Wednesday, January 22, 2014

blush week 03

Getting into a blush rut can be frustrating when you have as large a blush collection as I do. They taunt me and feel neglected as I continually reach for my Chanel powders and beloved Tarte Exposed, and so when I was reshuffling my Daily Tray I pulled out 5 bright shades to get myself back into loving my blushes once more. I may throw a different shade in between these, but will wear all 5 of them in the coming week or two and then report back with some snaps to share with you.

I told you they were bright! I don’t know what made me reach for my crème blushes, but I suppose they are lovely to use in summer to create a dewy cheek look with ease. I tend to use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply all of these blushes, and save my NP Set blush brush* more my more muted powder blushes. I just bought the gorgeous Savvy Cheek Balm in Blissful Blush for $3 from Priceline after seeing it in their most recent catalogue, and I’ve already used it and recommend you grab one to try it out! It’s really pigmented and in such cute wind up style packaging.
I remember my excitement at grabbing the Revlon Photoready Cream blushes, and the shades Flushed and Coral Reef worked much better on me than the pale and sheer Pinched which I sort of regret buying. I haven’t used these in so long, but I know that Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous likes them and I trust her opinion, so back into the rotation they go for me!
I adore the YSL Crème de Blush formula, but this bright pink Fuschia Temptation is so strong that I have to be careful about what looks I use it with lest I look like a clown. It is such a happy shade and I’m looking forward to wearing it soon! I’ve only got 3 of the YSL Crème de Blush’s, I look forward to the day a new shade in this formula enters my collection. The lonesome powder blush in my week of cheek is the MAC Archie’s Girls blush that I hunted with all of my might – Prom Princess, from the Veronica section. This is a brilliant colour and I am so happy to bust this out again, I think it will look great with a nice glossy magenta lip.
Now for the swatches!

The cream blushes look really dewy, but most dry down to a powdery finish which I top with Maybelline Dream Matte powder anyway. They still give a great glow to the cheek, but mattifying them helps them last longer and tones down the shine on my face during the heat of Melbourne.
Which of these shades would you wear first?
What blush shades do you return to all the time? (I’d love to check them out!)
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty


  1. Oh blush porn. Is there any better kind? :-P

    Right, my next one to try would be the Savvy Cheek Balm that you raved about. Can't go too wrong when it's just $3, right?

  2. I have Revlon Pinched but not the other two ... was contemplating Coral Reef but backed out because I suspected it might be too bright. I have Topshop Head Over Heels which I'm guessing is similarish? I really like this idea of a daily tray - need to start implementing it (starting with finding a tray)...

  3. Gorgeous colours, especially blissful. Blush ruts are annoying when you own 20 of them!!

  4. I would sooo go for Prom princess and Blissful blush! I've yet to wear my first cream blush yet though! I'm so scared of how it will last!

  5. These are so cheerful! I like a lot of orange shades, so I usually go back to those time and time again. Right now, though, I'm loving Becca Beach Tint in Strawberry!

  6. I have the exact same Revlon cream blushes, and I'm a fan...they're bright, but extremely forgiving!

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

  7. WOW! I am madly in love with that YSL. Swoon!

    I was so excited to see those Revlons finally return to Canadian shelves, but I find the drier texture and subtlety kind of disappointing. I still want to snatch them up based on how they appear in the pan, but I have to resist and save for a YSL. ;O

  8. Ohhh great post. I normally stick with powder blushes as I love how quick an easy they are to apply.

    The Savvy blush is gorg!!! I'll pop into Priceline before work tonight :)

  9. I've been wanting to get my hands on some of the Revlon Photofinish blushes but they are so incredibly pricey for a drugstore blush! The colours that you have looks so pretty and it's itching me to go get them right away haha. I am also a blush junky and over the holidays, my blush collection has grown more than ever thanks to the NARS One Night Stand Palette and the Tarte Off the Cuff. These two palettes have made me forgotten all of my other blushes in the collection so I am forcing myself to pick a different blush to wear everyday! haha :)

  10. Wow!!! These blushes are all so pretty. But among these, I like the prom princess. I like the shade for its not too light and not too dark. Love it!

  11. I love these posts of yours! I recently purchased two of the Savvy Cheek Balms when they were $3 too because seriously, who could resist? Ahhh I'm a terrible blush addict! x

  12. SUCH pretty pinks!!! =) Gosh, I love these blushes!

  13. Wow they are all such pretty colours! So bright and summery..
    Bit jealous of your enormous blush collection :P

  14. Goodness. I wouldn't dare to try any of these. I'm such a blush wuss!


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