Only six more days until we hit the end of Winter! Can I get a hell yeah?! Although sadly, I think Mother Nature is teasing us with the weather in Melbourne, these last few days. Bright and clear in the morning then come school pick-up time, we get cold, dark and dreary! But that doesn’t mean I cannot start
dreaming planning for Spring. On this week’s beauty segment I’m featuring 3 blushers from 3 different brands to ring in Spring.
While Winter usually equates to more darker, berry like shades, I love to see shades of coral, flecks of pearlascent shimmery finishes and a soft pink to complement Spring.
*Sleek Makeup Blush (Rose Gold) rrp$14.57
Housed in a sleek, black packaging, this little blush might look dark in the compact but, when swatched seem to be pretty soft, making it perfect for Spring and possibly even Summer.
The shade I received to try is Rose Gold, which from what I’ve heard on the grapevine is a dupe of the Nars Orgasm! I mean, just look at the packaging even, which I dare say is as close to the original – except for maybe the shape of the compact.
When it comes to colour payoff, I was surprised to find that the blush didn’t look as strong as it did in the compact itself. Compared to the other two blushers, this one has a slightly peachier tone and had a very powdery and matte finish.
EDITED: I applied Sleek’s Rose Gold on my cheeks today and while it is still a peachy tone, it definitely ISN’T matte! I loved the shimmery finish it has after I’ve swirled my brush in this blush before application. It’s slightly similar to the Mirenesse Marble Mineral blush in Carrara Coral but with a bit more colour. Goes to show how swatching something doesn’t necessarily show the actual effect of a product!
L-R: Sleek Rose Gold, Mirenesse Marble Mineral Blush in Carrara Coral & Wet n Wild Berry Shimmer
*Mirenesse Marble Mineral Blush (Carrara Coral) rrp$58.27
This particular blush by Mirenesse actually gave me quite a surprise! While it might not look like much – except the marbling effect does look gorgeous in the compact – but once I swatched the blush, I was amazed by the pearlascent sheen it creates! The shade might be called Carrara Coral, but I think it’s more of a soft golden peach shade.
Because of the gorgeous sheen, I think this would go well on its own without having to add any highlighters, which was what I did in the image below. In fact, the Carrara Coral would make a great highlighter to create that strobing effect.
It gave a nice highlight on my cheeks, and yes, you can’t really see the colour, but it’ll make a great everyday shade that gives you a nice radiant glow.
*Wet N Wild Blush (Berry Shimmer) rrp$8.64
I first discovered Wet N Wild when I was in the U.S, through some other beauty bloggers. It’s a drugstore brand that is really inexpensive there. While the colour I chose was called Berry Shimmer, it actually looked a lot more like a deep coppery pink shade in real life.
Even though it’s a drugstore brand, the blush is highly pigmented giving you a nice, deep and rich colour payoff. Definitely one to have on for that night-time Spring look or during the day when you want to add a bit more colour to your cheeks.
So what are the blush shades to incorporate into your Spring makeup collection this year? Something with:
Especially for my dear readers (that’s YOU!), Luxola is giving you 25% off your FIRST order. To claim this offer, simply use the code: BLX-BAUBLES at the checkout. Offer ends on the 30th September 2015. Imagine how much these blushers would cost if you added that 25% discount! Also, check out the other range of blushers they’ve got on offer. The discount is not available on some of their non-discountable items though.
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