Monday, February 9, 2015


Blush immediately injects life into your complexion and it is the perfect addition to any flirty and fun Valentine's Day makeup look.

I have put together three of my favourite blushes and whether you're going for natural or bold, pink, red or coral...we have you covered.

MAC "Dollymix" Blush ($41)
MAC blushes are exceptional quality and they blend so seamlessly into the skin. My pick for Valentine's is Dollymix which is a beautiful and girly flushed pink colour. This would look best paired with a neutral eye and pink lip.

The Cosmetic Kitchen "Strawberry" Pure Mineral Blush ($24)*
I love mineral blushes because they are buildable. You are able to pick up as much product as you want depending if you are creating a dramatic blush colour of a lightly flushed look. As the name suggests, this one is a vibrant strawberry shade and appears very natural on the skin. Due to how versatile this product is, it would such a variety of makeup looks. I also love the silky formulation of this product and how velvety is feels on the skin.

Top to bottom: The Cosmetic Kitchen, Models Prefer, MAC.

Models Prefer "Desk to Date" Blush ($10.99)
This blush has an overlay of coral sparkle with a deep earthy red underneath. This is said to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm but of course it is a much cheaper option from the drugstore. The pigmentation on this blush is fantastic and you need the smallest amount of product on your brush to get a good colour payoff. This is the perfect colour to pair with a bronzed and dewy look since it provides just the right amount of shine and shimmer while still bringing a glowy colour to the face.

All of these options would be perfect for a Valentine's date or just to brighten up your makeup for the day so have fun picking out a new blush (perhaps one of these ones) or even just "shopping" your collection and re-finding a product you haven't used in a while.

Thanks for reading!