Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

If you could only wear one blush for the rest of your life, which would it be? Specific shade!

Temptalia's AnswerBurberry Earthy or Tom Ford Love Lust!

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125 thoughts on “If you could only wear one blush for the rest of your life, which would it be?

  1. annelise

    Tom Ford Frantic Pink or Nars Doucer!

  2. summerblue

    Either Mac Love Rock or Improvise

  3. I guess it’s technically a bronzer, but I use Benefit Hoola as a blush and it’s the best color on me.

  4. kelly

    Nyx Cinnamon =)

  5. xamyx

    NARS Douceur, and either Zen or Sin as a contour blush. However, even if any of these are DCd, I’m quite certain I could find something comparable on the market. Blush doesn’t play a really big part in my routine, and there are dozens of similar shades on the market. I simply chose Douceur due to the color & finish, but I could be flexible if either were slightly different.

    • zainab

      How is Sin as a contour? I’m tossing up between it and Oasis, but I didn’t really like the sheen in Orgasm and I’ve heard Sin is similar. My skin’s fair with slightly yellow/olive tones.

      • xamyx

        My skin is light, and extremely neutral (ie, NARS Deauville, Rimmel Clean Finish True Ivory, Revlon ColorStay Buff), and both Sin & Oasis work well for me, but are *very* different on the skin. Sin is “duskier”, while Oasis is more “ruddy”. There is a sheen in both, but I usually buff/powder over it anyway (to diffuse color), as both are extremely pigmented.

        I wouldn’t use Sin as a contour on its own, or with only a highlighter, but with another pink, it provides a more “seamless” contour when well-blended.

        I was going back & forth between Sin & Oasis for well over a year, and ended up with both (I took the plunge with the LE blush/bronzer duo in Oasis/Laguna, and the duo in Sin/Casino, and I wanted the bronzers, as well). Both shades are beautiful, and look much differerent when applied, so it really comes down to preference. If you lean towards warmer shades in lip & eye products, I’d say Oasis; conversely, if you lean towards cooler shades, then Sin may be a better choice. I’m reaching for Oasis now that it’s Summer, but see myself reaching for Sin when Fall comes.

  6. NARS Orgasm or any of the million dupes. Typical, but it works well on me.

  7. Well Dressed by MAC or Frat Boy by The Balm.

  8. Sandra G

    I’d wear my absolute favorite NYX blush in Terra Cotta. It’s a slightly shimmery rose gold shade. On my skin, the shimmer doesn’t show up at all, but it becomes the most natural looking color on my cheeks! I have about 5 different NYX blushes and a few others from Physician’s Formula and such, but I keep going back to Terra Cotta. I’m going to be saddened the day I hit pan on it!

    …Looks like I’m going to have to stock up soon! 😉

  9. Terri

    It’s a tie between Chanel Rose Initial and Tarina Tarantino quad (the one in the upper right corner).
    If I can only have one it’s gonna be the Chanel though…

  10. Veronica

    Bobbi Brown’s Nude Blush. Perfect pink for a cool-toned lady and doesn’t require as much caution as other blushes for my fair skin. 😀

  11. Jan

    That would probably be torture.
    But If I could only wear one, I guess I would have to say NARS Dolce Vita.

    I reserve it for special occasions or anytime where I need a boost of confidence in my stride.

  12. Laura

    MAC Blushbaby. Love love love that blush! It goes with everything.

  13. Jennifer

    Mac Pink Swoon

  14. Malia

    Sleek Pan Tao

  15. Illamasqua Naked Rose

  16. Jenny

    TheBalm Frat Boy

  17. Cocolette

    MAC Dainty…

  18. Rachel

    Illamasqua Zygomatic, although I tested NARS Penny Lane the other day and it’s a serious contender.

  19. Legendary by Mac, for sure.

  20. Benefit – Coralista without a doubt.

    Jodie x

  21. Sara

    I think MAC Mineralize Blush in Nuance

  22. Sleek – Coral. It’s not even a coral, more a dark orange natural color.

  23. Dominique

    Chanel Rose Initiale or Benefit Bella Bamba ( among so many others :) ! )

  24. I really can’t choose between Lancôme miel glacé and Tarte cheek stain in dollface.

  25. Liz

    ‘Poppy Paradise’ Josie Maran cheek gelee. It’s the only product of Josie Maran’s that I own, and I’ve stocked up 3 pots. I use it as a lip and cheek color, and it nearly perfectly matches my natural blush color. (I’m very fair.) Any time I wear it, I look so awake and healthy! Love.

  26. liz

    I haven’t found my HG blush yet actually! still looking. as of right now, it’d be a dusty pink Ulta brand lipstick that I use as a cream blush. I want to try NARS Deep Throat though!

  27. This is such a hard question to answer, Christine! My choice would be Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust too. :)

  28. MelanieMB

    Frat Boy by theBalm

  29. Chanel Blush in Rouge. I’m a sucker for reds.

  30. fabiola

    Tarte tipsy, MAC margin and springsheen.

  31. Lydia

    Becca Beach Tint in Dragonfruit or Chanel Frivole. I often like to use bronzer (either Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine or Chanel Bronze Universel) instead of blush, but when I wear blush those are the two I reach for most.

  32. Ana

    Illamasqua Zygomatic!

  33. Any recommendations for an NC42?

  34. Rafaela

    Nars Penny Lane!

  35. zainab

    Of my very limited collection, NARS Dolce Vita. It’s subtle enough for every day, can be made quite dramatic if I want and it doesn’t clash with anything.

  36. grlnxdor

    Chanel Malice without a doubt!

  37. Daniela

    Illamasqua Naked Rose or Nars Deep Throat

  38. That’s an easy one – Tarte Natural Beauty.

  39. Dee

    Benefit Coralista

  40. Miranda C

    Definitely Nars Luster.

  41. Lauren

    Illamasqua Naked Rose

  42. Probably Bobbi Brown Pale Pink or NARS Orgasm.

  43. Kayla

    NARS Sex Appeal. Wonderfully natural on my pale skin!

  44. A. Mar

    Illamasqua Naked Rose.

  45. cydoniac

    Mac Sunbasque.

  46. Alyssa

    NARS Luster.

  47. Probably MAC Cream Soda.

  48. Laurel

    Oh man this is a tough question and it would either be a coral or a pink. Probably Benefit Coralista or MAC Dainty

  49. francesca

    Mac Pink Swoon or Smashbox In Bloom! (I’m a Mac NW25 for reference)

  50. NARS Taj Mahal. Its everything a darker complexions need. 😀

  51. chris

    NARS Taos or MAC Ambering Rose.

  52. Lily

    Nars Luster and Madly

  53. JJ

    Mac’s Sweet as Cocoa or Nars’ Taj Mahal.

  54. Either MAC Peachykeen or Coppertone.

  55. Catherine

    Chanel Joues Contraste ‘Espiegle’ – if only it wasn’t baked hard into the pan.

  56. pilar

    Benefit coralista works well on me in every season.

  57. becca

    YSL blush radiance #4, a soft baby pink.

  58. Joanna

    Guerlain’s Blush 4 Éclats Sculpting Blush in Rose Plein Vent!

  59. NARS Douceur without a doubt! 😀

  60. Hann

    Mac Warm Soul!

  61. NYX Natural or Angel (I’ve never used a high end blush)

  62. Roua

    MAC Melba or Nars Orgasm

  63. joyce

    Tarte cheek stain in True Love. Their gel blushes are already my favorites, and this color really livens up my yellow/olive skin.

  64. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

  65. La Femme Terracotta for sure.

  66. Liz

    Smashbox Gingersnap

  67. Brenna

    Tarte’s Achiote!

  68. CatG

    Tarte Exposed! It’s my HG blush!

  69. Carla N.

    That’s a tough one!
    I guess for me, it would have to be Tarte “Flush,” or the like – something matte that could be used with pink *or* red lips.
    Or purple lips.
    Of course, I really prefer to have a blush “wardrobe.”

  70. matildaben

    Chanel Rose Ecrin or Nars Douceur – the perfect neutrals for my NC20/25 skin.

  71. Adriana

    NARS Mata Hari for me. Deep rose petal pink, but easy to apply lightly, and blends like a dream.

  72. falon

    Nars Deep Throat!

  73. Lauren

    MAC Small Vanity.

  74. missrossre

    Benefit Posietint, or the Benetint.
    Never ever ever without anyone of these two!!!

  75. Josie Maran powder blush in Rosey Blush. Goes great with both cool and warm tones..looks fab no matter what shade of lipstick or eyeshadow your wearing.

  76. Sasha

    Mac pinch o’ peach because it looks closest to my natural flush or Burberry Tangerine because it’s natural and yet brings such a warm glow.

  77. sarah

    nyx rouge cream blush – glow

  78. Krystle

    Tarte Exposed.

  79. Ivana

    Illamasqua Beg

  80. Jen

    Nice picks! Mine would be NARS Deep Throat. Very flattering on my NC15-20 skin and is super versatile! xo

  81. Sarah

    I would have to say Tarte Exposed!

  82. Jennifer M

    Without a doubt NARS boys don’t cry. It was an instant HG for me.

  83. Melissa C

    Tarte Exposed or NARS Deep Throat.

  84. MAC Posey Cream Blush.


    SISLEY PEACH BLUSH definitely !!!!
    It gives me such a natural glow and it goes with everything.

  86. Eliz

    Does a week count?!? Cause, I accidentally only packed one blush during a recent vacation – Illamasqua Naked Rose. And, it is the best “if I had to have just one” blush ever. Fun question!

  87. Jill

    theBalm Frat Boy

  88. Baby A..

    Tarte Exposed!

  89. Brittany

    Lancome mandarin sky, LOVE!

  90. Chelsea

    Becca Beach Tint in Grapefruit!

  91. Kristine

    I’d just stick to a bronzer! Looove Guerlain’s!

  92. J Gabrielle

    LORAC – Soul. Its the most gorgeous and unique dusty mauve color for my tan/olive skintone – I just wish it was sold individually. Currently, it is only sold as part of a set… not that I’ll be hitting pan on it anytime soon.

  93. Nikki

    Rock & Republic Shameless

  94. Michelle

    MAC Mineralized in Dainty. Not too pink, not too peach, and not too bold for my NW15 skin.

  95. AngieButterfly

    The Balm’s Down Boy and NARS Luster.