Battle of the Blushers

Having a bit of a blush on your cheeks can make all the difference when you’re not feeling great and you can add that pop of colour.

I have tried lots of different types of blushers – powder, cream, stick, tint. But which is the best?

What I want from my blusher is an all day staying power. I have scored the blushers below out of 5.

Cream Blushers

One of my favourite cream blushers is the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Pinkie Dust. It’s a perfect size for your handbag on the go. You apply the stick straight to the cheek and blend it in. It has a highlighting glow to it and the colour is very subtle.

Score 3/5 as I would have to reapply during the day to maintain the colour.

Another favourite cream blusher is Maybelline Dream Touch in colour Plum. This is a great alternative to the NYX and has a similar consistency.

Score 3/5 as I would need to reapply this too.

Powder Blushers

I love a powder blush! In my opinion, it is the easiest way to put on a blusher and you always get an even distribution of colour (unless you apply too much!)

My favourite blush palette is by Boutique at Sainsbury’s in colour True Love. The different shades are beautiful and can be used alone or together to create a gorgeous shade of pink. I use my Anjou blusher brush to apply this to the apples of my cheeks. With regards to staying power, I do find powder blushes don’t last too long unless you are wearing a primer and also use a setting spray.

Score 3/5 with no base or fixing mist and 4/5 with.

Other favourite powder blushers are Maybelline Blush in shade 90 Coral Fever and L’Oréal Le Blush in shade Peach. The same score applies to the one above.

Tints and Liquid Blushers

Cheek tints are a bit of a game changer when it comes to staying power.

I recently purchased Bourjois Healthy Mix Sorbet Blush in shade Raspberry. I apply two drops to a blusher brush and then blend it in carefully. The colour can be built up with more drops. It is a beautiful shade of pink and gives a healthy glow to the skin.

Score 5/5 as it lasts all day and I don’t need to reapply.

Other favourite cheek tints and liquid blushers are Benefit’s Posietint and Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Liquid Blush in shade So Pretty.

Both score 5/5 for how long they last as no need to reapply to keep the blushed colour.

So who won the battle of the blushers? It would have to be Bourjois and the cheek tint. Honestly for a longer lasting blusher, a cheek tint is what you need guys. 💕

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