Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blush Reviews

Hey guys, I've decided to do reviews and swatches of all my blushes. My collection is quite small and I don't regulary use them because my cheeks have a natural flush and I also tend to break out on that area. I've actually been looking for high end dupes for all of them. I love the shades, but most of them have a low color intesity and aren't very long lasting (besides the Tarte one). So if you know of any dupes or something similar please let me know...! Ok here we go!

NYX Blushes

Overall, I do like these blushes. Especially if you're like me and you're experimenting with new colors and trying to find what shades work best with your skintone. It's nice to have inexpensive makeup to play around with sometimes. I prefer these over most drugstore brand blushes because of the wide variety of colors and the fact that a lot of them are MATTE! I hate having disco ball cheeks. I will purchase these again if I can't find any high end dupes.

-Wide variety of colors
-Decently priced. $4.50 at
-Great size
-The clear lid is convenient when digging through your makeup

-They fade pretty quickly
-The packaging is kind of sucky. They were really difficult to open at first
-Hard to find. The stores that do carry NYX only have a small selection

Natural- Light rosey pink. Matte finish
Peach- Light peachy pink. Matte finish
Angel- Warm peach. Satiny finish
Taupe- Taupe! Matte Finish*not shown in the photo below, if you want a swatch, just ask me*

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush
I find this blush to be very overrated. :P I've owned Peach Satin, Pink Frosting and one of the bronzers, I forgot what it's called but it was a cool toned brown and it was GORGEOUS! I was so excited to go home and try it on, but I found they were EXTREMELY shimmery. It was disappointing. I don't like to waste, so I eventually used them up and come to find out they don't last very long on my cheeks. They are also hard to blend, and if I put it on without my makeup mirror, it looks really streaky. I will most likely not buy these again.

-It doesn't smear my foundation around
-Heavily pigmented
-Reasonably priced
-Easy to find

-Too shimmery for my tastes
-Difficult to blend/streaky
-There could have more of a color selection and finishes
-Fades/melts after a few hours

Pink Frosting- Bright cool pink. Shimmery finish

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends

I like this blush. I only had the opportunity to buy one, in the shade Fresh 20. It was on sale for about $3 at my local grocery store. It's a beautiful, sheer, almost satiny, combination blush with different colors. I love sheer blushes because of how natural they look on the skin. The only downside to this blush, like most drugstore brands, it doesn't last very long.

Beautiful sheer, glowy finish
Quite a bit of product (I've been using mine for 3 years now and I still haven't reached the bottom!)

Hard to find
Fades quickly

Fresh 20- Light cool toned pink

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Wow! This was my very first high end blush and once I saw how pigmented and smooth it was, I nearly crapped my pants. I'm gonna be honest here, this blush didn't last 12 hours for me. It lasted maybe 6-8 hours but that's still pretty good. :D This brand has a pretty decent color selection, and the best part is that they are all matte, and they don't contain harmful ingredients which is great for those of you who like to take care of your skin. The packaging is lovely, each one matches the blush color. It's very sturdy and it comes with a mirror so you can take it on the go for touch-ups! I will probably purchase this again, but in a different color.

Dollface- Light pink. Matte finish


*With flash*


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