Beauty Edit: Getting Cheeky

blush edit

I love blush. I know really I love everything that falls under the umbrella of cosmetics however blush holds a dear place in my heart. It awakens my complexion, gives shape to my trampoline cheeks and adds that subtle vibrancy the winter wind tries oh so hard to snatch away. With the right blush you’re left with a radiant glow that lifts your complexion without going into bold colour overdrive. To cement my admiration for this rosey glow product I thought I would run down some of my current favourites.

Budget – for those with easy access to a Milani stand, you have the best budget blush out there. I know, we have some pretty good UK alternatives in terms of the fab shades & formulas Max Factor and Bourjois bring us however Milani knock it out the park. Their Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove not only gives intense pigmentation, you also have a huge pan topped with a flower design for all under 10 bucks. Need I say more?

Multi purpose – want a blush that not only brings the glow but gives you highlight alongside multi-tonal dimension? Go on then ;) For this I have two favourites, I know, cheat! One that comes in a more cream/hybrid formula aka the Becca Tint Shimmer Souffle in Watermelon Moonstone and then my one true blush love, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush. Becca delivers radiance and this blush is the most unique I’ve tried with it’s golden specs and coconut base. In terms of Hourglass you know the drill. Long lasting, highlighting goodness that I simply can’t get enough of.

Luxury – although my blusher torch will forever remain lit for Hourglass, a newbie came into my life over Christmas that has been giving it a good run for it’s money. The Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Love Lust is a MAC Melba & Stereo Rose love child and give a gorgeous coral glow with a hint of highlight without the need for serious specks of shimmer. Also. The packaging. Praise!

What are your favourite blushers at the moment? Have you tried out any of my favourites?

  • The Becca Tint Souffle looks amazing! Such a good idea and it looks visually stunning <3


  • Love these – That Tom Ford blush looks incredible! I’ve been obsessing over blusher lately. Some of my all-time faves are MAC Margin, one of the Max Factor Creme Puff pink blushes – I can’t remember the name off the top of my head and also I’ve been loving a couple of the Sephora blushes I picked up recently. x

    Kirsty –

  • The Becca souffle looks so pretty! Would love to try that soon, althoug I’ve recently blown my beauty budget!
    – Ambar x

  • These are so pretty! I love the Hourglass one.

    jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Gorgeous picks! Love these shades.

  • These are really beautiful blushes! Have you ever tried Studio Makeup blushes? They are really great budget blushes as well! I got mine in a Boxycharm box one month and have been in love ever since because it has really great staying power! Another great blush is Clinique Cheek Pop, it gives you just the right amount of color and it also comes in an array of different colors. I don’t know which you would want to classify this blush under but its great!


  • Emily Knott

    Hourglass blushers are incredible! They’re the perfect pop of colour with a mix of their best selling ambient lighting powder formula.

    Emily xo

    • Couldn’t agree with you more! Have been my favourite blusher for a good year now if not longer!xx

  • Jen

    They all look so beautiful, especially the hourglass blusher! I am a sucker for Hourglass haha

  • There are so many stunning blushes here!

  • I have been wanting an Hourglass blush for so long now! However the Milani one looks just as nice – I love Milani Luminoso blush ohh so much!

    Rebecca |

  • My favourites blushes are always from Mac or maybelline but you just convinced me to try others haha

  • Coco

    You picked some super stunning blushes xx

  • I’m such a fan of Milani blushes :) I love Luminous flush too. The Tom Ford looks gorgeous as well xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Fae

    I’d love to try all of them! In fact, I keep mooching around the Hourglass powders and blushers but can’t bring myself to actually splurge on them…I’m still enjoying my MAC, Nars and Sleek blushers. Also, I’m super impressed with the new-ish blushers from H&M’s beauty range! Xx