Tuesday, 25 February 2014

'Barely there' blushers


'Barely there' blushers, something i deem an essential in anyone's makeup collection. Such a blush is able to give you a sheer wash of colour to perk up the face, whilst subtly sculpting at the same time. I have a few of these in my collection, they are the perfect option for minimal makeup days, and a great partner to a smokey eye. In this post I've detailed my favourite 'barely there' blushes, here we go...

First up, the pinky browns. Probably the most 'barely there' of them all. Tarte amazonian clay blush in exposed and Nars blush in douceur both do a great job of imparting a subtle pink flush to the cheeks, whilst majorly sculpting at the same time, in a natural way. They're actually almost identical, post in the works. Above i'm wearing Exposed, look how gorgeous it is! This kind of shade would work great on the very pale up to my skin tone, although it may look a little ashy on darker skin tones. Another way to go would be to wear a straight up brown - Mac harmony blush is my favourite. It's the colour i use to contour when i want something subtle and warm, and i often find myself bringing it up onto the cheeks a little for a bit of colour, as it's such a pretty shade. 

The pinkier options, next. Not everyone is too keen on a brown tinged blush (not sure why), hence a few pinkier choices being thrown in there for you to choose from, arent i nice! My favourite subtle pink blush to throw on is Natural collection blush in peach melba. Don't let the name fool you, peach melba is actually more of a light dusty pink colour, quite subtle but still gives you a lovely flush, and it can definitely be built up for more colour without looking powdery. It's cheap as chips, so there no reason not to have one in your stash! If you fancy something a little more shimmery, then Becca mineral blush in flowerchild is the way to go. Its similar to a subdued version of Nars deep throat - it still has the same peachy pink properties and a gorgeous shimmer running through, but its more on the pink side of things and a little lighter. I have to say i didn't think i'd love it, but i'm smitten! 

So, are you a fan of the barely there blush look? 
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