7 Brilliant Blushes: Instant Radiance In A Single Sweep

July 18, 2011 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

Usually overlooked at the beauty counter, blush is just as crucial as foundation and concealer. If you choose to sport a full face of foundation and skip blush your face can run the risk of looking flat and cakey. It is important to enhance your best features and play up what you love about yourself; blush is a great way to do just that.

Don’t underrate the power of a crimson glow.

This beauty bag essential will do wonders to brighten up all types of skin tones. If you are looking to add instant radiance and contour to your face, blush can bring added life to your complexion. Where to apply that pop of pink? It’s easy; just smile and lightly dust the perfect blush to the apples of your cheeks. Slimming out a round face is another magical effect blush can bring to you. For a chiseled effect, blend blush up the cheekbones softly to the hairline for a natural flush.

Blending is key to diminish harsh lines while crafting a satin finish. From angelic and sweet to sophisticated and sexy, blush is a must to create your ideal look!

No need to be bashful; add that extra flush with one these seven blushes:

Cargo blushes create the ultimate contour to any face. An unpredictable mixture of sweet plum, soft pink, and dusty mauve will make medium to dark complexions glimmer. Cargo SoftBlush Barbary Coast, $24

Benefit’s Bella Bamba blush claims to give a “3D” effect. This watermelon pink is super sweet on skin! Benefit Bella Bamba, $28

Tarte, an organic brand, was one of the first companies to draw a cult following for their coveted cheek stains. “Blushing Bride”  creates a beautiful berry luminosity and blends naturally into skin. Tarte Cheek Stain Bushing Bride, $30

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush applies smooth and creamy to skin, but dries similar to the look of a powder blush. I used to steer clear of these types of formulas, fearing a cartoonish look, but after testing my friend’s mousse blush – Who doesn’t love the best of both worlds? Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush, Peach Satin 20, $6

NARS The Multiple is a multi purpose product for use on lips, cheecks, and eyes. I have been drooling over NARS products for years now and am dying to get my hands on The Multiple in Orgasm! NARS The Multiple – Orgasm, $39

Deep Throat by NARS is the only thing that is missing from my blush collection. A gorgeous pale pink would work wonders on my porcelain skin!  NARS Deep Throat, $27

Physicians Formula is one of those brands you can’t go wrong with. Available at drugstores, this single compact comprised of pinks and nudes is ideal to get that natural glow. Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic Custom Multi-Colored Blush, Nude/Warm Nude 2674, $11

—Elise Ford

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2 Responses to 7 Brilliant Blushes: Instant Radiance In A Single Sweep

  1. Tracey says:

    I recommend both of those Nars blushes to people. They have loved the Nars multiple. Great product with great colors available.

  2. Chelsea says:

    Totally agree! Great choices; couldn’t live without blush.

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