My Top 9 Favorite Warm-toned Blushes
Blush is one of my favorite things in the makeup world, and when it comes to purchasing a blush, I always seem to be drawn to warm colors. Your coloring plays the main role in what colors will flatter your cheeks the most – and because of my warm, medium-tan coloring, hazel eyes and golden brown hair, nothing quite flatters me like a warm, spicy bronze blush.
I’ve accumulated quite a few, swapped away several of them and held only onto my favorites. It’s a bit of a coincidence the majority of the blushes in my collection are MAC, but I really love MAC blushes and wish I could own them all!
Without further ado, here are some of my favorite warm blushes!
Blushes are in the same order as above photo. Clockwise from bottom right: Pleasureful Blushcreme, Coppertone, Eversun, Margin, Sunbasque and Gingerly.
Nars Lovejoy, MAC So Ceylon Mineralize Skinfinish and Make Up Forever HD Blush #10.
MAC MARGIN is a peachy red-pink with very fine multi-colored shimmer and frost. It’s pratically identical to Sunbasque, but has a bit of a pink tone, which Sunbasque is absent of. Although it has a frost finish, I don’t find it to be too frosty – somewhat similar to an MSF, maybe even a little more subtle.
is a peachy-red with loads of multi-colored fine shimmer. This was one of my first MAC blush purchases a few years back after finding out it was one of Jessica Burciaga’s favorites! It’s one of my all time favorites.
MAC GINGERLY is a velvety matte (it’s actually a Sheertone, and it does have a couple of extra fine sparkles – but they are basically non-existent) brick red with a slight orange/rosy tone. It’s really similar to Coppertone, but Coppertone has a stronger red tone and no pink tones.
is a matte, brick red with a bit of an orange/peach tone. It was one of my first MAC blushes, if not my first MAC blush and I love it!
(limited edition) is a golden bronze with red undertones and slight shimmer. Originally I thought Eversun would be a great bronzer by the looks of it in the pan, but it’s a bit tricky – because once it hits my cheeks, the red tones really come out. The shimmer is very subtle and hardly noticeable once applied.
MAC PLEASUREFUL BLUSHCREME (discontinued) is a slightly reddened pink-peach that gives a very natural, dewy flush of color to the cheeks.
MAC SO CEYLON MINERALIZE SKINFINISH is a pinked copper-bronze with deep golden veining. It contains very fine pink/multi-colored shimmer and looks a bit frosty on the cheeks.
is a rosy-bronze with lots of fine, golden shimmer. Although it looks ultra shimmery in the pan, it’s not as intense on the cheeks.
MAKE UP FOREVER HD #10 is an intense, warm red. When blended out, it creates a beautiful copper color that looks amazing on the cheeks.
|Heavy swatches on NC30 skin [click to view larger]
What are some of your favorites?