A couple weeks ago Brooke tagged me to do the Blush Tag, and I'm just now finally getting around to doing it. I absolutely love blush, although I don't wear it all too often - my cheeks have been getting so red lately, so I haven't been wearing any blush so I don't make it look worse. I still do love blush though.
What color blush suits you the most?
I think it would be nude pinks. Since my skin is so pale and rosy to begin with, anything too red or too pink just makes me look like I have a fever. I love those dusty pinky-brown shades that do a little bit of sculpting and adding a little bit of warmth - my favorites are Tarte Exposed and Too Faced Baby Love.
Pressed, cream, or loose blush?
Cream all the way. I own more powder blushes than cream ones, but I just love how creams look and perform on my skin. My most-worn blush is probably the Stila Convertible Color in Lilium because it just looks so fresh and healthy on the skin.
Favorite shimmery blush?
This would definitely go to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes. They really give the skin that "lit from within" look, and Mood Exposure is the prettiest mauve-y blush ever.
Favorite matte blush?
Without a doubt Tarte Exposed. This is probably my most-worn powder blush. It goes with absolutely anything, and it's just the perfect everyday shade. Since it's matte, it never looks too showy or overboard either.
Favorite drugstore blush?
I really like the Milani Rose Blush - the shade Romantic Rose is such a pretty neutral pink, and the formula is perfectly buttery and pigmented. I need to try more of Milani's blushes, because I've heard they're all great.
Favorite high end blush?
It would either be the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes for powders or the Stila Converible Colors for creams. Am I sounding like a broken record yet?
Favorite bright blush?
I'm going to copy Brooke here and go for Hourglass Diffused Heat. I don't know what possessed me to buy this shade, but I'm sure glad I did. It's a gorgeous coral-y pink that makes you look like you just came inside from frolicking in the snow.
Biggest blush disappointment/regret?
I tried Milani Luminoso after hearing everyone go crazy about it and say it was a dupe for NARS Orgasm, but it was just straight up yellow-orange on me. I don't know if I got a dud or if it's my skintone, but I've seen it look stunning on so many people and it just looks off on me. Luckily it was a drugstore blush so I didn't waste too much money, but it was still a let-down.
Best blush packaging?
Definitely the Charlotte Tilbury Colour of Youth cream blush from the Norman Parkinson Collection. It's the nicest-feeling little compact, and it's rose gold, and it's got a beautiful photo on the lid. And it was limited edition. Need I say more?
What's on your blush wishlist?
I really want a couple more shades of the Stila Convertible Colors (the brown-y pink ones, of course), and I'd also love to try a Kevyn Aucoin cream blush - I have the cream contour/highlight duo and it's got the loveliest formula.
Number one holy grail blush?
It would be between Tarte Exposed and Stila Lilium - it's not cheating if one's powder and one's cream, right? If pushed to only pick one, I think I'd have to go with Stila Lilium.
I tag everyone that wants to do this! Make sure to tweet me (@dadmunk) if you do so I can read it!