Tuesday, 8 July 2014

5 Blushers For Summer

I've always been a lipstick lover, but blush and I are having a serious moment. I'm building up a little collection, and my favourites appear to be coral, peachy shades that are perfect for summer. Despite having the most of these, I've rounded up five favourites that suit lots of skintones and deserve to be used a lot for the next couple of months.

Starting off with a real favourite, NARS Liberte. This is a gorgeous burnt coral shade, with a little hint of red. I have to use this incredibly lightly as it is well pigmented, and being quite pale it can go a bit over the top. But swept on with a light hand this looks beautiful, and I'd think is deep enough to suit many skintones too. It's got the fantastic lasting power of NARS, but does fade very slightly throughout the day to a pretty peach shade. A quite similar shade, although in cream formula, is Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush* in Coral. It does have a bit more of a peach undertone, but leaves a really glowy, fresh pop of colour to the cheeks. This stuff packs some serious pigmentation too, I can't see myself ever running out because you only need the tiniest amount!

Another gorgeous peach is aptly named, Sleek Life's a Peach. It's a matte shade so looks awesome with a tan, and is has such a good formula, pigmentation and lasting power considering it's under £5! One of the newer ones in my life is theBalm Lip and Cheek Cream in 'Pie'. It's a beautiful watermelon pink with a pretty sheen, and even better it can be worn on the lips too, although I haven't tested this out yet. All of these lip and cheek creams come in a little palette now, which I'd love to get my hands on. And last but definitely not least, I've been using the Soap & Glory Peach Party palette for a while now, as it's a perfect mix of a blush, bronzer and highlight shades. You can use this individually or just as I do, giving it all a bit whirl over with a brush and applying around the temples and apples of the cheeks. Don't worry, it's not as drastic as it sounds, and it just gives a lovely glowing look to the face.

What are your favourite blush for summer?



  1. thanks for sharing your favorites! my favorite blush is the one from The Body Shop, it has a nice shimmer :)



  2. These all look so pretty, peachy pink shades are so gorgeous for summer :) I'd love to try the Sleek blush, I have quite a few from them and I can't believe I haven't managed to pick this one up yet! NARS Deep Throat is my current favourite :) Xx


  3. Gorgeous picks! I absolutely adore peachy-coral shades all year round, but particularly in the warmer months. Thanks for the recs :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. the soap and glory peach party looks gorgeous! i love how it's a mix of bronzer, blush and highlighter - i agree it's the perfect summer blush xx


  5. Everyone has their favorite in the NARS blush line and at this rate I'm going to want to collect them all! I own Gilda and love it, and now I want to try out Liberte as well! Does it contain any shimmer in it?


  6. kat clark14:42

    I love the Liz Earle blushers - my favourite shade is Camelia x

  7. Coco Cami15:24

    Great post, I am looking to invest in some new blushers :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.


  8. Sophie Blumenthal17:07

    Gorgeous photo and choices. I LOVE Sleek blushes!

    Sophie x

  9. I love the look of Peach Party, such a pretty colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  10. Belle23:15

    I really like Sleeks blush, much more than I expected. Its quite subtle I find so its ideal for me!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  11. Some of them are quite pigmented and others more subtle. This is probably inbetween but perfect really, means you don't go overboard but can build up!

  12. It is lovely, such a pretty mix of shades.

  13. They're great, aren't they?! I only have the two, but I should pick up more.

  14. Thank you! Let me know if you pick any of these up :)

  15. I don't know why I haven't picked more up yet, but I think nude or rose is on my list next!

  16. Gilda is beautiful, I was really tempted by that last time I was at a NARS counter! Nope, no shimmer at all, but does come out quite glow-y looking.

  17. Isn't it?! I'm so glad I went for it last hit I went to NARS.

  18. It is so lovely, and perfect for travelling as it's so easy to pop on and not have to fuss with three separate products!

  19. Thank you! I do too really, but I do try to use more pinks around winter.

  20. Thank you! I'm tempted to get Deep Throat but I have Sleek's Rose Gold which is a pretty good dupe so I never have.

  21. No problem :) That sounds lovely!

  22. I love the Sleek blushes, desperate to try out some NARS ones though! Such great picks.

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  23. India Benjamin20:37

    These are all such gorgeous colours. I love blush in summer, gives such a glow to a hint of tan! My current favourite is Seventeen colour shimmer block thing, it's like a set of different coloured bars from shimmer bronze to light shimmery pink, gives such a nice glow :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  24. Kristina23:52

    Those are some gorgeous blushes! WOW!



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