Thursday, May 28, 2009

All Star Blushes!

(top: L-R... ELF blush in Flushed, Rimmel blush in Peach, Milani Minerals blush in Mai Tai
bottom: L-R... Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Whipped Strawberries, Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Plumberry Glow, Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink)
Hey everyone! I get a lot of blush-related questions. So I thought I'd show you some of my favorites (which are ALL very affordable), and tell you why they're so great! Next time you're in need of a new blush- keep these in mind!
*ALL STAR BLUSH AWARDS*
Most Asked About Blush: Milani Minerals in Mai Tai
When I get comments on my videos asking "what shade of blush are your wearing? it's pretty!" they most often come when I'm wearing this great peachy-pink blush from Milani. It's so pigmented and takes very little to show up on your face. Even more vibrant than it appears in the picture. This would be a great summer blush for any skin tone.
Best Contour Blush: Cover Girl Cheekers in Golden Pink
This is the contour shade I use on a daily basis to make my cheekbones stand out. It works with any brighter blush shade on the apples of your cheeks. It's practically like a bronzer but with just enough warmth to look really nice on the cheeks. Also makes a nice contour for your forehead and jawline.
Best Blush for Smoky Eye Looks: Rimmel in Peach
There are a lot of blushes out there that have peach in the name, when they're actually just a mix of peach & pink. If you like that true apricot/peach shade with more yellowish undertones than pink- check out this awesome blush from Rimmel. It gives your face a nice healthy look- without being over-the-top... making it a great pick to wear along with a more dramatic smokey eye.
Blush that gives you the "just worked out" glow: ELF in Flushed
I'm so impressed by this $1 plum-colored blush from ELF. I think it has a great color payoff, and a sheer wash on the apples of your cheeks will give you an unbeatable glow. It looks like kind of a deep color in the package, but keep a light touch and you'll have healthy color that looks great.
Best Pink Blush: Cover Girl Cheekers in Plumberry Glow
In the package this blush looks like a vibrant pink... perhaps something you might stray away from, thinking 'that's too bright for me!' Let me tell you- it's not. This gorgeous pink with a hint of shimmer is probably one of the most wearable blushes for skintones across the board... whether your fair or dark tan. Like the other Cheekers blush I mentioned above- I keep repurchasing this every time I run out.
Blush that's most fun to apply: Maybelline Dream Mousse in Whipped Strawberries
If you haven't ventured into the world of Dream Mousse blushes & bronzers- you're missing out. I wasn't a super huge fan of the dream mousee foundation- but I find these blushes to be even lighter in consistency and more blendable. You feel like you're putting the world's lightest frosting on your face haha :D I like the Whipped Strawberries shade because it's not shimmery- just straight pretty pink color. While this is a cream and not a powder- it manages to not feel heavy at all. love it!
Thanks for checking out the blog today! Have a good one!
Emily

18 comments:

  1. I have rimmel peach and milani mai tai and i love them both..I really want the elf flushed blush :D

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  2. Wow i want the milani mai tai! will be looking for it here in london! A verrry pretty colour!

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  3. Thanks for posting these. I'm in need of something new and I will be buying CG in golden Pink + Rimmel in Peach. :)

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  4. Thanks so much!! I can't wait to buy most of these!!!

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  5. Thanks for posting these reviews. It's great to see what color blushes work best with what looks. Thanks so much!

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  6. thanks for posting this!!! :D :D

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  8. Great post, Emily!
    I love your YouTube channel, I have become a subscriber recently, and this blog too. I have some high end products in my makeup collection as well as MAC ones and drugstore ones. I think that MAC has some really good products, but I just do not understand the super hype around MAC. Not all their products are good, just like with any other brand. It is so hard to find a blogger or a YouTube guru which is not that into MAC (or MAC only) but also seeks out bargain products and uses them. And I am so glad I have found one. Thank you ;)

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  9. Ooo the Milani one looks gorgeous! :)

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  10. Great post. I have the CG blushes and love them both very much. Does anyone know if the Maybelline Mousse Blush might be discontinued? I searched at several stores yesterday and can't seem to find it.

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  11. Dream mousse blushes seem to still be at all the stores where I live- I certainly hope they're not being discontinued!

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  12. Oh yes, I could find the blushes at my stores, just not the shade you mentioned (sorry if I didn't make clear what I meant). I looked on the Maybelline website and couldn't find it, so that's why I thought that shade you talked about might be discontinued? But that's ok, I picked up some other colors to try.

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  13. Ooh I love Rimmel and Elf blushes! The Milani one looks beautiful, too bad you can't really get it here in Canada :(

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  14. I love the Rimmel peach blush. It's the blush I've been using daily for the past couple of years. I've tried other blushes, but they just don't compare.

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  15. I bought the Milani blush in Mai Tai awhile back after watching one of your videos and love it, but now I can't find it anywhere :( I went back to where I bought it(Walgreens) and they have never ever got anymore in stock.I bought the last 1 they had actually! But I really want to try the Maybelline dream mousse blush in the shade you mentioned :) thanks

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  16. I bought the Milani blush in Mai Tai awhile back after watching one of your videos and love it, but now I can't find it anywhere :( I went back to where I bought it(Walgreens) and they have never ever got anymore in stock.I bought the last 1 they had actually! But I really want to try the Maybelline dream mousse blush in the shade you mentioned :) thanks

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  17. I bought the Milani blush in Mai Tai awhile back after watching one of your videos and love it, but now I can't find it anywhere :( I went back to where I bought it(Walgreens) and they have never ever got anymore in stock.I bought the last 1 they had actually! But I really want to try the Maybelline dream mousse blush in the shade you mentioned :) thanks

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