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Blusher recommendations!

(19 Posts)
tastingthestars Tue 04-Mar-14 23:44:41

I'm really struggling to find a blusher that actually stays on my face after I walk out the door! I just want a nice colour/flush.

Cream blushes just seem to disappear into my skin, and I haven't found a powder one that works.

Admittedly I haven't looked far and wide - but I thought seeking recommendations is always a good start!

I don't wear a full face of makeup everyday, i.e. just concealer to cover blemishes but not foundation/powder unless I'm going out. But my cheeks aren't oily, which I did wonder if that would be a cause of blusher evaporation. Perhaps I am doomed to no nice colour unless I wear a fuller face of makeup? (BB cream maybe?)

Recently I have tried a Max Factor cream blush which disappears.

Sleek blushers - don't seem noticeable after a while.

Benefit I have paler shades or bronzier ones (Dandelion and Dallas). I also have Benefit Posietint which has no effect.

Any recommendations wise ones?! Preferably high street, but I am willing to go up to normal department store make up counter level (Clinique, Bobbi Brown etc)

pomdereplay Tue 04-Mar-14 23:59:17

Higher end cream blush? I have Chanel in the shade Intonation -- it's an orange-toned pink that is almost neon in the pan but looks like a lovely, fresh flush on the cheeks. If I want extra staying power I sweep a similar-shade of powder blush on top to 'set' it. Stila do nice ones.

I have always found the Benefit tints to be quite potent, but Posietint is definitely the most subtle. Try Cha Cha Tint for a more coral-coloured shade that is definitely quite strong, or the newly-released Lollitint if you prefer pinks -- it looks terrifyingly purple-pink before you rub it in but provides a lovely, long lasting flush of colour. You do need to work quickly with blending it though.

(I am super pale and cool toned, your results may vary. grin)

AngelaDaviesHair Wed 05-Mar-14 00:00:08

My Laura Mercier cream blush is brilliant.

BigPawsBrown Wed 05-Mar-14 00:11:18

MUA powder blush in shade Dolly. The perfect blush. Here it is on me 12 hours after I put it on (I'm on the left)

TulipOHare Wed 05-Mar-14 00:28:23

Lily Lolo do some very highly-pigmented blushes. Need a VERY light hand to apply. They used to do sample pots but I'm not sure if that is still the case...I've a feeling it isn't sad

I like Dandelion and Posietint, but agree that Benetint is stronger, have you tried that?

ZacharyQuack Wed 05-Mar-14 00:47:50

Cream blush lasts longer if you either use a matching powder blusher on top, or set it with powder and reapply another layer or cream blush on top.

Walnut8 Wed 05-Mar-14 06:05:33

I love clinique powder blush - I use innocent peach & it stays on (similar colour to the one BigPawsBrown is wearing except slightly pinker). But I always have foundation on underneath.

BumWad Wed 05-Mar-14 07:22:58

Nars powder blush

SorrelForbes Wed 05-Mar-14 07:52:13

I use the Chanel cream blusher in shade 67. It's a scary pink that blends really well to a rosy tint. It stays all day.

SorrelForbes Wed 05-Mar-14 09:08:42

Sorry, it's shade 65!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 05-Mar-14 12:35:02

I've got a Laura Geller in Roseberry (had it for years ) and it is the perfect shade for me.
It's a baked cream so it's in a powder form but not drying.

LadyintheRadiator Wed 05-Mar-14 13:17:23

I just bought one from Mac and it doesn't budge. I was using Laura Mercier before, and Bobbi Brown before that, and this beats them both. I've had a really busy morning and just went to touch up my makeup (not usually so vain but have an appointment)... and, well, I don't need to do anything.

AntoinetteCosway Wed 05-Mar-14 13:31:48

You definitely need a cream with a powder over the top.

Huntzberger Wed 05-Mar-14 15:26:37

Topshop Head Over Heels cream blush is a lovely 'flush' colour and seems to last pretty well - I set it with powder too.

sicily1921 Wed 05-Mar-14 18:25:11

I use a lip stick as a blusher, it's easy to apply and easy to match as their are lots of shades. It's a no- brainer for me!

MrsMeow Wed 05-Mar-14 18:29:31

I use MAC, which is buildable and really stays on all day. It lasts forever as well, I use it pretty much daily and have had it about 18 months so far, with probably another few months left ignores rules about throwing away old makeup

BuntyCollocks Wed 05-Mar-14 18:31:39

Bobbi brown Creme blush and nars powder blush. Fab.

MrsMeow Wed 05-Mar-14 18:31:52

just looked and it's shade 'mocha' which despite how it sounds is a lovely rosy matte pink.

this one

BriocheBriocheBrioche Wed 05-Mar-14 18:36:03

I vote MAC particularly the shade 'springsheen' you can apply lightly for a flush of colour or build it up. I you buff it slightly it gives a slightly golden effect too. I love it.

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