Oh Stop...I'm Blushing!

“I don’t have to wear any other makeup as long as I have blush.” – Victoria Justice

Ah, blush – one of the least popular makeup items and yet arguably one of the best! I have a strong affinity for blush, not just for its vibrancy and color assortment but because of its magical ability to make you look instantly healthy and more youthful. My go-to line is Tarte because their products are paraben- and gluten-free (along with an endless list of “–free” approvals) and part of their philosophy is the “12-hour power” phrase meaning their products are long-wearing, durable, and pigmented. The line as a whole presents eco-chic beauty products filled to the brim with “skinvigorating ingredients” like superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, & essential oils while maintaining the cutesy packaging appeal for visually-persuaded customers. Their website’s explanation of the Amazonian 12-hour blush describes it as “a long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.”

And true to advertising, their blush is superb! At $28 each, they’re a tad on the pricey side but will last forever and the color payoff is divine. My personal favorites are below:

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Tarte blushes left to right: “Peaceful”, “Dazzled”, & “Dollface”

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“Dazzled”

- “Dazzled” is a deep, mauve rose, cool in tone, perfect for more mature skin-types

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“Peaceful”

- You can’t much more perfect a blush color for fair to medium skin than “Peaceful”! It is a neutral mix between a coral and a pink and has a hint of shimmer to give a dreamy glow

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“Dollface”

- The prettiest pink you’ve ever seen! “Dollface” is a cool, baby pink blush that just whispers spring, flowers, and laughter.

Of course, you need a brush to apply these lovelies, so check out the Bare Minerals “Flawless Face” brush, boasting a fluffy domed head, sturdy handle, and soft, real-hair bristles! It sweeps up just the right amount of powder, and the domed tip lands perfectly on the rounded apples of your cheeks.

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Bare Minerals “Flawless Face” brush

You’ve got to try one of these blushes for yourself – I’m still adding to my collection of 8!

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