Sunday, December 15, 2013

Most Used Nude/Neutral Blushes!

Just a quick roundup of some of my most loved, most used neutral blushes. Neutral blushes are such an easy pick for just about any time of the year - they add a lovely flush of color, sculpt and define not so existent cheekbones like mine. Most of these work as a blush on medium/dark skin tones and some even as a contour shade for lighter skin tones!

NARS Lovejoy ($29; - Lovejoy is a bronzy plum that is neutral enough to add some warmth and since the shimmer is finely milled, there's a gorgeous sheen to the overall finish! It is very pigmented though, so use a less dense brush or something like a Yachiyo to diffuse the color better.

Smashbox Blush Rush in Heartbreak ($24; - Heartbreak is a neutral rose brown with subtle gold shimmer. I absolutely love Smashbox's Blush Rush formula - its super smooth, very pigmented and blends like a dream! Heartbreak is a must have blush from Smashbox for medium/dark skintones.

Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed ($26 ; - Exposed is one of my most used blushes - as you can see from the pan, its well loved! Its matte, smooth and the color is just the perfect neutral that can be worn just about any time of the year!

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color in Praline ($24 ; - I love cream blushes this time of the year and Praline is just perfect for that dewy flush of color. The formula is absolutely amazing, easy to blend out on dry skin (I like using my fingers) and the packaging is sleek and gorgeous. Definitely recommended if you are looking for something that looks uber natural that works well alone or layered under powder blushes.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Spice ($22 ; - Spice is a matte warm brown with no hint of shimmer/glitter. Josie's Argan Color Sticks are very easy to use and fabulous for dry skin. Spice has a hint of plum that blends out to give you a subtle flush of color.

MAC Sheertone Blush in Sincere($21 ; - I can't recommend Sincere enough! Like Exposed, this one too is well loved and one of MAC's most underrated blushes. Mine's a bit old, so I'll be getting a fresh pan soon, but the sheer-ish formula makes it a swipe n go product for me!

What are some of your favorite Nude/Neutral Blushes?

*Some products featured in this post are press samples.


  1. Omg...Praline and Exposed are sooo perfect!! I love warm blushes with pinker tones, another AWESOME one is Suede from Sleek and Santal from Bourjois!

    1. Aren't they? I'll definitely check out Santal from Bourjois..its one of my favorite brands. Thanks for the rec! :)

  2. Exposed is definitely in my wish list! you would love mac blushbaby as well..its gorgeous rosy brown :)

    1. I've had a couple of people recommend Blushbaby to me I guess its time to check it out! Thanks for the rec! And Exposed is a must have for our skintones! :)