Thursday, October 23, 2014

Favourite Fall Blushes

Fall is my favourite season and blush is my favourite makeup product. Even though I tend to use some of my blushes year-round, there are certain shades that I gravitate towards when the weather gets colder. Below are my six favourite blushes for fall:

tarte exposed

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Exposed": A beautiful soft nude brown with strong pink undertones that is matte. The perfect blush for a natural cheek shade and one of the few blushes that I use year-round.

tarte natural beauty

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Natural Beauty": Described as a strawberry red shade, it is extremely pigmented and you only need the slightest tap of the brush when using this blush. It gives the cheeks a natural "I just came in from a walk in the crisp fall weather" kind of flush.

nars douceur

NARS Powder Blush in "Douceur": This is similar to Exposed, but less pink. I like using this lower on my cheeks to help in providing some contour. Do you need both Exposed and Douceur? Definitely not, but these are two of my favourite shades!

nars sin

NARS Powder Blush in "Sin": Sin is a plum berry shade with gold shimmer and so fitting with the plum trend this fall season. This was the first blush shade I ever bought, which started my blush obsession. The gold shimmer is finely milled, subtle and extremely flattering with this shade.

laura mercier spiced cider

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in "Spiced Cider": This is a dusty rose colour with gold shimmer. Even though the swatch has a strong orange/brown hue, it is very natural on the cheeks and gives a sun-kissed look.

mac peachtwist

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in "Peachtwist": In the pan, it looks very much like a rusty peach colour with golden sparkle. On the face, it blends very well on my warm skin tone. I find this blush is quite pigmented, so only a little bit is needed.

blush swatches


  1. Ah, I love Natural Beauty and Sin. I had both at one point but stupidly blog-saled them. I may have to repurchase, lol.

    1. Sin is the shade I always go back to when I'm stumped on what blush to use during the fall and winter months.

  2. So, just came over to your blog because of the comment you left on my blog....and the first thing I saw was this post. UHM, BLUSH IS MY KRYPTONITE??? (Needless to say, I got far too excited with your picks)
    Recently picked up 'Natural Beauty', and though I haven't tried it on yet, I'm excited! I do love a good red blush for fall/winter. Currently lusting after Exposed and Douceur. Might pick them up during the Sephora sale!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry

    1. You must pick up Exposed and/or Douceur! Such great neutral shades that anyone can use.
      I can't wait until the Sephora sale comes! There are so many things I want to get.

  3. I've been eyeing the new Tarte blush palette set and so this post is totally not helping me resist buying it!

    1. I'm restraining myself from getting that palette. All the shades look so pretty, but I really don't need anymore blushes!

  4. Beautiful picks, Vicky! The only shade I've tried here is Tarte Exposed. My favorite fall blushes include Tom Ford Ravage and Chanel Innocence ;)

    1. I'm waiting for the day to pick up the perfect Chanel blush! I just can't decide which one to get.


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