With Spring in the air, it’s time to take stock of your makeup bag. With so many gorgeous blush palettes out now, this is a quick and easy way to update your beauty game. Blush is one of those beauty products that I can.not resist; let’s look at some of my new favorites.
NARS is known for the quality of their blush. Excellent pigmentation and blendability, a NARS blush is always a good investment. The NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette ($65) features four blush shades, plus a highlight/contour blush (Paloma) and bronzer (Laguna). This palette is perfect for travel; it’s a great size, plus you can use the neutral shades as eyeshadow. The top row of highlight/contour and bronzer shades in the NARS Steven Klein Cheek Palette are the same; the blush shades (bottom) in that palette run a little deeper.
With five shades of interconnected blush (two pinks, peach, bronze and coral), the Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony ($70, review) is gorgeous, no? This palette offers silky soft powders with beautiful blendability and color-payoff. Of the 10 (give or take) Chanel blushes that I own, this is a splurge I don’t regret!
The MAC Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette ($60) is, admittedly, my favorite and I had to order it the minute it went online. There are six full-size shades including blush, shaping powder and sculpting powder in various textures, plus it’s refillable. The only downside is that this palette is better for lighter gals (I’m an NC-25). It’s also the biggest palette, so while you could travel with it, there are better options. Available at maccosmetics.com.
The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette ($45) is another favorite. Four shades of Afterglow 8-Hour formula blush with a highlighter (OC) and bronzer (Lo-Fi, matte texture). five of the six textures in this palette have a subtle shimmer. Part of the amazing Urban Decay|Gwen Stefani Collection (review), the colors in this palette are so versatile; Cherry is a perfect Spring pink.
Laura Geller is known for her baked blushes and this spring’s “Just Blushing” trio ($34) is a beauty. Includes Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues, Baked Color True Blush in Bora Bora and Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Golden Apricot, this palette can be used by someone with warm or cool undertones. Great size for travel, these blushes give you a pretty lit-from-within glow. Exclusive to ULTA Beauty.
What blush palettes have you been into lately? I’m always at the ready to add another one to my collection!
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