Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Are you a blush addict, or is just one color all you really need? Do you find that you only use a few blushes or that you are constantly on the hunt for more?

I seem to be drawn to blushes, but truthfully, I definitely use a handful regularly, while the rest go ignored.

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.

79 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Are you a blush addict, or is just one color all you really need?

  1. I only really need one. I have about 4 or 5. Bush is usually something I leave out of my routine…

  2. Janis

    Because of the collections that are coming out now (Fafi, BPPs, etc) I’m starting to get into blushes now. I used to go for only 1-2 blushes before but now I feel like having fun and trying out more colors.

  3. mac-addict

    I never really explored blushes as an option, I thought they all more or less look the same :P But ive been inspired by your blush collection to look into them now… i have 5 and counting! yay! Definitely not too bold with them though… i feel like a clown with a bold colour on my cheeks! 8 out of 10 times i use Fleur Power i end up looking like a clown! :(

  4. Charlotte

    I love blush, although I didn’t wear it for years. I’ve learned that blush is a necessity for me. My cheeks don’t show up without it unless I’m smiling wide (and I hate that). I only use about three different shades to contour. My favorite is Nars Madly. I try to use all my blushes and Pearlizers, and MSFs, but I am guilty of letting about half of them go unused, especially the ones that come in premade palettes and cream blushes. I have about 30 different blushes (not counting other face products used as blush or the blushes in palettes. That would double the number.).

  5. inu

    i only have two blushes :)
    i think i use them more for the “applying blush gesture”, than to really get rosy cheeks…

    i have a blush by Nichido (cheap but nice brand), and one by Bourjois :)

    i love the small, round packaging, it is so cute ^^

  6. Nell

    I used to have a small blush collection (by BB and MAC), but with the recent MAC launches it grew quite a bit. I love playing around with blush now, I used to stick with a couple of shades (one cool, one warm), now I pay a lot more attention on what shade to use in a look.
    I have both the Fafi and all of the Beauty Powder Blushes as well as Alpha Girl BP from Heatherette and I love them dearly!

  7. Nicole

    I never have been a blush addict in the past. For some reason I always thought it looked comical on dark skin, but now I love it. It totally makes or breaks a look. To me the right blush is key so I have recently been expanding my collection.

    I bought one of the new MAC beauty powder blushes the other day, and I love it. I think I am going to have to go back and get the rest.

  8. I used to be a one blush kinda girl (NARS Orgasm) but lately I have become obsessed with blushes … I even dream about them. Very sad. I bought 2 of the new BPs (Eversun and True Romantic) and I think I must go back for more. I am also loving Stila Convertibles and anxiously waiting for my Avon package with the Jill Dempsey blushing the Muse was raving about.

  9. One is all I need. I seem to be more addicted to lip and eye stuff.

  10. gracee

    I love blushes. I only have about 7 but I am wanting another BP blush and to start a palette with Trace Gold Well Dressed and Sunbasque
    any comments Christine for what other 3 I should put in?
    I have medium complexion skin and I am a teen who likes shimmer.

  11. bec

    I’m definitely a blush addict! I love wearing blush and I love collecting it too. Unfortunately, when I buy a blush, I wear it everyday for a number of weeks and then I replace that blush with another and the cycle repeats itself. Sometimes I think they all look more or less the same with the exception of the really distinct ones (e.g. say NARS Orgasm compared to BeneFit Dandelion).

  12. Ping.

    i think i might be starting to get addicted to them, every new collection first thing that i check out is blusher! haha

  13. I love blush and it’s probably my favourite type of make up! I go through phases of only wearing about 2 colours but like bec (above post) I replace it with another one and it starts all over again! My obsession hasn’t really been helped by the new colour collections that keep coming out though!

  14. stephanie

    i stick to one. i think blush is just supposed to be a natural thing, just like foundation, so something like that should be a staple that doesn’t change. peoples skin tones don’t change every day, and since make up is supposed to be just an enhancement of what you naturally look like, i don’t think blush or foundation should change daily either.

    • That’s a really interesting point of view, Stephanie! It does make sense, but I suppose lips were meant to be natural too, and yet we see all ranges of color on it. What is your one blush that you stick to?

  15. i never used blush untill last year — i always thought my cheeks were too pink naturally to wear anything. but, after trying a few MAC shades, i now have about 10 or 12 blushes, and i do wear them all regularly. i never realized that blush could really make such a difference in how i look, and now i dread going out without any on, cause i feel like i look totally pale and washed out.

  16. Louise

    Ohh, I think I am a major addict. I haven’t counted them, but I must have at least 45 full size blushes (blushes naturally)

  17. Amy

    I’m not too big on blush. I have NARS Orgasm blush and MAC Mocha blush which are the only 2 I really use. I have a few by NYX and a few others that I got just in case I needed a different color for whatever reason. Sometimes I’ll even just use bronzer or a light MAC MSF (like Lightscapade) on my cheeks since my skin tends to have a lot of pink in it to begin with!

    • Hey Amy! Lucky to have that natural flush going :) I often just use my Dior Amber Diamond as a blush/bronzer kind of thing for natural looks, too.

  18. Hey Cristine,

    I do have many and i do apply accordingly ,im a matching FREAK GIRL!!But the thing is that im more focusing on EYES and LIPPIES,i mean i always do eyes lips first and then return to cheeks,in this way it helps me to match blush colours accordingly.

    Luv,
    Zzainy.

  19. Lucite

    I love blush, but I only have three; MAC Fleur power, and two Bobbi Brown cream blushes in blushed rose and pink raspberry. I don’t think it’s worth to have to many, it takes so long to finish one pot.

  20. Briodmun

    I personally make sure i have a huge collection of every cosmetic product under the sun, so of course, blush is never neglected. Blush, like lippy, creates a look.

  21. Camilla

    my comment is gonna sound weird beetween others but… i dont use blush at all! i kinda feel like it would look unnatural on me and i dont feel a need to get me some nice blush. i actually have one that i bought i dont even know why, probably that was just impulse in the store lol its like 3 summer colors, light peach, medium and darker, brownish i would say. its a little shimmery, shiny and i tried it on twice – the first time it was just tragic, the next one a little better but still i looked like i had fever even though i didnt use a lot of it. the other problem is that i cant put blush symetrically on both cheeks… blushes are nor for me lol

    • Hey Camilla! Some people are blessed with naturally great looking cheeks or don’t need it at all, so you’re quite lucky :)

      • Camilla

        lol but the problem is my cheeks are pitiful i dont have natural blushes and my cheekbones are not looking good either i would say they are flat but maybe thats why blush looks so bad on me

  22. Amy

    I only use NARS Orgasm (powder & multiple) although I was intrigued by the comments on the FAFI blushes. Not enough to make me want to spend my $$ on them rather than lippies or eyeshadows though.

  23. Jennifer

    I’m so pale I have to wear blush or people ask if I’m sick, so I figure I might as well have fun with them!

    I’m very matchy matchy, I like the lips and cheeks to coordnate. One of the benefits of being fair is you can get away with a lot of different shades as long as they are not too dark. Pinks and plums are a given for me but I’m experimenting now with more peachy shades which is totally new! That in turn inspires me to try new shades in lippies and shadows, etc…

    What fun:)

  24. Shefali

    I wasn’t into blushes really until this year, especially when the BP blushes came out. I bought two from that collection – Sweetness and True Romantic. Prior to that I was using Benefit’s Dallas and MAC’s Melba for the last 4+ years. This year I’ve expanded my blush collection quite a bit – I bought Benefit’s Thrrrob which gives the PERFECT flushed look. After that I got NARS multiple in Mustique which is now my HG blush. Then of course, my two BP blushes. I have to say though, I think I’m done. I can’t imagine that I’ll use all of these up and I think they cover quite a spectrum of colors.

    • bec

      What kind of skin tone do you have? Cool, warm? Fair, medium, tanned, dark?
      I really want to get Benefit’s Thrrrob but I’m not sure if it will look good on me or completely garish and overdone.

      • Shefali

        Hi Bec -

        I’m an NC27, meaning I’m cool. I have olive-toned, light to medium skin. Benefit’s Thrrob is such a light color, but it’s buildable. One layer is light. I like it because you can go as deep pink as you want.

    • Hey Shefali! You do seem to have a good range of blushes to choose from :) Somehow, that didn’t stop me from forever expanding my collection, unfortunately!

  25. Raquel G

    I LOVE blush! Truthfully I lean toward peachier colors. I have light, olive skin tone w/ dark hair and eyes. I feel those colors compliment me better. I have a ton of blushes but 90% of the time I use MAC Desirous, STILA Cream, and SHU UEMURA P Peach 47, and NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower. ALL so yummy and can’t live w/o!

  26. I’ve become a blush addict! I never was before! One or two would be enough. One generally pink one, one darker one, one coral one, that’s all I’d own. But now, it’s like, omg, this one has sparkles! Or, wow, this is a totally different coral than this one… *grabs* LOL. Silly.

  27. I’ve recently found that I need different colours of blusher depending on what eye makeup I’m wearing!

    I never have blusher. The things they come in always break. :(

    Oh well.

    But generally, I have one blusher that I use. Not blusher mad…if it matches OK, I’ll use it.

  28. Erin

    I feel like for cooler colors, like grays and blacks, I need to warm my face with like a plum or darker pink, like Plum Foolery and Blushbaby- and then for other shades like greens and golds I really need a coral like Margin or a bronzy-pink like Sunbasque. So, I don’t need many. Just one that covers each segment of the spectrum.

  29. zoe

    I’m a blush fanatic i have 40or so , only started buying them last august and constantly need more!

  30. Sanayhs

    Before MAC, I had one Physician’s Formula blush that I barely touched. Now I have seven blushes in my hand with four more on their way! I bought a palette with four blushes in it from someone on Specktra, so I’m waiting on those. Mmm, MAC. :D

    The MAC blushes I already have are emote, eversun, secret blush, fashion frenzy and hipness. They’re nicely distinct from one another. I’m definitely in love with the beauty powder blushes and wish I had money for more of them.

  31. Kelly

    Blush is the one of my staples. I bought both Fafi blushes and 2 BPB (shy beauty and eversun) and I’m having a hard time deciding what to wear in the morning! I keep NARS orgasm in my purse at all times for touchups because the packaging is so small. I haven’t really gotten into the cream blushes yet, I feel guilty having those because they expire so quickly.

  32. Carla

    I would love to love blushes, could you do like a tutorial about just blush? I have no idea how to use/choose different colors or how to contour or anything!

  33. Carla

    Oops I shoulda looked before asking, nevermind I think I found it! great!