Blushes (High-End) | 2015 Editor's Favorites

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Fran Avatar

Rapture, Bittersweet, and Cola Pop have been on my wish list for a long time… I’ve been holding off on buying blush, because I apply it so subtly that I wonder how much anyone could tell one from another on my cheeks, if they’re even in the same color family. But these are very pretty, maybe it’s getting to be time to experiment with blush again.

Fran Avatar

I think you’re right, Christine, and my own natural flush leans purple, so I think it will look fairly natural on me. Cola Pop I’m not so sure of — I’d like a red blush, but a cooler red would probably be more flattering on me. Rapture is pretty similar to Sticky Sweet, which actually appeals to me a bit more. So Bittersweet and Sticky Sweet come next (that should be easy to remember, such sweet names, lol)!

Katherine T. Avatar

Hands down, UD Bittersweet. It’s so scary looking in the pan, but so gorgeous on the cheeks, and goes so well with my purple lippie collection

Nicole Avatar

Seriously, ok getting my butt to Nordstrom tomorrow! Cheek Pollen & Pearl Sunshine along with alot of other goodies should be in that bag. Next time it’s getting mailed! I’m seconding all your faves as my faves. It seems like 2015 was the year of awesome blush fomulas. Seriously,my blush drawer is overflowing!

Nicole Avatar

I have a whole other blush related question! Now that I have pigmented blushes that need to go on with a fan brush, I’m finding my fan brushes need washed. Ok, I never wash my fan brushes because I once had one get all frizzy after I did. I wipe them with baby wipes and will eventually replace them. It was a Sephora brand brush that frizzed. I pitched it! I now have a Hakuhodo and MAC fan brush. So, my question is, l,do other people was their fan brushes?

Rachel R. Avatar

That’s so funny. I can’t imagine you without TF Lovelust. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so pale, I need blush. Cream blush was the first makeup item I was allowed to wear, after lipgloss.

KJH Avatar

Yeah, Cola, yeah Rapture. Make You Mine (dk if it’s 15, but I got it last year. MUFE Canyon, Nars Despair palette. I popped for the Paula’s Choice palette, and it’s like Despair a bit, but with a highlight and a contour. Better than I expected, and reasonable. MUG Summer Fling. But I NEED Burnt Pepper.

Tracey E. Avatar

Hourglass blushes in Dim infusion and Incandescent electra (love!), Chanel Joules Contraste Blush in a rose gold, Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson Colour of Youth Cheek Glow and CT blush in Ecstasy, Bobbi Brown cheek palettes in pink and coral shades and Bobbi Brown brightening brick in Coral.

It’s been a good year for the cheeks!

rashmi Avatar

Now this is where I scored 4 out of 10 stunning shades you shared ๐Ÿ™‚
I loveeee loveeee loveeeee Rapture
and recently recommended to a friend who is fairly new to nakeup and it was her first blush ๐Ÿ™‚ did her makeover and she was so happy to see how it looks

she ordered from UD during their 10 gwp offer …

apart from this
I also picked my first MAC pro long wearI make you minmine and ohhhh myyyy its fantastic shade ๐Ÿ™‚ also have been reaching a lot to Lancome blush subtil in Fig Espigel

Sadra Avatar

My favorite discovery was the Balm’s Desert Balm. It’s a bit deceiving, as it looks like a straight up bronzer in the pan, but the color on the skin is a beautiful bronzey pink that makes my face look naturally healthy and glowy.

JFM Avatar

My favorite beauty discovery this year was the Mineral Fusion Blush in “Flashy.” Don’t judge based on what it looks like in the pan, whether in person or in photosโ€“it looks quite different on the skin. It’s a naturalistic petal pink shade with just enough warm peach to balance the coolness of the pink and give it some energy… funny how the simplest colors seem to be the most difficult to describe! I compared it to similar shades in my collection, and it’s basically the same as Milani “Luminoso” layered over Benefit “Dandelion,” minus the shimmer. Lovely formula as well, no complaints. Just wish it weren’t so pricey!

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