4 blushers you need on your cheeks

History suggests that we’ve always had a thing for a bit of colour on our cheeks. Even back in the old ages – when skin went all Mary Antoinette – porcelain and ghoulish – as a sign of wealth, there was still that pop of rouge to separate the living from the dead.

It makes sense when you think about it really…we blush when we’re in love, we flush when we’re having sex, we colour when we’re invigorated and exercising. All the good things. A flush is pretty – a flush is a sign of happiness, youth and energy. Alessandra Steinherr agrees…

“I think everyone should wear blusher as it really wakes up the face…I always think it’s best not to wear a matt blusher but something with a glowy, light sheen to give you a flush that looks like it comes from the skin.”

– Alessandra Steinherr, Beauty Director, Glamour, quote from My Beauty Stash on Get The Gloss)

And here are my faves…

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

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Google this stuff – it has rave reviews all over the internet. And Sephora just announced it their bestselling blush too. It’s no doubt the queen of the blush. Lovely pigment, subtly radiant glow. The only downfall is that you will find it incredibly hard to pick from all the gorgeous shades. And it isn’t exactly cheap either.
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Mac Mineralize Blush
329-81004873-MINERALIZEBLUSH_MAnother stunner with baked minerals refined into a powder blush formula to give a lovely sheer finish that builds up layer after layer. Has a luminous, pearlized shimmer finish – not too obvious, not too subtle – just right.
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Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush

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image credit: glamradar.com

This little thing is a legend in the beauty world and possibly the best-selling blush ever? (I made that up and have no data to back it – but believe it to be true). It’s soft and velvety thanks to a pearl effect and a skilful blend of pigments.
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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
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This multi-tasker blends in easily and the colour is buikdable. It gives skin a natural, lightly dewy finish that doesn’t look oily or shimmery. It’s a good one for those with visible pores, as it doesn’t emphasize them – in fact it masks them. And it’s great patted on your lips too.
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Mary Antoinette image source: italianinsight.wordpress.com

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