As much as I like to collect blushers, I am very picky in nature. I don’t just go out there and buy blindly. I, as usual, make picks carefully and when I found something that I love, I will collect them. That being said, I’m not exactly adventurous when it comes to the shades either.
So this time, I want to try a red blush, or two. Red color, isn’t exactly the easiest to work with. For example, applying a red lipstick requires practice. You have to understand the shape of your lips, alter it if you have to, then making sure you don’t go overboard. Applying a red nail polish could be a nightmare too; imagine blotched red fingers everywhere *sigh*
However, my curiosity got the best of me. After all, I have a thing for blushers. I’ve compiled a few items on today’s wishlist, with different textures and variations.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty | NARS Blush Exhibit A
Tarte Natural Beauty is described as “red” in Tarte’s website. Sephora described it as a muted strawberry red. Judging on the photos on the blogospheres, I want this. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush has a really nice texture and pretty selection of colors. I own two currently and looking forward to expand my collection.
NARS Blush Exhibit A needs no introduction. It’s extremely popular among makeup enthusiasts. It’s a matte red blush that got people squirm at the sight of it. I think if I can handle this, I definitely can handle others.
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Sole | Josie Maran Cheek Gelée in Getaway Red
Dolce & Gabbana Sole blush has been in my wishlist for quite some time. The warm coral red color would be perfect for that pinched-cheek effect. And that gold packaging looks perfect to be gifted for this holiday season, don’t you think? *dropping hints here*
Josie Maran Cheek Gelée Getaway Red looks like something that I’d devour to quench my thirst. I mean, look at the name and the color! The gel consistency offers sheerer, watery-color pigmentation that’s just great for on-the-go.
Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 02 Sicilian Orange | BECCA Beach Tint in Papaya
Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric in Sicilian Orange doesn’t look orange as one might think. It’s actually a cooler toned reddish pink. I swatched this a long time ago at the counter and still remember the dreamy velvety smooth-soft finish it leaves after it’s blended in on the skin. It’s simply beautiful and unique.
BECCA Beach Tint Papaya is described as a hot red shade. The cream stain could be used on the lips and cheeks. I always like the idea of cheek tints because I could layer powder blusher over it and get a different effect. Psst, supposedly, it’s also scented accordingly to the names.
Now, considering red is a pure pigment, it might not be as versatile as say, pink or peach blushers. But that’s exactly the challenge. For starters, I’m going to wear them and match the undertones with my red lipsticks. Paired with simple lined eyes and mascara, it’s going to look clean, crisp and modern.
And of course, there’s always that one final option if I’m not ready to commit into purchasing these products; using my red lipsticks as a blusher too. It’s an easy, doable and it’s a good basic ground for practice.
So, is there any red blusher you’re eyeing on? Share with us!
Pics taken from: Sephora.com, Nordstrom.com,