Good afternoon! Today I want to talk about my go-to blushes that I’ve tucked into one of the drawers of my makeup organiser. I initially planned to post this yesterday, but since my final post for this week will be on Sunday, I decided today would be better for spreading out my posts for this week more evenly.
I really enjoyed the process of going through my makeup and selecting my go-to products for a category, so I want to make this as a sort of series, and write new additions throughout the year when I update my routine again. I find doing this helps me to actually focus and use up products better, and not just open 20 different products that ultimately go to waste because how do you use up 20 blushes in one year? It makes me sad to throw away makeup because they’ve gone off before I can use them properly, so narrowing down to a specific selection makes me feel more content.
Enough of the waffling, let’s jump in!
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain:
A product that’s in here to be put to the test, I have The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in the shade ‘01‘ active in my collection right now. Before I sorted out my lip products for the Spring Go-To Lip Products 2018 post, this product sat on the back row with my other lip glosses, since it is designed to be a lip gloss itself. This worked for a while, sit categorically speaking, it had it’s space there, but I found myself not reaching for it because I don’t really wear lip glosses.
I have tried this as a lip gloss, but the applicator made my lips burn. I don’t understand why, but I just can’t use this as a lip product, so it’s moved from my lip product section, to the blush drawer. When applied to the cheeks though, I’ve had no irritation, so I’m quite relieved about that. What I’m putting to the test is my ability to use liquid based blush products, but also how well it performs on my skin.
The colour is a cute red-tone that blends out to be a rosy shade on the cheeks, which looks beautiful. On my pale skin, I do get a bit anxious about it being too intense, but I’m still in the process of experimenting to find the best method of application for me. I’ve made this product work so far, but I’m so used to using powder blushes that I’m just pushed out of my comfort zone with any non-powder based product. I’m pretty happy with this product so far, but I want to test this out more before I give a stronger verdict.
Rimmel Royal Blush Cream Blush:
A product I’ve talked about in the past, I’ve moved the shade ‘002 Majestic Pink‘ back into my collection. I originally put the shade ‘003 Coral Queen‘ in the drawer instead, but for reasons I’ll explain next week in my Products I’m Passing On post, it no longer makes the cut. ‘003 Majestic Pink‘ however, is a beautiful pink, which pushes me out of my comfort zone a bit by being a cream formula. I find it’s a flattering shade on me, and so far at least hasn’t needed a powder to set it so it can work on my oily skin. I have the feeling this might change when summer rolls around, but for now, it works just fine on its own.
Essence Silky Touch Blush:
The last blush I’ve put in my drawer, is the Essence Silky Touch Blush in the shade ‘10 Adorable‘, which I think is an apt name for this shade. It sits slightly more on the warmer side of pink, and it’s been a setting powder on top of liquid and cream blushes for me before. I’ve had this in my collection and talked about on my blog for a really long time, so I know I can rely on this product. I think this is going to be really fitting for spring and summer time, so maybe this will be the year I finally use this product up? We shall see.
And these are the three blushes that made the cut to sit in my makeup collection. We have one really reliable blush in the Essence Silky Touch Blush, but also two products that I plan to have fun trying out. Because I have two products are not permanent spots in my collection while figure out how they work for me, it’s possible other blushes will take their place, but I’m happy with this process. Any products I don’t find myself 100% gelling with, I pass on to my Mum to see if they’ll work for her instead, so you can see my collection adapt throughout my posts.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it really does mean a lot to me to receive your support. I will have my March Empties posted on Sunday, so I hope you’ll give it a read. In the meantime, I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you soon.