot of mess trying to apply this, with mini blusher clouds appearing, I just don’t think it’s for me!
Ummm probably the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes – I mean have you seen them?! They’re so gorgeous.
Q11. What’s On Your Blush Wishlist?
Definitely the gorgeous Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, particularly in the shade Luminous Flush but honestly they’re all beautiful – I’d love to try any of them! I’d also love to try out some more of NARS blushes and get my hands on a Milani one too!
Q12. Number 1 Holy Grail Blush?
The only blush I’ve ever hit the pan on and one I can wear with absolutely any makeup is NARS Blush in Orgasm (yes, hello again!) Absolutely gorgeous,it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I think the true beauty of this is hard to come across in photo’s so I would definitely recommend seeing if you can swatch one and dazzle at i’s beauty in store.
So there it is – the blush addict tag! I tag anyone who is reading this and would like to give it a go, to do this tag! If you’ve already done it, or will do after reading this, drop me the link – I’d love to read them!