Friday, November 1st, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

If you could only pick one blush to wear for the rest of your life, what brand and color would you choose? Why?
Temptalia's AnswerThought lipstick was fun, why not do blush… Tom Ford Love Lust, Burberry Earthy, bareMinerals The Natural High, or Benefit Sugarbomb… I’d probably pick Earthy only because it’s very versatile!

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116 thoughts on “If you could only pick one blush to wear for the rest of your life, what brand and color would you choose?

  1. Claudia

    MAC Well-dressed!

  2. Irene

    MAC Desert Rose, just because it’s been my blush of choice for years! It looks super natural against my fair skintone.

  3. Tom Ford Love Lust or MAC The Perfect Cheek.

  4. Mar

    Illamasqua “Lover” It’s so flattering.

  5. Oh, gosh! This is tougher than yesterday’s question. I’ll go with Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea or Tom Ford Cheek Color in Lovelust.

  6. Annie

    Probably the classic Nars. I love Desire that actually looks beautiful on dark skintones like myself and Nars has tons of colors to choose from

  7. The Balm’s Hot Mama. It’s very flattering on me, isn’t overwhelming or too glittery, and can be sheer or built up. Plus it doubles as a shadow!

  8. I don’t like these questions! Hahah it would be so hard to pick, but if I had to I would choose Benefit Coralista. It works great for my skin. I can wear a little for a natural look but it’s pigmented enough to get drama for a night out.
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  9. Laura

    Probably either MAC Well Dressed or Dame…both suit my skintone very well and give me a nice, natural pink cheek that looks good no matter what.

  10. Adeline

    Definitely a bright pink blush that can be lightly applied for the softest flush or built up. I’d say Burberry Hydrangea Pink or NARS Desire

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  12. Jan

    Well that is a question I seem to have a different answer to every season. Rest of my life is a huge commitment. I suppose this season I’m still in lust with NARS Dolce Vita.

    Depending on how I build it, I can look anything from neutral, to contour, to plumy blush on me.

  13. Amy

    mac immortal flower!

  14. Veronica

    Bobbi Brown Nude Pink. Favorite blush in my collection. :)

  15. Emily

    MAC Fleur Power, Nars Deep Throat :)

  16. stacey

    wicked by tom ford

  17. Ann

    Probably NARS Deep Throat …upon purchasing it I didn’t realize how much I would use it. It’s one of those I didn’t realize how often I used it until I look at the huge dent in the product haha

  18. MAC Stereo Rose, or maybe NARS Deep Throat, they’re pretty similar!

  19. Sara

    NARS Dolce Vita

  20. MAC mineralized blush in Dainty, hands down. It’s just been my number one blush for years.

  21. Clio

    I’d pick a warm coral in a powder blush with a satin finish. MAC’s formulas are usually by favourite, but I’m still looking for that Holy Grail. Of the ones I own, I’d probably pick thebalm’s Sexy Mama or Benefit’s Rockateur. Impossible to overdo and always look good!

  22. sarah

    tarte in exposed!

  23. That’s an easy one for me. I’d pick Benefit’s Hervana for ever and ever!!!!

  24. Kellie

    Milani’s Baked Blush in Terra Sole! It is a matte brown-based pink. It has the muted aspect that I enjoy with blush yet, I can still tell that I am wearing blush. I love it!

  25. Lancome Blush Subtil in Miel Glace. Hands down. It’s gorgeous, but neutral so it’s going to go with anything.

  26. Benefit Sugarbomb!? I can’t believe you can see it. It’s the sheerest blush I have ever seen. I have NC15 skin, and I have to layer for like 10 minutes before I can even tell I’m wearing anything.
    If I could only wear one blush, I think I would probably just give up on makeup altogether. The whole point is being able to create something totally new each day.

  27. zainab

    A while ago I would have said NARS Dolce Vita (because I only owned a couple of blushes), now I’d probably go with MAC Breezy (looks great on my skin and never goes ‘sunburnt’ on me), or MAC Sunbasque (doubles as bronzer, can go from subtle to dramatic).

  28. Andrea G

    Probably Benefit Coralista. I’m a bit of a blush junkie, but that’s the one I reach for the most regularly.

  29. I’d have either Illamasqua Naked Rose or Nars Deep Throat. They both go with everything!

  30. Ivana

    Illamasqua Zygomatic cream blush, very lovely and versatile on my fair skin

  31. I love the Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino. It is the most divine blush I have ever used. It’s not matte but it’s not too shimmery and it is absolutely perfect for my skin tone.

  32. Margreet

    Nars Mata Hari, my go-to blush for years as it is the perfect color for my skin tone and applies like a dream.

  33. marilyn6394

    burberry tangerine!

  34. Aida

    I’d have to say Tarte Exposed. It’s the one I use 90% of the time :).

  35. sabrina

    MAC VIRGIN ISLE Cream Color Base

    On my winter pale skin it gives me a nice redish flush, while in summer, on my tanned skin, it gives a gorgeous warm orangy tone to my cheeks.
    Plus it’s a cream so hello dewiness!

  36. Baby A.

    MAC Mocha!

  37. Liz

    This is a sore spot for me. The blush I would wear for the rest of my life would be Smashbox Gingersnap blush. It’s super versatile. I love it and wear it a couple of times a week. Unfortunately, when I went to repurchase it, I found out is has been discontinued. I never thought I would be so upset over makeup, but I truly wanted to cry when I found out.

  38. grlnxdor

    Hands down it would be Chanel Joues Contraste in Malice. I’ve yet to find a more flattering color or formula on me. My holy grail blush!

  39. Laura_Lou

    I think if it would have to be either MACs Blushbaby or Ben Nyes Nectar Peach. I think I’d probably go for MAC though. It’s very versatile.

  40. This is really tough for me! MAC Cream Soda is the first one that springs to mind, so it would be between that and Milani Amber Nectar.

  41. Andie

    I actually do wear the same blush most days. Clinique’s sunrise glow is by far the most flattering blush shade on me. It looks natural. I have freckles and find blush to be one of those beauty products that are usually more miss than hit.

  42. This one’s a whole lot easier for me than the lipstick one. It would be a toss up among Tarte Natural Beauty, Bobbi Brown Pale Pink or perhaps MAC Dollymix or Frankly Scarlet. I’d be happy with any of those, but probably Natural Beauty would be my first choice as it’s so versatile for me and it lasts so well.

  43. Sara

    For me, deep throat from Nars, love it!!

  44. The thought is positively tormenting to me.

    Chanel Joues Accent, Chanel Joues Rose Bronze, TF Flush, NARS Madly.. would be contenders. 3 of them are nudeish shades with varying finishes and Flush is uber bright and gorgeous, but always makes me feel and look great, so it would have to take top position.

  45. Tarte amazonian clay blush in dollface. Very flattering on pale girls like myself.
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  46. Mardi

    NARS Deep Throat. I’ve only just started using it after years of rosy pink blushes and I love how much better it looks on me.

  47. Lily

    Nars Luster and Madly.

  48. RJ

    Nars Seduction, without a doubt

  49. Emi

    Don’t take my blush away! :)

    I guess I’d pick something very neutral, perhaps Addiction Tea Rose cheek stick (if I went for a cream) or MAC Blushbaby (if a powder).
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  50. Cyndi c.

    It would definitely be Chanel. I’ll say Chanel Plum Attraction. Gives my whole face a lift.

  51. Bobbi Brown’s “Pale Pink” :-)

  52. xamyx

    NARS Douceur or MAC Brit Wit; both provide a natural flush, with just enough color to complement a “natural” look, yet not overwhelming with an intense eye or lip. If I had to pick one over the other, though, it would have to be Douceur, as it is absolute perfection with my coloring.

  53. This is a very hard question! To answer the question, if there’s only one blush I would want to wear for the rest of my life, it would be Chanel Joue Contraste in Frivole. I love how its apricot shade go well with many different looks. It’s so finely milled and looks very natural on.

  54. Hands down: Chanel Rose Bronze!

  55. Karen

    Illamasqua Powder Blusher in the colour Morale.
    When I first got it I was so intimidated by the unusual colour, along with the fact that I am so fair.
    But then when I tried it I was so blown away by it, it really makes me just glow!
    Beautiful! Wouldn’t want to be without it!

  56. Nikki

    This is equally as hard as choosing one lipstick! I am going to have to go with Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush in Shameless.

  57. Jenninka

    Benefit Hervana! It’s perfect for my coloring.

  58. A. Mar

    Illamasqua Naked Rose. I reach for it more than any other.

  59. Andrea Miller

    Tom Ford Love Lust or Burberry Earthy are my choices too!

  60. I have loved BB pot rouge from its beginning, but have recently discovered Chanel powder Joues Contraste powder blush– its also a strong contender for me!

    • Oh– the shades– I love BB in powder pink– Chanel in Accent. In the summer, I also loved LM Ritual ( LE) — swirled blush/bronzer.

  61. Rock and Republic- Bedroom, but since they don’t make these awesome blushes anymore i think a decent alternate is NARS-Dolce Vita

  62. Jess

    Illamasqua Naked Rose blush!

  63. Quinn

    Do contours count? Because Mac’s shadowy is already my best friend.

  64. MAC powder blush in Peaches. It’s the only blush I own that I’ve even made a dent in. It’s perfect for almost any look I do, just a flawless flush.

  65. MAC Coppertone, without doubt. Brown, peach and a hint of pink all together on my skintone and goes with everything.

  66. CatG

    Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed! I feel so beautiful every time I wear it and I really feel like I could keep wearing it until I’m on my deathbed haha!

  67. Jenny

    The Balm Frat Boy



    Don’t make me chose between these two !!!!!!!

  69. NARS Orgasm
    It’s not even a close competition! This is by far my absolute favorite blush of all time.

  70. Beka

    This is definitely WAY easier for me than the lipstick question. My cheeks are naturally very red, so I don’t have to blush unless I manage to get all of my red covered. If I could only pick one, it would be guerlain 4 seasons terra cotta bronzing powder on 00 nude. I know it’s not technically a blush, but its super versatile for me. It has a beautiful pink shade that I use as a blush. Sometimes, if I want to downplay my red cheeks, I use the “bronzer” shades more as a blush than a bronzer. I also use it to do a light contour or just to add some warmth to my face because I’m fairly pale. When I bought it, I thought I would never use it, but I love it. I’ve had it since it first came out in the spring and use it at least a few times a week-I haven’t made a dent in it yet, so I’m getting my money’s worth.

  71. Eliza

    Ilamasqua Naked Rose

  72. Winni

    Tarte Blushing Bride, theBalm Cabana Boy, or TF Lovelust.

  73. AngieButterfly

    That’s tough. I’d be difficult to choose between theBalm’s Toile and Swiss Dot. I guess I’ll go with Toile because it gives a great flush.

  74. Linda

    MAC peaches!

  75. NARS Taj Mahal. Nothing makes my NC50/Clinique Fresh Golden/ELDW Rich Caramel skin glow like it.

  76. Vanessa V

    Being that we are all beauty addicts here and we can’t pick just one I’ll go for the one brand which is Nars and then it would be hard to choose between Deep Throat, Madly or Sin right now I can’t choose. And MAC’s Mocha and Melba also top my list.

  77. Pamela

    MAC Dainty because i love it !!

  78. G

    Hmm…MAC Easy Manner, CARGO Bali, NARS Day Dream, or CHANEL Tempting Beige. Probably Nars Daydream.

  79. Marcey Low

    Tigi Awake. I just discovered this blush & it’s amazing!!

  80. Nortme

    Nars Madly

  81. If it wasn’t a limited edition, Chanel Mystery, as it is, I’m going to go with Nars Sin.

  82. Tom Ford’s Savage. Compliments everything, smooth, buttery texture and it’s beautifully flattering for medium dark skin tones.

  83. Hands down MAC’s Rioe for Love! Even though it’s limited edition, I bought an extra on eBay to have a back-up!

  84. Jennifer m

    Nars boys don’t cry. :)

  85. NARS Lovejoy! The only blush I ever bought a backup of.

  86. I would probably choose NARS Desire because I really love how it looks on my skintone.
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  87. Fani

    MAC’s Fleur Power because I already have a close one in my stash.

  88. Olivia

    Nars Taj Mahal.

  89. This is cruel… I’d have to say Nars Amour or MAC Mocha

  90. Most likely NARS Orgasm or one of its millions of dupes. It just works with everything!

  91. Carmen

    It would be Nars Silvana blush! Hands down my favorite blush for a subtle glow on my nc45 skin :)

  92. Melissa

    NARS Lokum, because I love the way it gives me a healthy glow.

    • It really does!! I wore Lokum last weekend after months of ignoring it and I really love the way cream blushes look but with my oily skin, I get 3 hours wear time :(

      • Astrogherkin

        Try layering a powder blush on top, if you don’t mind losing some of the effect. There are also cream-to-powder blushes (from the brand Alverde which I think is German) which work really well on my oily skin.

  93. Melissa

    Blush is one of my favorite beauty items so I have several favorites but if I was stuck with only one- it’d have to be Nars Deepthroat. So beautiful.

  94. Jacquelyn

    I’m probably alone with this but I really love Benefit’s Dallas. It doubles as a bronzer or a perfect peachy-brown natural blush.

  95. Another interesting question I can’t believe I missed. I should really go back to logging on to Temptalia more often. 😐

    I think I’ll go with Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed..? It’s not my favorite color and just my second most favorite blush brand (next to NARS), but if it’s the only blush I’ll be able to wear for the rest of my life, I think it’s the most versatile.

    I’m going to miss NARS Sin, NARS Mata Hari, NARS Orgasm, and NARS Gina, though, plus a lot of other Tarte and MAC shades. :(
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  96. Mac Dame, or NARS Super oragasm, or Mac Warm soul…… those three are my faves!!!

  97. jessica billman

    I have only just started wearing blush recently and i cant believe what i have been missing out on all this time! Ive only got a couple and intend on buying many many more but i would have to say Nars Deep Throat :)