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Stash Week: Blush

Posted Jul 08 2010 11:24pm
I'll be posting some items for sale later on, so keep an eye out for that post/updated page soon :)

I know Blair has been waiting to see this post, since she loves blush so much :) No need for an intro, so here are my blushes....

NYX Chocolate Moose/Taupe Blush, $5; both matte shades that I use for contouring - and they double as eyeshadows! Taupe is supposed to be a dupe of MAC Emote blush.

MAC Tippy/Fun & Games blush from Hello Kitty Collection, $14; shimmery bright pink and peach blushes. I use Fun & Games more than Tippy (hellooooo bright pink!), but Fun & Games is a little difficult to use since the color payoff is so light; in contrast, just a tiny bit of Tippy is more than enough pink for my cheeks.

Chanel Joues Contraste, Orchid Rose, $42; light shimmery dusty rose - it's a gorgeous shade for Fall. I only need to tap my brush onto the dome to get plenty of color.

Canmake Cream Cheek 05|Sweet Apricot, 03|Strawberry Whip, 01|Peach Dream (not pictured), $10-12; talked about these blushes in this post and you know I love them right now :)

Canmake Cheek Gradation 01|Pink Stripe, 02|Orange Stripe, 04|Chocolate Stripe, $9-10; Another favorite of mine from Canmake, these multicolored striped blushes add a wonderful touch of color to my cheeks without being too shimmery or too bold. You can use each shade separately to build dimension, but I just swirl my brush over all the colors to mix them together. I really need to get my hands on the peach shade!

NARS blush, Deep Throat, $26; shimmery peach, darker than the infamous Orgasm blush. This showed up better than Orgasm on me - I really ought to use it more often but it sometimes gets lost in the rest of my blushes.

ELF Studio Line blush, Candid Coral, $3; shimmery coral blush (hence the name, der) that applies like's a great shade for spring/summer, and definitely a great formula for such a cheap price!

MAC MSF, By Candlelight, $28; from MAC's Warm & Cozy Collection and repromoted in their In the Groove collection, this is a soft pink-beige highlighter/blush with a touch of gold. Great for adding a subtle glow to your cheeks.

MAC MSF, Redhead; $28; stripes of color ranging from gold to a warm salmon shade, this MSF is another great item to use to really make your skin glow!

Everyday Minerals, Waffle Cone, $8; one of my favorite EDM blushes and one that I haven't been able to copy, it's described as a shimmery peach with a hint of pink, but it looks more like a shimmery beige shade to me. Close to an MSF, this makes my cheeks look like they're lit from within...another product that gives me that ethereal glow :) For $8, it's totally worth the price and will last a LONG time.

MAC Ripe Peach blush ombre; $25; from MAC's 2010 Spring Colour Forecast collection, Ripe Peach is a gradient blush with peachy-orange shades with just a touch of gold shimmer. Much larger than a regular blush (similar in size to a face powder), this adds a nice peachy-coral color to my cheeks when I swirl all the colors together.

NYC Creme Blush Stick, Plaza Pink and South Street Seashell, $4; another recent summer favorite, these are affordable cream blushes that pack a lot of pigmentation for a small price.

And the latest addition to my blush collection...

MAC MSF Petticoat

(taken with more flash exposure)

I also have Everyday Minerals Nick Nack, Daydream, and Email Me blushes...but I accidentally ruined what I had left when I tried to press them into pans for my Unii palette. I forgot to add a little alcohol with the pressing medium, so they're not really useable...even after a month of letting them "dry". I might try to mix them again with a few drops of alcohol to see if they'll dry to a powdery finish, but there's a good chance I'll just have to order them again from Everyday Minerals. Nick Nack is one of my favorite pink blushes - it's one of the few matte formulas from EDM and it's great for daily use.

I'm so happy the weekend is here again! Next up, eye primer/base and my most frequently used eye liners and mascaras :)
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