My Make-Up Collection: Blushers

Hey Sweeties,

A few weeks ago I started a new mini blog series with the intention of taking you through my make-up collection, starting with my foundations (here). Today I thought I would share with you my collection of blushers which, let it be known, are my weakness of all make-up products. I can’t put a definite reason for this but I always feel there is room for a new one, whereas things like eye make-up, you do reach a point where you get every look covered. With blush, I love the application; it’s effortless and girlie and can really compliment complexion.

Blushers collection

Some I am sure have to question how many blushers a girl can possibly need but hey -do you question a woman’s shoe collection? no, of course you don’t and make-up is the same. With all my make-up, I try to fill what I feel to be are gaps in my collection and not buy repeat shades despite brand and packaging differences (although sometimes this cannot be helped). At the moment, I love fresh, peachy-pink tones which suits my summer make-up but as the seasons change into the colder months, cheeks are where I like to add warmth.

Here is my collection in detail (so far):

Sleek Blush by 3 palettes – (L) Pink Sprint, (R) Pink Lemonade and (B) Californ.I.A 

Sleek Blushers

I love these! The Blush by 3 palettes are such good value for money and are really nicely pigmented so the colour pay off is excellent. I reviewed Pink Lemonade a little while ago (here) and even further back in time I reviewed Californ.I.A (here). I bought Pink Sprint online during a sale and if I am honest, I have struggled to wear it as although it is incredibly pretty, it is very dark and because it is very pigmented, application is a test of sheer skill to not make it look ridiculous. But bear with me on this!

Blush collection

(L-R top row: Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush 020 Pink Rose & 050 Live Pink; Bobbi Brown French Pink; essence Blush Up! 10 Heat Wave. Bottom row: Autograph Pure Luxe Multi-Blusher; Bourjois 95 Rose de Jaspe; 17 Nude)

The two newest additions to the collection are Rimmel 020 Pink Rose and essence 10 Heat Wave. Rimmel’s Pink Rose is a lovely fresh nudey-pink, that applies very lightly and ideal for summer. I really like 050 Live Pink so I jumped when I saw the paler shade.

essence 10 Heat Wave

In any other circumstance, I wouldn’t have looked twice at essence 10 Heat Wave as I -like others- avoid cheap make-up or what is perceived to be cheap make-up for all the reasons that don’t need verbalising here. However, in my recent sadness at missing out on Mac‘s Ripe Peach and browsing endlessly on eBay for it at a price I could actually part with. Google was kind enough to alert me to a couple of Bloggers’ who identified essence 10 Heat Wave as the perfect dupe! To say I was excited was an understatement and I am delighted I managed to get hold of it in my local Wilkinson’s over the weekend. Much like Sleek, the pigment is incredible and you need only lightly dabble your brush across the pan and then across your cheeks for a gorgeous peachy-pink glow.

Bobbi Brown‘s French Pink I reviewed here and is great for that bright, fresh pop of rosey pink and to date, is the most expensive blusher in my collection. The blusher I have owned the longest is 17 (seventeen) Nude -I used to love this brand and I loved their little eye shadow pots until my eyelids got sensitive to the make-up, but their blusher is still very much a keeper. Bourjoiss little blush pots are adorably cute, smell amazing and are overall, a great little product. Rose de Jaspe is beautiful and one of my favourites (review here). Of my collection though, the most disappointing blusher is the one from Autograph (review here), which for £12.50, is no excuse really.

Going forward, I don’t really think my blush collection needs adding to much more but on my wish-list is Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic blusher compact. My birthday is coming up in the not too distant future and I am debating whether this would be the perfect opportunity to add it to my list? I also have my eye on Benefit’s Dandelion so watch this space!

What are your favourite blushers? Any that you think I should also add to my wish-list?

Until next time x



  1. mrsstrawberryblonde 27th June 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Essence is a great brand from Germany. They’ve been cruelty-free from the start and I believe they’re Europe’s number one colour cosmetics brand.

    But I agree that Essence products being sold as ‘Wilko exlusive’ in the UK doesn’t make the brand look very glam. 😉

  2. JustJayBeauty 9th June 2015 / 10:27 am

    Those Sleek blush palettes look amazing! I must get my hands on them 🙂

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