Dirty Pink Cheeks
I'm definitely a blush girl not only is it my favourite product to buy but it's something I just don't go without on a daily basis. However throughout my many years of blush buying I have come to realise there is a pattern occurring with dirty pink shades. I'm naturally very fair skinned with an english rose complexion so really blue toned pinks just aren't for me they wash me out and make me look ill. With something that has a more brown undertone it not only adds a flush to the cheek but it's a way of sculpting without the need for bronzer.
I have a slight fixation with cream blushes, there easy to apply and blend out whilst leaving a slight sheen to the cheeks. So I have all price ranges covered here right down from £2 to £18 so lets begin with the bargain blush first. Natural Collection is a brand that I have always loved for their cheek options from being a teen, this cream/liquid number is the shade 'rosey glow'. A few small drops patted onto the top of the cheek in an upward direction slightly sculpts whilst you guessed it adds a rosy glow. For a more cream to powder finish is last years release from Bourjois in shade 4 'Sweet Cherry' and the Clarins cream blush from their spring Opalescence release also in shade 4 'Rosewood'. With a £10 price difference you would expect a little more from the Clarins which is housed in a beautiful gold casing which is very luxe indeed but the products inside are practically identical in formulation and colour pay off. The only difference I have found is the lasting powder of the more pricy option has better lasting power than the Bourjois but for something so simple to touch up on the go I would go for this. I have since picked up my first NARS purchase in the form of the blush in 'Douceur' which lets just be frank here it is true love so expect a post singing the praises for NARS soon enough.
What is your favourite tone for blush?