Category Archives: Blusher Reviews

Wiki says: Blusher or Rouge is a cosmetic used to redden the cheeks so as to provide a more youthful appearence, and to emphasize the cheekbones

Kimmy says: Blusher is used to make the otherwise dull cheeks look rosy, like a baby’s cheek! If used correctly, it can give the illusion of high cheekbones – Kate Moss, here we come!

MAC Peaches

MAC Peaches

MAC Peaches

 

Name: MAC Peaches Blusher

Price: £17.50

Where : MAC counters, Online

Finish: Sheertone

 

 

 

MAC Peaches is a pure unadulterated hit of peach – hence the name. Lovely matte effect too (for when you want to be on one of those shimmer-free days) I use this as an everyday colour to work and goes well with just about everything – pair up at night with darker lips and a nude lipstick/gloss for that extra oompH.  You really can’t go wrong with this colour and I think every girly should have this in her make-up drawer.

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MAC Margin

MAC Margin

MAC Margin

 

Name: MAC Margin Blusher

Price: £17.50

Where : MAC counters, Online

Finish: Frost

 

 

 

I bought MAC Margin on a whim (something I really need to stop doing as it does not always work out!) – it looked really good on whilst I was in the shop (bright lights and all that) but I stand reserved on my feelings now. This was a peachy almost-orange colour with noticeable golden shimmer – a frost finish too.

Looked good on me on some days – not so good on others. Really hard to find a lipstick colour with this one – I normally end up with something nude or light pink. I think the orange undertones clash with my olive skin. It’s a love-hate relationship with this one I’m afraid. Maybe the colour would better suit someone with a fairer skin tone.

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MAC Peachykeen

MAC Peachykeen

MAC Peachykeen

 

Name: MAC Peachykeen Blusher

Price: £17.50

Where : MAC counters, Online

 

 

MAC Peachykeen is my very first blush powder from MAC! It’s a darker shade of peach-pink and I love(d) the tone of it against my olive skin. You can see from the picture that I used loads of it and have almost none left. I stopped using it as I realized that sometimes I was too dark and clashed with my eye shadow or lipstick.

I still use it when I have one of my many natural days as I barely use any eye makeup then, so this darker shade of pinky-peach really works!

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Bobbi Brown Nectar

Bobbi Brown Nectar

Bobbi Brown Nectar

 

 

Name: Bobbi Brown Nectar

Price: £18.00

Where: Bobbi Brown Counters, Online

 

 

 

Bobbi Brown Nectar was part of the whole look the Bobbi Brown make-up artist used on me and it really just blended it so well that it would have been silly to buy the other two and not this one if I ever intended to re-create the same look. Nectar is a lovely clean coral pink number. Since I bought it, it has been my blusher of the month and I love the colour – one I can use in all seasons, though I think will look the prettiest in summer!

If you have tanned olive skin like me, this colour is gorgeous!

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MAC Dame

MAC Dame

MAC Dame

Name: MAC Dame Blusher

Price: £17.50

Where : MAC counters, Online

Finish: Satin

 

 

MAC Dame was my last go to blusher until I found MAC Melba (review here). This baby pink matte number I think would suit anyone, it’s quite light to look at but fret not – its darker when applied. It’s one of the blushes I call ‘easy to wear’ as it suites with most lipsticks and glosses, provides just the right amount of colour to your apples and makes me look sweet and demure in the process! A good un’ all round.

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MAC Melba

MAC Melba

MAC Melba

 

 

Name: MAC Melba Blusher

Price: £17.50

Where : MAC counters

Finish: Matte

 

 

MAC Melba was part of my wedding make up kit – I went to the MAC counter in Covent Garden and found my favourite artist G there. I told her I was getting married and wanted a pink or peach colour that would bring out my olive toned skin, but wouldn’t take over my face (c’mon people it has to be about the dress on that special day no?!) hahaha!  🙂 I didn’t make it easy for her (bless her), I also wanted a matte colour that would suit the summer wedding I was having (I got married in June and in December, in London and in Asia – same man of course, as not everyone could afford to attend both)

She instantly picked out MAC Melba blusher, a soft pink-peach offering with just the right amount of colour to her – one of my daily work colours. Its matte as well, so perfect for a everyday use sort of blush.

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Benefit Sugarbomb

Benefit Sugarbomb

Benefit Sugarbomb

 

Name: Benefit Sugarbomb

Price: £23.50

Where : Benefit counters, Online

 

 

Benefit Sugarbomb blusher is a lovely blusher comprising four shimmer shades of peach, soft plum, pink and rose powders that when swept together, cheeks emit a lovely soft glow with the right amount of shimmer. I find it a tad too light so after using the four colours, so I go over a little more with the rose colour (the darkest one out of the four) – perfect.

I bought this along with another Benefit blusher – Dallas (full review here). Dallas is more a natural blusher with brown undertones.

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Benefit Dallas

Benefit Dallas

Benefit Dallas

 

Name: Benefit Dallas

Price: £23.50

Where : Benefit counters, Online

 

 

I love Benefit Dallas. It’s a very natural looking, almost bronze blusher with a slight shimmer – perfect for days where I want my makeup to look as natural as possible. I dust some of this powder on the sides of my nose, forehead and chin for lovely radiance (and good measure!) I also own another Benefit blusher in Sugarbomb (review here).

P/s: If you’re tanned like I am, careful not to over-do this as you could end up like a shiny bark of a tree quite easily (I’ve done it before – not a good look)

Get it here online should not have the time to pop down to the shop.

Shu Uemura Matte Peach

Shu Uemura Peach

Shu Uemura Peach

 

Name: Shu Uemura Matte Peach

Price: £16.00

Where : Shu Uemura counters, Online

 

 

Acquired this Shu Uemura Coral powder blush when I was going through my ‘nobody understands Asian skin except Shu Uemura as they are Asian themselves’ I bought The Face Architect foundation (review here), Translucent Loose Powder (review here) and the make-up artist said this blusher would go very well with the colour I had chosen as a base. SOLD – to the girl who cannot get enough of makeup (this is a disease/obsession that I can get diagnosed for I’m sure). The colour – matte peach is a lovely coral-peach, clean and fresh come to mind when you first apply this on your lovely apples. It’s got a subtle shimmer to it too and is a frost/shimmer finish. I use this with statement black eye shadow and pale lips – works a treat.

If you are a born with a olive perma-tan like me, then this might be a tad light – top up with a dab of Benefit’s Dallas (review here) for a darker, yet subtle glow.

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Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush

 

 

Name: Burberry Russet Blush Blusher

Price: £29

Where : Burberry, Harrods

 

The ‘posh makeup’ brand as I call them (I own a eye shadow from them too, review here), Burberry’s Russet Blush blusher is a red toned base colour with hints of brown, subtle hints of shimmer. Its quite a warm colour and is very easy to glide on.

This blusher is packed in a heavy gun metal casing (POW!) and is quite heavy to carry (perhaps that justifies its hefty price tag?!)

The signature check pattern that we have all come to associate with this British fashion power house adorns the compact and the powder. Would I buy again? No I don’t think so, its mega expensive, so unless my lottery numbers come out….. 🙁  I would have to be feeling mega rich to justify buying another one of this, I think the MAC ones are just as good, with a wider range (and my purse will thank me after that!!)

Rich girls, get it here online if you can’t pop down to the store to get it.