Blush fiend is a term I learnt from other fellow international beauty bloggers recently. The term blush fiend simply means blush collector / adorer / lover / hoarder :D. I am certainly not someone that hoard blushes. I would say I am a finishing powder hoarder as I always stock up on finishing powder regardless compact, 2-way, loose or pearl. Just not blushes.
Well, that was then. Recently whenever I saw a new collection out, I always went for the blush instead. I find it hard for me to hit the pan of the powder nowadays as I have implemented liquid foundation into the base makeup routine therefore I use much lesser powder. So the only makeup item I could think of buying to fix my beauty craving is blush! It was unintentional. By the time I realized I had turned into a blush fiend, I ended up with these.
I am not a blush fiend but I guess my collection said the otherwise?
Most of my blushes are new. About 90% of them. I try to only open up a new blush after I’m done with the current blush. The strategy here is to concentrate on one so that it finished up faster. I guess it’s not working because my current blush is just too dense that I can still see the flower print on top! *facepalm*. It’s only recently I swirl my brush more and harder so the print is fading slowly. I was desperate to use another blush. Okay, I am so going to break my own strategy lol.
These are new addition to the blush family. Etude House Etoinette Heart Blusher that I bought just 2 weeks ago. The plan is to get one but I ended up with two. I tend to buy two of everything. It’s a bad retail habit, I know.
The one of the far left that has a beautiful flower print on is Aupres Dimensional Face Creator. I was given this from Aupres a few months ago before they launched it in August. It is a blush and contour palette. I haven’t really use this but I have swatched it for picture, which reminds me that a pending review is on the way 🙂
My very first Lancome blush is the Lancome Blush Subtil Rose that I have been eyeing since it was launched. I bought a Lancome Beauty Box 2012 and the blush is included! I wanted it mainly for it’s rose print on top as well as the 4-shade blush. It was unique back then as not many blush in the market are produced that way. Mostly single color 🙂
The two cute round tube next to the Lancome is RMK Airy Matte Cheeks that I picked up from an online seller for a fraction of the retail price. I’m always a pink blush girl but it was so cheap that I needed to get minimum two. So I bought Airy Pink and Airy Coral. The coral is not a regret at all. It is absolutely gorgeous and not too orangey. So far I left the pink one untouched and only use the coral one once in a blue moon.
As most of you know, I also acquired a few Anna Sui blushes during the recent Luxasia Warehouse Sales. I got these two from 2012 Christmas Set so there was no box. I do admit I only bought those set for the blushes. See how everything nowadays evolve around blushes.
I like the Anna Sui Cheek Color E 01 for it’s pretty butterfly print and the intense pink blush but I like the Anna Sui Cheek Color A 300 for it’s packaging. Somehow I am still not crazily into coral blush.
I was also given two Canmake blush during the Canmake 2013 Spring Look blogger event. The goodie bag was a generous one and I was excited when I saw these blushes in it. One of it is the iconic best seller Canmake Cream Cheek, which is a bright pink cream blush and Canmake Powder Cheeks, which is a shimmering coral powder blush. I like how brands gave two different blush. One in pink and the other one in coral. I have just started with Cream Cheek. I love it to bits. Now I understand why it is such a hit. It’s really good and give a natural pink flush on the cheeks. And yes…review is on the way too. I just took photos of it last week 🙂
These are my babies! Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire was a limited edition Spring 2011 blush which I managed to snag one last year with the help of a good friend. You bet I haven’t use this yet. I also bought a Burberry Beauty Light Glow blush during my first Burberry Autumn/Winter 2013 Runway Look preview event. It was expensive no doubt but I’ve been itching to purchase Burberry makeup so why not :). In fact I have yet to touch any of the Burberry makeup item I bought oppss! I also managed to bought a Guerlain Terracotta Blush a few months ago and this is a liquid blush that gives a beautiful illuminating color on the cheek. A little goes a long way so this small bottle will probably last till my grandchild!
The one on the far top right is a gift from Kamsiah. It is a ZA Cheeks Groovy. The color is more subtle and although I have yet to use this, I am sure I will like it 🙂
Ronasutra Cheek Colour Mineral Blusher is also a gift from Kamsiah. It is basically a loose mineral powder blush. I will get around this soon!
And last but not least, the blush that I’m currently using. It’s the Elianto Fionatto Blush. The color is absolutely natural on the cheek. It is quite hard to go wrong with this color. The pan is so dense that the flower print on top is still visible. Only recently I managed to swirl the print off a bit. But anyway with all the blush I have I don’t think so I can wait for this to hit the pan 😀
There you have it. My blush collection so far. It’s not a lot I know but it is a lot to me especially if most of it is brand new. I think after I took these photos I have since added two new blush in the collection hehe. I can’t wait to use the Etude House Etoinette Heart Blusher. I just need to photograph it first before using 🙂
Which is your blush favorite? Is there any blush that you are eyeing from my collection?