I decided to do another Top 5 Picks post today and this time, it will be blushes. You might think, "blushes again?!" but my preference in blushes have changed from wanting pigmented ones to sheer ones. So I basically have new favorites. :)
My Top 5 Picks
In no particular order - Chanel Joues Contraste Tea Rose, Chanel Irreelle Blush In Love, NARS Deep Throat, Shu Uemura Glow On P Pink 30, Shu Uemura Glow On M Pink 30
Chanel Joues Contraste Tea Rose - I did a Revisited and Reviewed post for this blush a couple of months ago. I like how smooth and velvety and silky this blush feels on the skin. It is a very pretty sheer pink-peach shade which turns rosy pink on the skin (at least mine). What's great about this blush is that even though it isn't as pigmented as NARS or MAC blushes, it gives that lit from within look.
Chanel Irreelle Blush In Love - a very lovely coral-pink blush which imparts a natural looking flush (at least on my skin tone). It is more pigmented as compared to Chanel JC Tea Rose. I have swatched the JC version of this shade (because Irreelle has been discontinued) and this is much more pigmented with very fine glitters. This has to be very carefully applied as it can look overdone and you'll look sunburned.
NARS Deep Throat - a pretty peach-pink shade with more peach tones than pink. This has very fine shimmers and pigmented. This is the only peach blush that works for me and does not oxidize and look muddy. I like this better than NARS Orgasm on me as I find this a little less shimmery.
Shu Uemura Glow On P Pink 30 - the Pearl version of Shu Uemura Glow Ons; however, this is far from being shimmery. It gives a very pearlescent and iridescent glow, thus the variant - pearl. A very nice shade of pink without a hint of peach, as far as I can tell.
Shu Uemura Glow On M Pink 30 - the matte version of Pink 30 but this is far from the P one. This has a very slight hint of peach on it. At first, I thought of this as being too chalky on me like I have chalk on my cheeks. I learned the trick in using this blush and that is finding a brush that works with it. Next thing I know, this is now my go-to blush. I use this almost every day, especially on days when I am not sure which blush to wear or when I want a barely there makeup look.
Among these Top 5, I really cannot decide which one I like the most as I like them all, I really do. It's just hard to choose just one as each is unique in its own way.
And here is another shot of my niece, Reese, while she was hugging me. :)
What are your favorite blushes?
Happy Friday, super awesome peeps! :P