Blushes: Powder vs. Stick Type
Powder Blush: Benefit Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder This powder blush is one of my favorites, holy grail items of my makeup collection. Sometimes, when I’m feeling lazy but still want to look cute, I didn’t even need to put on eye makeup, putting this blush alone on my cheeks is enough to add liveliness to my face. It adds a peachy pink glow onto my neutral toned skin, which I absolutely love, and this color goes well with almost any type of makeup look because it glows up the face softly without overpowering other colors on the face. As a powder blush, it does not have a super strong color payoff, which is very beginner-friendly, so it is easy to build up the colors naturally. Stick Type: NARS The Multiple #Orgasm Nars’ blush in Orgasm is probably one of the most famous blushes on the market because of its beautiful shade. I chose the stick type because I was intrigued by its texture. When my skin is in bad condition, I find that powder blushes tend to highlight the rough textures of my face or gets patchy, but this product feels very lightweight on the skin and moisturizing at the same time. It gives my face a sheer touch of coral pink with gold shimmers as if my cheeks are rosy from within. However, because you need to rub this onto the skin to blend in color, it might ruin the base makeup. It also doesn’t last very long. Overall, I prefer Benefit’s Danelion over Orgasm because I like the easy application and soft finish of powder blushes.
Apr. 26, 2020
EleanorFayThe dandelion is also my holy grail blush that I have purchased so many times. I had been wondering if I would like this exact stick blush. Thanks for your thoughts!
Oct. 9, 2020
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My favorite Blush & Highlighter for natural days
This is my favorite blush and highlighter combo for natural makeup days. The blush looks super natural on my skin and the highlighter just naturally enhances everything I want it too with that beautiful natural sparkle. Not much to explain just have to try it for yourself but I love how these products melt into your skin and are buildable. 10/10 recommended!
A Makeup Artist’s Fav Base Products! No caking🙌
Disclaimer: I’ve done a lot of makeup! From my own personal makeup for photo shoots and events in all weather (this was for college grad portraits), to full faces of all types for my friends and family, I’ve used hundreds of products on all types of people. These are some of my top fav products for face, regardless of skin type. DIOR - BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation this foundation layers super well with every primer you pair it with. They have an extensive shade range, and because it’s made for modeling it’s super lightweight and has an amazing buildable coverage that starts off as medium. It’s not drying and keeps skin looking hydrated and dewy without budging or migrating around. I love that it’s also formulated to be heavy duty enough for body wear, but feels like a BB cream. YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Undereye Concealer Pen This super creamy under eye concealer never creases on me! I have hereditary dark circles that not even shape tape covers up, so I’m looking less to totally cover up and more to brighten. This does a fabulous job of reflecting light and making my under eyes seem less hollow, which means less shadows and darkness. It’s super easy to blend, works well with all of my face products, and even looks great just by itself for no-makeup makeup days. DIOR - Backstage Face & Body Glow This liquid highlight is a must have for more professional looking makeup! It’s not chunky, glittery, or fake looking. It gives a really gorgeous lit from within look that plays well with a full face of foundation without looking harsh for daytime makeup. Blends and sets super well. Love using it on shoulders and collar bones too! benefit - Dandelion Brightening Powder Blush This blush is such a universally flattering shade, and while I usually gravitate to cream blushes, this gives a gorgeous brightening blush effect without looking dry or powdery. The formula is silky and smooth and looks glowing and healthy on skin for a natural flush. benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Similarly, hoola bronzer is a must have. Matte, but it doesn’t cling to dry spots or patches. I’ve been using this since high school and will always repurchase. It always looks great on my skin, doesn’t lean orange. MAKE UP FOR EVER - Mist & Fix Hydrating Setting Spray it’s like a big sister to URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray but not as drying. While all nighter makes me feel like I can’t move my face, this sets but feels like nothing. No powder needed! Do you want a part two to this featuring my top go-to eye products? I’m wearing them in this photo too! Let me know 😍
Dewy and flash- friendly Natural Makeup
I’ve always loved fuss free and natural looks so im sharing my go-to no makeup look that you can do when you’re on the go but still want to look purrty🍭 it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ one of my fave natural bases as it has no flashbacks, and decent dewy coverage, long-lasting on my oily skin and has spf50! Loving the pump bottle too which is mess- free and travel- friendly. benefit - Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain i love this color on my medium skin tone and its very long lasting too very apt for mask- wearing times as they won’t rub off easily and this stays rain or shine. A tiny dot goes a loong way too and i use this for my lips and cheeks. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade i lightly dip my brush for that natural look on the brows and top it with.. PATRICK TA - Major Brow Shaping Wax i could see why this is a hyped product and it stays a long time too. Only con is you need to find the technique that works for you especially on how wet the brush should be to scrape the wax off and deposit the right amount on the brows. innisfree - No Sebum Mineral Powder i use this to set my makeup and seal my undereye concealer. It also doubles as a dry shampoo! L'ORÉAL - Telescopic Waterproof Mascara i see why this mascara is very praised and it’s because it stays on when you want it on and gives that covetable lashes for dayzzz NYX - NYX Retractable Eyeliner i use the beigey color to open up the eyes by putting it on the water line. It glides on well and stays put i have no complaints.. MAC - MAC Eyeshadow in cork. I use this for the nose line and as bronzer on the go. I love that it’s matte and taupey and also long- lasting with the packaging perfect for travel. NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer i use this as my undereye and blemish concealer. For the undereyes, i smudge a little peach cream blush, usually NARS - The Multiple in Siam. Just a litttttllle bit to serve as corrector before the concealer. This also avoids the reverse raccoon 👀 MAC - MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist this serves both as my priming and finishing spray and i love that it serves its purpose but yet to find a cheaper alternative because im aware that there may be a nice dupe out there.. 🤔 Thats it! Excited to know your no makeup go-tos too!🍬
My GO-TO Blusher For...
I am really addicted to collecting blusher since it is easy to help one look great. Among all brands of blusher, my favorite brand is NARS since it has so many colors to choose. Now I would like to share you my go-to blushers for different occasions. NARS SEX APPEAL-for daily life I have persuaded all my dear friends to buy SEX APPEAL and I strongly recommend everyone to try this blusher. The color of this one is similar to pink shrimp and it is really amazing since it can easily make you look healthy and energetic. According to my personal experiences, it is so suitable for almost every occasion. If you are going to some formal occasions such as interviews, this blusher would show your reliability. If I cannot decide which blusher to use, I would apply SEX APPEAL on my face since it is really all-matching. Believe me, it really deserves. NARS DEEP THROAT-for date I believe DEEP THROAT is the most outstanding blusher for date. It is in peachy pink with slight gold flash which shows female fascination spontaneously. It can enliven the complexion and provide a natural-looking flush that flatters any skin tone. Whenever I apply this one, my boyfriend would praise my makeup for that day. NARS ORGASM-for party I still remember I screamed with happiness when I received this blusher since it is soooooo suitable for parties. Once applying it on the face, the skin would be highlighted immediately. You may find the color of this one is also peachy pink with golden shimmer which is quite similar with DEEP THROAT, but ORGASM is more high-profile than DEEP THROAT. If you would like to become the queen of the party, this one would be your first choice.
✨The Perfect Blush ✨
One of the most beautiful blushes I have ever used is this one from NARS in the shade “Deep Throat”. This super silky, finely milled powder blush is the most gorgeous shade of life! It effortlessly blends into your cheeks, creating the most effortless, healthy, sexy skin glow. The shade “Deep Throat” is described as a peach shade with tiny flecks of gold throughout. In comparison, the iconic NARS blush “Orgasm” is described as more of a peachy pink. So in essence, “Deep Throat” is strictly peach in tone compared to “Orgasm”. I feel this blush is very natural looking; it’s just the most perfect flush of color, that can be built up. Even then, when built up, it never strikes me as being overpowering. I have been on the hunt for the perfect blush for the longest time & I truly feel this is it. It’s absolutely stunning & to be honest, my husband seems all the more amorous when I wear it. Which is not a bad thing at all 🥰 This NARS blush retails for $30 & I more than love it so much ✨NARS - NARS Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush
I recently got this mini NARS blush for 100 points at Sephora and it is actually a really decent size and comes with a lot of product. It is also in the same luxurious packaging as it’s full size counterpart. I love this blush - it is such a beautiful peachy pink with just a hint of sheen (not glitter). I think it looks lovely on my fair skin. It blends out easily, is buildable, and not too pigmented. I really like the buttery soft formula and I’m curious to try other colors! NARS - NARS Blush
HOLY GRAIL BLUSH”
I Absolutely love this color blush - it has shimmering effects that make my skin illuminated- I Have been using for several years it’s been favorite of mine for sometime!! It last all day, it’s perfect on my pale tone skin it’s such pretty Color! It gives me a nice glow without looking overpowering. Very natural! Nars formulas are perfect formula!! -Retails 30$ or Mini duo $22 at Sephora Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure a seamless application. These soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, from ulta-sheer to powerful pops of color. Each iconic shade features a subtle pink undertone for a natural-looking blush.
I will never use these two blushes
I got these two MAC powder blush by impulse spending. MAC cosmetics sometimes do 25% off sale, so I got them in a really good price. Even the price is good, but the products are not right for me. Forget to mention, I have combo skin, light skin tone. Mac Blushes: Peony Petal Finish: Satin Mac Blushes: OH,MY! Finish: Satin These two blush are totally the same product, except the color. I will say the powder texture of these two is not as fine as I expected. As shown in the 2nd pictures, it looks kinda dry on my skin, which may makes my full makeup look ‘cheap’. I don’t think these two colors works for my skin, it makes my complexion looks kind of dull and not glowy. Though it claims as satin, it works like matte finish. Color ‘OH,MY’ is too pigmented that I need to very carful when I apply it. Or, I will get a festival look. On the contrary, the Peony Petal is too light. I need to apply few layers over the skin. The only pro for the blush is that they’re buildable and blend-able. For this reason, I will give them three stars out of five. MAC - MAC Powder Blush I won’t recommend these blushes! It’s totally an impulse spending during sale season.
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FAVE BLUSHES: MAC POWDER BLUSH
MAC - MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly This is one of the first blushes I ever fell in love with. I wore this so much throughout high school and always got compliments on my blush! This shade, Gingerly, is the perfect warm tan color that adds a sunkissed look to my skin. The formula is super buttery and smooth and applies sheer, but it’s buildable to become super pigmented too! I love how this blush stays on all day and doesn’t fade on me either- because most powder blushes fade on my skin at some point during the day.
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