To go with my Spring Lip Products post I thought it'd be nice to do a post about good blushes for Spring. I won't do eyeshadow or anything because I wear colorful looks all year around so that wouldn't work out for this blog. There are definitely some blushes that I reach for more so in the spring than in the fall and winter so lets get started.
First up is the NARS Dual Intensity blush in Fervor. Looking at it it seems scary I know, but it's actually way more glowy than it is bright or deep. I love it because as soon as you start getting tan or when summer comes along you can start applying it wet to build up the intensity to make it look more vibrant and also more dewy. It's not something I would wear in the winter much just because it literally looks like Spring/Summer and I feel like it would be out of place in the winter months. This is $45 and I do have an entire review on this blush a few posts back. It can be bought at Sephora or NARS.
Top Right is Makeup Geek blush in Bliss. This is one of there peach blushes that they released. There are darker ones so this is the palest one. Which is why I love it for Spring. In the summer I might choose MAC Modern Mandarin or Smitten or Summer Fling by Makeup Geek because they're darker and more orange. This is pale and works great for a warm color for the skin. It's also completely matte which I love. All Makeup Geek products are also Talc free for those of you who have sensitivities to that. This can be bought as a pan for $9.99 or in a compact for $12.99
Bottom Left is MAC Royal Sunset. Mine has seen better days, it got messed up when I was depotting it. This was apart of a summer collection two or three years ago and unfortunately they didn't make it permanent. I thought they did which is why I picked it but now I see that they didn't. Thanks MAC. This blush is matte formula as well and it's a true pink in my opinion. This looks bright but it's actually very soft on the skin I think. I have light to medium skin I would say so this is just a touch of color to me. For those of you who are really fair it may be a bit bright. If you're looking for a similar alternative NARS Gaity blush is a bit brighter but the same cool toned pale pink and Makeup Geek Spell Bound is a bit more muted but the same pale pink color.
Bottom Right is Benefit Coralista. This is one of the few blushes I own that are shimmery with flecks of glitter in them. I'm not a fan of that in blush cause I find it makes the blush patchy on the skin but this doesn't you don't even notice the shimmer when it's on the cheeks. I love how Benefit Blushes smell they are very perfumed and their packaging of course is always adorable. This is definitely a coral blush but it's a light coral unlike Becca Songbird blush which is quite dark. I think this is also a blush that makes you look really healthy and blends nicely with makeup. Instead of people being able to tell "Oh she has a coral blush on" it just looks like you're sunkissed and glowy somewhat. Benefit Boxed Blushes are $28 at Sephora and Benefit.
So that's my picks for spring blushes. I have a couple new blushes coming this week, along with some lip pencils, that I bought with summer in mind so that review and swatches will be up soon.
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