The Blush Tag has been making the rounds lately, and Phyrra and I wanted to get in on the action! Check out my picks for each question below, then hop over to Phyrra’s blog to check out her tag!
The Blush Tag:
Best Packaging: Although cardboard has a reputation for being flimsy, theBalm Instain Blushes have both a paper sleeve and cardboard packaging, and mange to maintain a sleek, sturdy silhouette. As a bonus, the sleeve acts as a layer of protection for when you want to throw your blush into your makeup bag without thinking twice about spillage.
Prettiest Color: BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés have beautiful marbling that looks amazing both in the pot, and when worn. The shade Papya/Topaz in particular has a gorgeous orange/golden hue that doesn’t get worn nearly enough given how gorgeous it is.
Most Pigmented: I’m torn between NARS Multiple in Siam and Black Radiance Artisan Color Blush in Warm Berry. One is a cream product with serious multi-tasking potential, while the other is a more affordable powder that packs a serious punch.
Best Everyday Blush: I can’t really point to one specific product, but instead have go-to shades: light coral or pink. Currently my favorite products to fall into each of these categories are the Maybelline Master Contour Palette and Kate Sculpting Kit in Coral Glow.
Party Blush: Makeup Geek’s Blush in “Honeymoon” is an ultra-sparkly blush with a pale pink hue. While it really borders on a highlight for my light skin, I decided to bend the rules because it’s so dang pretty.
Regret Purchasing: In a pick that might be slightly controversial, I have to say the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. Now, it’s not because I dislike the bushes – they’re gorgeous! But I find that the particular color combination doesn’t make for a palette that I reach for daily or travel with regularly. Given the price tag, I want it to be a staple in my collection, and I just find that it’s not.
Least Used: It seems like bareMinerals READY Blushes are highly rated, but rarely talked about in the world of beauty blogging. As a result, they’re never top of mind when it comes to picking my daily blush.
Favorite Brand: For price, quality, quantity, and variety, Makeup Geek blush pans take the cake!
Most Practical: I couldn’t do this tag without including an all-time classic (that’s easy on the wallet) – Wet n Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink. This mainstay is cheap, universally flattering, and could even double as a highlight with its beautiful gold shimmer.
Least Practical: Although I haven’t tried it, I saw Tati (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) review the Les Merveilleuses De Laduree Face Color. While the eye-catching packaging makes for an amazing vanity piece, blush in a flower petal format just doesn’t ring “utilitarian” to me. Given the pirce tag, I think this would just end up being eye candy for me.
Most Expensive: No surprise here, it’s the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. While I’m not sure that it’s the most expensive by weight, it’s easily the blush with the highest price tag.
Least Expensive: While there are a ton of affordable blushes out there, I decided to go with a brand that deserves way more recognition than it gets – the City Color Glow Pro Blush Palette.
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