4.15.2011

♥ Revisited: My Top 5 Blushes ♥


A few days ago I tweeted asking for blog post suggestions, because stupid P10P and not being able to buy new makeup really puts a damper on my blogging mojo sometimes. Kelly asked if I had already done a post about my top blushes, in which I replied yes, but since it had been quite a few months since I posted about them and let's be honest, we makeup addicts are a fickle folk, I decided to revisit some of my posts from the My Top 5 series. First up are blushes :)

Basically, the point of these Revisited posts will be to take a look back at my top 5 picks and see if and how they've changed or stayed the same. I don't take back anything I said about any of these products because at the time, I absolutely felt that way and loved them for reasons I discussed in those posts. Some of those products I still love (products that are still in the top 5 are denoted with an * symbol) , a few not so much, and others got pushed out of my top 5 because different products took their place.

My Top 5 Blushes as of August 2010 were:
MAC MSF in Petticoat
*Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Brownie
MAC Mineralize Blush in Daft Pink
MAC Mineralize Blush in Hang Loose

My Top 5 Blushes as of April 2011 are:
MAC Blush in Peaches
Korres Blush in #15 Natural
*Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy
MAC Blushcreme in Ladyblush 
Tarte Amazonian Blush in Tipsy

Clockwise from top left:
MAC Blush in Peaches
Korres Blush in #15 Natural
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy 
Tarte Amazonian Blush in Tipsy
MAC Blushcreme in Ladyblush


So, out of my previous top 5 blushes, only one remained the same and that is Illamasqua Hussy. If you compare my previous favorites to my current picks, the main difference is that I've moved away from super shimmery blushes (i.e. Petticoat, Daft Pink, and Hang Loose).

(Swatched in same order as above)

1. MAC Peaches is and always will be a staple in my collection. It's a really pretty peach with a hint of coral that is so flattering on my skin tone, and I find that it looks good year-around.

2. Korres Natural was my favorite blush of 2010 because it's the perfect neutral blush - meaning, it goes with any and every look. Whenever in doubt, I reach for this one.

3. Illamasqua Hussy is a favorite of mine for Spring and Summer because it's the perfect blush for a bright pop of color on the cheeks. It's a bright, uber pigmented watermelon pink that is not for the faint of heart, but it can definitely be applied sheerly too.

4. Tarte Tipsy seems to be making its rounds in the beauty blogosphere. It's a gorgeous, pigmented coral blush that has fantastic lasting power. While I can't necessarily support the 12-hour wear claims because I typically don't wear my makeup for that long in order to be able to test it out, I can say that after 8 hours on my super oily skin, it honestly looks just as good as when I first applied it.

5. Lastly, MAC Ladyblush is one of only a few cream blushes I own and if all cream blushes are this amazing, I definitely need to expand my collection asap! I love the color and the consistency and although I thought the tackiness would make it difficult to apply evenly, I've found it surprisingly easy to apply and blend using my Sephora I.T. Contour Brush. I even wore it on my lips the other day and loved it.

Which top 5 post do you think I should revisit next?


36 comments:

  1. The Tarte one and the Korres one look amazing!
    Would love to try them, going to put them on my America wishlist!
    xx

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  2. Great top 5 blushes. I do want to own MAC peaches and I'll have to test out some tarte blushes at Sephora.

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  3. Great post!Tarte blush looks so intriguing...
    Top 5 mat lipsticks pls :)

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  4. They look so pretty. I love that Illamasqua one too. Wish we could get Tarte here - keep hearing such great things about their blushes.

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  5. I have ladyblush and want to badly buy peaches. Nice post :) xx

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  6. Mac Peaches is definately one of my favourite as well!!! such a nice warm coral! great for the summer :)

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  7. I love the Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy, Such a great blue toned pink .. Cant say no to the MAC Peaches! great colour for the spring/summer time!!

    Stefy xx
    britese.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been after Illamasqua Hussy for a while now but it's sold out everytime I go to their counter...

    Great idea to revisit these posts and see how your tastes have changed.

    Next up maybe revisit top 5 bronzer/highlighters? I'm always on lookout for good ones so will help.

    Lilit
    xx

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  9. Love the swatches, great camera!xo

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  10. Great swtahes, ladyblush looks beautiful! It's been on my wishlist for a while now so I may just have to get it soon <3

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  11. peaches is definitely a staple in my collection too, along with style and that hello kitty peach one, the name escapes me, they all the look same. That's the blush that I like, anything peachy, more on the orange side though, with no pink undertones.

    I wish we could get illamasqua here, cause I would be all over that stuff, that blush looks beautiful.

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  12. I love the Tarte Amazonian Clay too! You should do your Top 5 Mascaras!

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  13. Oh gosh i have to try that Korres one it seems amazing!

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  14. I'd love to see your 5 most favorite lipsticks! I am going through lipstick phase so i would appreciate that post! xx

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  15. I've heard a lot of bloggers talking about that tarte blush. I usually only purchase drugstore blushes because they have so many good ones out there, but this one is so different. I might have to check it out after all :)

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  16. Peaches was my 2010 blush!!! glad u love it also, i loove ladyblush and always swatch Korres Natural bc of ur posts =)

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  17. With summer coming up, I would love to see top 5 bronzers post.
    xx
    Alicia

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  18. Tarte and Mac peaches look so cute and natural ♥

    Joveeta.

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  19. Top 5 lip colors (gloss or lipstick) for transitional weather, spring to summer :p It's probably pretty weird :p Your top picks for blushes are now a must have for me!!

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  20. Have you tried Melba yet? I didn't think I'd like it until I started wearing it after purchase. Now it's in my top five favs!

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  21. Thanks for your input, everyone! More revisited top 5 posts are on their way... :)

    @Janalyn: I would but I don't have 5 favorite mascaras :( I really only like Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume and L'Oreal Voluminous. I haven't tried most high-end mascaras either.

    @Sharon: No but I've heard great things about it and it looked like it would be an amazing one when I swatched it last time. Maybe I'll get it after P10P :)

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  22. I love MAC Peaches and Illamasqua Hussy :) They're all gorgeous though!

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  23. I have korres #15 too and LOVE it!

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  24. Ladyblush is so pretty! I'm not sure if they have it in the new formula, but if they do I'm SO buying it. :)

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  25. I've only recently started to use blush regularly so I'm always on the look out for new ones. I love the MAC Peaches swatch, it looks amazing.

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  26. Oh man, I've been wanting MAC Peaches for the longest time. I think I really have to get it now lol.

    By the way, I like this kind of post.

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  27. thanks for the mention tiffany :)do you find hussy to be chalky on your face or to have a ton of fall out? i have been dying to try out illamasqua blushes but ive heard from a couple people they tend to be very powdery.

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  28. @lovejanettee: They do have it in the Cremeblend formula, although I think the color might be a bit different (but still very pretty!).

    @EveryDay Makeup blog: Thank you so much! There are plenty more like this one to come :)

    @kellyyes: Thanks for giving me the idea! Hussy is the only Illamasqua blush I have so I'm not sure if they're all the same, but Hussy isn't chalky or powdery AT ALL and I never get any fall out whatsoever.

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  29. Hi Tiffany!! I haven't been around the blogging world in so long but yours is one that I've paid a visit to here and there while I've been away :) This post has me longing for Lady Blush. I've been eyeing it during my last two trips to MAC but I'm not sure how it will hold up on my oily skin! Plus I'm not sure if I can stand to look any dewy-er than I already do au naturale :) hehe

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  30. I love blushes! I actually love all the ones that you have and don't own any of them!

    I really want that MAC Peaches one..... soooo pretty!

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  31. @Alexa: HI ALEXAAA!!! Where have you been?! Did you disappear from Twitter? And about the Blushcreme, my skin is SUPER oily and it still looks amazing on my skin...in my opinion of course ;)

    @Angelique: Peaches is definitely a must-have! :)

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  32. Tiffany! OMG - so flattered that you still remember me!! haha yes, I've disappeared off the twitter world as well (not sure if i'm going to create a new account) - but one thing's for sure, I'm definitely back to blogging :) I've missed it so ♥

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  33. Hi, I have bought Illamasqua Hussy from a blog sale and just noticed it was on your top five can't wait till it arrives :-) x

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  34. I just ordered some Korres blushes, but I'm considering trading them in for Tarte. What is the lasting power of the Korres blushes? Does it compare at all to NARS?

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  35. @Anonymous: I only have 1 Korres blush so I'm not sure if they're all this great, but mine lasts all day, even on my oily skin. NARS and this Tarte one does as well. All 3 brands are really fantastic, in my opinion. In terms of lasting power alone, my Tarte one is probably the best.

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