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

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

Burberry Earthy or Tom Ford Love Lust!

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xamyx Avatar

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 Avatar

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 Avatar

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.

Sandra G Avatar

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Terri Avatar

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…

Veronica Avatar

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Jan Avatar

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.

Liz Avatar

‘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.

Lydia Avatar

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.

zainab Avatar

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.

Carla N. Avatar

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.”

Sasha Avatar

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.

Eliz Avatar

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!

J Gabrielle Avatar

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.

Lark Avatar

Dreadful question.

Thats not personal. But different make up for different seasons- ones skin changes color. Night versus day- the light changes. Different years- ones tastes change.

If somebody think they’ll just generate a list to buy only one color? Thats absurd! Nobody’s answers would be the same in three months anyway.

Astrild Avatar

I’d say NARS Orgasm or any of its dupes, but, actually, I gravitate towards my NYX Mocha most of the time, even over my high end blushes, so it’s the winner. It’s a gorgeous rosy-pink. NARS Amour or Frat Boy by The Balm are good alternatives,

Carla N. Avatar

I think I *need* to get Illamasqua Hussy – I’ve heard so many raves about it!
I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t seen anyone mention MAC “Tippy” from Hello Kitty; every time I wear that blush, I get compliments on my “pretty skin.”

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