The 10 best blushers
Whatever the formulation, a flush of colour will ensure you look in rude
health, even when you're not feeling your best
Monday 15 April 2013
Barry M has added two new shades to its powder-blusher range and, coming
complete with a brush, they are superb value. This youthful pink tone is ideal
for a fresh spring day and with just a hint of sparkle it will liven up even the
most tired complexions.
£4.59; Barry M, barrym.com
MAC's cream blush comes in a subtle pink shade that works for most skin tones and is easy to apply precisely with either a brush or fingers. Use it to create the perfect foil to this season's bold lip and eye trends.
This cream blusher also comes in the evocatively named shades Tahitian and Sunset. Delicate usage produces a pretty, natural glow but lovers of bold colour can layer up for a more dramatic look.
£6.99, Revlon, boots.com
This soft peach shade blurs the line between blusher and bronzer – use for contouring now and as a highlighter once the summer sun has arrived.
£3.99, Rimmel, boots.com
This innovative new cream colour from Benefit blends together three shades – pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral – to create a colour that can be used variously as a highlighter, blusher or lip tint. It comes with a "book of tricks" to help you to make the most of this quirky blusher.
This spring sees Bobbi Brown ramp up its "Pretty Powerful" message into a charitable campaign and with it comes a limited-edition cream blusher. Doubling up as a versatile lip stain, 100 per cent of the cost will be donated to Dress for Success London to help women on low incomes to become financially independent.
£18, Bobbi Brown, bobbibrown.co.uk
The dusty pink shade of this matt cream blusher creates a perfect English-rose complexion – a "no make-up" look which is a big trend for spring.
£18.50, Laura Mercier, houseoffraser.co.uk
Maybelline's new range of Dream Touch blushes is made with 30 per cent moisturising cream and whipped to create a light and airy finish. Also available in plum, berry and peach.
£6.49, Maybelline, boots.com
This sleek compact comes in its own velvet pouch. The dark pink shade is perfect for a striking party look and the accompanying brush and mirror are handy for late-night touch-ups.
£31, Dolce & Gabbana, harrods.com
This shimmering gold powder is embossed with the rays of a sunset so pretty you won't want to spoil it. A flattering shade with a subtle sparkle perfect for summer evenings.
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