Saturday, 10 December 2011

Favourite Blushes & Bronzers

Sleek blush in Rose Gold, Bourjois blush in 33 Lilas D'or , W7 blush in Diamond Pink, 17 blush in First Flush, Benefit blush in Bella Bamba

Thought I'd do a little post on my favourite blushes/bronzers as I really like reading these sorts of posts! I'm the kind of person that, if I find a product I love, I stick with it. That doesn't mean to say I don't have a fair few favourites though, so I thought I would show you them. 

First up - blushers. I adore blushers and I've definitely built up quite a collection of them over the years, probably even more so than bronzers (shock horror!) My ultimate favourite at the minute is the 'Rose Gold' blush by Sleek. I actually won this a while back (along with lots of other Sleek goodies) on one of their Facebook competitions, and I was so glad I did as it's a blush I'd always wanted to try and I absolutely adore it. I know it's been touted as the 'dupe' for Nars 'Orgasm', as it is also a gorgeous pink, with flecks of gold shimmer. It applies beautifully and I really can't fault it. The first thing that drew me to the Bourjois blush was the packaging, it's so pretty! Nevertheless, the blush itself is also divine. It's a gorgeous, shimmering pink that I think would work with any skin tone. The W7 blush is very similar, although it's a slightly lighter pink and the shimmer is definitely not as fine. Some people probably wouldn't like this one, but if you like a bit of 'sheen' with your blush then it's definitely worth a try. So cheap too! I had a love affair with the 17 'First Flush' blush over the summer, it is a beautiful, matte, bright coral-pink that looks great with a tan. Perfect for summer time. Finally, my one and only Benefit blush, Bella Bamba is again, a gorgeous shimmering pink, which applies really well and smells of strawberries. Yum! 

H&M face & body bronzer, Prestige Cosmetics bronzer in Glam Tan, MAC WW MSF in Golden Lariat, Accessorize bronzer duo in Bali, Nars bronzer in Laguna 

I love having a tan, and, as you can see, I love both shimmery and matte bronzers. The first one is actually by H & M, and is in a huge pan, meaning it should last me a good while! It's matte and a very similar colour to Nars Laguna (pictured), so will probably be my go-to when my Laguna runs out! The only problem is it's so big so not the best to carry around. Next up is Prestige Cosmetic's 'Glam Tan', a very shimmery, mineralized bronzer which is a gorgeous shimmering gold when swirled together. MAC'S Wonder Woman MSF in Golden Lariat is such a beautiful, again shimmery, bronzer, with three different sections that look great mixed together. I wore this a lot over the summer - I think it looks amazing with a tan but probably won't suit paler skin tones. Accessorize's duo bronzer in Bali is lovely - one half is a semi-matte brown with hints of glitter, whilst the other is similar to the Prestige bronzer in that it's a shimmery mix of gold and brown, but is probably even more shimmery than the Prestige offering. Finally, my favourite of all the bronzers - Nars Laguna. I know everyone loves this bronzer but I can definitely see why - it is the perfect matte brown and is so flattery and easy-to-wear. I absolutely love it, and definitely think it's worth purchasing if you're after a really versatile bronzer. 

What are your favourite blushes/bronzers? 
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25 comments

  1. aw the wonder woman msf looks amazing. sad i didn't get my hands on it...

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  2. I love the look of the Sleek blush, I've been wanting a dupe of Nars Orgasm as it's such a pretty blush but it's so expensive!
    I'm gutted I didn't get my hands on that Wonder Woman MSF, it's absolutely gorgeous!

    Frances x
    Blog: http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  3. Im obsessed with blushers, I really want to try the Bourjois one, such pretty packaging.

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  4. That H&M bronzer looks awesome! xx

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  5. great collection! i absolutely love Benefit Hoola, but its coming to an end. I think next on my list might be one of the Vivo bronzers, im such a sucker for shimmer! xx

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  6. i want benefit's bella bamba so bad! xx

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  7. ee i love these posts too! it's nice to see the products that people use again and again. must get my hands on that h&m bronzer! x

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  8. been on the lookout for good bronzers to invest in so this post has definitely helped, thanks! definitely going to try the nars laguna :)
    Cx

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  9. i loved the superwoman collection for mac, i bought some beautiful blusher from that range :)

    www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

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  10. I love Bourjois blushers! I have all of them except one. The Paris/French packages look cute and they smell wonderful! Love them!!! X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  11. I used to work in H&m and people used to go CRAZY for this bronzer. We used to sell out of it the day we got it in.

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  12. Great collection :) I love blusher, can't live without!

    Bella Bamba has been on my wishlist FOREVER!! The price tag always stops me purchasing though!

    http://blueeyedblonde1.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  13. You have a great collection..I'd love to try some of the products u mentioned.


    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  14. heyy id love for u to enter my giveaway, im giving away a free pair of house of holland tights hehe xxxx

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  15. thanks for posting about blushes and bronzers! i need to get a new blush. i don't have a bronzer, but i really want to get one. :)

    <3, Mimi
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    $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway

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  16. The only blush I have is a Bourjois one, don't remember the name but it's a really nice baby pink colour. I'm so crap at doing bronzer, I think it looks silly on me cause I'm really pale!

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  17. I am a bronzer kinda girl but really want to get out of my comfort zone and go for a blush. But I have no idea what ones will suit me!
    Sophie
    x

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  18. i love the bella bamba! && hoola from Benefit:)


    i love your blog!!

    <33 Sharlene

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  19. i love blushers too!
    my favourite is nars orgasm and i also like the models own pink one (can't remember name off hand)
    www.jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com
    xx

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  20. Love the post! I'm a big fan of Mac's 'stunner', although you're making me crave the Sleek blush!
    Think that will be purchased next time I'm in town :)
    http://lucylikesblogging.blogspot.com/
    xxxxx

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  21. Loved this post, got lots of new things to put on my wishlist now! I really want to try Bella Bamba, it's such a gorgeous shade and Benefit's pretty packaging always draws me in!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  22. All of these look and sound lovely, I'm so tempted to try Laguna! X

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  23. These are awesome blush and bronzer ideas.
    Boutique Bag Lady

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