If you had to, which blush would you let go of first?

Obviously, I have a bajillion, so I could pick a dozen and close my eyes and probably not really miss them, LOL! I enjoy and wear a lot of shades, generally, so I think for me I would look for formulas that are hard to blend and probably limit to just a few deeper red/fuchsia kind of shades (because I very rarely reach for them). From the shades I keep in my vanity drawer (my go-tos), maybe Dose of Colors Bathe… haven’t worn that in a bit (reach for a similar-hued Milk or Fenty’s Wattabratt lately).

— Christine


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Lisa Helling Avatar

Hmm, that’s an interesting question. I suppose anything cool toned – baby dusty pink. I don’t have any that I can think of right now though. Of what I have, the colourpop blush sticks because I don’t use them all that often

Mariella Avatar

Oh…I hate letting go….but it would probably be MAC Early Morning Mineralize Blush because it is just too orange for me. Still, I do drag it out every now and then and wear it – it’s not dreadful on me, just unnatural and a bit “clash-y”, so not great.

Heather Avatar

I have a tangerine orange MUFE blush that I keep telling myself I’m going to wear, but is juuust a touch intimidating on my very fair skin. I need to either find my stippling blush brush and give it a chance, or let it go to someone who might better appreciate it.

Lauren Avatar

I don’t have a ton of blushes so honestly wouldn’t want to get rid of any of them. I stick to what I like and don’t tend to buy any blushes because I have the colors I need and they will last for forever (it seems). I have pretty good self control blush wise! I am planning on passing on my NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo once I’m done with the bronzer side. I used to swear by NARS Orgasm blush in high school, but over the years the formula has changed into something I don’t enjoy so I don’t need to keep it around. I do like the bronzer though. I’ve hit pan and maybe have a couple months left.

Lesley Avatar

I don’t have many blushes so I would probably go with my oldest one, which is a Jordana stick blush in Candy Apple Red. I have developed a bit of rosacea so a red blush doesn’t work for me now even though it was my most flattering shade once upon a time.

Cameron Avatar

I would get rid of my Alamar Colorette Blush Trio in fair/light. It’s too non-pigmented. I’m ok with sheer, I have several Korean blushes that I love and they are all this way. This one somehow manages to be more sheer than those and building it up doesn’t help much.

Kiran Avatar

Easy-Nars orgasm. I only bought it for the hype and kept it around well for the sentiment. It does nothing for my medium- tan skin. I think I should get rid of it now !

Lexie Avatar

Same! I also bought it for the hype (once my Grandma even told me that’s the blush she wears, making my Grandpa VERY embarrassed by the name!). But the pan I got is very difficult to work with. I have to rub and rub with my densest blush brush to even get any color out of it. I have a light complexion and it still doesn’t show up that well. Most expensive blush I ever bought, and I was so disappointed!

Rachel R. Avatar

I’m decluttering, and I’m getting rid of a super light matte peach blush from Shop Miss A that I’m declutter. It’s actually a nice quality blush, but the shade is much different than pictured on the site, and is too light even for me! Also, most of the cream blushes I got in subscription boxes or whatever, and I never used them.

Gilad Avatar

I have an old Laura Geller blush that is cool-toned plum – thought it would read neutral and harmonize with cooler eye looks (which can look fine w/ my yellow undertone and blue eyes), but it does nothing for me. Less than nothing actually-makes me look less healthy. I’ve kept it to mix with other shades, but it just makes them look worse. Why bother? I’ve just talked myself into dumping it. Thanks for the help in decluttering, Christine!

Heather Avatar

This is my favorite makeup product so letting go of a blush is excruciating for me unless it’s something I picked up a deluxe sample of in a tone that isn’t flattering on me. I’m looking at you NUDESTIX Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color In the shade Sweet Peach Peony.

Lauren Avatar

I got Cherry Blossom from Bbia not long ago and it’s pretty much a chalky white, so I’d get rid of that. I haven’t already because I don’t know anyone who’d want it and I haven’t determined whether it would work on my eyes. I’ll try it and see if I get a reaction. I may end up just breaking up the powder and recycling the packaging.

Jessica Avatar

I would have to say my Nars Deep Throat blush. I remember being so excited to get it when I first got into make-up 15 years ago. I recently repurchased it after years without it. I have to admit, my memory was fonder. Personally, I prefer CT or Hourglass’ formula more now.

Genevieve Avatar

As I use only one blush at a time, and always pick the same shade, I would probably let go of the Models Prefer Coral shade, as it is a little bit looser in the pan and you have to be careful of how much you pick up with your brush. However as a DS blush, purchased in desperation, it is highly pigmented and does last a long time.
Currently I am finishing off the EA Sweet Peach blush (I have already hit pan) and then will go onto my Clinique Melon Pop.

Helene Avatar

That would be a blush/lip product from Bobbie Brown, I got it in a subscription box and I really dislike it. I keep things like that imagining that I’ll find a use for them, but as it doesn’t dry down I spend a lot of time removing my hair from my cheeks, and if used on the lips, the colour is so wrong for me, end I find it drying.
Now I actually see that I’ll never find a way to use it, so I’m going to toss it.

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