For some reason, blusher is the one area of my makeup I neglect. It’s evident in the fact I only own a few too. Lately though, I’ve been using blusher like there’s no tomorrow, it makes my doll like complexion look a bit more alive and like I actually have a heart beating blood around my veins, you know? With the arrival of winter though, blushers seem to have finally stole a piece of my heart.
I have a thing for dusty rose shades, as I’m sure you can tell from the pictures above, and I don’t think there’s a shade more appropriate for this time of year. I want my cheeks to look like they’re a little bit frostbitten, which isn’t hard with the icy weather I’m currently living in. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in Santa Rose is the perfect shade of pink borderline peach, to make my dreams come true. With a soft shimmer that translates to a gorgeous sheen, it’s hard not to use this on a daily basis, especially thanks to the natural flush it leaves behind. At £4, it’s a steal.
I want every shade that the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers can offer, but right now I’m settling for the shade Lovely Pink. Whilst the shade looks very similar to the Rimmel one in the pan, when swatched it’s far lighter. I’m talking an icy light pink with the shimmer to match. I tend to skip the highlighter when I’m using this, I find it does all the work for me and for some reason I think if Elsa (you’re never too old for Frozen) had a blusher fave, this would be it.
You can’t go wrong with a matte blush in my opinion, especially when I’m after those winter vibes to grace my cheekbones. The Bourjois blush in Rose Amber is a bit deeper than the other two and it’s probably why I adore it. I purchased this on a bit of a whim, because let’s be honest, when was the last time you’ve seen this featured on someone’s blog? Either way, the name of the game here is a finish that looks effortless, like you’ve been standing outside for the cold to pinch your cheeks a little but without all that effort.
What are your go to winter blushers?