I love a good blush all year round, but the summer for me is when the blush game is really on, and there are a few picks that I tend to gravitate more towards to during the warmer months.
I’ve been really into the Max Factor Creme Puff blushes recently, and especially the shade Lovely Pink. The baked effect of the product means that it’s like a 2 in 1 blush and highlighter, so perfect for those days when you need to quickly pop on a bit of colour onto the cheeks, but at the same time, still want a gorgeous looking glow.
Nars is a brand that I trust and would always look at first if I needed a new product. Their blushes are certainly up there with the best. The shade Sex Appeal doesn’t look like much in the pan, but when swatched and applied to the cheeks it gives a gorgeous peachy flush that looks so natural and pretty! Defiantly worth a try if you have paler skin like me.
The No7 blushes are also some of my favourite. It’s a brand that doesn’t get much attention on youtube/blogs I feel, but it is great value and all the products I’ve tried from them are great. The shade posey is a stunning coral peachy tone that is perfect for summer. The formula is also lovely, so easy to blend and so pigmented!
From the drugstore again, and Loreal’s True Match blushes. I have the shade Rosewood. It’s a lovely darker peach with shimmer running through – but don’t be put off, the shimmer is hardly noticeable on the skin. I love the packaging of this also. With blush being probably the first thing to fade on me during the day, the mirror and brush compact means it’s great to throw in your bag for touch ups on the go!
Mocha from Mac is the perfect dusty pink shade. It’s a little less pigmented than the rest, but I feel like you don’t want to overload your brush with this one anyway, because the colour is so strong. This is a great ‘goes with everything’ shade that I defiantly reach for a lot.
And last but not least, is one from Illamasqua. From the photo you’re probably thinking “no Emilia, that’s defiantly not a summery shade” but if applied very lightly (this stuff is beyond pigmented) then the colour is gorgeous and gives you a lovely pinky/red flush. So pretty with a tan!
What’s your favourite summer blush pick?