Three Top Blusher Options For A Healthy Glow


Blusher is definitely one of my favourite items in my makeup routine as due to having slightly pale skin a swipe of colour makes me look more alive and healthy. 2016 was a great year for me to try out new brands and work out exactly what I wanted when it came to shades as previously I’d stick to ones so light that they barely showed up for fear of looking like a clown, but even the darkest of blush can suit paler skins if swiped with caution. Here are some of my ultimate top picks.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

I only bought my first Hourglass blush when I was in New York last summer and I can honestly say they are one of my favourites. The ombre colour means nothing comes out too dark or too over the top and the plum colour of mood exposure is so pretty even I can pull it off. Everything about this blush is beautiful from the decent packaging to the way it swipes on and it’s longevity. I am definitely going to be investing in more hourglass blushers once I get the chance to swipe some at a Space NK store.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- Hour Blush in Glisten

I’d heard so many great things about Tarte blushers not just in the blogging world but everywhere so I picked up my first one again in the States and I can agree with the hype. Glisten is a stunning shimmery peachy pink with just a little sparkle lurking without being too over the top. I find during the day I can wear this without highlighter and in the evening I can wear this alongside it and both ways look stunning. I always kept away from peach tones because orange doesn’t suit my skin but this is so subtle and the pink blends it out.

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Nars Blush in Unlawful and Deep Throat

I couldn’t just pick one Nars blush shade from my collection (which also includes the iconic Orgasm) but settled on unlawful and deep throat. I love the Nars’ blushes so much and for the price I don’t think you can go wrong as the size is decent, the packaging feels solid and you get a mirror inside the compact. Deep Throat is your standard warm coral but it has a slightly pearl finish to it so it’s slightly sheer which I find is good on pale skin so it doesn’t look too heavy. Unlawful is probably my favourite but it’s more of an evening/ day out kinda shade than your run of the mile going to work shade. It’s a muted rosy-brown which is quite warm in tone but has silver shimmers and sparkles running through it so much so a lot of the time I don’t even feel like I need to wear highlighter. When the sales assistant in Selfridges showed me this for the first time I knew I had to have it before it even made it onto my face.

What are your favourite blushes?
February 17, 2017
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  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I want to try NARS – I literally don’t own any of the products but I haven’t heard a bad word about it!

    February 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Jodie Whitham

    Don’t think I’ve tried any. Have been using a taste blusher which is fab though x

    February 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply GoodnightTheSkye

    I don’t tend to wear blush because it goes against my goth colour pallette aha! May be trying some of these soon though!

    February 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bear =]

    I so think I’d pick the NARS one. I’ve never tried anything of their’s but I have always wanted to!

    February 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’m yet to try anything from Tarte but I hear so many great things about them x

    February 19, 2017 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Jess | The Indigo Hours

    I love Nars Deep Throat! I’m super pale so really depend on a swipe of blusher, too 🙂

    February 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I love the sound of NARS Unlawful, that is a product you dont tend to hear much about x

    February 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Lilinha Espindula

    I don’t wear blushes as my cheeks are naturally pink/red, but they look great! 🙂

    February 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    I hasn’t worn blushes on my cheek for so long. I really like the look of the Nars Unlawful one. I will take a look at this. xx

    February 20, 2017 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Purely Amy

    I really only wear blush for special occasions but I have a Lip & Cheek kit from Nars which is amazing <3

    February 20, 2017 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Kayleigh Bestwick

    I’ve been wanting to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay range for a while, but their blush is the number one product from the range that’s been on the top of my list. looks beautiful!


    February 20, 2017 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I love the look of the hourglass blush! I am terrible with blushers, I really don’t know what suits and what doesn’t. I should go and get some advice on them! x

    February 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Amelia Larsen

    An hourglass blush has been at the top of my wish list for a while now!

    February 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Sarah | LavenderLife

    I don’t really wear blush so I don’t have a favourite one, but the ones you talked about sound great tbh 🙂

    February 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    Deep Throat is one of my all time favourite blushes!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply Laura @ What's Hot?

    Never tried Orgasm from NARS but if it’s iconic then I must!

    February 21, 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    Oooh so many pretty blushers! I really want to try an Hourglass one! Nars Orgasm and MAC Pink Swoon are my favourites! xo

    February 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply mummyslittlemonkey

    I’m a bit of a blusher fanatic! I was a MAC devotee for years, but have recently switched to Benefit Benetint cheek stain. x

    February 22, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply mydreamality

    I love blush and have been on the look out for a staple one. I can never seem to get one that matches my skin tone more than a few months as the shade on my face is always changing. Will def look into your suggestions! xx

    February 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I love the sound of the glisten blusher. I think blusher with a little shimmer is so pretty

    February 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    I haven’t tried any of these blushers. I like the little glitter and shimmer.

    February 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply KGR

    I don’t use blushers but I love the fact they seem really easy to apply and I love the sound of the Nars blush so maybe it’s time I ventured out a little bit! x

    February 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply danasia

    Tarte hands down makes the best products! I’m all about anything that creates a healthy glow.

    February 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Kiyshia Goche

    Tarte! I believe in a good blush. I think blusher just complete the ‘look’ and if you’ve got a good one, you’re onto a winner! I also love NARS!

    February 24, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Donna

    Love this post – without blusher I look extremely unwell! I love a nice brightening one. I love NARS but haven’t tried any of the others

    February 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Ali Rost

    I love this post. I’m always on the hunt for a great blush .. especially in the winter months when I’m as pale as a ghost. NARS is such a great brand and I’ll keep my eye out for these.

    February 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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