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Any tips for how to find a blusher that suits?

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lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 11:52:45

& doesn't look like I've been at the face paints grin

I've steered clear for years because I have zero clue about them & seriously do always end up looking like I've been face painted by my 3yo confused

Vibbe Mon 30-Sep-13 13:37:16

I generally match my blusher to my lipstick. It ties everything together quite well IMO. A light dusting of blusher is usually enough - just of hint of colour is enough.

If I'm not wearing a coloured lip product, I'll either use a bronzer or a peachy or pink blusher.

I'm pale (Mac NC15/NC20/Diorskin Nude foundation in 10 and 20) with blue eyes and medium blonde hair.

squoosh Mon 30-Sep-13 13:40:57

Get Nars Deep Throat, it's very natural and very flattering.

Ujjayi Mon 30-Sep-13 13:46:25

Are Deep Throat & Orgasm really suitable for all skin tones?

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 30-Sep-13 13:50:40

Benefit Dandelion is a good shout. Quite subtle but really flattering.

squoosh Mon 30-Sep-13 13:51:00

No, Orgasm is quite shimmery and I don't think it's all that suitable for pale people. Deep Throat though is just a kind of subtle peachy flush, my favourite blusher ever.

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 13:52:44

Really squoosh? If it's that easy I'll have a look in town & see what that's like tomorrow.

Vibbe, I tend to wear just clear gloss or a gloss with a hint of pink, lipstick is not my friend either think clown grin I'll have a look for something similar in colour to my gloss and see what that's like too.

(I assume I'll be able to try some on to see what it's like? make-up's all been supercheapy stuff until recently, am trying to pay more attention to my appearance lately smile )

CecyHall Mon 30-Sep-13 13:59:24

I was really shocked when I discovered orangey blushers suited me better as I'd never in a million years have thought that (had a free sample of Benefit Cha Cha tint and went from there).

So my advice is don't be too rigid in going for one colour, I'd always always gone for rose pinks before and now I'm like what was I thinking?

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 14:05:57

how do I work out what'll suit me best?

Notonaschoolnight Mon 30-Sep-13 14:07:04

Cecy I know what you mean the benefit lady convinced me to buy high beam and chacha tint and when I left her I thought what have I done but I love it especially when I have a little more tan, its kind of corally isn't it. what I'd really like though is a cream or powder blush in a similar shade to chacha as the stained fingers drive me mad!

So can any knowledgable make up peeps recommend something

CecyHall Mon 30-Sep-13 14:15:28

notonaschoolnight I'm currently using Bourjois cream blush in 02 and it's just sheer enough to add the corally colour without me looking tangoed.

Vibbe Mon 30-Sep-13 14:33:23

You can go to Mac and ask them what they'd recommend - as far as I'm aware, most of the staff in Mac are makeup artists. I've done it many times, and have always been happy with the result.

You could get them to apply Springsheen, which is a dupe for Nars Orgasm. Or just ask which colour they would recommend.

Peaches is a nice colour as well.

You could also buy the Sleek blush by 3 palettes in different colours. They are very pigmented, so you have to be very light-handed when applying, but they are very good (I think they are as good as Mac). And cheap - it's £10 for a palette with 3 colours.

Notonaschoolnight Mon 30-Sep-13 15:18:25

Thank you cecy I'll have a look

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 15:28:25

Hmmmm, I have no idea if there's a MAC counter anywhere in town confused There is Benefit in Boots though so I will try Benefit and have a look for MAC to see what each has to offer.

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 15:31:11

I like the sound of the Sleek palette to have a play with too, and it's quite a bargainous price too. will have a google and see if anywhere near me stocks it, or maybe amazon smile

squoosh Mon 30-Sep-13 16:35:53

Sleek is available in most Superdrug branches. Nice and cheap too!

chartreuse Mon 30-Sep-13 16:40:45

I find cream blusher much more natural looking and more flattering than powder. I have one from Une, as recommended by Lisa Eldridge, and it is by far the best blusher I have used. I'm going to have a look at the new bourjois cream blushers too.

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 16:49:32

If I can convince my girls they need to go to town tomorrow I will check Superdrug in the shopping centre

lucysmam Mon 30-Sep-13 16:50:59

Suppose I'll need some variety of brush too....any nice recommendations that won't break the bank?

squoosh Mon 30-Sep-13 17:17:10

The best blusher brush is the Eco Tools one

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 30-Sep-13 17:32:33

I love the Bourjois cream blushes, 01 is the best blush I've ever owned.

If you have pink cool toned blush, pink blushers will probably suit you better, if you have warm toned skin, even if you're pale, peach tones will probably work better - but there are always exceptions.

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