Saturday, March 17th, 2012

5 Bold Blushes to Try

Want a blush that really packs a punch? Here are five outrageous blushes that will give you a bold cheek look!

  1. NARS Exhibit A — rich, matte orange-red
  2. Make Up For Ever Truth or Dare — creamy fuchsia-pink
  3. Make Up For Ever #75 — bright, nearly neon fuchsia-pink
  4. Make Up For Ever #99 — matte red
  5. MAC Full Fuchsia — brightened pink

What’s your favorite bold blush to wear?

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19 thoughts on “5 Bold Blushes to Try

  1. I love the look of bright blushes!

    Tarte Amused has been on my wishlist since you posted about it, but MUFE 75 looks similar in the pan – do you know how similar they are when swatched? I can’t tell from the swatches you have posted, since you have an eyeshadow-style swatch of the MUFE and a blush-style swatch of the Tarte.

    Thanks so much!

  2. coco72

    MAC Frankly Scarlett and NARS Mata Hari are my Bold blushes, no one of your list

  3. amanda

    I always wondered about mufe 75 because its in an eyeshadw pan but the back
    says blush!

  4. I have MUFE Matte Red! I never wear it! LOL

  5. oshinsr

    wow, absolutely gorgeous. I gravitate towards these highly pigmented blushes. I’ve only got Exhibit A from this list, but I gotta check out the rest, esp. the MUFE ones, wow!

  6. Miss J

    I only have Exhibit A from the list, and I LOVE it. My bold blush pick is probably Taj Mahal from NARS, though. I’m rather light, and even though I can make Taj Mahal work and not look cray, it still is probably the most bold pick for my skin.

  7. sabrina

    My all time favs blush are:

    – Mac virgin isle
    – Sleek Aruba
    – Mac optimistic orange
    – Tarte Tipsy

    I only wear bold blushes anyway.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Danielle Danielle Shepard

    my faves are mac pro devil and azalea. always wanted to try exhibit a!

  9. Honeybumblebee

    I have the two Makeup4ever ones but I use them as eyeshadow. lol…guess I have to try them out as blushes :)

  10. Lark

    Smashbox in Radience and MAC Her Blooming Cheek. I’m thinking it may be time to drag Tippy out and see how it works in the brighter colors makeup world.

    • Grace

      I bave her blooming cheek ,but dont wear it often,what do u wear with it (eye makeup or lips wise..)?? Thanks

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Denise S. Denise

    Nars Taj Mahil is one of my brightest blushes, and I love it especially in the summer! I wear Exhibit A too and like it on my caramel colored skin. Mac cream blush Florida is a nice hot pink, but I’m really not into cream blushes.Overall I love bright blush I think it wakes up the skin!

  12. Adelita

    Hi Christine,
    Between Make Up For Ever #158 & Make Up For Ever #99, which color that stains the most, has cooler-red tone and I know that both has matte finish, but can you tell me which one that has the more sheen, not flat-matte?
    Thanks! :)

  13. eun

    the nars one looks awesome!
    My favorite bold blushes are mufe #99 which is featured up there, and Anna Sui’s face color accent #600, a matte carrot-ish orange shade.

  14. Laura

    For bold blushes I adore Sleek-their Scandalous (which is like Nars exhibit A) Santonrini, (which I think is like MACs Full Fushia) Flamingo, & Aruba