Sunday, 28 August 2016

3 High End Blushes To Try

Nars, Mac & Benefit Blush review

I love high street products and some can rival their high-end counterparts. However, when it comes to blushes I always gravitate towards high-end brands as the quality is so much better. I don't own too many high street blushes as I find they're lacking in the pigmentation department. Nars, Mac, and Benefit are my go-to brands for blushes and today I thought I'd share 3 of my favourites that are always in my makeup bag........


|1. Mac Mineralize Blush 'Warm Soul'|


This blush is great for a natural, subtle makeup look as one quick swipe instantly perks up the skin providing a healthy glow. It can also be built up for a stronger look and I always tend to build it up during the cold winter months as it provides that "I've just been out in the cold look" ;-)

It looks quite daunting in the packaging with it's shimmery/frosted finish. However, once applied to the skin the golden shimmer is very fine and provides a subtle glow rather than a high sheen finish. The shade is a beautiful peachy pink shade. I've read reviews of the old version of this where people describe it as a dusty pink but I think they must've reformulated it as it's more of a peachy pink shade now. 

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|2. Nars 'Luster' Blush |

I would describe it as a golden apricot peach shade. The Mac blush mentioned above is pink toned whereas the Nars blush has orange undertones. The pigmentation of this product is much stronger than its Mac counterpart. The swatch of the Nars blush below is only one layer whereas I had to build up the Mac one to two layers for it to show up on camera properly. I find that I need to use this with a light hand for my everyday makeup. 

The quality of this blush is the most luxurious of the three. The formula is incredibly smooth and it's very easy to blend. The golden sheen is a little more palpable with this blush compared to the Mac one so if you're not a fan of shimmer then this blush isn't for you. 

Overall, it's definitely worth the extra pennies!

|3. Benefit 'Dandelion' Blush |

Benefit Dandelion was actually my first high-end blush and it's still a firm favourite in my collection. The shade is very different from the other two as it's a soft pink shade. It has very finely milled flecks of golden shimmer running through it but it's hardly noticeable compared to the other two products. It's quite light so it suits pale skin perfectly but for darker skin tones I'd say this would be more of a highlighter or brightening powder. 

The formula doesn't feel as luxurious as the Nars one but in my opinion, the quality is better than the Mac blush. It feels silky soft which makes it very easy to blend. In the swatch photo below it looks quite powdery and that's only because I dropped it and it smashed *insert crying emoji* 

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Cliona xx


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