When it comes to fashion I'm not really a fan of pink - I have the odd few pink jumpers but I tend to gravitate towards shades of white, grey and blue. However when it comes to other things, especially beauty, it's probably one of my favourite colours. I wear blusher every day as I'm not really a bronzer gal and although I do like peach and nude tones, most of the ones I own are all about the pretty pink hues.
First up is quite a striking matte pink with a peach undertone from theBalm - their Frat Boy Blush. This is an unbelievably pigmented blush that only needs swiping lightly a few times across my cheeks for the perfect flush of colour. The powder is very fine with hardly any excess to contend with and best of all, it's talc free! This is one of the cheapest talc free blushers I've come across in pressed powder form and comes in gorgeous retro packaging to boot.
Another high quality, talc free powder I love is the Green People Mineral Powder Blush in Rose*, which is one reach for when I want a much softer pink. Rose is a very romantic, dusky shade with a matte finish; I chose to wear this blusher on my wedding day as it gives such a natural radiance to the cheeks. Speaking of natural, this blusher contains 100% natural ingredients (of which 11.2% are organic) and comes in recycled packaging, so it's one to take a look at if you're looking to use greener makeup brands and products.
My absolute favourite cream blusher to date is the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink. It won't be long until I need to buy another as I used it constantly last summer! The formula is creamy but slightly tacky, so I prefer to apply and blend this with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush rather than my fingers. Again this is a blusher that doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter, but has a very subtle sheen to it that gives the most beautiful glow.
When I do want to add some shimmer to my cheeks without using a separate highlighter, my first port of call is the Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 Rose Tender. The shimmer is subtle and combined with the soft but slightly dusky pink shade, it looks very pretty in the sunlight. It has a cream to powder formula that has the longevity of a powder but retains that creamy finish and so is super easy to blend.
I only currently own one liquid blusher, which is the much loved Danier Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Cherub. Although it is the one that requires more effort to apply, it really is worth it for the result. The light pink shade gives a sheer wash of colour (but is very buildable if you prefer a brighter pop of pink) and the formula gives just the most seamless finish imaginable, even more so than cream formulas. It also contains Vitamin E and Jojoba, so is extremely smooth and hydrating on the skin.
I'd highly any recommend any of these blushers if you're all about the pink cheeks too, as they all give a beautiful flush of colour. I'd quite like to add a Topshop Cream Blush to this collection next, though I had my eye on the shade Morning Dew and it must have been discontinued as I can't find it anywhere!
What are your favourite pink blushers? I'd love some recommendations!
Beauty Bird xx