Hello! Welcome to the very first post of the year! And it’s something I am very passionate and excited to write about. Blushes.
With my tanned skin making an appearance, I have been scrambling around to find a blush that suits my now richer, golden tone. Although I don’t really have many blushes with me, I still managed to scrape the bottom of my travel makeup kit to grab these goodies.
So far, all I have been wearing has been NARS Ukraine from the holiday release this year (I have already reviewed it here in case you want to take a peek) but thankfully here’s the new bunch i’m travelling to the beach with next week (give or take a few) and I won’t have to stay bound to one blush!!
As you can see there’s a good variety of blushes suitable for day as well as night, although I mostly picked golden & russet shades which go really great with a tan.
Some swatches (On bare skin, no primer).
and a closer look,
Lancome Rose Paradis
Reviewed once before over here. This is a bright, medium hot pink with excellent pigmentation. Rose Paradis is very smooth and blends well and I never experience any powderiness or dryness which is actually quite common in matte blushes.
My preferred method of use is applying this over a neutral blush just to the apples of my cheeks for an added pop of colour. But of course, this looks stunning worn all by itself too.
Already reviewed here. A deep russet brown with red undertones.
This pairs really well with winter pale skin and red lips, as well as tanned skin with coral or nude makeup, therefore an ultimate multitasker with excellent pigmentation and soft blendable texture.
Gucci Soft Peach
This one’s a new addition and my very first Gucci blush, all thanks to my lovely friend Sandy also know as The Beauty Banker.
Soft Peach is a medium peach blush with slight red undertone.
And according to first impressions, it’s one of the most pigmented high end blushes I own. I also love how finely milled and soft the formula is.. I definitely will need to get more!
Chanel In Love
In Love is a golden beige with soft coral tinge and gold shimmer.
As per all Chanel blushes, the pigmentation is medium, finely milled and blends effortlessly for a natural looking flush.
RMK Matte Shiny Cheeks 01
This RMK blush is the lightest pick from todays 5 blushes, and it was an unexpected love affair with this peach baby. Although the ‘heart’ does swatch slightly powdery, thankfully it doesn’t look powdery when worn and is a very easy to use colour.
The golden beige that surrounds the heart can be used on top of the peach or used separately as a highlighter. It’s an ingenious design which combines functionality with value for money something I appreciate.
From this selection, the best pigmentation and quality was the NARS and Gucci. Both amazing in terms of formula.
On a side note, the Gucci makeup line truly blew me away with it’s incredible quality. Which is expected at that price bracket to be honest and stay tuned for more Gucci reviews soon!
For dark medium complexions (NC 35 – NC 45) – NARS Ukraine, Gucci Soft Peach & Lancome Rose Paradis
For light medium complexions (NC 25- NC 35) – RMK Matte Shiny Cheeks 01 (LE release from Autumn which should still be available at the counter, fingers crossed), Chanel In Love.
Lastly, thank you for stopping by, I hope you found this post useful. And happy Saturday to you!