beauty: bright blushes for spring
As I am sitting down to write this post, it is snowing. Not just a little. A big, old snow storm. Needless to say, I felt a little frustrated that I am trying to write a joyful post about beautiful blushes that are perfect for spring and winter is rearing her ugly head again.
And then I realized, what better way to beckon spring than to start celebrating spring! So, grab your sunnies, your floral dresses, and a pair of strappy sandals. .
If you haven’t read my ode to boring blushes, you should! If you have, you’ll already know that I love a good nude blush - a barely there, almost skin-toned blush. That still holds true but something about the hope of warmer weather has me itching for corals and pinks.
Here are my favorite bright blushes for spring! I tried to narrow it down to 5 but couldn’t. So, you get 7! The more the merrier, right?
Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop ($24*) : This matte, blue based bright pink is everything you need for that just in from a jog flush. Apply with a light hand for a natural hue or build it up for a statement. This is a formula I absolutely love. It’s pressed hard so there’s no kick up and it’s easy to control how much pigment you apply at once. It lasts beautiful even on warm days.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam ($18): I never thought of myself as a cream product girl but Cloud Paints changed my mind. Applied over my favorite BB cream, Beam gives a beautiful glow without shimmer. Even on my oily skin, the tint lasts throughout the day. Apply in thin layers and work on one cheek at at time (it dries quickly!). Build it up with your fingers for a bold pop or apply with a damp sponge for a sheer flush.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat ($40*) and Incandescent Electra ($40*): If you’ve been following along with Laurel and Iron, you already know how I feel about Hourglass blushes. I have 5 of them. Yes, I love each and everyone of them. Yes, they are worth it. This formula can not be beat. It is the best blush formula on the market. Hourglass does powder like no one else. I couldn’t decided between these two colors so I included both. Diffused heat is a vibrant, poppy pink. Incandescent Electra is a subdued peachy-coral with a touch of sheen. Do you need both? Probably not but if you’ve never tried an Hourglass product, you’re in for a treat.
Jouer Coquette Blush Duo ($30): My first Jouer purchase was inspired by Samantha March. This blush duo is not only beautiful but perfect for travel (which I do a lot of lately!). I love having to options in one compact. the formula is great - pigmented and smooth. These blushes last well on the cheeks throughout the day and these colors are simply perfect for spring! The duo includes a matte, deep berry pink and a complimentary light pink with a satin finish.
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($7*): Last but not least, this coral blush with a fresh sheen is one of my springtime favorites. This baked formula lends itself to a seemless blend and natural finish. This one is perfect for an everyday pop of warm peach. If you like wearable, great quality, and a good deal, this is the blush for you.
What are your favorite blushes for warm weather? Tell me all about it in the comments below.
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