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?

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

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. 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. 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