When Monika tagged me to do this post, I was hesitant to actually go through my blush stash and pick favorites. I liken it to having to choose your favorite child... if I had any children. OK, maybe it's not that serious but it's quite hard to narrow down your favorites when you're a makeup hoarder like I am. Let's get on with the first question, shall we?
The first picture says it all: I love peachy pink blushes. Matte, shimmer, cream, powder; I love them all.
Favorite shimmery blush?
Favorite matte blush?
As for matte blush, I also have to hand it to Nars because their matte formulation is truly matte without being flat. Nars Gina wins my pick for favorite matte because the orange shade is very complementary to my warm skintone and it looks natural without being sallow.
Favorite cream blush?
Favorite drugstore blush?
To be honest, I don't have a whole lot of blushes from the drugstore. I recently purged a bunch of makeup and a few drugstore options got tossed or given away as well because I just haven't found many that I've truly enjoyed using. I can vouch for the Wet n' Wild Color Icon Blushes in Berry Shimmer and Mellow Wine. Both of these are super pigmented and smooth to the touch. They're a bit powdery but I can deal with that for $3. I bought these when they were 40% off or BOGO so it's amazing the quality you can get for under $2! I'm also a fan of the Physician's Formula pH Matchmaker Blush in Natural because it's a gorgeous vibrant peachy pink that I don't come across often.
Favorite high-end blush?
I couldn't really pick a favorite high-end blush because I really like the ones I have so I just chose Nars as a brand since I have several of their blushes. They go overboard with the glitter at times (Orgasm and Oasis) but in general I think they are famous for their blushes for a reason. A little product goes a long way so these are worth the money if you find a shade you really love.
Favorite bright blush?
Biggest blush disappointment/regret?
I had to think about this question for awhile because nothing came to mind easily. But when my eyes fell on the Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet, I remembered how frustrated I was with this product. This was hyped up by many of the British bloggers and Youtubers and I just don't see why they loved it so much. It's not very pigmented, not easily blendable and you get very little product.
Best blush packaging?
What's on your blush wishlist?
Holy grail blush?
This was a difficult question because I don't think I could live with just one blush. But... if I had to pick... I'd have to choose Nars Deep Throat. Like I said before, it's the perfect peachy pink shade and I actually stop and think "wow, what a pretty blush" when I wear it. It's also the first Nars blush I ever purchased and one of the first high-end makeup products I purchased so it holds some sentimental value.
If you want to hear some more brush babble, check out the video below!
I tag all of you to do look through your blush stash and pick out some of your favorites to share! I'm always looking for new blushes to put on my wishlist so I'd love if you told me yours in the comments.