Blush was something I got into a bit late compared to others who use makeup on a daily basis, but is now something I can’t leave out of my routine. A good blush that both adds colour to your face while also sculpting the cheeks is what I’m always on the hunt for and with all the options out there I’ve found a few that work the best for me. I usually reach for a powder blush because—let’s face it—they’re just easier to apply using a brush rather than your fingers (Glossier fanatics, don’t kill at me!). However, as the weather gets colder and dryer I do find myself reaching for more cream products that can hydrate my skin while also providing long-lasting colour.
Last week I wrote a post about my everyday work makeup and I said I’d put up one going into my detail about blushes, so here it is! As you’ll notice all of them are similar tone, but each offer a certain uniqueness to a look without having to change my other makeup too drastically to compliment the hues.
For my everyday, quick makeup look I go for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Blush in Mood Exposure because it’s light and easy to brush on. It also adds a bit of shimmer without being overpowering with glitter. For the entirety of the summer, however, I wanted to experiment with cream products a bit more and made a few glossier orders, one of which being for the Cloud Paint in Dusk. I loved wearing this because it added hydration while still being light and lasting all day. My least favourite thing about it was the packaging because it’s difficult to handle once you have the product on your fingers.
My two most recent additions are the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed and also the Stila Convertible Colour Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Peony. The Tarte blush is a bit on the pinker side which is good on days that I don’t plan on wearing any lip colour and can focus most of the attention on my cheeks. The Stila blush, on the other hand, is very similar to the Cloud Paint, but with a thicker consistency and much easier to apply with your fingers. In colour, it’s just a bit richer and I like that for adding a bit of a rosy glow to the face.