My name's Nicole - a Toronto-based makeup addict. Welcome to my corner of the web where I share my love & experiences with all kinds of beauty, makeup & skincare products. Head on over to my About Page to learn more about me.



The Blush Edit

There was a point in my life where I would never put on blush, just bronzer/contour & highlight. Then one day, I randomly decided to throw on a wash of blush. To say it was 'life changing' might just be an understatement. It just pulled the whole look together. From that day on, I never skipped blush ever again. Though I talk about it like I am obsessed, I'm actually very picky with the shades I wear. I'm not too into the bright pinks or corals because, well, I don't think they look too flattering on me. But I am a huge fan of neutral/natural-looking blushes - and here are my favourites:

MAC Blush in Harmony | If you've been a long time reader of my blog, then you already know this is my go-to blush (maybe even my favourite ever). On the MAC site, it is described as a muted rose-beige brown. I never go a week without using this blush. This is the first one I reach for to put into my travel makeup bag whenever I need to.

Nars Blush in Dolce Vita | I've been using this a lot lately as well. It's a gorgeous dusty rose shade. I purchased it last year and it sort of found it's way to the bottom of my stash. But after the little clean out I did last month, this bad boy resurfaced and hasn't gone back in my makeup drawers since. 

Nars Blush in Doucer | I believe this was my first blush from Nars ever and I was so obsessed with it. Just like the other Nars blush, it found it's way to the bottom of my collection but was brought back into the brightness. It's a nice skin tone looking blush with a hint of pink. Unfortunately, I believe this is discontinued as I couldn't find it on Sephora or the Nars website. 

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Blush in Amaretto | The newest addition to my collection is this beauty! I have the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Face Palette, but I loved the Amaretto shade so much that I decided to pick it up in the split pans. It's a bit similar to MAC Harmony but more on the orange-y side. I'm glad I have this in a little compact that makes it easy to travel with. 

Hourglass Blush in Mood Exposure | Lastly is the blush that just about every beauty blogger has been talking about. I picked this up during the Sephora sale (see haul here) and have been swooning over it ever since. It's such a pretty light pink blush and I have been loving it! 

L-R: HG Mood Exposure, Becca Amaretto, Nars Dolce Vita, Nars Doucer, MAC Harmony.

What type of blushes to you usually gravitate towards?

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