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I'm Kayla. A 20-something obsessed with beauty, planner decorating, and baking. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time.


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The Blush Edit




I received such a good response from my Foundation Edit post that I thought I'd continue doing them with different product categories! I used to have a love/hate relationship with blush. I loved the concept of it, but it was the first to go from my routine if I was in a rush. Yet lately I've become more and more obsessed. I honestly attribute my new love with blush to gh0stparties. She made a video a few months back where she talked about how she applies blush (it was in a tutorial or something) and she said she started farther back on the cheek near the hairline. I've always had the hardest time with applying blush in the right spot and with the right amount, but this trick has completely changed how I apply and wear blush! 

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick ($8.99) in "Just Pinched Pink" is a lovely flushed pink shade that has been a breeze to apply in the mornings when I'm trying to be quick before returning to work. I apply the product directly to my cheek and blend it in lightly with my fingers. It's really easy to see exactly where the product is going before blending it out. I wish the other shades in this line weren't so extreme or I would definitely pick up a few more. I don't need to say much about theBalm's Frat Boy ($21). It's just my perfect blush. It's actually the first blush I used to try gh0stparties' blush application trick. Maybe that's why I'm so smitten with it? 

I've had the NYX Powder Blush ($5) in "Amber" the longest out of this mix and it's a little too dark for me at the moment with my skin being so completely pale, but with a light touch it does wonders at warming up my complexion. The Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush ($12.99) in "Pinched" is a recent addition to my collection and is a little too springy at the moment. I use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply this and it's fairly sheer at first but easily build able. I'm really starting to enjoy these cream blushes! The LiSi Cosmetics Flushed Pressed Powder Blush ($9.50) in "Antigua" reminds me a lot of the e.l.f. blushes but comes off more pigmented. When I was looking up the link on their website "Antigua" appeared to be much darker. I'm not sure if my blush is mislabeled or what as mine is a lot lighter and more wearable. 

What are your favorite blushes? Any good recommendations?

xoxo Kayla

14 comments

  1. I'm a huge fan of the NYX blushes, they're so cheap and come in so many great colours :) My favourite is definitely 'rose garden'. Great post!x

    Lauren Evie

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  2. I really like Maybelline Fit Me blush!

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  3. What a great post, loads of great blush choices!

    Carrie | CazmosWorld

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  4. Every time I come on here I want to try Frat Boy SO BADLY. I wonder where I can get it in Canada. I just recently got the Maybelline one as well, same colour and really like it! I never use to experiment with different coloured blushes but now I like to change whichever one I wear depending on my mood!
    My favourite blushes are by Marcelle and Vasanti, Canadian brands, they're cream and the colours are awesome!
    xo T
    www.prettylovelygirls.com

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    1. If you ever want to do a swap let me know...there may be a Frat Boy blush in the mix ( :

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  5. I'm looking forward to trying some NYX blushers i got a few weeks ago on line! love all your colours! :) xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  6. MAC Mineralized Blush in Dainty is my go-to, although I haven't used it in a while. I also really like NARS' Deep Throat and Buxom's Temptation. I want to try more NYX blushes. I don't think I have tried a powder blush from NYX at all.

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // RIKKI POYNTER, MAKEUP!

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  7. i love the mac cream blushes and the rimmel blushes, i probably shouldn't be looking at blush recommendation as i think i have a blush problem - oh well! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I never thought I had a blush problem until I started working on this post and realized I have almost 20 different blushes! Yikes!

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  8. I loooove Mac's mineralise blush in 'Dainty', ever since I bought it I haven't stopped using it as my daily go-to blush. Recently I've been using Benefit's 'Lollitint' (a very recent purchase) and have been loving it's colour ever since! It looks a bit daunting, but it's soooo cute! :) Your blushes are all such pretty colours!
    - Jem
    |Une Belle Masquerade|

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    1. I've been hearing some good things about "Danity"! May have to give it a looksie.

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  9. I may have just ordered The Balm blush haha, what can I say, I needed it! One of my all time favourite blushes is definitely Benefit Coralista, such a pretty colour :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awe yay! It's so wonderful...obviously...since I can't stop talking about it

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