Blush Addict Tag!



I'm so rubbish at doing tags! However when Heather from one of my favourite blogs, Porcelain Beauty, tagged me to do this post I thought it was perfect timing. I was never a blusher kind of gal until recently but a combination of better brushes and learning how to apply products better has given me a new love of it.


1. What colour blush suits you the most?

I hate to be boring but I think peachy tones are best on me. I have quite a warm skin tone so I've learned that very neutral and cool shades really don't work very well for me!

2. Pressed/cream/loose blush?

I have to be boring again and go with pressed; I just find it the easiest to work with and the best formula for lasting throughout a long day at work on my very shine-prone face. I've never used a loose blusher so that can go on my beauty to-try list!

3. Favourite shimmery blush?

I love Nars Orgasm (£23, swatched here, top right of image). Firstly, I don't think it's as full-on shimmery as people think, there's definitely not glitter involved! It's a lovely peachy shade with a golden shimmer running through - perfect for Spring/Summer! I think it flatters so many skin tones and works in the day or night and it's really easy to apply.

4. Favourite matte blush?

Currently I'm really loving MAC Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby* (£18, review and swatch here, top left of image) which is one of their Sheertone formulas, so again it's very easy to apply subtly and then build on it if you wish to. The pinky-brown nude colour makes it a perfect everyday blusher and also one I reach for if I'm going for bold eyes or lips. 

5. Favourite cream blush?

It would have to be the KIKO Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in Geranium (£7.90, review and swatch here, centre of image). I wouldn't quite describe it as cream-to-powder but 'velvet' seems appropriate. It doesn't make my face shiny and lasts really well. The shade is also an interesting rosy-berry matte colour.

6. Favourite drugstore blush?

I'll have to go for the Sleek Blush in Suede (£4.49, review and swatch here, bottom-right of image). It's that perfect everyday matte muted peach. I reach for this all the time and can't believe what a bargain it was! Although Sleek is famed for super-pigmented blushers, this one's a little more subtle. I really recommend the brand as a whole for affordable single blushers and palettes.

7. Favourite high-end blush?

As I've already mentioned Orgasm, I'll go for my Tarte 12-Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Captivating ($26, top centre of image). Tarte may or may not be high-end but it's pretty pricey in the UK. Unfortunately this shade isn't available in the UK but if you're placing a Sephora order definitely check it out. It applies like a dream and is a gorgeous, vibrant matte peach shade (amazingly true to how it looks in the pan). This is definitely the one that got me into blusher these past couple of months.

8. Favourite bright blush?

This might be cheating as it's not a single blush but I love the Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Lace (£9.99, review and swatches here, centre left in image). It looks very beautiful but slightly terrifying and has a shade very similar to Nars Orgasm that's complimented by 2 neon matte shades in orange and pink. Applied with a light hand these are perfect for Summer.

9. Biggest blush disappointment?

Definitely Nars Madly (£23)! It just didn't really show up on me or do much at all - such a waste of money!

10. Best blush packaging?

I'd have to go with the Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger (£16.50, top left-hand of image), which is a pretty recent addition to my collection. The outer packaging is completely clear and the blusher is in a lovely flower shape.

11. What's on your blush wish list?

I'm eyeing up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, I just can't decide on a shade! Recommendations are welcome in the comments...

12. #1 holy grail blush?

It has to be Orgasm! It just really suits me and the fact it goes with virtually any look means it's one I reach for again and again.


I tag Jess, Alina and Sally!



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67 comments

  1. I love blushers too, my favourite ever formula has got to the Clinique cheek pops I can't wait to get my hands on a new one. I'm eyeing up Nars Orgasm too but I feel like Sleek Rose Gold does the job well enough for me and it's a lot cheaper xxxx

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    1. Yeah Rose Gold is a really good dupe :) xx

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  2. Blushers are my thing and I love this tag :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  3. This is a tag for me - I am blush obsessed! My favourite budget ones are from Bourjois and higher-brand is NARS. :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I need to get my hands on some more from Bourjois! xx

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  4. I'm such a blush addict! I can't stop trying out new ones! I have at least two on my list that I want to pick up this weekend! I have a problem haha :) Great post!

    She Likes to Shop

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  5. This is lovely! I especially love the look of the Clinique one. Thanks for sharing you favorite shades! Great post!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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  6. I love your blush picks. I am totally with you as I am not really a huge blush lover and I am not one to spend a lot on blushes. However, I think my favourite blush is Sleek Sahara and Rose Gold. I also love the Kuddy Cosmetics Blush Crush Palette. I have not tried any high end ones yet but the Hour Glass ones sound promising (if only it will show up on my skin)...xx

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    1. Sleek do such amazing budget blushers :) xx

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  7. I love your photography here! A great TAG & loved reading your answers! If you're having difficulty deciding on which of the Ambient Lighting blushes & have one or more of the powders, try layering it over blushes you already own - it looks particularly good over matte blushes. I wrote a post about it here (http://tinyurl.com/loh39qz) if you wanted to see some of the effects you can achieve. Xx

    whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's such a great idea! - thanks :) xx

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  8. What an amazing post!
    Thank you for publishing it!)

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  9. Loved this post! I've just bought the Sleek Trio in Lace to try out now aswell x

    Nikita | www.nikitabatavia.com

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  10. I'm a bit of a blush hoarder too, and this post has only given me even more ideas to add to my collection, aha! :)

    Blushhx

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  11. You own such a variety of blushes - you put me to shame as I only have one, oops! Need to invest in more x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Well lucky you for finding one that does it all for you, to be honest! xx

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  12. Wow, that's a whole lot of blushers! I only own my Makeup Rev Sugar & Spice palette and a little Bourjois pot! I've wanted to try Orgasm for a while now, I just can't find a NARS counter anywhere near me! Lovely photos as always hun xx

    Roxie ♥
    thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Great selection of blushes here.. and i also want an hourglass blush so bad! xo

    Jessica Ann ♥

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    1. Since I posted this I caved and got one haha xx

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  14. Is it bad that i have never tried orgasm before? And it's so pretty! I love peachy tones too and pressed because of my oily skin, but man I wish my collection was this amazing! xxx

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    1. Aww thank you - I have shiny face problems too :( the KIKO cream sticks are the only ones that don't make it worse! xx

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  15. Even though my blush knowledge is shocking, I do love a bit of Nars!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I reckon every beauty fan should treat themselves to at least one! xx

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  16. Ooh I love this tag! I do find some tags a little cheesy, but this one is really good :D I really love the Zoeva blushes xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. Great tag, loved reading you're answers x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Thanks for the tag, I love blushes and have so many in my collection so it will be fun to do this x

    Beauty with charm

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  19. i really wanna try nars and tarte blushes they look amazing, ooh and milani baked blushers :) x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I love your photo, looks so professional, I really want to try the tarte blushes (as well as many of their other products) they look so pretty
    Emma emhasrednails

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    1. Aww thank you :) and the one I have is definitely something special! xx

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  21. Nice tag! I really recommend Sleek's Flushed blush. It's a berry pink with a hint of mauve. It's beautiful and looks so natural.

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    1. I'll have to check it out - thanks :) xx

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  22. Great tag! I really want to try out these blushes now! :)

    itsnatt.blogspot.com

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  23. You have such a gorgeous collection of blushes! NARS Orgasm is my favourite ever blush too! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  24. Oooo I really want to try Nars Madly, what a shame you didn't like it! I think I would love it.
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  25. this tag is amazing, your blush collection is lovely and totally makes me want to get more blushes haha...Nars Orgasm and Sleek blush palette are my favourite and it's nice to see that you've featured them and like them too <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I'm yet to try Nars Orgasm. It's been in my wishlist forever. Such a pretty blush. I also love Mac Blushbaby. Doesn't seem like anything special on the pan but looks lovely on. It's one of my most worn everyday blushes. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I agree completely :) I think you would love Orgasm too! xx

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  27. Such pretty colors! I love peachy hues also, they're the most flattering in my opinion, and look more natural which I'm all about. Nars Orgasm is the best blush ever!

    www.littleblackshell.com

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  28. I love Tarte blushes! I feel like they are some of the best and true to pan, as you said. I'm in the market for another shade and this one may be making the list. :)
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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    1. I'm definitely on the hunt for another shade too...xx

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  29. I want to try the tarte blushes badly. I should get sephora sent to my door ;)



    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  30. These are all such lovely blusher colours! Personally I love matte blushers :)x

    http://ariannachatz.blogspot.com

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  31. I should totally do this tag! It's so fun. I feel you on the powder blushes, I hardly ever reach for a cream blush...and so many people love them, I just don't gravitate towards any of the few in my collection. :/


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  32. I love reading posts like these :) I’m the same I always go back to pressed powder over cream or loose hehe. Orgasm is absolutely gorgeous and one I don’t tend to use much - definitely need to get more use out of it especially for the Summer :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Yes I'll definitely be rocking it a lot this season :) xx

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  33. wow ! great post .

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. This photo is blusher heaven! It's lovely :) :) I personally go for Zoeva Blush!

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    1. A few people have mentioned Zoeva's - sounds like something I need to check out! xx

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