Back to Blush

When it comes to blusher I don’t sit on the fence. I’m either in full blown love with the stuff desperately memorising the name of the entire Revlon Blush collection and happily dabbing it on each morning or it’s a product I shun completely for a duo slick of bronzer and highlight. Sometimes I just find my complexion so naturally ruddy that I don’t wish to add to my flushed-up face, but when my skin’s cooperating and looking a little bit calmer I’m happy for my apples to get a dusting of colour. And seeing as it’s a step that I flit in and out of whenever I do go back to blush I mark my makeup as just looking a little more ‘done’. So I thought I’d drop in to announce that the blusher switch is turned firmly to ‘ON’ at the moment, so here’s what has made it onto my chops in recent weeks…

Let’s begin proceedings with the black sheep blush of the two. A pink shade that doesn’t fit my usual ‘pinky peach’ brief? Madness, I know. But Studiowest’s Pure Passion Radiance Blush in Pink Quartz buffs into a rosey glow with just a smudge of a finger. Easy peasy stuff. I sense the beginning of a Radiance Blush passion. Maybelline bring it in every beauty category, but I do have a bit of a thing with their blushers. Their Cheeky Glow Blush in Peachie Sweety blends peach and brown so perfectly together I can forgo all other cheek treats and just swipe on this for a double hit of colour and definition in one.Whenever I riffle through a friend’s makeup bag whether they are a beauty expert or not, nine times out of ten I spot this. Subtle enough for the most blusherphobe user, a wash of peach looks good on just about everyone.

An almost 400 word account of my current cheek rotation? Yep I’m definitely back into blusher.