Blush Week!! my beauty version of Shark Week for the blush obsessed blush fiends ends today with blushes that I don’t care for.
If there’s one thing you probably have learned about me during Blush Week!! it’s that I like my blushes pigmented. I don’t like having to pile on colour and blend and pile on some more and blend…I’m a busy blush fiend. Who has time for that?
So, I can’t stand most of MAC’s Beauty Powders(not the ones from the Venomous Villains collections though-those are great!). What the heck are Beauty Powders even for? There’s so little pigment in them-are they meant to be a highlight of some sorts? Maybe. An all over face powder? I guess. I don’t know. Granted, some are better than others-but a lot of them…suck.
Here’s one I have from The Heatherette Collection a few years ago called Alpha Girl:
It took about 6 or 7 swipes to get that swatch on my arm to show up. Now, my daughter is about the shade of my arm, about an NC 10-if they did a 5, she’d probably be that. She’s really pale. Ghost-like. I used to be that pale too as you can see by my arm, but am now an NW15. Still pale, but not pale enough for this to show up without breaking a sweat. Marky likes using these as a blush because it’s hard to overdo it on her pale skin.
I have a love/hate relationship with MAC Mineralize Blush called Dainty.
MAC Dainty is a great colour-a yellow based pink with gold in it. It looks really nice on the cheeks-a very girly, flushed look. It’s not super pigmented either, but just enough. I like the look of MAC Dainty indoors, but under fluorescent lighting and in the sun? SPARKLES.
|MAC Mineralize Blush Dainty in Sun|
I tried to get the sparkles to show up-can you see them? I can. Every time I wear it, when my friend who loves it wears it, and when my daughter who loves it wears it. MAC Dainty is a bit too Cullen for me sometimes.
NARS Multiple in Orgasm-HATE it.
|NARS Multiple in Orgasm|
It doesn’t look like it’s so bad in the swatch picture, but it’s a shiny, metallic sparkly mess on my cheeks. Plus it doesn’t last at all. I always see NARS the Multiple in Orgasm being mentioned in magazines as a summer staple, but for who? Not this blush fiend I tell you.
Those are three blushes that just don’t impress me much. Got any I need to be warned about? Us blush fiends need to look out for each other ya’ know! 😉
Look likes this fish got a hold of some bad blush, or he needs some help with application. 🙂 He is cute though!
That’s it for Blush Week!!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed Blush Week!! as much as I have and found it informative and helpful. I hope you found a few good blushes to try out and maybe I’ve turned some of you into fellow blush fiends.
Blushingly Yours, Tracy XO