Friday, December 9, 2011

The Natural Pink Blushes in my Current Rotation!

Aside from foundation, blush is my most favored item of makeup. Blush instantly adds liveliness to the face, while sculpting the cheeks. I love all shades of blush, from peach, orange, pink and red. In the summer time, you can bet I'm sporting bronzer and warm-toned red and coral blushes, but in the winter, I usually wear colors that are much more natural.

For the past couple of months I've for the most part skipped out on self tanning and bronzer, and gone the natural-pink route for my cheeks. I've found myself picking up the same shades over and over again (thus calling it a rotation).

CONTINUE READING FOR MY PICKS + ADDITIONAL PHOTOS & SWATCHES!



Described on the MAC website as a beige-pink (sheertone), Blushbaby is a sheer, natural warm pink that mimics the rosy hue your cheeks naturally turn. It works on a wide variety of skintones, thus becoming one of MAC's most popular blushes. It's one of my no-brainer blushes that goes well with any eye makeup and lip color.

Desdcribed on the MAC website as a soft, muted pink (satin), Cubic is a super-sheer natural pink that leans slightly warm-neutral. This blush could be Blushbaby's younger sister, as they are very similar. I find that Cubic is much less intense (not to say Blushbaby is intense, but it does pack a little more color). If you want a no-blush blush, or a shade that will go with everything, including a smokey eye or just a soft, sophisticated blush, you may want to give Cubic a try.

Described as a sheer, rosy-beige with multi-dimensional shimmer on the MAC website, Honey Rose is just that. I like to think of Honey Rose more of a highlight than a blush, but it does add a little color to the cheeks. On my natural days when I want my complexion to look extra healthy and glowy, I stipple some Honey Rose on my apples. It adds a nice glow, and a very natural wash of warm, pink that's definitely there, but very soft and almost undetectable.

Natural is the pinkest blush out of the bunch, but because of it's warm tone, it looks very natural on my cheeks - as opposed to a bright, barbie or cotton candy pink. I love, love, love this blush and wear it on most days where I want a blush that is natural, but still packs a little extra punch. My favorite drugstore blush, for sure.

Rose Bronze is a gorgeous neutral-pink with a hint of warmth and pink shimmer. Applied heavily the color is much more of a vibrant rosy pink, but when worn lightly, it looks extremely natural. This is another favorite.. I don't believe it could look bad on anyone.

NARS MADLY
Described as a warm, soft-focus seashell pink on the NARS website, Madly is a bronzed, warm pink. It's one of those blushes where you don't need an additional bronzer, and instantly sculpts the face when applied along the cheeks. I love wearing this blush on days where I want a little bronzer and a hint of natural blush - Madly infuses the two together.


What blushes are in your current rotation?

34 comments:

  1. Ahh I wouldn't know which one to pick! They all look gorgeous! Maybe Honey Rose looks the prettiest...but they are all divine!!
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  2. Love Honey Rose and Rose Bronze! Beautiful colours :)
    Bella xo
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  3. I normally go for a pink tone so I think the chanel is my fav - I think PF Natual is a bit too pink though x

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  4. Honey rose looks so pretty, and I have NARS Madly in the mail on my way to me so can't wait to try it. In my current rotation are Nars Desire and Illamasqua Lover... can't get enough of both.
    Lilit
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  5. I love Madly so much! Definitely want honey rose for a highlight. Truth and light is way too light for me.

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  6. The PF Happy Booster is so well...Happy! What a pretty product.

    I love all the other brush colors pictured. They all look like they would work well with many looks

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  7. Oh the Chanel one looks fab - like a highlighted and blusher in one. I stick to my old faithful Nars one in bright pink (can't remember the name). Less scary on than it looks and suits my ski tone. But after this post, perhaps I should branch out?

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  8. The physician´s formula is very nice, thanks for the review,

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  9. OMG madly is definitely on my Christmas wish list sooo pretty :)

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  10. i have the mac one and i ove it, i dont own any of the others but id love to try physicians formula

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

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  11. the PF blush looks very pretty, i'm currently using mac hang loose, it's a pale pink and lavender and it's perfect for winter :)
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  12. PF blush is gorgeous... I don't need another blush, but I want that one :)

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  13. Cubic has been in my recent rotation too. I love it! I'm happy to see the Chanel Rose Bronze pictured here as well. I have wanted this color for awhile and may be picking it up tomorrow while out!

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  14. I wanna try them all! Especially PF and Mac Blushbaby :)

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  15. the PF booster is looking really good

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  16. Beautiful collection! Honey rose looks amazing!!

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  17. I love blushes - I think I may try the Chanel one as I am loving Chanel products lately!

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  18. i love the PF happy booster!!! it's so cute!!!

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  19. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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  20. Pysician's formula blush is my favorite one, I love the shimmer in it!

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  21. gorgeous colors!! i think you would really love tarte exposed if you haven't checked it out already ;)

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  22. Great post!!! p.s. I'm your newest follower! http://glossandmagic.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hey doll! I just found you today. I was very excited to hear you were from Chicago as I am too! :) I am now following your blog.

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  24. http://www.ewelinasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/December 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    hey girl! amazing blushes :) I really like chanel rose bronze , looks amazing ..
    My favourite of the momoent is Mac Dollymix. cannot get enough! Check it out, you will love it too I am sure :)

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  25. How on earth did blushbaby and cubic get past me? They're beautiful D:

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  26. I love all, but Cubic is so gorgeous :love: :D

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  27. Great Collection! Above all shade are lovely but i like PF natural shade. Thanks for sharing makeup collection and different shades with us.

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  28. I love it's. collection make up very good, and reviews makeups very good. ahhh abdi demen nu kos kie teh. thanks Liesli

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  29. That's amazing post,I love this post such like makeup collection suprab thanks for sharing here..Natural Skincare

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  30. I love Cubic! Its one of my favorite everyday blushes!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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