After the last post I'm now back to regular scheduled programming.
When it comes to blushes I have a few that I use constantly & in rotation, so I don't own too many. I actually only own two from MAC's permanent line & a few from LE collections. NARS as a whole wins in the Blush department IMO, way more pigmented and smoother application.
Below are my top picks from my collection:
|Clockwise starting from Taj Mahal (Orange Blush)|
one. NARS: Taj Mahal
Yes, this beautiful blush broke when I dropped it but I put it back together because I love it. Its a vibrant orange/tangerine color with gold sheen running through. Its a color that looks drop dead gorgeous on dark skin but I've seen it add warmth and glow to even the lightest of skin tones. Its extremely pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. A great spring/summer color since orange/coral have been on runways lately.
two. NARS: Albatross
This blush looks so lack luster in the pan. It looks like it would make my skin an ashy-mess. But the white powder transforms into a golden sheen on the skin. If you get a chance go swatch it in a store. It works great as a cheek highlighter or layered over another blush all over the cheek for a glow. Again this is another color that works for all skin tones.
three. MAC: Fleur Power
Fleur Power is a matte pink/coral blush. I pull this out when the mood strikes. This is another pigmented blush which makes it work for light to dark skin tones depending on the way you apply.
four. MAC: Raizin
If you are a WOC & you don't own this blush, go and ask for forgiveness now. This is a staple. I think every time a black woman goes into MAC this blush is recommended. Its stunning. Its natural, but adds definition. Its a matte reddish-brown that can be used everyday.
five: NARS: Gina
Another matte blush is Gina, its a peachy/tangerine color that requires a bit more effort to show up on dark skin. But if your lighter than me & on the hunt for a peach blush, this is the one to get. I would say a must-have for medium skin tones. It adds warmth without being overpowering and looks great layered with Taj Mahal.
|Raizin, Fleur Power, Taj Mahal, Gina, Albatross|
The swatches are skewing the coloring off a bit, the colors look most accurate in the first picture.
Anyone have good recommendations for blushes from other brands? Would love to expand my collection.