Monday, 5 September 2016

A Working Week in Blush #1

blush blushers tarte supreme nars orgasm laura geller rosewater soap and glory rosy chic the balm down boy brush

Hi everyone! I recently did a working week in lipstick post so thought I would follow up with a blusher version! I mentioned I like to try and change the products I use on my lips and cheeks every day if I can as they are the products I have most of and it lets me get better use out of my makeup! Here’s what I wore last week!

blush blushers tarte supreme nars orgasm laura geller rosewater soap and glory rosy chic the balm down boy

Monday
I had wanted to try the Tarte blush formulation for months so when I saw a set of four mini blushes on QVC at the end of last year I couldn’t resist! Some in the set are a little glittery for my liking but this matte coral shade is just the right amount of pigmentation and stays on all day!

Tuesday
I got this mini cult classic in the NARS Modern Minimalist Box a few months ago as I had a code for £15 off a £60 spend and I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I do! As you can see from the swatch below it has a lot of gold glitter in it but on the skin this translates as a gorgeous sheen!

Wednesday
This is probably the prettiest indentation in a blush ever! I’ve found there are two ways to apply this – a little dip in the centre with your brush to build it up slowly or if you are going all out, follow the pattern of the swirl and watch the pigmentation increase! I’ve dipped my brush in blushes before and looked like a clown because I haven’t realised how pigmented they were so this is one I like to build up with maybe 3 or 4 swipes over each cheek. It has quite a noticeable glitter in it which I normally don’t go for but there is something about the formulation that works with this and it translated to a subtle glow on the skin.  

Thursday
This is quite a recent purchase as it only came out at the start of summer and out of the three shades they released I went with this one as it was matte and less pink in tone than the other two! This is definitely the most pigmented of the blushes in this post so I have to be careful when applying and you really only need the smallest tap of the brush in the pan for it to show up! The packaging is a little deceptive and there isn’t as much product as I originally thought – the blush flips up and there is a mini brush underneath but other than that I have nothing bad to say about this and I might go back for the other matte one!

Friday
I *think* this is my all-time favourite blush. Big statement but when I think about it, it comes with me when I travel anywhere (even if I take something like the NARS Virtual Domination palette which has four blushes with me), I wear it on occasions I know there will be photos because it shows up, it doesn’t fade or go patchy and it’s the most perfect pink colour. I love the packaging, the size of the blush pan is generous and it’s well worth the £15.50!

blush swatches tarte supreme nars orgasm laura geller rosewater soap and glory rosy chic the balm down boy
Swatches l-r: Tarte Supreme, Nars Orgasm, Laura Geller Rosewater, Soap and Glory Rosy Chic, The Balm Down Boy

Brushes
I am a massive fan of using angled brushes to apply my blush so I thought I’d add in a quick note here about my favourites!

blush brush zoeva luxe sheer cream spectrum ao5 soap and glory

First up, the Zoeva offerings - I have a few Zoeva brush sets now and these two are definitely up there with my most used! I love using the luxe sheer cheer brush with my Hourglass brushes especially and use the Bamboo cream cheek brush with powder blushes as well. Both are super soft, pink up product easily and blend like a dream!

I got the Soap and Glory blush brush in a Christmas set last year and I wish they would bring out a permanent range because I am so impressed! The bristles are so soft, it’s the perfect size and the handles are nice and weighty! I’d buy the whole set if they brought a range out!

I bought a set of Spectrum brushes a few months ago to see what all the fuss was about and honestly, for me, they don’t beat the likes of Zoeva or Real Techniques. I found the eye brushes far too big (I have hooded eyes) and hard to use however I do love this AO5 brush and a few others in the set I got! It has a longer handle than I’m used to but again its really soft and blends blush easily!

Anyway, that wraps up a week in blush for me and as you can tell its peachy pinks all the way!

Do you change the makeup products you use every day or stick with the same ones? Have you got any blush recommendations for me?

Danielle xx


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  1. My cheeks are naturally a bit red so I don't actually wear blush that regularly. I did pick up a berry one from Essence recently which I'm enjoying :) I can see what you mean about the Laura Gellar Rosewater, I think the sparkles actually work really well in it's favour. I love the design as well, it looks so bright and vivid :)

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    1. The swirl design is gorgeous! I'm surprised how well the glitter/sparkles work! Xx

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  2. Those seems like a fabulous brushes!
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  3. Ahh you make me want to buy everything! The NARS blush has been on my list for a while, I think I may even buy it now!!! Great post honey!

    Charlotte x

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  4. I'm loving this series :). I've been wanting to try a Laura Geller blush. It looks very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Nida! It's such a pretty design isn't it! Xx

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  5. I won three of the S&G new blushers recently and have yet to test them! Now that I read how pigmented is Rosy Chic, I think I'm going to try it tomorrow.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh what a great competition to win! Hope you liked it! Xx

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  6. Ah i love blushes!! My fave is the soap and glory one!

    Darriyan xo
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  7. All very pretty shades! And I'm with you on the angled brush, my favourite type to apply blush, I use mine from Morphe every single day :) x

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  8. So many gorgeous blushes & beautiful brushes. You can't go wrong with Tarte in my opinion. :]

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  9. Lovely post Danielle. The Laura Geller blush looks so pretty. I need to try that.

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  10. I dont actually own that many blushes but one of my recent favs are from Sephora :) very pigmented yet perfect for my pale skin tone.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I saw it in your post, it looks lovely! Xx

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  11. These blushes look right up my ally!

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  12. This is such a good post idea, I'm terrible at picking up the same products and using them everyday of the week! I love NARS deep throat :)

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    1. Ooh I haven't tried that one but it seems to be a favourite of a lot of people! Xx

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  13. I love Tarte Blushes so much, they're amazing quality and I love the colour coded outer packaging xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  14. The Laura Geller blush looks so pretty! I don't actually own any these blushes, I need to though! xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. So pretty to look at and just the right amount of pigmentation! Xx

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  15. What a lovely post :) the Tarte one is my fave! I really want to try some Tarte's products!! I love Catrice and Sigma blushes :) really really good ! xx

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  16. I love Nars Orgasm Blush! Amazing post dear and great review <3 x

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  17. I have been wearing my Milani Baked blush all summer haha! I refuse to change my routine cause it's a lovely shade! Great picks! :)

    Yiota
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    1. I just got a Milani blush and I love it! Xx

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  18. I rarely do wear a blush but peach and rosy tints have to be my favorite!



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  19. The Balm Down Boy looks so delicate and pretty! Nars Orgasm is one of my all-time favorites.

    Paula
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    1. It is amazing! Looks gorgeous on the cheeks! Xx

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  20. Omg I love the idea of posts like this! All the blushes look so gorgeous :O I also like to apply my blush with an angled brush! I haven't tried any of Soap and Glory's brushes - but if they brought a range out I'd defo try them! X

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    1. They are amazing, I have a powder one too and it's fab! Xx

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  21. I have a serious blush addiction. I love that Tarte blush I hope they release some new blush kits this holiday season again.
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    1. I was gutted I missed out on the blush palette last year! Xx

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  22. So many pretty nice blushes! I love tarte blushes but I don't have that one yet!
    Kathy x
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    1. It's a gorgeous shades, Tarte have so many options! Xx

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  23. I don't own any blushes. Your collection looks impressive.

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    1. Blush is one of my favourite makeup items! Xx

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  24. I can't decide which is prettier, but I think I like Supreme and Down Boy the most.

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  25. All these blushes look great The Laura Gellar is my favorite.

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  26. Can't believe I still haven't tried NARS Orgasm ! I must be the only one :O

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  27. All the Swirl range from Laura Geller is extremely beautiful, especially the highlighters! I wished I liked the Nars Orgasm as much as everyone else, but in my skin I can truly see all the chunks of glitter and accentuates my pores, the color is so pretty and I wanted to love it so much :( I also love the Amazonian Clay blushes, they really are the longest lasting!

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    1. That's so disappointing! That's why I sometimes go for matte blushes a lot of the time especially if I am having a bad skin day! Xx

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  28. Great post!! I don't actually have so many blushes so I'd love to try some of these they all look so pretty! Also would love to try some zoeva a brushes I've heard so many good things.
    Beth x

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  29. You have some really great picks. I dont own many blushes and I am intrigues to try one of these :) Thanks for sharing !

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  30. I usually use the same blush shades :/ But actually I want to change with the new season coming up, maybe something more dark and wine color on my cheeks ^-^
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  31. Fab idea for a post and great selection of blushes. I love the look of theBalm option, gorgeous colour. Oh and that Zoeva Blush Brush is also one of my faves x

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  32. I love the sound of this theBalm blush, I hadn't heard of it before but now I'm dying to try it out.

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  33. That tarte blush looks so lovely - I've wanted to try their blushes for the longest time now. Nars Orgasm is always a staple within my collection.

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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  34. Tarte Supreme & S&G Rosy chic are totally my kinda shades. Loved ur post Danielle.

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  35. I love all those shades and I don't own any of them! My favourite is Mac Warm soul though!!
    Katerina xx
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    1. I've never tried a MAC blusher but I would love to! Xx

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  36. Nars Orgasm is one of my favourite blushes it's such a gorgeous shade!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  37. I really love the idea of making sure to alternate between products daily! I'm definitely going to do this, because I'm so guilty of just forgetting about products I have. I recently got NARS Orgasm Blush for my birthday and I LOVE it. I think I'm the last person in the world to try it haha. The Tarte Amazonian Clay blush looks beautiful in the swatch too. I love orange/coral toned blushes - especially matte ones. I'd say you HAVE to try the Charlotte Tilbury blush in the shade Ecstasy. Beautiful swatches and pictures as well Danielle.x

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    1. Thank you :D I love coral tones too but I think I suit pinks better! Xx

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  38. I love Nars products but haven't tried this blush yet, deffo going to order it!x
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  39. That Laura Geller shade looks amazing! I haven't came across that one before! Nars Orgasm is one of my all time favourites though, just so wearable. The Spectrum brushes are my favourite, I still love my RT ones but love the fluffiness of Spectrum brushes xx

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    1. I find some of the eye brushes a little too big for me but they are really soft and I love the blush brush! Xx

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  40. Down Boy looks right up my street! I love Orgasm too xx

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  41. These are lovely - can't go wrong with a nice pink blush! I'm lusting after that swirly Laura Geller - so pretty!

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  42. We love how versatile blushes can be and those hues are so pretty! Those makeup brushes are very cute as well!

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