Monday, August 11, 2014

Pigmented Blushes - Yay or Nay ?

In today's post I am sharing my love/hate relationship with pigmented blushes. 
Pigmented lipsticks, yes please ! Pigmented blushes, not so much !

Well pigmented blushes have their advantages, like, 'little goes a long way', but really, I don't want it to. I would be more than happy, if I can finish my makeup products (and make room for more). One of the other reasons pigmented blushes are a hot favorite with many, is, you can get on the color quickly and don't have to keep struggling to build color. 

Two of the most pigmented blushes I own are, Wet n Wild 'Heather Silk' and Nars 'Dolce Vita' (in the pic above and below). I usually end up looking like a clown when I apply them and have to go over with a clean brush to make it look okay. It ends up a bit time consuming for me and I just end up using these beauties less. For me, I guess I prefer my blushes to be buildable. I find it comfortable to gradually build it up as compared to BAM ! all at once. Though, I really like these blushes, I don't use them that often :(

My absolute favorite everyday neutral blushes are Tarte Exposed and MAC Blushbaby.

Are you a pigmented blush girl ? Any tips and trick on how to wear them ? Any recommendations on neutral blushes ?


  1. I prefer pigmented blushes.. but you need to use a really light hand while applying them!
    A good neutral blush you could try out is Cupcake from MUA.
    Let me know if you try it out :)

    1. Yes I should use a light hand. I believe the brush you use also matters.
      Thanks for the recommendation Karishma :) I haven't tried anything from MUA

  2. I stay away from pigmented blushes but do keep one around for one of those "I-want-to-look-like-a-star" days…. but almost all the time I reach for MAC's peaches which is a perfect neutral for me :D
    I want to try the lipstick/blush combo of Dolce vita though

    1. ha ha well said Beena. MAC Peaches sounds interesting, wanna give it a try ? do you think it will work well with my skin tone ?


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