If you have wandered in these parts before, you know better than to expect I’d talk about anything “bright”. I am all about neutral, muted, “no-makeup” makeup ALL the time! Spring, Summer, or Fall, things do not change much around here.. some people are chained to their habits for good!
Now that this year is drawing to an end I am looking forward to sharing my most loved in every category. Starting with my favorite makeup product, of course, the blushers!
Except for peak summer, when for a few days something “peachy-pink” gets to catch sunlight, I am always reaching for one of these muted blushes to get some color on the face. I am not a big fan of a lot of “pink” or “peach” on the cheeks as on me it tends to look a tad much and makes me conscious. The earthy toned, bronzer-esque blushes on the other hand are my “confidence” boosters, giving me a sculpted, more defined cheek and just enough color to make me look polished.
I know you are probably sick and tired of seeing Chanel’s Destiny Blush and Tarte’s Exposed on this blog a million times, but I have news for you! There’s a new member in this family, MAC’s Gingerly. Brace yourselves!
Gingerly is an exact dupe for Chanel’s Destiny, but in powder form. Probably the reason why I have fallen in love with it? If you were ever considering buying Destiny, I just saved you a lot of money eh?
Gingerly is super pigmented and requires you to have a very light hand, while Destiny which being a creme lets you build the color. Both the blushes are more brown than Tarte’s Exposed which is considerably more pink, atleast on my skintone. They are not too orange or peach which I like personally and work quite well as a contour color too. Although, the lack of any grey undertones makes it not the best choice for full on contouring.
Gingerly and Destiny are nearly identical while Exposed is way more pink in the swatches. These days I have been mixing both Gingerly and Exposed to give me a custom color which I’m in love with… the joys of makeup!
Also, Gingerly pairs really well with red lipsticks which have either orange or brown undertones, like MAC’s Dubonnet which is my current red lipstick crush! (More on that soon!)
These three blushes have been pretty much what I have used this year at any given time. I know they weren’t released this year and aren’t new, but they remain my most loved in 2014. I am still a long way from satisfied with this stash and mighty tempted to have Nars Douceur in my paws! Lets see if 2015 lands it on my dresser!
What have been you favorite blushes this year?