Hello beautiful ladies and gentlemen! Today I am showing you what my favorite high end blushes are! While these may be on the pricer side of things, they are definitely worth the investment! For those of you who are on a budget, don't worry I'll have my favorite drugstore blushes up in a couple of weeks (still need to finalize my decisions on which ones I truely love). Now without further adieu, I present to you my favorite high end blushes!
I am forever grateful to Vanessa, the awesometastic blogger over at Citron and Guavaberry to sending me the Balm Hot Mama Blush over at our Makeup Swap. I have a difficult time putting down this blush because it gives such a beautiful sheen on your cheeks! This is a pink-coral blush, but has a nice shimmer in it. The shimmer is not overpowering and does not emphasize my pores (a huge plus). I find that I don't need to wear highlighter with this blush! I feel like this would look beautifully on all skin tones!
While the Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Cheek Palette (Review) is a limited edition palette, the blush I feature here is one in the permanent collection. While many people may love Orgasm, I am a bigger fan of Deep Throat (second row in the middle). This blush is a bit peachier than Hot Mama, but it doesn't have as much shimmer. The formulation of this blush is beautiful and applies like a dream onto my skin! Again, this blush would be fantastic for all skintones!
Newest high end blush in my collection is the Benefit Blush in Rockateur. In the box the blush doesn't look too impressive--it looks just like it wouldn't add much color on the skin. However, on the cheeks this gives the most beautiful glow! This is a rose gold blush with a healthy bit of shimmer which makes it completely unnecessary for highlighter! Another added bonus, the brush that comes along with this brush is phenomenal; I use it every time I use this blush! And to continue to further boost this blush, my sister is a total blushaholic now due to this blush! She can't stop wearing this! This blush is best suited for light to medium skintones.
Honorable Mention in my top high end blushes are the Tarte Blushes in Fantastic, Magic, and Stellar. These are the only blushes from Tarte that I own and unfortunately they are limited edition. However, I felt like I should mention it to them because the formulation of these blushes are outstanding. Fantastic is a wearable matte blue toned pink blush, Magic is a matte pink-coral blush, and Stellar is a satin brown blush. Out of these blushes, Stellar is my fave (as seen by the fact that its the only blush featured here that I have hit pan on!) All of the blushes here are long lasting and stay put, regardless of what kind of foundation you have. I definitely want to pick up some full sized, permanent Tarte blushes in the future!
To sum it all up, my favorite blushes here is Benefit Rockateur and the Balm Hot Mama. While I love all of the other blushes I have featured here, those two have been a game changer and are truly outstanding in pigmentation, longevity, and look beyond lovely on the cheeks. Plus, both of these blushes do not require any highlighter which means I can skip a step in my makeup routine and save a bit of time!
What are your favorite high end blushes? Let me know so I can continue to add more onto my wishlist!