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Blush Inventory

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.

20 Comment

  1. They still have a booth in SM Mega… :)

    Yes, tapos ewan baka weird lang ako, pero may days na di bagay sakin yung blushes… Maybe sa damit na suot ko pero di ko talaga gets.

  2. I think I like Ever Bilena… it looks like a natural blush… :P

  3. The blushes that I am using right now are Maybelline Mineral Powder Blush, Blush Ons from Clinique Make Up Palette and Ever Bilena. :)

    I've been looking for a matte bronzer which I can use for contouring but I have uet to find one. :/

  4. Hahaha, any suggestions?

    You might find something you like from the Face Corsets, they have 6 shades. The first 2, I think, are highlighters, the second 2 are blushers, and the last 2 are shaders.

  5. The colours look so pretty! :) The shades are very similar but you can tell there's a subtle difference. :)

  6. Wow, the Etude House is interesting and for only 248? Have to try! Will check out their other shades too :)

    And yeah, get plum shades and a red berry shade! Enough with the pinks, Rae! Hihi.

  7. I also have an ever bilena lip and cheek tint. I got the one in a tube and it'll be two years in December since I acquired it. Even if I use it a lot, I'm still not half-way through with it but I have to throw it away once it expires. I like it but I'll give Avon's a try too. I like the idea that it's more plummy. I think it's the reason why I don't buy a lot of blushes. The only one I got that I actually use is this peach blush from ELF. If there's one make-up crime that I can't stand, and it also one of the most common out there is, too much blush. I cringe whenever I see somebody with thick blush, so I try to avoid it myself. It's so easy to go wrong with the application. And sometimes it's also the product's fault. So when I got hold of EB's and find that it suits me, I lost interest in trying other products. I'm looking for a good orange/peach cheek tint. Do you know any?

  8. Currently i have tow lip and cheek tints. I will purchase avon's when im halfway done with mine. The swatch looks nice.

  9. Hey Bee! Lucky you. I don't see PAC at SM Dept Store anymore… Yan yung mahirap sa blushes no? Most of the time the color looks a lot different from the pan when put on the cheeks.

  10. I also have 2 blushes only. One is from PAC, it's peachy, which gives me a “i've been to the beach” look. The other is from Revlon which says that it's peach but actually looks pink on me.

    I like that idea about just keeping the favorites. That would save me a lot of money. Haha.

  11. Among my makeup, my blush collection has the smallest number. I guess you don't really need a lot. I soooo suggest that you find the perfect peach blush for you. It just gives the warm, healthy glow on the cheeks! <3

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