Suns Out, Blush Out

 Summer time seems the best fit to do a post based on blush, even though right now we aren't having much of a Summer (which I'm actually very pleased about.)

NARS Orgasm- A cult favourite, widely loved by bloggers and raved about on a large scale, I fell for the hype with this for sure and I don't regret it. It's such a beautiful rose golden shade with flicks of gold shimmer, generally has good pigmentation and colour pay off. It's just one of those products everyone needs, it's a versatile colour that can compliment any choice of eyeshadow. Very summery, bright and pretty.(£23.00) 

NARS LoveJoy- Another from NARS, newest to my family, I'll admit it looks a little scary dark in pan and almost like a bronzer, but once it's on a brush and buffed around it's a lot more subtle. It reminds me massively of MAC Taupe lipstick, it's very matte, a nude but dark shade. Probably more suited to Autumn/Winter time. Lovejoy has a little more of a dry feel to it where as I feel that Orgasm is super soft. (£23.00)

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in #Craving - A new release from NARS, an expansion on the dual intensity eyeshadows, comes this dual intensity blusher range.  I chose the shade that I thought had the easiest highlight colour, some of the others look very dark, and possibly that's because there's two shades of blush, but with Craving you get a white but slightly pink shimmered highlight colour next to a golden sand blush.  I apply these dry, even though they can be applied wet for the 'intense' look, but I find that the highlight is enough without adding water. The pigmentation of the blush colour isn't as good as the original NARS blushers sold on their own (as talked about above.) (£30.00)

Yves Saint Laurent Blush Radiance in #No.9- The oldest in my collection, I've had this for over a year and it's just hitting pan on one quarter of the product, which is impressive. As the name suggests, the colours do add radiance to your face, a little gloss and it just gives you that over all healthy look. I have shade 09 which is pretty much orange. It feels so smooth in texture in pan and applies like a dream. (£32.00.)

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in #Peach Beach- (What a mouthful.) Admittedly I  barely use this product, it's my least favourite and I genuinely don't have a reason to not like it, I think it's one of those 'shop your stash' products that I just forget about. It's so pigmented and it looks gorgeous in it's baked formula. It's almost like a highlight blush and bronze all in one, and I suppose that's why I avoid it because I really like using my matte bronzer for contouring. There's no reason to not like this blush, it's honestly really great. There's so much product in the box, at this rate I'll never ever hit pan. (£24.00.) 

(Left to right: YSL, Too Faced, Dual Intensity NARS, Orgasm and Lovejoy.)
These swatches really don't do them justice, sorry!

I'm certainly going too add to my blush family, I've got my eyes on an Ambient Lighting blush from Hourglass, and one of the hugely hyped about Tarte Amazonian Clay ones, too.


  1. I really want to try the NARS Dual Intensity blushes. I have my eye on a few shades but the price tag puts me off slightly! x

    Jordan Alice

    1. Understandable, I'm glad i chose one with a good highlight and blush colour, feels like i'm getting 2 products for my money :-)

  2. Love the look of that YSL one! It's gorgeous!

    lillies and lipbalm

    1. It really is! To look at aswell haha x


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