MAC Prism: I’ve spoken about my love for this blush before. It is undying. I’m not sure what it is that has me so enamoured with it but, this is a longstanding love affair that I don’t see ending any time soon. The colour is rather uninspiring in the pan. A muted, dusky rose-beige that looks like it would barely show up on skin. However, it gives an amazing “lit from within” effect that makes you looks glowy and healthy without looking obviously like you’re wearing make-up. I’ve been known to wear this on days where I’m wearing no other make-up as a quick and simple pick me up!
NARS Orgasm: Ahhh. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love this blush? Probably but, it’s still a very lovely blush and there is a reason why it is so revered in the beauty blogosphere. A peachy pink base with oodles of subtle rose gold shimmer, you won’t be disappointed by the just-back-from-holidays-and-no-I-didn’t-tan-I-just-got-a-healthy-colour effect this has on skin. For a powder, it looks remarkably dewy when applied and a little goes a long way so, don’t overdo it!
MAC Melba: It’s peach. It’s bright. It’s satiny. This blush is absolutely divine. I usually wear this to death during the summer months because it is so fun and, well, summery! It looks exactly like the inside of a ripe peach and looks lovely on pale skintones. I’d say it could look quite chalky on more olive or tanned skins but, for most Irish lasses it’s the perfect something special to brighten up a simple make-up look. I also haven’t seen another perfect dupe for this so, it’s quite unique.
Sleek Suede: This is MAC Prism 2.0 which is probably why I love it. From the recent (and still-available) Nude collection, Sleek Suede is a warmer version of Prism but, with the same rose-beige colouring. There isn’t much I can say about this that I haven’t said about Prism but, I have been wearing it Monday-Friday for the last month or so and I often catch myself admiring how it looks throughout the day. Oh, and for €8, it’s much more appealing than the €18 for MAC’s offering!
MAC Dollymix: If ever a blush needed a light hand and copious blending, this is it. But, the results are well worth the hassle. While it is shockingly pink in the pan, it blends out to a gorgeous natural looking flush. It’s probably not one for anyone who suffers with excessive redness however as it would just serve to intensify this. I use this a lot in winter to give a swift kick to my, often deathly, pallor.
What's your favourite blush?