Let's talk about blush baby


I never used to me much of a blush person but recently I've started using it more. I mainly use Dallas as an everyday blush but my sister gave me some of her old blushes that she wanted to get rid off and I've really been liking them! 

NYX Mosaic Blush Rosey

The NYX Mosaic Blush in 'Rosey' is a very pretty rosy (duh) blush that consists of different colours so you can either swirl your brush around it to mix them all together or you could focus on the pinkier side. It has a bit of a shimmer to it, especially in the middle, which gives a nice glow but is very fine so it doesn't emphasise pores. The pigmentation is perfect, it's not too pigmented (which I really dislike in blushes) but it has a nice colour payoff.

Maybelline Expert Wear Blush Rose

The Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Rose (do you sense a trend here?) is the one I was most excited about when my sister gave me some of her old blushes. It's a very subtle pale pink colour that leans toward the brown side of things. It isn't particularly pigmented so you have to work a little to get it to show up on your skin but it's perfect when you only want a very subtle, natural colour to your cheeks. I would only recommend it if you're quite pale though, as I don't think it would show up on darker skintones.

Catrice Sugar Shock Blush

This Catrice blush is from the Candy Shock Limited Edition and it's in the colour Sugar Shock. It's quite similar in tones to the NYX blush, as it also has pink tones with golden shimmer, but it's more pink than the NYX, which has more brown undertones. Again the pigmentation isn't fantastic but it gives a nice natural flush, although the shimmer particles are a little more obvious than in the NYX blush.

Benefit Dallas Blush

Finally we have Dallas by Benefit, which was actually also given to me by my sister about a year ago because she has all the Benefit box blushes but didn't like this one. It's my absolute favourite blush and I use it almost every day- it's very brown toned, almost like a bronzer, which I find more flattering on my skintone because I don't tend to naturally flush to a pink colour anyway. It's quite pigmented so I only dab my brush in it for a natural finish.


Swatches from left to right:
Benefit Dallas, Catrice Sugar Shock, NYX Rosey, Maybelline Rose

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