Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Summer Flush




I don't care what anyone says, Summer is coming, and I won't stop sporting my coral cheeks until it does - this could be a bright winter..
Until a few months ago I only had two blushes in my collection, and they were pretty awful to say the least. Then for some reason, I got a bit cheek happy and purchased a new flush whenever I could.

My current go-to shade has got to be the Revlon Photo Ready in Coral Reef. A shade that looks very scary in the pot, it's cream formula blends to be a subtle pinch of red/coral that you can easily build to a more stand-out shade. I would never, ever consider such a bright blush in the past but this really brightens up my complexion leaving me looking awake and glowy.
Another cream blush to enter my collection is the new Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 Healthy Glow (PS, it smells AMAZING). This is a lot more natural than the aforementioned with a very slight shimmer to keep a glow going and avoid looking cakey or matte due to it's cream to powder formula. It's so lovely and peachy, I reckon this would be perfect with a neutral eye and bold lip.

If you saw my Nars Dupe post  you'll know this was a purchase I didn't really want to happen, it didn't need to happen, but it did. This Nars Orgasm is definitely a quick fix blush and the golden shimmer means I don't need to faff around with a highlighter - one swipe with a blush brush and my cheeks are pepped and glowing with a perfect pinky glow.
I went through a phase of loving the Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel (review here) but for some reason it got pushed to the back of my collection. I got this back out just the other day and boy have I been missing out! This creates the most natural flush and is so easy to work with. It's really buildable so you could create a stain but for me, less is more with this product.

I need a bronzer in my life, and this beaut from Bourjois definitely deserves it cult status. It's absolutely perfect for contouring as it's not too dark against my pale skin so it looks fairly natural. Occasionally I quite like to mix things up a little and replace my blush with a little bronzed number and this one looks so gorgeous. It creates a really lovely warmth to the face looking sunkissed and wonderful.
I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect highlighter, and although this one from the MUA Undress Your Skin range isn't quite there, it'll do me fine for now. It's not overly shimmery so you'll never look like a glitterball thankfully, but it has a beautiful pearlescent  sheen to it which is exactly what I look for. I do prefer my highlighters to be a little more champagne-y, but this will fit the bill for now!

What are your thoughts on my cheek choices? More importantly, what are YOU using? Let me know below!

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18 comments:

  1. I'm all about the blush too at the moment! Revlon's PhotoReady ones are definitely my fave but Topshop do some good cream ones too, namely Head Over Heels! :) One day Summer will arrive... One day!

    Love, Hails x | www.hayerlily.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm thinking of getting a Topshop one! :) xx

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  2. the bronzer smells amazing i love it! i really want to try the bourjois cream blush


    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. It's gooorgeous! The Bourjois ones are fantastic, definitely worth a look :) xx

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  3. Ooo the Pixi gel sounds nice! I'm always so intrigued by those sort of products, the more liquid-y ones. Really want to try the Daniel Sandler watercolour blushes too, heard they're amazing!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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    1. I'm dyyyying to try the Daniel Sandler one! xx

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  4. I've been loving the bourjois bronzer lately too. I've also been looking for a cream blush so look forward to trying the bourjois ones. xo

    Lovely Jubbly Blog

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    1. The Bourjois ones are fantastic, wish there were more colours though! xx

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  5. This is a great post! I literally just got my hands on the Nars Orgasm blush and can't wait to start using it, (gotta photograph it first though T_T)
    Kay,
    www.baninibeauty.com

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    1. Thanks! Hahaha, I don't bother with that, nothing wrong with a bit of wear and tear ;) xx

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  6. The Revlon colour looks amazing. I much prefer corals over pinks, perfect post for me :D

    Ellie xo design blog | beauty & fashion blog

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    1. Me too, definitely a coral gal :) Awww I'm glad! xx

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  7. Really want to get that MUA highlighter - it looks gorgeous! X

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  8. Oh I think I need that blush from Revlon.. Love cream blush at the minute!
    Great Post :)

    X

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  9. i really want to try this bronzer!

    boldinballerinass.co.uk

    Kamila xx

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