Flushed Winter Cheeks


I'm not a big blush person, I just don't get it (mainly because I can end up looking clown-like but whose counting). There was also an incident with a bright bright hot pink cream blush that we don't speak of...

But I've been adventurous lately and can now wear blushes which don't make my cheeks look like stop lights. So basically, pale pinks.

My first go to is the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso which is an apparent dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Blushes, but I haven't tried them so I couldn't say. It's a lovely peachy pink with a swirl of highlight which really helps give a lovely luminous finish. Then onto a bit of a cult favourite that sometimes gets forgotten, Rimmel Blush in Santa Fe which is a matte pale pink that just adds some life to your face - think English Rose and you're onto a gooden. The packaging for this is a bit odd, very dull but because of the quality of the blush, I'm willing to still rummage around the drawers for it. And my final powder blush is an EX1 Blush in Pretty in Peach which is a favourite for every day as it adds a hint of warmth without it being obvious that you're wearing any blush at all (in the best possible way).

And then onto cream blushes. Cream products inevitably look the most natural so if I'm having a limited makeup day, they're my go to. The NV Cosmetics Cheeky Stick in Rose Pink is my all time favourite cream blush but unfortunately they're no longer about so I'm savouring every swipe on my cheeks. But a blush you can still get your hands on is the Kiko Rebel Romantics Bouncy Blush in Velvety Peach is lovely for a natural flush.