I have a long relationship with blusher and of all makeup products, it's the one that I value the most, which other pale faces among you may empathise with. It all started with a pinch of the cheeks when a cute boy boarded the school bus, moving onto a slick of my mum's lipstick smeared into the apples of my cheeks and culminating with a blusher collection that probably outweighs any other item I own. While I don't think it's essential to spend lots on blush, I do have a soft spot for a luxe compact - and am loving these three relative newbies.
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Blush Contouring in Peachy Sculpt is a split compact of two velvety, soft-focus effect powder blushers with a striking quilted finish. The silver compact is weighty and so glamorous it's almost ornamental. The lighter blush shade has a little shimmer while the darker one is matte; together they give a very natural looking flush with a luminous, silky finish.
Bobbi Brown Blush Duo in Plum/French Pink is part of Bobbi Brown's new Malibu Nudes collection available in four different shades. Mine is Plum/French Pink, a dark plum with a pretty bright bright pink. Highly pigmented, this has great lasting power and gives a bright pop of colour to my cheeks that works really well with a nude lip and lashings of mascara.
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Lune Rosee is my most used of these three with its perfect mix of pink, coral and peach and beautiful silky texture. The compact includes a soft brush which works well for on the go touch ups and has a built in mirror. The colours can be picked out individually on a smaller brush, though I tend to swirl them all together. Pigmentation can be as subtle or bold as you like... it's truly buildable. This is a limited edition compact and included in Escentual's current offer of 25% off everything until this Thursday with the code escentual25 here.
Swatches from the top are: Bobbi Brown Blush Duo in Plum/French pink (both shades swatched separately); By Terry Peachy Sculpt (two shades swatched separately) and a blend of all four shades in Givenchy Lune Rosee.
Any other blush fanatics out there?