Blush, Bronzer and Highlight Collection

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I’ve been asked by a few people what blushes I own. Too be honest I don’t own that many so I thought I’d so a post!

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Top 10 Products £10 or Less!

 

 

 

Make up can be expensive so here is a list of 10 items I use that cost less than £10.

 

1. NYC (New York Colour) Individual Eyes – Blue Eyes (smokey) £2.99

 

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For £2.99, this little palette packs a punch! It comes with four eye shadows, a primer and an illuminating gel. The eye shadows are really pigmented and blend beautifully together for a perfect smokey eye. The primer works really well which was a surprise I didn’t expect it too and the Illumining gel is really pretty.

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Battle of the blush

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Blush can be one of the hardest things to find to match your skin. Their either to dark, to light or just make you look mike a clown and that’s just not a good look.

In this post I will be looking at different blushes from high-end to drug store. We all want the high-end names in our collections and we all fall for the hype, packaging, and names and a lot of the time you are paying for quality but there are times when drugstore products are the same and there is no need to spend over the odds.

 

 

 

Sleek Blush by 3 – Lace (pictured above)

I love this blush palette the colours are so pigmented but I do have to be very light handed with it or I end up looking silly. I really love the middle colour it’s a perfect dupe for the Estee Lauder blush called tease which was a limited edition so If you can’t get that get this its more than half the price and you get three blushes.  

I’m going to this blush palette an over all 8/10 and the middle blush gets a 9/10

 

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Dainty Doll Cream Blush -003 

This can be expensive depending on where you buy it from, if you seen previous posts then you’ll know I didn’t pay much for this but if I did pick this up somewhere like Boots it would have been around £15.  I really don’t like this as a blush I know it’s made for pale people and I’m a very pale person but you get no colour pay off as a blush the only time you do is if you use it as a contour colour, if you use at as a blush it looks muddy, so it is good just not as a blush so it’s advertised wrong.

I give this a 4/10 as it’s not really a blush.

 

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MUA Mosque Blush-English Rose

I love this blush, I may not give it as much attention as I used too but it’s still one of my favorites. Its an almost identical match to the Dandelion Box Blush by Benefit and costs only £1.99 compared to £23.50.  It’s perfect if your ultra pale like me as a blush but if your more tanned then its a nice highlight.

I give this a 10/10

 

Urban Decay Naked Flushed 

I was really nervous about getting this, I’m an Urban Decay Junkie in my eyes they do nothing wrong but it’s been sold out everywhere for ages so I didn’t get a chance to try it, only had reviews to go on. I read that it was universally matched to the darkest and palest skin tones but I still didn’t know £20 is a bit pricey.

But then I got it for free (which I’ll discuss in the review to come) I like it so far but haven’t had it very long. The blush shade in there is lovely but be gentle because it’s very pigmented. The bronzer isn’t orange nor shimmery so it can be used to contour even my skin and the high lighter is nice. Mixed together they are lovely on the skin but be light handed.

so far this gets a 10/10. Pigmented and Practical.

 

Estee Lauder -Pure Colour Gelées Blush ‘Tease’

This was the limited edition blush I was speaking about earlier in the post with the Sleek dupe. The pure colour blushes or Gelées are always the quickest to sell out because they are stunning and unique. Tease sold out in the matter of days and I hunted the whole of south wales for this and I’ve been very fortunate to receive this as a sample to review.

The lasting power of this blush is incredible and you can achieve the fresh faced look with minimum product. You can build it as much as you like but it will always let your skin tone show through.

I give this a 10/10 I’m not sure if you can still get this but I can tell you most of Wales is sold out.

 

 

 

Sleek Blush by 3 pallet

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This is the Sleek Blush by 3 pallet called Lace 367 and it’s honestly the best blush I have ever used.

 

The shades in the pallet each have different names the orange coral shade on the left is called ‘Chantilly’ the middle shimmery pink is called ‘Guipure’ and the pink coral shade is called ‘crochet’  they’re all lovely colours and they feel smooth on your skin and you only need to use the smallest amount of product as their so highly pigmented.

I apply these using a real techniques blush brush and I later go over the top of the blush with whatever is left on my foundation brush because their so pigmented and I’m so pale it’s the only way I feel comfortable wearing the colours, you may like really bright blush and if you do I bet it looks amazing but I’m just not that brave.

I love the middle shade ‘Guipure’ the best because I don’t have to put foundation over it, it’s still highly pigmented so they key this is to use a light hand while applying.

I bet this blush pallet would look great on every single skin tone and the best thing about this pallet is that its affordable! it costs just £9.99 for three very pigmented blushes that’s a bargain and I think that their so much better than MAC blushes and a lot more pigmented.

The downside to this product is that sleek is a UK only brand and can only be bought a Superdrug but they do have a website and I think if you pay extra they will ship out to some countries.

I hope you enjoyed this post my apologies for it being later than usual feel free to tweet me

@AngieBeatDown