The Right Blush For That Extra Flush

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!

Love,
Midnight*fish

Image: Derbious

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61 Comments

  • Reply T1NA Sunday 29th July, 2012 at 9:59 am

    love Benefit’s Hervana!

  • Reply Fiendangelical Thursday 12th July, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Great recommendations, loving the prices!

  • Reply becci19 Wednesday 11th July, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    awesome post

  • Reply keppers Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Love the Benefit obsession. They do have such great products and the packaging is just so cute

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Wednesday 30th May, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Try NARS Deep Throat if you arent after the gold flecs in Orgasm. I’ve also heard really great things about MAC Well Dressed. Benefit Hoola seems to be another cult product.

  • Reply hollyg Monday 16th January, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Nars orgasm is the bomb!

  • Reply xoxoMayy Monday 16th January, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    i love benefit too!

  • Reply UNoPoo Monday 16th January, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply doogs Monday 16th January, 2012 at 8:05 am

    thanks

  • Reply doogs Monday 16th January, 2012 at 8:04 am

    great tips

  • Reply bardie Monday 16th January, 2012 at 8:01 am

    nice

  • Reply ethereal Monday 16th January, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I don’t use blush, but I might give it a try 🙂

  • Reply juliew Monday 16th January, 2012 at 6:25 am

    good stuff

  • Reply qwysycl Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Love Nar’s orgasm.

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Great info

  • Reply stefaneigh Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love benefits hoola! And I use benefit sugarbomb blush, keen to try these other benefit ones though!~

  • Reply gumby11 Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Sleek makeup has some really nice blushes too. Thanks for a helpful post.

  • Reply kymheaton Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely post !

  • Reply piccolanippy Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I like Benefits.

  • Reply chris Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the read

  • Reply balibabe7 Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Thanks 😀

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Useful, thanks.

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 11:38 am

    great advice!

  • Reply aalana Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 9:55 am

    thanks!

  • Reply livi Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Great tips

  • Reply tessarella Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply bardie Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 7:55 am

    thanks

  • Reply jarjar Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 7:53 am

    nice

  • Reply juliew Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 4:27 am

    great tips

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 1:24 am

    loving the info… napoleon is my all time favourite and of course any peach coloured blush is a total fave of mine!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Thanks for the info

  • Reply KatP Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Thanks!

  • Reply lizzie77 Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 12:11 am

    love to get another blush soon to the collection.

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Love the good ol kabuki!

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    bronzing blushes for summer for the summer shine

  • Reply mandystsai2 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Very informative and interesting post. Thanks for posting!

  • Reply ema4eva1995 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    good recommendations

  • Reply sallync Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Always great to BRUSH up on blush technique!

  • Reply darling Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    i conquer

  • Reply blackcab Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    awesome

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    thanks for the article 😀

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Will be referring back to this. Bookmarked, thanks! 🙂

  • Reply allisg Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    i find blush tricky, esp as I change my hair colour all the time!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Some great tips and new products for me to try, thanks!

  • Reply Xiaxiao Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    good post

  • Reply jetaime Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Great post! I’d also recommend Natio’s ‘Peach Glow’

  • Reply Claireo Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Fab list thanks 🙂

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    thanks for the tips 🙂

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    So many choices in the markets these days, it’s so hard to know which ones are worth it or not. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • Reply Whatthe Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    beautiful blushes!

  • Reply chocolatelace Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I also love coralista!

  • Reply mmiiaa Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    pretty 🙂

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    great tips 🙂

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    ..love Face of Australia!

  • Reply tina_cats Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:53 am

    cool

  • Reply shell0606 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Time to go buy a new blush!

  • Reply KNY Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Great list, thanks BWA

  • Reply chrystal Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:09 am

    love kabuki brushes

  • Reply ralphy79 Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for the info, I’ll use this next time I’m updating my makeup.

  • Reply lynn Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 10:47 am

    great post!

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