March 29, 2011

Current favourite blushes

You might have noticed from my past blush posts that I generally like my blushes to have some shimmer to them, e.g., Nars Orgasm, BYS Coral. But for the cooler weather I prefer my blushes matte. I just think shimmery cheeks in winter look a bit unnatural.

L/R - The Makeup Store "Lush"; MAC "Melba"


The Makeup Store blush in "Lush" and MAC blush in "Melba" are are both matte, making it perfect for cooler weather, but both do a fantastic job of defining the cheeks.

L/R - "Lush"; "Melba"

L/R - "Lush"; "Melba"


I've had Lush for a little while now, but haven't used it much because I preferred shimmery cheeks for summer.

The Makeup Store "Lush"

Melba is a fairly recent addition to my collection. Tell you the truth I hadn't paid much attention to it until I saw it in Vivianna's blog and fell in love with the colour. She has used it in several looks, and reviewed it most recently in this video post, so have a look at it for more pics.


MAC "Melba"

Both blushes are extremely pigmented so you only need to use a tiny bit.  These are definitely going to be my winter staples.

What blushes are you loving right now?

18 comments :

  1. Great swatches! I'm not a fan of shimmery blush in the winter either. Melba looks lovely x

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  2. I love matte blush! Great swatches, must check Melba out! (:

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  3. Thanks for the mention hun! When I saw this postt pop upp on my dashboard I thought that it was Melba in the picture in the photo and it was! So happy that you love it as much as I do :) xx

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  4. Lush is gorgeous on you. These will look great for autumn. I like shimmery blushes for summer too. Sigh...I wish it was still summer..

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  5. @Nat - it just looks too unnaatural to be shimmery in winter, so matte blushes are perfect.

    @Wilbenshire - it's a great colour, def check it out.

    @Viviana - no problems about the mention, I love your blog! And Melba is just fantastic, I don't know why I hadn't swatched it before at the shops, but seeing it on your blog I started paying attention to it and I'm so glad, it's perfect.

    @Ling Tung - *sigh* we've got the cold and the rain to look forward to :(

    Lilit
    xo

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  6. Wow, I love the look of Lush! It's the nicest pinky-peach I've seen in a long time.

    I've never been to the Makeup Store, so it gives me a good excuse to have a look around!

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  7. melba looks gorge!I gave you a Kreativ blog award :D xx

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  8. lush is INCREDIBLE!!! i want that for sure...right now i am loving Nars Taos, have been for a while...and NYX hot pink cream blush, sooo pretty

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  9. Melba looks like such a gorgeous shade!

    My current faves are sleek Pixie Pink and Illamasqua Sob <3

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  10. Melba is so pretty. I love MAC's Tenderling but not sure how well they compare.

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  11. @25London - I quite like the Makeup Store, they have a nice variety of shades and products too.

    @Dee - thanks hun, I'm wearing Melba a lot lately, but I like them both.

    @Cosmetic Junkie - thanks for the award, so sweet of you.

    @Vonnie - I haven't seen the Nars one, but I def want to buy more of their products. And the hot pink cream one sounds great!

    @Vintage makeup - thanks sweetie, i'm really liking the colour

    @Jade - Oooh I down own any Sleek blushes, surely I need one!

    @Chloeblue - I don't know what Tenderling looks like, and I'm going to resist the temptation to go check it out lest I love it too and get the urge to add to my collection. LOL

    Lilit
    xo

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  12. Im loving nars torrid and crazed at the moment. crazed is super shimmery but its getting warmer here so im allowed a bit of glitter =)

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  13. @Imo - I saw Crazed the other day at the shops, loved it! but considering I'm going through a matte blush phase I'll be good and not go back for it. It is a gorgeous colour though!

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  14. Looks like I'm buying these blushes too! YAY!
    Melba is amazing!

    Haute

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  15. They're both amazing but Melba wins for me.

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  16. I love these blushes. I have them too! NARS Gina is a similar matte shade. You should check it out if you are into a true peachy colour :)

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