Monday, 5 May 2014

The Perfect Spring/Summer Blushes

Today I thought I would share with you my favourite Spring/Summer appropriate blushes! Obviously these blushes are great for any time of the year, but they are especially perfect for summertime! I don't know about you but when I think of summer make-up I think bronze/peach/coral/peachypink, so if your into that kind'a thing I'm sure there's a blush in this post for you! ;)

Nars - 'Gina' 
This isn't just one of my favourite S/S blushes, it's also one of my favourite Nars blushes and I would go as far as to say it may be my favourite straight up peach blush! Eeek that's a big deal for a peach blush addict like myself to say! I've done a post on it here with swatches and more details but to sum up it's a stunning mid-tone peach, not too bright, not too pale or too orange it's the perfect peach with a matte finish. The pigmentation is great and the texture is smooth and blendable.

Clinique - 'Peach Pop' & 'Ginger Pop'
I've recently done a review with swatches on these blushes (here) so I won't go into too much detail, they are both my newest additions to my blush collection but they made their way into this post as I have already got a lot of use out of them and I can see my self wearing them a lot this summer. Both blushes have good pigmentation and blend in beautifully, there is a very slight shimmer but it doesn't translate on the skin, the finish is more of a satin/sheen.  'peach pop' bright is a peach/pink shade and 'ginger pop' is a peach with a rose undertone.

Mac - 'Sunbasque'
The name for this one suits it perfectly as it is a beautiful bronzey-peach with a hint of red to it that just gives a gorgeous bronzed 'I've been out in the sun' look. It is a sheer tone shimmer finish, I wouldn't say it's particularly sheer, it does have shimmer but not to much in my opinion just enough to give you that glow.

Milani - 'Luminous'
One of Milani's most famous blushes and I can see why! It's a gorgeous peach with shimmer but again not too much shimmer, it provides a gorgeous glow and is just the right shade of peach. I would say Nars 'Gina' is my favourite matte peach blush and Milani 'Luminous' is my favourite peach blush with shimmer, it truly is beautiful. The texture is buttery and glides onto the cheek, it is a baked blush so similar to Mac Mineralise blushes but super affordable! 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush - 'Tipsy' 
This one is a beautiful coral, it is a 12 hour blush so it really long lasting which is perfect for hot weather. The pigmentation is great with very slight shimmer but doesn't really translate onto the skin. It's a great coral blush that's looks great with a tan. You can get Tarte on QVC if your in the UK, they don't have this shade on there at the moment but you can also get them from Sephora now they ship to the UK! 

Mac - 'Peaches' 
I think this may have to share top spot for my favourite matte peach blush! It's a sheertone finish, but the pigmentation is good and blends in beautifully. The perfect peach shade! 

Mac - 'Peachykeen' 
This one is a peachy rosy pink, again great pigmentation and texture. This shade is great with a tan and the shimmer running through it gives a gorgeous glow.

What are your favourite Spring/Summer Blushes?
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