There’s no better timing to try over-the-top blush trend – the Spring is comming (slowly, but surely) and blushes will become the most important product in our make-up bags next seasons. A good blush will not only make you look more alive, just like after a good work-out session, but will definitely bring some youthful sparkle on your face, which we all need after the long Winter.
Excited with the all-over blush trend, I’ve been trying the top ranked products, powder, cream and liquid, to find the best and the worst of the bestest!
I tried LIP + CHEEK in Werk for a first time few years ago, and this cream blush is definitely the one I’m constantly comming back to. It never dissapointed me once and it’s perfectly balanced – not too sheer, not too strong, buildable and very easy to apply and blend, even on top of the powder.
I was very excited to get my hands on Fenty cream blush, because yeah – Rihanna. I choose the Strawberry Drip, as I wanted a vibrant variation of a cream blush. The first issue I had was a size of the product – it’s very, very tiny. I know, that expired make-up that is thrown out every year is a big issue, but still, that’s a small amout of product for this price. It also doesn’t work well – every time I wore it it gave me a very strange lub-alike glow on my face. Not a fan in the slightest.
Hourglass Ambient Blush is a perfect combination of a very subtle highlight and a strong pigment. This blush not only gives me the most perfect flush on my cheeks and nose (I choose it in Luminous Flush), but thanks to its’ glimmer, makes my cheeks look optically higher and more plumped, which no other blush does. It’s an investment, but a little definitely goes a long way and I’ve had it for years – the smell and the texture didn’t change. Plus they offer a travel sized version, which I’m very tempted to try.
I was so excited hearing that the queen of flawless complexion, Jamie Genevieve started a new make up brand! When she released the Sunset Blushes, I immediately ordered two shades, and let me say I was not disappointed! It’s the best formula of matte blushes I have used so far and the pigment is soo rich and product extra easy to blend and build. And this range of shades – just exactly what I would expect from a make up brand in 2021!
Looking at my very up and down history with Iconic London and many more bad makeup looks than good ones, I decided to try out their liquid Sheer Blush anyways, and unfortunately, it literally takes my foundation off. I tried different kinds of application – with my fingers, make up sponge, different brushes which usually work well with liquids, over foundation set with powder, over not set foundation, even different foundations – nothing helped!
Your Favourite Lipstick
On the picture: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Last but not least, my little extra tip for achieving juicy blush rush is something that you already have in your make up bag – a lipstick. Either used under a sheer foundation or applied on your cheeks with fingers, it creates a healthy sulty look without spending extra money and having yet another product, that you’re not sure of using till the last drop, dip or drip.
What are your favourite blushes this season and what are your best tips when it comes to applying? Let me know in the comment section!