This is a follow-up to my favorites resolution series.
Relative to what I’ve seen online, I think my blush collection can be considered small. I only have 5 blushes and one of them is a shading blush — in other words, one is technically a contour powder, not a blush.
With blush, I choose 3 as my magic number which means I’ll only allow myself to have 3 blushers at a time: a powder, a liquid or cream-type, and another one for when something cool comes along. Hopefully, by end-of-year, I’ve already reduced this list to 3.
1. Avon Simply Pretty Lip and Cheek Tint – You must be getting bored with this blog coz this product pops up over and over in almost all of my makeup posts. I can easily name it as my favorite. It stays put, doesn’t budge, easy to blend, and inexpensive. Cost: Php 99 (if on sale).
2. Shawill Makeup Blusher in #2 Beach Bronze – First read about this in Julia’s blog, Bless My Bag. Thanks to her my quest of finding a good matte powder blush is temporarily over. From the pan, it could look too shockingly pink. From the name, you would think it has a brown tint to it. But on the face, it looks like the kind of flush you would get when you get a tan and little bit of burn. When I put this on, I seem to look tanner (hence the name?). I think I’m one of those people who look good tanner so I love this. Cost: Php 99, available at most Watsons stores.
3. Etude House Face Color Corset in #5 Tight Shading – Inexpensive matte contour powders are so hard to come by so when I saw this at Etude House, I bought it right away. I like that it doesn’t look too orange, it doesn’t have any shimmer, and it’s a shade darker than the color I turn to in the summer. This is my savior. I’m currently going through several BB cream samples and they all turn out ashy on my skin. I place this on the perimeters of my face and it helps make me look a little less geisha. Cost: Php 248.
4. Ever Bilena Evera Lip and Cheek Tint – When I saw this on an officemate, I thought she just came back from a beach trip. When I asked her where she went, she told me she was just wearing a cheek stain. I immediately assumed it was Avon’s cheek tint but she told me she’s wearing Ever Bilena. Come Christmas, she gifted me with a tube (Thanks M!).
Before finding out about Evera, nothing else came close to mimicking the perfect almost sunburnt color on my cheeks — nothing but Avon Simply Pretty. Evera is a very close dupe to the latter. It gives me the same natural flush but it’s a little less plummy. I still think Avon looks better on me but I don’t know any Avon lady at the moment and Avon stores are too far away from my place. At least now, when I run out of Avon, I have another option with Ever Bilena. Cost: This was given to me as a gift. I currently don’t know how much it costs.
5. ELF Beauty-on-The-Go Palette – For this post, I’ll only be talking about the blush that goes with the palette which is another good plummy blush. It has shimmer so I don’t use it too often. I think this would be perfect for an evening event with a nude lip. It’s very pigmented but it starts to fade by the 3rd hour. I recently found out that the palette costs less than 300 php and for that amount of money this is a good palette to practice with.
Looking at the swatches, I noticed that all my blushes are the same shade :P
I’ll probably be ending up with 2 plummy shades and for a change, one very pink or orange blush. If you want to know more about my favorites project, click here.