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Top 10: Luminous Blushes (Cool-Toned Edition)

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01. Plumberry Laura Geller

Laura Geller

PPermanent. $26.00/0.17 oz.

A

Laura Geller Plumberry Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a "deep berry pink." It's a brightened, medium-dark berry-pink...

Laura Geller Plumberry Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a "deep berry pink." It's a brightened, medium-dark berry-pink...

02.

02. G*psy Becca

Becca

PPermanent. $32.00/0.2 oz.

B+

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a "ballerina pink." It's a light-medium, cooler-toned pink with warmer gold shimmer...

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a "ballerina pink." It's a light-medium, cooler-toned pink with warmer gold shimmer...

03.

03. Monster Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $8.00/0.15 oz.

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ColourPop Monster Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "light pink with highly opalescent duo chrome finish." It's a very subtle,...

ColourPop Monster Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "light pink with highly opalescent duo chrome finish." It's a very subtle,...

04.

04. Bittersweet Urban Decay

Urban Decay

PPermanent. $26.00/0.23 oz.

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Urban Decay Bittersweet Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "bright purple." It's a softened, medium purple with subtle,...

Urban Decay Bittersweet Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "bright purple." It's a softened, medium purple with subtle,...

06.

06. I'm a Lover MAC

MAC

PPermanent. $23.50/0.21 oz.

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MAC I'm a Lover Pro Longwear Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "pink." It's a light-medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a...

MAC I'm a Lover Pro Longwear Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "pink." It's a light-medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a...

07.

07. Head Over Heels Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek

DCDiscontinued. $9.99/0.15 oz.

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Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a "light bubblegum pink with slight shimmer."

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a "light bubblegum pink with slight shimmer."

08.

08. Magical in Mauve IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics

PPermanent. $24.00/0.136 oz.

A+

IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve Vitality Cheek Stain ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, brightened, berry-purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish.

IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve Vitality Cheek Stain ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, brightened, berry-purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish.

10.

10. Peony Petal MAC

MAC

LELimited Edition. $24.00/0.21 oz.

B

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "bright blue pink." It's a medium, blue-based pink with cool undertones and a satin...

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "bright blue pink." It's a medium, blue-based pink with cool undertones and a satin...

For those who prefer their cheek colors on the cooler side, today’s edition features cool-toned options for blushes with a more luminous sheen (see yesterday’s warm-toned picks).

  1. Laura Geller Plumberry — A Cool Berry with a Luminous finish.
  2. Becca G*psy — A Warm Pink with a Luminous finish.
  3. Colour Pop Monster — A Cool Lavender with a Pearl finish.
  4. Urban Decay Bittersweet — A Warm Purple with a Satin finish.
  5. Clinique Pansy Pop — A Cool Lavender with a Satin finish.
  6. MAC I'm a Lover — A Cool Pink with a Satin finish.
  7. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels — A Cool Pink with a Luminous finish.
  8. IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve — A Cool Plum with a Luminous finish.
  9. Clinique Berry Pop (03) — A Cool Fuchsia with a Satin finish.
  10. MAC Peony Petal — A Cool Pink with a Semi-Matte finish.

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Nice list! Again, I love these because they jog my memory and force me to dig through my stash! I so love Plumberry and Head over Heals and Gypsy are going on my wish list for after the Holiday madness! 🙂

Nicole, if you want Becca Gypsy blush, it’s being discontinued everywhere. No longer at Sephora or Ulta. Christine says only Lord & Taylor has it. I grabbed mine today (along with Damselfly another disappearing one), 6% cash back at Ebates, and L&T has 10% off using code FRIENDS

Oh no! I’ll have to check it out when I get home in a bit. Hopefully, they have Gypsy left. Damselfly looks really pretty too! I wonder what going on with the Becca blushes?!Thanks bunches Katherine!

Thanks again Katherine and Christine for the notice on these going away!! Thanks for the discount tip Katherine! I wound up going for the same two you got, Gypsy and Damselfly. I was just going to get Gypsy. But , paying shipping forced me to,buy another, lol. I hope they are just repackaging or something.I’d like to see them in a “poured ” or liquid version since Becca does those so well!

Glad you were able to snag yours! I did the same thing LOL . I only intended to buy Gypsy, but didn’t want to pay for shipping, so I got Damselfly too. Oh well, both are pretty, and you only live once, so might as well live it up. I ordered mine yesterday, and it already shipped today (wow)

I remember seeing Becca Gypsy on your blog and cringing to get it. A couple weeks later I first saw you post it, it was started to not being sold by Sephora. Ulta continued to sell it but a couple weeks more, and it was gone EVERYWHERE! that is the perfect pink blush for my liking and I couldn’t find it anywhere after that. I am not a blush addict but that was way too depressing for me 😀

Thanks for the tip! I just ordered Becca Gypsy and Damselfly (another color that is disappearing) from Lord & Taylor. Ebates is giving 6% cash back AND Lord & Taylor has 10% off, using promo code FRIENDS, so 16% off.

Thank you for telling us that Becca Gypsy is in stock at Lord & Taylor. I’ve been wanting that blush for so long! I just ordered it.

BTW, through 10/27, L&T is having 10% off cosmetics with CC FRIENDS, and if you have ShopRunner (which I get free with my AmEx card), you get free 2 day shipping.

Thank you for telling us that Becca Gypsy is in stock at Lord & Taylor. I’ve been wanting that blush for so long! I just ordered it.

BTW, through 10/27, L&T is having 10% off cosmetics with CC FRIENDS, and if you have ShopRunner (which I get free with my AmEx card), you get free 2 day shipping. Oh, I forgot to add the extra surprise bonus that came with my purchase “Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal Mini Deluxe Sample 10ml”! Woo Hoo!

I feel like I just bought and reviewed that one, but now the blush range on Sephora is very different it seems like… but then the range seems inconsistent from retailer to retailer. Lord & Taylor still shows Gypsy in stock.

MAC Full of Joy is fantastic – I wear it all the time! Had been searching for a TRUE lavender blush (had tried one from Nars that turned pink once applied) and it hits the spot. Curious as to how it compares to the Clinique, but I’ve still got so much left that I’ll probably hold off until I hit pan.

Full of Joy also looks GREAT, imo, with ColourPop Monster layered on top. Sooo icy lavender and shimmery!

I got Clinique’s Fig Pop on your recommendation and am super-pleased with it, but now I see I need Pansy Pop too!

Btw, have you heard/read anything about Too Faced’s upcoming “Love Flush” blush palette (6 colors)? Thanks.

Mmm, UD Bittersweet! That one and Laura Geller’s Plumberry are very high up on my “wishlist”. Bittersweet is everything that I wanted CP Rain to be, but Rain let me down. But when the SA @ the N. Scottsdale Sephora applied Bittersweet, it looked purple without making me look ashy or strange. Still loving VP Monster though!

I love that you always give us separate posts for warm and cool shades. I like your choices, I have Pansy, and it’s very nice.
Isn’t Monster a highlighter shade? From the photos it seems so light that it wouldn’t even be suitable for a blush on the fairest person. One of these days I’m actually going to place a Colour Pop order, and Monster is on my list.

I love Bittersweet to death. I think it’s the best purple blush ever: It stays purple-toned but has just enough pink to keep me from getting “corpse face.”. I have Pansy Pop and CP Monster, too. I wear Monster as a highlighter. Pansy Pop is my favorite lavender blush. I find a lot of lavender blushes are too pink or too light.

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