Monday, January 13, 2014

In My Stash: Pink Pop Blushes


For my warm skintone, peaches and corals look more flattering on my skintone are easier to pull off but I can't resist a pretty pink pop of blush every now and then. I went through my collection and scooped up the (mostly) matte, bright pink blushes and was surprised to find seven that fit the description. I find that cool toned makeup looks best on me during the winter when I'm at my palest so thought this In My Stash post would encourage me to use my neglected pink blushes more. 


When placed next to each other, some of the blushes actually look really warm. I have mostly drugstore, affordable blushes with the exception of Mac's Pink Swoon. In my review of Pink Swoon, I compared it to E.L.F's Pink Passion which is a tad more cool toned. The NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeouis Pig is also on the warmer side as is Catrice's Defining Blush in Think Pink.

I also have a few pink cream blushes. For a really natural, dewy cheek, try NYX's Stick Blush in Magnolia. For those in the UK, a really inexpensive pink cream blush is MUA's Blush Perfection in Bittersweet. On the other side of the world, hails Canmake's Cream Cheek in 08 which is the lightest pink in this roundup and has a tiny bit of micro shimmer.


Now for my favorite part, the swatches! There's just something about swatching makeup alongside each other and seeing how the colors look on the skin that's plain satisfying. You can see that a lot of the blushes look a lot less intimidating once swatched because they are quite sheer. Of course I would use a fluffy brush to apply the powder blushes and build up the color to avoid looking clownish. The NYX Stick Blush is very pigmented and quite dark whereas the Canmake Cream Cheek is very pale and somewhat sheer. The Catrice blush looks almost like a strawberry red when swatched. 

All of the blushes have good formulas and I would recommend all of them. Surely I don't need all of the blushes because some look similar enough but I can't say that there are any dupes. Each product is slightly different whether it be the formula, pigmentation or tone. What are your favorite pink blushes? 

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