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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:


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



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



- 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



- 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.


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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