So recently I’ve discovered I’m addicted to neutral/nude blushes. I hate using the term ‘nude’ as there’s no such thing, everyone has different skin tones and what works for some doesn’t work for another. So I’m going to use the word neutral! I find I go for neutral blushes more because I love the way they look on my skin. Some of my darker ones are more blush/bronzer tones, so I use them on my entire face to give it some more colour when I’m feeling pale.
All the ones I own are my favourite (obviously lol) so I’m going to talk through each one and why I love it! The first one to start my obsession was Tarte Breathless. It’s apart of the Tarte 12-hr Amazonion Clay Blush Palette for 2014. Unfortunately most places are sold out of this blush palette, although I have heard some people say they have found it at the Sephora in Sydney. A lot of people have also said it’s not pigmented and patchy. Wellll, I disagree. I love that this is sheer and I find it’s easy to build up if I want more colour. It’s not patchy and lasts ALL DAY on my skin. It’s one thing I love about Tarte blushes, they absolutely last all day. I’m going to say this blush is a peachy neutral and a matte finish.
MAC Tenderling was my next purchase of a neutral blush. I love MAC blushes, they are milled so fine and feel like butter. Again another peachy neutral but it really suits my skin tone. It’s a “sheertone blush”, so it’s obviously sheer lol. Again I can build it up for a beautiful peachy neutral glow and it has a matte finish.
Third and fourth neutral purchased blushes were from the US in January (I had a friend go there and bring them back for me). Tarte Exposed was a recommendation from Kathleen Lights. I’m actually so obsessed with her YouTube channel, sometimes I feel like a stalker lol. It’s a pinky neutral and one of my favourites for an “everyday” blush. Goes with everything and has a beautiful matte finish. Benefit Dallas is a blush/bronzer neutral colour for me, I love using it lightly as a blush, or smearing it all over my face for a glowly bronzey look. Like all other Benefit products it smells similar to Porefessional (seems to be a favourite scent of theirs), but I find this scent pleasant so it doesn’t bother me. It does have shimmer in it, but I like the way it looks on my skin. Like a nice glow 🙂 I’ve also heard this blush is going to be discontinued soon, so hop to it!
My most recent neutral blush is my NARS Madly. My first NARS blush and I’m smitten as a kitten. I’d call it a browny/peachy/pink neutral colour, it’s hard to explain. It looks gorgeous on my skin and can we mention NARS packaging?! I hate how dirty they get but the soffffft black compact just makes me want to touch it constantly. Hah I’m a weirdo. I’m sensing a NARS addiction soon! Like Dallas it has a subtle shimmer, but comes out so beautifully on my skin. With having shimmery blushes it means I don’t need to add highlighter, so it’s like a dual product!