Blush me Away- A “Blushful” guide to the best Blushes

When it comes to blush, we are always in awe of what a slight tinge of colour can do for our complexions and how it can lift our moods up with just a swipe of colour on the apples of our cheeks! Blushes also serve multiple purposes of doubling up as eyeshadows and as a sculpting tool. So what exactly is the best blush that can give you the best bang for your buck? This is the ultimate blush guide for you lovelies out there!

1. MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

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What is it? A powder blush that gives great payoff in colour. One gentle swipe of this colour on cheeks and it gives such a beautiful dark pink and purple shade. It is a beautiful colour and looks amazing on skin.

Comes in 6 shades.

Cost: USD$23.50

Purchase at : www.maccosmetics.com or www.amazon.com

In Singapore: All MAC Counters, Robinsons, Isetan, Takashimaya, TANGS, and all major departmental stores

Buy? MOST Definitely! It gives great payoff and a little product goes a long way.

 

2. MAC Utterly Game Mineralize Blush

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What is it? A powder blush that has a beautiful orange and peach undertone. It gives cheeks a sculpted look while enhancing the shape of one’s cheekbones. The only con is that this product is also a limited edition product.

Comes in 6 shades.

Cost: USD38.35 (price subject to change depending on the seller)

Purchase at www.amazon.com

Buy? If you can get your hands on it. Otherwise, the next blush closest to it will be MAC Peaches which is listed next.

3. MAC Peaches Blush

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What is it? A matte powder blush that is similar to the Utterly Game Blush. The only difference is that this blush isn’t from the Mineralize range. It is cheaper than Utterly Game and it is part of Mac’s range of blushes which are not from the limited edition range!

Comes in 40 shades.

Cost: USD20.00

Purchase at www.amazon.com or www.maccosmetics.com

In Singapore: All MAC Counters, Robinsons, Isetan, Takashimaya, TANGS, and all major departmental stores

Buy? Most definitely!

4. MAC Mocha Blush

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What is it? A matte powder blush that has a brown and pink undertone. It is of a deeper shade and has great payoff when swiped on cheeks. It is also part of Mac’s range of blushes which are not from the limited edition range! I love this shade.

Comes in 40 shades.

Cost: USD20.00

Purchase at www.amazon.com or www.maccosmetics.com

In Singapore: ALL MAC Counters, Robinsons, Isetan, Takashimaya, TANGS, and all major departmental stores

Buy? Most definitely!

5. MAC Peony Petal Blush

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What is it? A powder blush in matte pink shade. This blush gives the cheeks a matte pink glow. This blush requires quite a bit of product to be used on the cheeks before it would show the actual true intended colour. In terms of time, this product might be a bit time consuming to be used in the mornings.

Comes in 40 shades.

Cost: USD$32.99(cost is subject to change depending on the seller)

Purchase at : www.amazon.com

In Singapore: All MAC Counters, Isetan, TANGS, Takashimaya.

Buy? It takes a few brush swipes to get the colour to show on the cheeks so I wouldn’t recommend this product.

 

6. MAC Equlibrium Blush

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What is it? A powder blush in a brown shade. This blush gives a light brown tinge. It has a dual purpose and can be used as either a blush or as a subtle bronzer so it is great value for money. Only con is that it is a limited edition product and currently can only be found on Amazon.

Cost: USD$31.99(cost is subject to change depending on the seller)

Purchase at : www.amazon.com

Buy? If you can get your hands on it and if you are looking for a product which is subtle yet serves a dual purpose.

 

7. Benefit Bella Bamba Powder Blush

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What is it? A powder blush with a 3d brightening effect. Use the enclosed brush and create the number 3 on the side of your face, brushing over your temple, cheeks and jawline. It gives such an amazing brightening effect that makes you look well rested. I love the way Benefit names their products with such cheeky names and advertising. This product is a must for makeup especially in the mornings. This product gives a similar tinge of colour to NARS Orgasm but it has less shimmer.

Comes in 8 shades.

Cost: USD$28

Purchase at : www.sephora.com or http://www.benefitcosmetics.com

In Singapore: Robinsons,Takashimaya, TANGS, Sephora and all major departmental stores

Buy? MOST Definitely! It gives me a great perk me up effect in the morning!

 

8. Chanel Joues Contraste Reflex Blush

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What is it? A powder blush with a sculpting effect. This shade gives an orange dual tone effect. It gives a burst of colour while doubling up as a sculpting shade. The con of this is that it is really costly and the product comes in a small case. However, what I love about Chanel is their unique classy packaging which comes with an embossed Chanel velvet slip for each compact item. It makes their products timeless and I am naturally drawn to buying their products.

Comes in 14 shades. 3 shades are limited edition.

Cost: USD$43

Purchase at : http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Face-88486

In Singapore: Robinsons, Isetan, Takashimaya, TANGS, and all major departmental stores

Buy? MOST Definitely! I love this shade and it is my favourite shade of all time!

 

9. NARS Orgasm Powder Blush

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What is it? A powder blush with a gorgeous shimmer. It is a combined orange and pink shade. It looks amazing on any skin. For even darker skinned girls, you might want to consider Deep Throat. I know the names sound vulgar but NARS really does have amazing products. This is one of Kim Kardashian’s staple blush!

Comes in 27 shades.

Cost: USD$28

Purchase at : http://www.narscosmetics.com or http://www.sephora.com/

In Singapore: Outlet opening in Singapore in the coming months!

Buy? I absolutely love this shade. Must BUY!

 

10. Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Pink

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What is it? A powder blush with a highlighting effect. This shade give a light pink shimmer effect. The colour gives a subtle tinge of colour to cheeks while the shimmer highights the cheekbones to give a youthful glow. The con once again is its price and the shade is too light, especially for darker skin tones, so it would only look like shimmer on darker skinned girls.

Comes in 4 shades.

Cost: USD$45

Purchase at : http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Face-88486

In Singapore: Robinsons, Isetan, Takashimaya, TANGS, and all major departmental stores

Buy? I’m on the fence with this one. I wouldn’t recommend buying this product unless you are really pale skinned.

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These are the swatches of the products in the sequence listed above. As  the swatches are tested on my arm, these are what the shades will look like on a fair to medium skin tone.

So my dear beautiful ladies and gorgeous men who might be reading this , i hope this serves as an informative guide to the blushes that you might consider in purchasing either for yourself or your loved ones. The items purchased are all purchased with my own money and I am not affiliated to any of these brands.

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