For all the girly BWA members, I wanted to compile a list of my must have blushes this beautiful summer! On a side note- as some blushes are not readily available I have tried to include some alternatives for everyone! Adding on to that, apologies beforehand, you might notice I am a bit of a Benefit Cosmetic’s junkie- I cannot say much in my defense!
First off, is Face of Australia’s (available locally) mineral therapy blush in Coral Delight, this peachy beauty comes complete with screw top kabuki. It is a loose powder so one must be careful to keep it tightly shut at all times. The mineral factor is a bonus, this blush did not clog my pores, and in summer when we are all prone to sweating dreaded breakouts will be thankfully prevented. You can pick this up at Fashion Addict for just $11.95!
Another special favourite is Benefit’s Coralista– this is much more pigmented than my previously reviewed Dandelion powder and will show up on most skin tones. The blush itself is a true coral dotted with fine silver glitter particles; it is a buildable blush- light application will give a glow to the apples of your cheeks, layer it on for a more dramatic finish. Let me also add that the blush smells divinely of ripe oranges and the shimmers are so subtle on the skin, it’s just perfect! You can buy Coralista for $28 at Benefit.com.au. Similar blushes: Nars Orgasm (gold flecks instead), Milani Luminous (for US members!)
For an everyday option, I couldn’t survive without Benefit’s Dandelion which is $28.00 at Benefit.com.au! This baby pink powder is suitable for those who prefer to keep their complexions pale and who load up on SPF during summer. I have also recently come across SAX’s Cosmetic Complexion Blusher in Coy, during a browse at my local pharmacy, I did a test swatch. This blush is slightly more pigmented than Dandelion, but will still give you that innocent doll-like look!
Next up, my HG bronzer is none other than Benefit’s fantabulous Hoola which is also $28.00 at Benefit.com.au. This baby is a matte medium brown leaning more to warm tones.To best use this product, lightly use a powder brush and dust all over one’s face or to give a more sculpted look, suck in those cheeks, make a fish pout and apply to the hollows of the cheeks, under the jaw line and sweep lightly on the sides your face! May I also recommend Lancome’s Star Bronzer in Bronze Solaire for those who love their golden shimmer (I got this as a deluxe sample with purchase)!
For those cool toned babes I do recommend NYX’s Taupe Powder blush which is only $4.50 at Cherryculture.com it’s a wonderful neutral alternative!
I hope you have enjoyed the read, until next time!