Three Top Blusher Options For A Healthy Glow

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?


  1. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    February 17, 2017 / 10:01 pm

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

  2. Jodie Whitham
    February 18, 2017 / 1:21 pm

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

  3. GoodnightTheSkye
    February 18, 2017 / 3:24 pm

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

  4. February 18, 2017 / 9:22 pm

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

  5. February 19, 2017 / 11:54 am

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

  6. February 19, 2017 / 12:12 pm

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

  7. Beautyqueenuk
    February 19, 2017 / 5:01 pm

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

  8. February 19, 2017 / 8:50 pm

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

  9. February 20, 2017 / 8:50 am

    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

  10. February 20, 2017 / 9:19 am

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

  11. February 20, 2017 / 11:10 am

    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!


  12. February 20, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    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

  13. February 20, 2017 / 7:38 pm

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

  14. February 20, 2017 / 9:19 pm

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

  15. February 20, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Deep Throat is one of my all time favourite blushes!

  16. February 21, 2017 / 11:20 pm

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

  17. mummyslittlemonkey
    February 22, 2017 / 11:33 am

    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

  18. February 22, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    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

  19. Mellissa Williams
    February 22, 2017 / 5:41 pm

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

  20. February 22, 2017 / 11:16 pm

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

  21. KGR
    February 23, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    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

  22. February 23, 2017 / 2:37 pm

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

  23. Kiyshia Goche
    February 24, 2017 / 1:09 am

    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!

  24. Donna
    February 26, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    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

  25. February 26, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    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.

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