11 June 2012

Blush Crush #2, #3 & #4

It shames me to say that I haven't been keeping up with this Blush Crush thing. I really do love blush, and today I counted that I had 17 products - one of which has 3 blushes in. A bit mental, and I'm proud to say I've only bought 3 in the whole of 2012 (I think), so it's coming slightly under control.. although the pan is nowhere in sight for any of them so maybe not so grand.. MOVING ON.

So I thought I'd update you and fill you in on my current blush crush, but also of the 2 that came before.


These are the Clarins Illuminating Cheek Colour in Miami Pink, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful and NARS Torrid. The former is a warm-toned pink, and the latter is a corally pinky peach with a subtle gold shimmer. The Tarte one will be discussed more in depth in the following section, as it's my absolute favourite right now.

The Clarins Miami Pink was a purchase in January, and I did wear it quite a lot during the end of the winter. I found it to be subtle, natural and extremely suitable for the cold weather and my paler skin. But I haven't worn it in a while as it was replaced in March by..

The NARS Torrid. Until March, this was a regrettable purchase from the May before, that I honestly never reached for because I felt it made me look clown-like and that it was too bright. But after a last 'go' before selling it, I absolutely fell in love. It brightened my skin in the cold weather, and it went really well with my between-seasons skintone and neutral eyes that I sported that month. I think this was my go-to blush for 2 months straight - no joke.

Top to Bottom: NARS Torrid, Tarte Blissful, Clarins Miami Pink.

Is it just me that feels that if the Clarins and NARS blush were to have a baby, it would look something quite like Blissful?

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful


I know, what a hottie.

Blissful has been my go-to blush for about a month now since I got it from my swap with Samantha.

It's much more long-lasting than your average blush, and I'd go so far as to say they are much more long-lasting than NARS. I also think the pigmentation is at a perfect, very easy-to-use level. I personally don't like too much pigmentation, because you need to think about it whilst applying it.

For the formula, I think it's worth every penny, and if I had easier access to these, I would be picking up another one in Dollface in a wink!

On my NC40 cheeks, it's a very very warm pink that is bordering on peach. It gives the most youthful glow and makes my face look very alive. Because it's quite confusing whether I would consider it a peach or a pink, it really goes with any look at all.

Now many of my UK readers must be thinking, "What an absolute knob. She knows we can't get Tarte in the UK!" This is unfortunately true, and I hope that sentence didn't raise your hopes as for a miracle answer on how to get your hands on Tarte bar crossing the Channel or doing a swap. But, if you are in love with the shade more than wanting to try a formula, MAC has just come out with what I've been told is a very similar shade in their Hey, Sailor collection called Fleet Fast. Not sure if that made things any better but it was my attempt!

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So those were my blush crushes in the recent months :) 

What were some of your favourites?
Have you tried any of these?

<3yu

26 comments:

  1. That Tarte blush looks stunning! Too bad I can't get it over here, though! Really nice choices :)

    xx

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    1. I know, I'd get so many more if they were available near me! :)

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  2. Tart blushes are on eBay quite often (I've picked up 3)

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  3. I LOVE my Tarte blush in Blissful! I especially love how easily such a pigmented blush blends in!

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  4. love tarte blush. i dont think i have blissful, but it is really pretty! may haev to pick it up!

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    1. So do I, I love the formula if the other shades are anything like this one! :)

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  5. These are all so lovely! I need to try out a tarte blush, but as you say they are just so damn hard to get hold of! Maybe one day ahah! xx

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    1. Exactly! But yes they are worth the struggle/wait ;)

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  6. I've been lusting after Tarte blushes for sooo long, they're so pretty

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    1. I agree, their colour selection is so nice! :)

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  7. love the tarte too- i really want to try their blush line


    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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    1. I haven't heard much about the rest of their line, but I'd love to try those too!

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  8. I'm in the US and I would do a swap for Tarte with someone in the UK if they want to get me Barry M and Sleek goodies :)

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  9. These look gorgeous, I really like the look of the Nars blush too x

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    1. It's super gorgeous and I love their formulas - definitely recommend ;)

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