Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Favourite Winter Blushes

Hi guys. Happy Thursday . How has your week been ? Mine has been a little crazy - hence the lack of posts this week - but hopefully it will calm down a bit at work and I'll be posting a lot more from next week. 

Today I'm sharing some of my favourite Winter time blushes with you guys. In spring and summer time I gravitate towards more coral and bright pink blushes - but in winter time I like warmer tones , some berry tones as well as softer pinks. These are the seven blushes I reach for most this time of year (in no particular order  ) 

So let's jump into the blushes and why I love them .

Avon True Colour Blush Pearls  I've mentioned this blush in a New on My Beauty Desk post back in May - and this is absolutely one of my favourite everyday choices. There are three colours of pearls in the container and a more highlight one too - giving you such a unique flush of colour on your cheeks, I feel this is such a perfect flattering colour on me . You can build this blush quite nicely for something more subtle or build it's intensity to make it pop more. 

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Blush in You Sweeten My Day
This was sadly a limited edition blush a while back - but the colour is such a pretty Mauve pink tone when you swirl your brush in the blush and mix a little bit of both the hearts colours. Again - this was sadly limited edition but this is such a goodie that I'm glad I picked it up. The colour lasts about 4/5 hours on my skin but with a good primer and setting spray I can get about 6/7 hours wear time out of this blush. 
Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush in 10 Pink / Rose
This is such a gorgeous baby pink coloured blush . The blush was kind of hard in the beginning - so I did use a knife and gentle scraped the top layer off. The blush now has such a soft blendable baby pink colour - perfect if you want to look and feel extra girly the day and have soft pink cheeks . I love this blush in the Spring too for the same reason - it adds such a girly softness to your look. This blush is also a little more foolproof - so it's hard to use too much with this one. 

Revlon Powder Blush in Orchid 
This might look a little scarier in the pan - but fear not - this is a nice build able colour . You can either go for a nice subtle look or more intense by applying more colour. This is a gorgeous darker pink toned orchid colour .  Revlon blushes are pigmented - so if you would like a softer look just tap your brush lightly into the pan. They also last a long time on the skin - a bonus if you want to have a rosy look all day . There's quite a few colour options in the range too - so if you want a different colour there will be one to suit your taste. 

Catrice Defining Blush in Rose Royce
This Catrice blush is another great budget friendly option. This is a more rosier darker pink toned colour that's a great easy user friendly colour to use - as a little goes a long way. The formula is nice and buttery but the colour does have great staying power on the cheeks. The range also has a few great colours - so there should be one to suit every skin tone and taste. 

Revlon Insta- Blush in Berry Kiss
These Revlon Insta-Blush cream stick formula blushes are very easy to use and blend. You can use a beauty blender , your fingers or a soft dual fibre brush and blend it out evenly . The colour lasts until the end of the day on my skin ( I do set my foundation with powder after applying the blush ) - so of all the picks this is definitely the most long lasting blush of them all. The colour doesn't go patchy or fades super quickly - making this the perfect blush for functions or if you have drier skin. This is a darker toned berry colour - so I mostly pick this one if I know I'm wearing a little bit more heavier make-up . 

Revlon Insta- Blush in Nude Kiss As I mentioned above - this has such a fantastic formula. I love this colour - especially if I know I'm using a little bit of smokier colours on my eyes . The colour might look dark - but I do find using a little bit on a dual fibre brush gives me such a soft subtle look that I reach for it especially on cooler days. This can also easily fake the illusion of sculpted cheekbones - which is never a bad thing in my books. This colour lasts the whole day on me . 

And the swatches of the colours as mentioned in the post from left to right :

Avon Blush Pearls , Essence Sweeten My Day , Almay Smart Shade , Revlon Powder Blush , Catrice Defining Blush and Revlon Insta Blush Bery Kiss and Nude Kiss. 

What's your favourite colour blush in Winter ? Or your favourite Blush in general ?


  1. It's summer here and I'm currently loving Benefit Galifornia. xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. That's on my wishlist - I'm sure I'll get it in summer too.

  2. Wow, you have got nice collection of blushes, Lynette (personally I've only 2, ha :P), especially the one from Revlon sounds great :)

  3. wow great Post

  4. I don't usually wear blushes as I tend to get crazy with it but gorgeous selection! I've never tried cream blushes before. I need the catrice blush, that's my sort of colour! ♥
    Khadija x

  5. I use blush all year, I love it in my skin
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  6. They're all beautiful, my favourite is the Limited Edition from Essence, so cute!

  7. Thanks a lot :D

    Nice sellection my friend :D I really love Catrice and Essence products. Always have great quality!

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  8. I have always wanted to try pear blushes, that one looks amazing!

    Vanessa x |

  9. these blushes look really pretty :)

  10. I love Catrice blushes. They are affordable and have a great selection. My mom even took my favourite Catrice blush for herself, Lol. ;-)