Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Blush Haul


There is nothing like a little treat when you receive some great news, and a new pop of colour for my cheeks is the best treat I can think of don’t ya think? After a big ol’ thumbs up from my mentor teacher at the end of my placement, I succumbed to the lure of MAC, Dior, BYS and Models Prefer (and soon I will be making a Bourjois order!)
 
It is hard to pick the star of the show as I am head over heels for every one of these new blush additions, but a shout out must go to the amazing Dior Crème Blush in Bikini, which is an amazing new formula that the luxe brand have just released. I love the burnt coral shade, though I also have my eye on the bright pink shade from the release as well. I have a feeling that the 4 shades will somehow form a set in my makeup drawers soon, they are just too pretty to resist, though I do have my eye on the yet to be released Chanel cream blushes as well. Bourjois also have new cream blushes out, and now that they are up on Asos I am finding it very tempting indeed.

 
Coming into the ‘orange’ side of the spectrum is my pick from the MAC All About Orange collection, the powder blush in Honey Jasmine. I ordered this online as I had a free shipping code, and I was elated to discover how long lasting it is on my cheeks and how easy to wear the colour is for me. I was excited as Larie posted this while I was waiting for it to arrive- nothing better than a post reaffirming a purchase!

For the bargain price of $5 for the set, I threw the Models Prefer Blush set into my cart on my last trip to Priceline. For a lovely cream blush stick and a pigmented powder pan reminiscent of NYX blushes, this was a big score for me and I’m very happy that the cheap gamble paid off. I never understood the appeal of the Nars Mutiples, but if they are anything like the cream stick in this set I totally get it- heaven! As an aside, I’m also using a stick blush from Vapour Organic* which is really nice, but the photos of it have mysteriously disappeared from my laptop so I am on a hunt for those so I can share it with you all.


Last, but most definitely not least, was my amazing haul of ALL of the new blush trios from BYS. For $4.50 a pop I really couldn’t help myself, and since I bought them I’ve worn them almost every day. They are a lovely formula and quite pigmented, so I’ve been applying them with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I have a full post with swatches coming up, so you will see shade names and swatches there. For now, enjoy the below swatches of the rest of my haul!
So now that I have indulged in a bit of a blush frenzy, I’m happily using my new loot and patting myself on the back for completing my first placement. How do you treat yourself for a job well done?

*I treated myself to these with a mixture of gift cards (silver Myer, woohoo!) and my own moolah. Honesty, always!

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    1. @Chloe_e It is such a unique shade in my collection, I adore it!

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  2. I super-love the Dior blush! I'm just waiting for a sunny day for photos, then it's going up on the blog :)

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    1. @Sarah ah yes, sunny days are always hard to come by as soon as you get a new play thing!

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  3. I think I really must have one of those Dior cream blushes, but I can't decide on a shade!

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    1. @Larie I really think you must, and I'm probably not that much help as I love all of the 4 shades! I think trying them on instore can really help, that is how I came to choose Bikini as my first one :)

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  4. AHHHHHH look at all the pretties!!!! Blush is the BEST present to yourself ever!

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    1. @Tracy haha I know right, I am so happy with every single one of them :) Blush is the best, full stop

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  5. Wow! That's a lot of blush! They're all lovely - I love the colors. I'd personally treat myself to some Sleek palettes, haha!

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    1. @Ash Haha you should see my blush drawers, this is nothing! I have one sleek palette that sadly was semi-smashed in transit, so it has kinda put me off buying from them :(

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  6. DUDE EMMA. You don't mess around, lol.

    *dives into stash* Weeeeeeeeeeeeee~!

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    1. @Liz haha dude, what is the point of messing around, there is blush to be had!? ;P I know what you mean, I really went blush nuts this month but I live with no regrets *hugsnewpretties*

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  7. Wow! I lurvee blush and this is a feast for the eyes! Haha. I totally thought those blush trios were Sleek! I'll have to check out my local BYS stand! I got the Models blush duo too but for $4, can't remember if they were having a sale or what, but I'm very happy with it!

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    1. @Tashi Happy to chat with another blush lover, woohoo! The trios totally remind me of sleek as well, ripper from BYS and the formula is sooo good! I am tempted to get that blush set for Mumma Bovary as well but I'm afraid the pigmentation will be too full on for her to handle, lol

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  8. Wow those BYS cheek palettes look so good - they looked like Sleek until I read that they were BYS!
    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. @Sarah I thought of Sleek straight away as well! I highly recommend these, they are ace

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  9. THIS IS MY KINDA HAUL!

    Mum bought that Models Prefer blush duo because she needed a new creme blush and gave me the powder one. They're great. Such a good deal.

    Those BYS blush trios look sooooo good! I waaaaaant! Can't wait for your post.

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    1. @Angela the best kinda haul ;P *fist bump*
      I think you would love the crème blush too, pretty rad as a base for the powder (or any other blush of that tone really)

      You NEED to get those blush trios, okay?

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  10. So much blush is so happy making! Eeek!

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    1. @Dustyn blush just makes me smile so wide!

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  11. PHWOAR LOOK AT ALL THAT BLUSH P0RN. Me love! <3

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    1. @Tine haha glad to be of service!! Happy that you love, and I adore seeing comments from you <3

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  12. Oh my gosh, thank you SO much for this post! I absolutely love the look of the BYS blushes. I am a big fan of their old blushes so I am sure I will like these! I can't believe how cheap they are - were they on sale or is that the regular price? Can't wait for your review on them
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    1. @Candice aw no problem at all, really glad you liked it. The RRP on the press release is $6.95 I believe, but I purchased mine from a $2 store for $4.50 so I guess the price might float in between those two numbers? Either way I highly suggest picking them up, the formula is top notch in my opinion and colours are tooo good!

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  13. So many beautiful blushes in ONE POST... ahh! :D

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    1. @Peta try being in my beauty room, I start hyperventilating each time I lay eyes on the new additions to the blush fam ;P

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  14. GASP. Totally drooling over your blush haul, lovely! I MUST get my hands on these BYS kits, I have three Sleek blushes/blush palettes winging their way over to me as I type this but the BYS ones are totally calling my name!

    I also stuck my finger in a Dior tester on the weekend and it was love at first swatch. If only they weren't so pricy...sigh, I'd have been tempted to buy all of them!

    I was also really tempted to get the Model's Prefer blush kit, it is so cute! Bit afraid it won't show up on my skintone though, what do you think? I went with the bronzer instead and have been very happy with it!

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    1. Nalini you really need to try the BYS ones, they are soooo good <3 I was so close to buying all 4 I will be honest, but then I stepped back and decided just to get one.

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  15. Squee! Look at all that blush candy!!!! I love colourful posts like this - and it makes me want to add more bright blush pans to my collection too :)

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