The August Countdown – Top 3 Blushes

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 28 - 2010

I’m starting a new series called The Countdown.  Each month, around this kinda time I’m gonna be having a root about on my desk and in my cabinets to find the top 3 products that I’ve reached for in that particular month.  They may be long since discontinued or they may be new acquisitions.

I love reading people’s favourites lists and I often find hidden gems amongst them, so I hope this will be interesting to you lovely lot!  Today it’s my top 3 blushes of August.

1. Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in M23 Wine – Stupid shade name, I’ve never drunk a wine this shade. If I had, I would be sure to have remembered the belly ache that would have followed!

I’ve been using this matte blush with a very light hand, just a pop on the apples of the cheeks with a loose bristled brush.  EASY to go overboard with this one!

2. Topshop Blush in Butterscotch – If Shu’s Wine is easy to overdo… this is the exact opposite.  It takes quite a bit to get this to show up on me.  I’ve been using my fingers to apply and like the natural effect this cream blush gives.  I’m not sure I’d repurchase because I’d like one with a bit more oomph – but I’ve been reaching for it a lot this month because I’m loving the nude colour.

3. Illamasqua Cream Blush in Laid – A recent purchase, Laid is a cool toned hot pink… again, this one is best reserved for the apples of the cheeks unless you’re going for that 80s look!  Blends like a dream and so quick for a fuss-free pop of colour.  Love it.

What have been your favourite blushers this month?


7 Responses to “The August Countdown – Top 3 Blushes”

  1. Leanne says:

    Ooh I love reading favourites – I don’t know why I never do them!
    My favourite blushers this month have both been creams actually, Topshop Flush and Illamasqua Rude. :)

  2. That Shu one is gorgeous…..even if it’s more like a Vodka Cruiser than a wine 😀

  3. Patricia says:

    I recently bought The Body Shop Baked-to-Last blusher in Petal and I love it!

  4. Martha says:

    Lovely blushes! I am using my NARS blushes a lot lately- loving Amour, Deep Throat, and Douceur.

  5. Lovely blushers! My favourites this month have been Bobbi Brown Apricot, MAC Cubic and MAC Dame.

  6. Tina says:

    Love how they’re all such different shades! The Topshop one looks interesting (and I ‘m always saying that there’s not that many neutral blushes out there), but sadly, that’s one I ‘m not gonna be swatching anytime soon (u lucky UK ladies)!

    Lately I ‘ve been loving Happy Together by MAC and I ‘m waiting for TBS Coral to come through the mail (I ‘m still drooling over your swatches)! Lol!

    xx

  7. pia says:

    Last month, I reached often for MAC Stark Naked and Nars Orgasm. The latter not because I was in love with it (though it’s pretty) but because I broke the blush and there were tons of powder inside my purse. So I was swapping it off with my brush and just directly apply it on my cheeks. Happy to report that Orgasm was the first blush I (almost) finish! 😀

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Boots No7 - Stay Perfect Eye Mousse

I was starting to run out of things to spend my £5 No7 vouchers on when I spied these unassuming little tubes on the No7 …

My Aussie Adventure!

I received a curious invitation a few weeks ago inviting me to take part in a 3 part Aussie event, the first involving a “Secret …

50s Inspired? Dove, are you being shit on purpose?

I received a press release at the end of last week announcing a retro-inspired set of Christmas goodies from skincare brand, Dove. “Oooh!” I thought, …

Speckled foil easter egg nails!

Maybe I’ve been eyeing up too many chocolate eggs but this is just making me think of a Cadbury’s egg with a good dose of …

Paul & Joe's Creamy Matte Foundation goes under the microscope!

When I heard about Paul & Joe’s new Creamy Matte Foundation, my first thought was to get all indignant about a brand releasing a winter …

Avon's limited edition brit-inspired Nailwear Pro+ nail shades in Red Reveal and Inky Blue

I’m not the world’s most patriotic type, I’m more into grumbling about our nation than celebrating it, which I realise makes me sound like a …

Wordless Wednesday

No prizes for guessing where I’m spending most of the week!

The Lipstick League – week of 26.8.13

Question of the Week – A $50 gift certificate from Sephora magically appears on your desk. It’s going to disappear from your desk if you …

Selexir Peace Balm, so good. SO good.

They say that the best things in life are free… rubbish.  When was the last time you didn’t pay for an apple turnover?  Having said …

Powder Up! Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Powder Foundation

My fondness for mineral powder foundations seems so at odds with my complaints about the pesky flaky bits that my combo/dry skin enjoys tormenting me …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads