Top 5 Summer Blushes | Review + Swatches
Continuing with my top summer series (I wrote about my Top 5 Summer Lip Products here), I decided to write about my favourite summer blushes. There will be images of blush swatches later on in the post. :)
1. NYX Summer Peach
I mentioned this blush in my Would You Rather Tag — NYX Summer Peach is a like the satin version of NARS Orgasm blush. Even though there is shimmer in the pan, it does not translate on to the cheeks.
If you’re not a big fan of pink blushes or you feel like pink blushes clash with your skin tone, I would recommend giving NYX Summer Peach a try — although it is a pink blush, it leans very warm, making it suitable for tan/olive skin tones.
2. Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed
I wish this blush formula came in more colours! This is the only cream blush that I own, but I absolutely love it because the lasting power is unreal. It looks very scary in the pan, but on the cheeks, the colour sheers out. Flushed is your typical fuchsia colour and looks great with a fuchsia lip like CoverGirl Spellbound (a lipstick I mentioned in my previous post).
3. MAC Peaches Blush
This blush is well-loved in the MAC community and for good reason! MAC Peaches a true peach blush that adds a beautiful glow to the cheeks. Although it is well-loved by those with a tan/olive skin tone, I could definitely see fair girls rocking this blush as well (and if that’s enough to convince you, essiebutton loves this blush too ;) #EssieButtonEffect anyone?)
4. MAC Gingerly Blush
Now you may look at this colour in the pan and not think much of it. But when swatched, it’s a nice peachy-brown colour. I think if MAC Peaches and Harmony had a baby, it would be MAC Gingerly!
If you are more on the fair side, I would suggest passing on this blush because it may look orange against your skin tone. But with a tan (I’m a MAC NC35 for reference), MAC Gingerly will give a nice warmth to the cheeks.
5. NARS Luster Blush
Saving the best for last! This is my favourite blush of all time. Yes. Dare I make a proclamation like that!? NARS Luster warm, shimmery apricot colour that I love to bust out when I’m going to a party or wedding. It looks really nice with a red lip and also eliminates the need for a highlighter on the cheekbones since the blush already has a gorgeous sheen.
Now wutchu waitin’ fo’?! Buy all of teh blushes!!!111 D: