The Perfect Rosy Cheeks

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The Perfect Rosy Cheeks

  • Pink Blushes for Every Skin Tone

    There’s nothing prettier than a soft pink flush on the apples of your cheeks. Like you’ve just come in from a brisk fall walk. Pink blush can brighten any complexion and perk up dull winter skin. No matter what skin tone you have you can find a pink that works for you. With so many options on beauty store shelves it’s hard to decide which to get, so here are some favorites.

  • Powder Blushes:

    NARS Orgasm 

    This is their most popular blush and it’s a favorite of mine. This is the blush I wear most of the time. It’s a perfect pinky/peach with highlights of golden shimmer. The reason this is so popular is because it is universally flattering to most skin types. I love to add a pop of brighter pink over top of this on the apples of my cheeks. (It also comes in a creamstick form which is great for summer!)


  • Dior Rosy Glow/Petal 

    This is another blush that is flattering to most skin types. It adjusts to your skin tone so it looks different on each person. It’s very deceiving since it looks so bright but it imparts a beautiful rosy glow on all skin tones from fair to dark. It’s so soft and subtle yet lasts all day.


  • Nars Mata Hari 

    This is a beautiful rose petal pink blush is great for medium to dark skin tones and will really perk up olive skin too.
    It’s highly pigmented but it blends out smoothly and has a lovely sheen.


  • Clinique Cheek Pops 

    These little blushes are so cute. They come in the prettiest bright colors and the packaging is perfect. They give you a natural luminous glow and the cream to powder formula is virtually powder-less. They go on super smooth and have great pigmentation.
    Berry Pop is a vibrant medium pink. It is wonderful for medium to dark and olive skin tones.
    Plum Pop is a cool toned pink that is lighter and more toned down than Berry Pop which makes it perfect for fair skin tones.


  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush 

    A long wearing blush infused with amazonian clay. Amazonian clay minimizes the oil in and around pores which helps to balance the skin and keep the product in place. These blushes are highly pigmented and easily blend-able.
    Dollface is a gorgeous bright light pink with cool undertones that works well with fair skin.
    Flush is a medium pink berry color which looks very bright in the pan but gives a natural rosy glow which is beautiful on medium to dark and olive skin

  • Clinique Blushing Blush in Cupid 

    A soft dusty pink with a satin sheen. Beautiful for fair skin tones.


  • Cream Blushes: I love the way they look on the skin. So natural and translucent. They come in small compacts that are easy to keep in your purse and they won’t break apart like powder and you can also use them as a lip color.

    Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cream 

    These cheek and lip multitaskers go on smoothly and have great pigment somewhat like a stain. A little goes a long way with these and since they stain it’s a little work to fix if you put on too much.
    Raspberry is a beautiful warm toned berry color that works well on almost everyone from fair to dark. It’s perfect for fall and winter since it gives you that winter flushed cheek. Works well to brighten up dull winter skin.
    Pale Pink is a medium neutral cool toned pink. It’s neither too dull to too bright. It looks bright in the pot but when applied it gives a beautiful flush of color to fair skin.
    Pink Powder is natural brown toned pink. It’s peachy with a warm pink hue. Works great with medium to olive skin tones.


  • Stila Convertible Color 

    These are the creamiest, most natural looking blushes. They add a great flush of color and are somewhat sheer which lets your skin show through. The dewy sheen looks so pretty on the apples of your cheeks. They are easy to apply since they don’t set right away you have plenty of time to blend.
    Lillium is one of my favorite blushes at the moment. It’s a soft natural pink that adds a flush of pink you your cheeks. Perfect for those with fair skin.
    Sweet Pea is a gorgeous vibrant medium pink. It works well with medium, olive to dark skin tones.


  • Brushes

    Real Techniques Stippling Brush: For the price these brushes are hard to beat. The stippling brush is perfect for blending out cream blush.

    It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush: delivers just the right amount of blush for a flawless airbrushed application.
    The NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush: is designed for defining cheekbones, highlighting the complexion and blending and diffusing color on or around the eye area. Just lightly sweep over blush color and apply. It’s that simple and the results are perfect every time! It picks up just the right amount of color.This is on the expensive side but definitely worth the money!

    Some tips for applying blush:

    Bright colored blush can look fake and clownish if too much is used or if it is not blended out enough.

    Smile and apply to the apples of your cheeks only. Use a light hand when applying. You can always add more. Your going for a natural looking cheek flush here.

    For cream blush it’s best to put 3 dots or so along your cheekbone then blend it out with a sponge or stippling brush. I like to use a disposable sponge which I have blended my foundation with. This allows a little of the foundation to blend with the blush for a really natural look.

    For powder blush get the right brush. Don’t use the stiff flat brush that came with the blush.You want one that is soft, the right size for the apples of your cheeks, and that picks up the right amount of color. Shop for a long-handled one with a medium-size, dome-shaped head. Invest in the silkiest, most luxurious-feeling bristles
    you can afford.


  1. Amazing blushes and packaging! :D

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  2. Jessica Feng says:

    These products look amazing!! I’ve always wanted to try the Nars Powder brush and the Clinique Cheeks Pops! What a lovely post Shea xx

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  3. Alex says:

    Adorable shades.
    xx Alex

  4. Carola says:

    ok i want all ! ;)

  5. Fashion Snag says:

    Gotta try some of these. love pink shades!

  6. NARS orgasm is my absolute favorite! It looks good with everything!

  7. Sarah says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love NARS products.

    x Sarah

  8. I’m in love with Nars! I’ve had my eye on orgasam for a long time to I’m definitely going to give it a try

  9. Jessie says:

    You really suit pink cheeks! my fave is estee lauder and mac


  10. Ann says:

    Could you please post the designers of your jewelry, such as the gold oval bracelet at your wrist? Beautiful!

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