Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Hit List

What’s the Softest Blush Formula you’ve tried?

What brand/products win this category? Favorite shades?

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35 thoughts on “Hit List: Softest Blush Formula

  1. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Burberry, absolutely :) I love them, and Peony is my every-day favorite.

  2. Raquel

    Probably Illamasqua. I can’t think of anything softer off the top of my head.

  3. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    LORAC; admittedly, I don’t wear a lot of blush, and when it comes to texture, I really don’t care, as color & pigmentation are the most important factors for me. I just happen to find that LORAC powder products tend to be extremely soft, and I don’t happen to find that to be a good thing.

  4. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    sleek cosmetics blush by 3 palettes are so silky and not powdery at all! i really like their formula and i love it because it’s 3 blushes 20 grams of product for 12 dollars

  5. La Femme blush on Rouge.

  6. Molly

    Illamasqua! Their blushes are so soft and finely milled. My favorite shade is Hussy which looks nice applied lightly on my NC30 skin.

  7. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    Either Bare Mineral Escentuals Ready blush or M.A.C Pro longwear blushes.

  8. Angie

    Illamasqua for sure!

  9. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Probably Tom Ford

  10. VickyM

    I like the Chanel blushes very much, they feel great on the skin, smell lovely and have a great natural and sophisticated look. I love them :D .

  11. Avatar of LeeAnn moena

    Softest I’ve tried is Burberry!

    • Avatar of Myracel my

      Yes, when I saw the title of this post, Burberry was also the first brand that came to mind. :)

      • tuna lala

        Same here! I own a couple and they are so easy to blend. I’ve tried MAC, Nars, shu uemura, Estee Lauder, smashbox, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, but this one is the softest.

  12. Yasemin

    Tom ford or Rock n Republic :)

  13. helen

    I have to give props to Guerlain. I love buildable factor. You can never add too much, it just looks more flush rather than a clown-college graduate…

  14. Avatar of Malia Malia

    soft, meaning texture? Lorac also, it was a really soft domed blush. I didnt use it often but if I remember correctly it was called Flaunt. it was more shimmery than pigmented though

  15. Avatar of Krista Krista

    First brand that came to my mind was Illamasqua!

  16. Avatar of Ruca Ruca

    Illamasqua. I’m always impressed with their blush, both softness and pigmentation. It’s soft on the skin, and delicately soft in the pan.

    Some Benefit Boxes are rather soft, too. All my Guerlain blushes are huge disappointments. :( I think I own one of every brand LOL the true sign of a real beauty junkie.

  17. Caroline

    I don’t know if this “softest” means the texture, if so, then Illamasqua, or it would be Laduree’s pressed blushes – hands down the best, beat whatever there are on the US market.

  18. shortie

    nope. everyones wrong here. softest by far is cargo. ive tried many of these blushes mentioned and cargo is the softest. very under-rated brand for sure. especially their blushes

    • Avatar of Ruca Ruca

      I own 2 pans of Cargo–1 is a traditional formula in a tin, and the other is one of their HD Blu-Ray blushes. I still say it’s no where near as finely milled, delicate, and soft on all counts as the 4 pans of Illamasqua I own.

  19. Avatar of Eva Eva

    Being that I work at Inglot, I have too say that our blushes are out of this world soft. I have grown very fond of them. However, beware, they are quite messy, being that they are so loosely packed.

    • Avatar of Ruca Ruca

      I have heard wonderful things about all Inglot pressed powder products; I really have to try this! Thank you.

  20. Donna

    I have to say it would be Chantecaille, but they call it cheek shade, not blush. Does that matter? It’s still really soft and lovely.

  21. Avatar of aykhan akhan

    For me, it’s a tie between Illamasqua and Nars (especially Gina, Luster, Exhibit A, Dolce Vita). The Cargo blushes I have are a close second, Mendocino and Cannes in particular are soft without being overly powdery.

  22. Avatar of Terri Terri

    Chanel, although all the comments about Illamasqa make me want to grab my wallet and go shopping!!!

  23. Avatar of Shelley Shelley

    No contest. Illamasqua. However, honorable mention for the MAC prolongwear blushes. And I know people don’t feel like they are very pigmented, but as a pasty pale face they are great.

  24. Ilona K

    armani… but I haven’t tried tom ford and burberry yet :)

  25. TheBalm blushes! I love “Down Boy”

  26. Avatar of Laurence Laurence

    Illamasqua !

  27. Wafa

    from my little experience Dior was defiantly the softest