Sunday, 22 June 2014

Summer Must Haves: Blush Edition

I have something to confess, please keep in my mind that you love me. I hate Summer. Let me paint you a little picture- I'm ghostly pale, I have freckles and I'm carrying a 'few' extra pounds. That mixed with the sun results in me looking like a sweaty burnt mess, again remember that you love me, even at my worst. Anyway, there are some aspects that I like. Other than pitchers of Pimms and BBQs, I love summer makeup trends. In my eyes it's all about a fresh natural base, simple eyes and a pop of colour on the cheeks or lips. Today I bring you my favourite summer blushers, keep your eyes peeled for the lip edit at some point over the next week or so. 

Nars blush in Mata Hari- This is truly one for all. It's so highly pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. I've had it for over a year and I've barely made a dent in it. But that might had something to do with my owning a million blushers! The finely-milled texture means that it's so easy to blend. It has a gorgeous subtle plum tone that I love on my skin. 

Daniel Sandler watercolour blush in Flush- I am obsessed with the formula of these! They just look absolutely seemless on the skin. I apply it with the Real Techniques stippling brush, it blends like an absolute dream. I have got so many of my friends hooked on them as a result of my rave reviews. Newbies to this product might be worried that they are hard to get a hang of, but that couldn't be further from the truth! This particular shade is my most reached for out of the bunch, it brightens up my whole complexion so much. I could probably go on but I'll leave it there! Oh and I love the packaging :) 

Tarte Amazonion Clay blush in Tipsy-When my cousin went to Vegas last summer, I sent the poor sod into Sephora with a shopping list. I can only imagine the look on his face when he walked in, I'm guessing complete confusion. I have seen sooo many positive reviews about these blushers, so I had this shade and Exposed at the top of my list, unfortunately Exposed was out of stock. Gutted. There's nothing more to say than it's an extremely long lasting gorgeous coral shade. I'm dying to get my hands on a coupe more shades. 

Jouer blush in Peony- This is probably the most daring blush in my collection. However, its buttery texture means that it's so easy to work with. You literally have to tap your brush in once and then tap of the excess. It's a lovely cool toned pink shade. The packaging is very travel friendly too. 

Nars blush in Amour- Get ready people. This was my first Nars product! Let's face it, they are a cult classic and for a good reason too. This shade works with pretty much every makeup look. Like Mata Hari, it's highly pigemented and long lasting. I'm not really a shimmery blush kinda girl so this peachy pink is way more up my street than the legendary Orgasm blush. This one will always have a special place in my heart. Do you ever apply a product and remember the exact day that you bought it? No? Just me then! 

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Nars Mata Hari, Daniel Sandler Flush, Tarte Tipsy, Jouer Peony & Nars Amour




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