When I showed this picture I took of all my blushes to my boyfriend, he was like "THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME" lolol. Mini reviews below! Some are new purchases while others have been lying around in my stash. I think my collection is definitely humble, but these will satisfy me for now.
Clinique Cheek Pop in 02 Peach Pop
Peach Pop is a shimmery peach blush that gives your cheeks a gorgeous sheen in a natural shade. I use this to match coral/orange/peach lip colours. As for eye looks, this blush matches everything. It must be noted that the formulation is insanely good; somehow, it looks creamy rather than powdery on the cheeks, despite it being a powder blush. The staying power is superb as well, lasting for as long as 14 hours!
Clinique Cheek Pop in 04 Plum Pop
Plum Pop is a shimmery doll pink blush that matches well with pink lip shades. In particular, I enjoy rounding up the look with purple eyeshadow (Sketch & Satin Taupe) /eyeliner (Clio Gelpresso in Bloody Devil). Also, Plum Pop has the same formulation and lasting power as Peach Pop.
NYX Cream Blush in Hot Pink
The swatch above may seem a little scary, but only because it has not been blended out yet. When spread over the cheeks, the blush is a more muted/subdued hot pink. Am I making sense? lol. On me, it makes me look like I just ran 10km. Unfortunately, the formulation of the blush seems to clog pores and cause pimples? On days that I use it, I always notice 1 or 2 bumps on my cheeks that go away soon enough. But still...
NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal
My FAVOURITE out of the bunch for a natural no-makeup makeup look. It is a light reddish-pink shade that looks exactly like a natural flush. The texture is amazing as well: not too oily/greasy like the Josie Maran Cheek Gelee, nor too dry and powdery like the Revlon Cream Blushes. It is, pure and simple, a cream formulation that sits comfortably on my skin. However, it has the same problem as Cream Blush in Hot Pink mentioned above: it seems to cause a minor breakout whenever I use it.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- hour Blush in Exposed
I've talked about Tipsy before in a separate post, so I shall not repeat myself. Exposed gives the same effect as the NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal in that it looks uber natural. Both blushes have earned me praise from total strangers who thought that I wasn't wearing any makeup. They even told me that they thought I just had a healthy and natural flushed look! Exposed is slightly darker than Rose Petal; it is more of a dusty rose shade.