One of my favorite things to break out when the weather gets cooler is red blush! I don’t know why but I love using deeper blush colors in the Fall/Winter. I was lucky enough to get most of these colors recently. Before my go to red blush was Nars Exhibit A but now there is more competition in the red blush category with some beautiful shades I’ve picked up recently. Here is a closer look at the pretty reds pictured above.
Tarte Natural Beauty Blush, $25- I got this several months ago and I love it. This is one of several shades from Tarte made with their famous Amazonian Clay and I have to say this does last an amazing amount of time on my cheeks just like they claim. It gives my cheeks a nice flush of color and it isn’t to bright for me. It’s the most natural red of the bunch! I reviewed it back in April check out that review here.
YSL Blush Radiance #5, $45- I got this pretty blush recently since it was a part of the YSL Fall 2011 collection. I love that there are two flat squares of color and two shimmery ones. I mix them both together of course when I put this blush on but hey it makes the whole presentation a little neater! This is a nice deep shade and my first YSL powder blush. I love it! I did a detailed review recently on this please check it out here.
Nars Exhibit A Blush, $27- Nars makes some of the best blush I’ve ever tried. Everyone told me about how great Exhibit A was and I have to say that they were right. It is really scary looking in the pan. I know that. But let me tell you its fantastic as long as you aren’t heavy-handed with it. I use a light touch and it gives me all the color I need on my cheeks and lasts all day. I hope you can see that its pigmented as a blush can be in the swatch above. Isn’t that amazing? Wow!
Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge Blush, $43- I love this blush, it has a great shimmer to it but like the other blushes here you have to use a light touch with it. It looks similar but a bit lighter than the YSL blush. They both have that pretty shimmer. I reviewed this blush recently, check out the details here.
Stila Poppy Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream, $25- I snuck a cream blush in this post because this one in particular is pretty fantastic! I got this months ago and I’m so glad I picked it up. It’s a product that you can use on your cheeks or lips so it’s a great multi use product. I love the Poppy shade and you can see on my finger that it’s really pigmented! I think that I’m going to have this for a long time because you just need a tiny bit on your cheeks and a little on your lips. See the full review on Poppy here.
I hope you liked taking a look at some of my favorite red blushes, are there any that you’d recommend?