What do you like about shimmery blushes? What don't you like?

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Shimmery Blushes

My comfort zone! I love a highlighting blush–two steps in one, easier to blend, and often quite pigmented (without being too intense to work with!).

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

Love, love, love shimmery blushes. I don’t mean full on frost or glitter particles that look like chewed up sequins from the last Pat McGrath packaging explosion but I love sheen – on my eyes and on my cheeks. A bit of shimmer looks so fresh and dewy.

BrandiD Avatar

I find them easier to wear sometimes — thinking of MAC’s sheer tone shimmers in particular — because as an older person, mattes can be drying and hard to blend. I don’t love the ones that are SUPER glowy, because I’d rather choose whether or not to highlight on some days. Mostly, I’m a fan of shimmers.

Genevieve Avatar

I don’t really like or wear shimmery blushes myself, as often the shimmery elements are more suited for warmer toned complexions and I am left with a goldy kind of finish on my cheeks by the end of the day – which is at odds with my cool toned complexion.
However, I do like them on others and I think that there are some great ones in the market at the moment.

Jo Avatar

I’ve been looking at the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes ever since I saw your review, Christine, and the swatches on your beautiful face! It’s hard to choose which one I like best because they all look good on you! Of course I’m older, and have different coloring, so the one you like the least would probably be the one best for me.
Now, Christine, has anyone told you that you look almost like a completely different person depending on how you angle you face in the pictures? It’s incredibly cool. At first I thought it was the makeup, but it’s definitely how you position your face. Apparently you have 20 good angles.—for my face, I’m still trying to find one!

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