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Sunday, June 23, 2013

My top 5 drugstore blush picks!

If you've read my past posts you know that my favorite makeup items are lipstick and blush ... tied pretty much equally with one another. I don't know what exactly it is about blush it just makes me so happy; the hunt for new shades, finding great formulas and of course discovering a great drugstore blush!

In my collection of *cough* 39 *cough* blushes, 35 of which are drugstore I think I am qualified to bring to you the best of the best when it comes to drugstore! So, lets get on to it! In no particular order...

Wet n' Wild: Pearlescent Pink, $: 2.99-3.99:
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Wet n Wild's Pearlescent Pink  is an absolute gorgeous color its a light pinky peach color with tons of subtle gold shimmer. To me this is the drugstore equivalent of Nars "Orgasm" and because I have this I feel like I don't even need to own Orgasm. The best part is its only 3 to 4 dollars and that means you can buy all four Wet n Wild blushes and you STILL wouldn't spend as much as you would spend on a Nars blush. Not to mention, the pigmentation is amazing, its a buttery soft powder and you only need a tiny bit at a time. So it's a win-win.

 NYX: Peach, $: around 5 dollars

 NYX Blush in "Peach" (which is by the way, not a peachy color at all) is a great cool toned pale pink, almost baby doll and is completely matte. Pale pink (in my experience) is really hard to find at least at the drugstore and this one is perfect. It was hard to get a great swatch of it because it is light, but don't let that fool you... it has wonderful pigmentation. It is my GO TO light pink blush and one of only a few I've been able to find. I recommend any NYX blushes, and there will be another one in later in this post :)

Milani's baked blush: luminoso, $: 5-7 dollars:
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Milani's Luminoso is probably my favorite blush and one I consistently wear multiple days of the week, because it goes with everything and it is so utterly pretty. It is a peachy orange shimmery blush with the most finely milled gold iridescence. You really don't need a highlight when wearing this blush because it gives such a great glow without looking too glittery or juvenile. The pictures don't even do it true justice, you have to just try it on your cheeks and you will NOT be disappointed.

Wet n' Wild: Heather Silk, $: 2.99-3.99:

Sheered out on the left, heavy swatch on the right.
 Wet n Wild's Heather Silk is a great fuchsia, hot pink blush without being "too much" or too bright. In the swatch I show how you can sheer it out or heavily apply it, depending on the look you want to get. Also, interestingly, I didn't even realize this blush had shimmer in it until I was editing these photos, it so minimal that I thought it was matte (haha my bad). This blush is a must have that would look wonderful on a variety of skin tones and again it's 3 to 4 dollars so you can't beat the price.

NYX cream blush: tickled $: 5-7

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NYX Cream Blush in "Tickled" is BY FAR my favorite cream blush and it is absolutely beautiful! its pinky peach with amazing shimmer, it has more gleam and shimmer than I've seen in another blush. That being said it's not greasy or overly shimmer, it's just gorgeous. In case your wondering I like to apply my cream blushes with a small stippling brush (if you're interested in the brush you can read more about it in this post.)

Well that wraps it up beauties! Again, drugstore blushes can be amazing with great color pay off and awesome color selection you just have to be willing to look and deal with a little trail and error. These blushes are ones that I reach for day to day and would recommend to anyone! Happy Hunting!

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  1. I Love these! Im going to have to check them out :)

    1. You definitely should! Plus they're all so affordable AND worth every penny! Thanks for reading xo

  2. These are SO pretty. I love blushes too, they are such enjoyable makeup products to buy and play around with.

    1. Thanks, of course I think so too! :) Yes they are so fun to swatch and play with, very true! Thanks for reading xo

  3. I love Milani's Luminoso and you already know I want Wet n' Wild Pearlescent Pink, but now after seeing the NYX cream blush... I have another blush to add to my wishlist! Tickled looks so beautiful.

    Great post!

    1. Thank you! Yes, Tickled is AMAZING and I also love natural by them in the cream blush. You should also look into their "peach" powder blush I showed above... the swatch is so light looking but its just a great matte light pink and I think it would be great on a light complexion!

  4. Luminoso is my favorite blush at the moment!


    1. Love love love it! When I'm not sure what to wear it's always what I reach for!