Today we have a guest post by the lovely Emily from Massachusetts Mask. Go check her out!
Hi everyone, it's Emily from Massachusetts Mask! I'm very honored to be doing a guest post on Seonaid's fabulous blog on bright blushes.
Many girls have the misconception that you can't get away with wearing that glowing red or sparkly purple blush just because they're fair skinned or they don't know what to pair with it. But I have no idea why so many people think this way! When I'm shopping for a new blush, I go right for the loudest color I can find. You see a lot of girls playing up their eyes or their lips, but your cheeks can make a statement too!
With the right tools and the motto "less is more", you can get away with any color. Below I've picked my favorite colors to wear in a variety of different formulations, so take your pick!
Not for the faint of heart, Pink Passion is an intensely pigmented bright blue based pink! I wouldn't step near this blush if it wasn't for my trusty stippling brush! You only need a very tiny amount, but it will wake your face up like no other.
Its sheer, but very buildable and has an amazing wear-time of about 7 hours for me, which will carry you through the summer with ease. It gives the face a nice dewy look and is perfect for those who don't have time to fuss with their makeup on hectic mornings since you don't even need a brush to apply this!
This is the most pigmented blush you will ever come across! You literally need to lightly dab your finger in this and you'll see that its more than enough for both cheeks. I've found that brushes don't really work with this NYX Rouge Cream Blush, they just pick up way too much product and can enter clown territory very quickly!
This is not to be feared as much as its counterpart in cream blush form, the NYX Powder Blush in Red is on the sheerer side! This blush has a slight pink undertone so it doesn't come off as a true red on the face, its more of a raspberry.
Stila's Convertible Color in Gladiola is a very sheer orange that takes a couple layers to build up a good color on the cheeks. It leaves an almost sticky texture to the face when applied, so whether you have oily or dry skin I think this is a must to set with a powder!
MAC Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin (£17.50)
Unfortunately this was limited edition from the Tres Cheek collection in April, but I still included it because its my all time favorite blush and some of you might have it in your collection! This is such a pigmented orange with slight shimmer running through it that blends like a dream.
Cinnamon comes off very sheer contrary to what it looks like in the pan. I always use an angled blush brush to apply this with since it does require a slightly denser brush to get the pigmentation to come out where I want it, but makes a great blush for those scared to try out brighter cheeks.
e.l.f Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion (£3.75)
Don't let this particular blush scare you, not many girls consider wearing purple on the cheeks! But this color is so stunning on the face, it tones down to be more of a dark pink with the flecks of gold glitter really brightening your complexion.
I hope you guys have gotten some new ideas for blush, step out of your comfort zone and try that bright color!