Best Coral Blush for Summer

What's the Best Coral Blush for Summer that you've tried?

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Never bought a single, so guess it would have to be Savage, from Nars Despair. Can do the red/orange corals in blush, but not the pink corals…big mistake, even well blended. Would have loved the Chanel Ribbon from earlier in the season, but not flattering. And you don’t buy blush to admire the design.

I love the Sephora Baked Blush Duo in Guava Glow, the Buxom blush in Euphoria and the Stila Aqua Glow in Shimmering Lotus. The Sephora blush gives such a lovely glow to the skin almost as if there’s a bit of a highlighter in it. The Stila blush goes on really nicely and blends out beautifully and stays put all day. In the pictures it looks like it has sparkles in it, but it doesn’t. The Buxom blushes are very pretty and I love all the shades but I think Euphoria is my favourite. My go to look is concealer, mascara and blush. I have so many because I love them and think it gives a beautiful, youthful look.

I have a special place in my heart for MAC Springsheen. It was the first blush I was ever recommended at the MAC counter over 15 years ago. It’s still my only coral blush and I feel with it I don’t really need any other (b/c pink blushes are better suited to my complexion).

Hourglass Dim infusion and Incandescent Electra, the latter of which is my first Hourglass Love. The blushes give color and radiance in one.

I should also mention Bobbi Brown’s Coral Brightening Brick, which contains bronzer, brightener and color in one swish of the brush. Gorgeous!

I seriously have a problem with corals. It’s like I need to go to rehab.

My favorite used to be MAC’s fleeting romance (That’s the coral one, right?) because it was buildable and yet, so very pigmented. However, I am finding that I like more orange-y corals coming into this summer. I got CHANEL’s Sunkiss ribbon hoping for coral, but it’s a much sweeter pink on me (not complaining, still GORGEOUS!!!)

Cut to the chase: My favorite current coral isn’t actually a coral — I take a blush brush and dip into two colors from Sugarpill: Flamepoint (very very orange) and Dollipop (electric PANK) and the result is an intense but balanced coral. Sometimes you gotta get creative!

TheBalm Fratboy is the best for my skin tone. It makes me look a bit more tan/summery and I love to wear it when I have freckles. It is such a nice formulation as well – easily applied and blended out and wears for such a long time with no fading.

NARS has quite a few I like, like Orgasm and Gilda. I think Chanel and Tarte also do some good ones. I only own one from Tarte, whose name is escaping me and Orgasm. I use both all year though!

I also like Becca Grapefruit and I often use it on top of sunscreen when I’m not really wearing makeup while doing summer activities.

TheBalm’s Frat Boy is gorgeous. I don’t have a lot of corals, they tend to be peaches, apricots or pinks. The coral though in ByTerry’s Sun Designer #1 in Flash Tan and Cruise is beautiful.

Tom Ford Love Lust, Armani Dolci, Clinique Peach Pop and Melon Pop, Hourglas Dim Infusion, Stila Aqua Glow Shimmering Lotus, MUFE HD 225… I can’t decide, I adore peachy/coral blushes πŸ™‚

I never see these blushes mentioned anywhere! I have Shimmering Lotus and not only are the colours lovely but they’re pigmented and the staying power is really, really good! I’ve been using mine recently and I’ve been reminded of how nice they are. πŸ™‚

While I believe that I will forever love my NYC Pinched for a perfectly glowy coral cheek, this spring, I’ve been also loving my LE MAC blush in Spring Flock. Especially used in conjunction with their OtherEarthly MSF. That combo is gorgeous together!

Crazy as it seems (and I’m a makeup snob), but the super cheap ($4?) Elf cream blush pot in Peach Perfection is my favorite. It is a semi sheer cream with some pearl (not too glimmery, very subtle) which adds beautiful dimension and pop to the cheeks. I apply with the elf concealer brush to the cheeks in a swirling motion. Blends beautifully!

I like Hourglass Incandescent Electra if I want some glow, or Benefit Coralista if I don’t want something too glowy. I’ve also been reaching for Nars Orgasm a lot lately (enough to justify buying the XL sized one at Sephora yesterday).

I love those from Nars and Benefit! I’ve never heard of that cream one but given you’re other favorites I may have to check that one out!

For me it’s Milani Rose Powder blush in Coral Cove. Not too peach, not too pink, nice and bright, and is super-flattering on my very fair skin.

I’m not big on corals, but I do have one coral I do like: Tom Ford Flush. It has a hit of red or something different in it. It looks so pretty on the high spot of cheek over a bit of bronzer. That was my go to cheek look in 2012 or thereabouts. The blush looks so bold and loud in the pan and very very orange, but it translates this pinky red coral and on my complexion it does something special. I would have never picked up this blush as orange does not work on me, but I think Wayner Goss convinced me it was a must have and for me it really does work.. I just haven’t worn it since 2013.

I like coral/peachy kind of blushes and I don’t think I have had a true coral one since a blush I received in a GWP from Estee Lauder. I currently use a Natio Sunkissed – which has peachy coral colours. I am very interested in what the other readers say.

Some of the LE MAC blushes like Ripe for Love and My Paradise. Maybelline made a great LE blush from 2014 (?) called Coral Burst. This was a bright orange coral with a subtle shimmer. Luscious!

Coral just ain’t a shade that likes me. I have a few okay-ish coral blushes though – Benefit Coralista and a lovely pinky coral shade in an IT Cosmetics CC Face Palette (I think the shade is called Love but I’m not sure). Those are the only 2 I reach for on any sort of “regular” basis (“regular” meaning maybe once a month for Coralista, once a week for the IT blush). I’ve also got TF’s Papa Don’t Peach in a palette and I have forced myself to use it but it’s not one I think of using very much (unless I’m also using the large palette it’s housed in).

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