Friday, April 4, 2014

In My Stash: Orange Blushes for Spring and Summer


Orange blush looks remarkably natural on my warm toned skin, especially when I've got a tan going. I gathered seven of my most true orange blushes to share with you guys today! All of these are beautiful and I can't wait to dust them off and put them to use this season.


I have a variety of textures going on from liquid to cream to powder. Most of my bold blushes are matte because I don't want to look like a disco ball and a clown at the same time. I have a pretty diverse range of brands from Asia, Europe and back home in the states. On the lower end of the price spectrum I have an E.L.F Studio Blush in Candid Coral (the only shimmery pick of the seven), Sleek's Blush By Three in Lace and the two Etude House blushes are around the $10 mark so they're not too pricey either. The Etude House Cupcake All Over Color in Orange Choux Cake is a dense cream consistency whereas the Etude House Watercolor Blusher in Apricot starts off very liquidy but blends out to a matte finish.


Illamasqua's Cream Blush in Rude is one of my favorite summer blushes and cream blushes and it is quite similar to the Cupcake All Over Color but a smidge more dewy and pink toned. The MakeUpStore blush in Must Have is the least orange of the bunch but I love the soft, smooth texture and shade so much that I had to include it. In the pan, by itself, it looks like a soft orange but next to all the bold tangerine shades, it looks like a baby pink! Nars Gina is a favorite because it gives almost a satin sheen to the skin. It looks very natural and never looks powdery or chalky. 

The swatch photo doesn't quite do the three blushes on the right justice because my light source was uneven. Watch the video below and near the end of the video you can see up close swatches!

 

Do you like orange blush? Do you wear them all year round or mostly in the spring and summer like me? Have any recommendations I need to get my hands on?

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