Remember my Urban Decay Shattered Face Case? I loved those blushers, and reached for them almost everyday. Until I dropped them and one broke. Well done, Ellie. Sadface.
Result: I need to find a new blusher for my every-day routine. I don’t know about you but whilst I love blusher, it isn’t my favourite thing to shop for. I like matte, rosy, dusky pink colours. My face is afraid of shimmery, glittery blushes because whilst they look pretty in the box, I could end up looking like a dazzling disco ball on a rainy day at the office.
Nevertheless, I went to Boots with hope walked out relatively happy (I may have purchased a few other items too which I have been very happy with!). I got two blushes which both cost around £7 or £8 each. Shopping my own make-up drawer found another drug-store blush, so here the three are:
Bourjois little round pot in 15 Radiant Rose: I love the look of the Bourjois little round pots, the packaging is lovely for the price and they are so cute and compact. The mirror inside is useful, but I wouldn’t bother with the brush, which I consider useless. The colour of this blush is nice enough, a deeper pink with a slight shimmer and it does look nice when applied. If only applying it was so easy. The powder is really, really hard and I find it difficult to transfer a decent amount on to my brush. I really prefer makeup that is easier to work with and I don’t think it should take this much effort. Also – this smells awful, (think ‘granny’s dusty perfume’ and you’ve hit the nail on the head). I can’t say I recommend this at all (and I hate saying products are bad!).
Loreal Le Blush in True Rose: This is the first time I have tried a Loreal Blush. I really like the packaging of this one and think it would be great one to keep in your bag, especially as it has a handy mirror underneath and a small (although again useless) brush. I like this method of storing the brush away from the product, as it keep things tidy and clean. The blush itself is a lovely shimmery pink which I really like,, even though I’m not usually a fan of shimmer in blush. The powder is soft and blendable, it is far easier to apply than the Bourjois pot and gives a really nice lght natural look. I would like it to be more pigmented, but I think its acceptable for the price. There is quite a bit of fall out with this though, and I have it left all over my dressing table when I use it (avoid using near white carpets!)
Maybelline Dream Touch blush: Of all three, this blush is by far my favourite formulation. It is really pigmented and perfect for a dewy, summer look. It lasts the longest by far throughout the day and is really easy to blend. Because it is a cream it does take longer to apply in the morning, and so when I’m rushing out the door I tend not to favour it. It has more shimmer than I would usually wear, but I really enjoy using something different and usually wear this when I want a stronger blushed look, which I would usually have for evenings or in the daytime paired with a simple floral summer dress.
What is your favourite drug-store blush?