May 17, 2011

cheek product heaven!

to complete my blush obsession, today i took all of them out of the dark and narrow drawers for them to get some fresh air ;) so i put them into colour groups to make compilation-photos. it was so much fun, seeing all those blushes open and together looked like a flowerbed to me...

normally, they are housing in those drawers ;)

first come the peachy blushes: 

1 - Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Orange Blossom
2 - MAC MSF in Stereo Rose
3 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Espiègle
4 - theBalm Hot Mama
5 - Illamasqua cream blush in Rude
6 - Estée Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush
7 - NARS blush in Gina
8 - MAC Hipness
9 - MAC Melba
10 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Candy
11 - NARS blush in Gilda
12 - MNY 301
13 - Kryolan TC 2
14 - Benefit Coralista
15 - Cargo The Big Easy
16 - Maybelline Pure Blush in Mineral Coral
17 - P2 Home Sweet Home Cream Blush Stick in Fresh Apricot
18 - Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 02 Peach
19 - Cargo blush in Cannes

the red/coral blushes

1 - MAC Highlighting Powder in Marine Life
2 - NARS blush in Amour
3 - NARS Orgasm
4 - NARS cream blush in Cactus Flower
5 - Kryolan blush in R 6
6 - Cargo blush in Rome
7 - Cargo blush in Mendocino
8 - Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush in Orpheline
9 - Essence eyeshadow in It's Up To You
10 - Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Cardinal
11 - Yves Rocher liquid blush in Coquelicot Léger
12 - MNY liquid blush in 112A

the neutral blushes

1 - Guerlain Blush 4 Éclats in Rosée du Printemps
2 - Catrice blush in Light Burgundy
3 - NYX blush in Taupe
4 - MAC Harmony
5 - NARS Madly
6 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Happy Together
7 - NARS Zen
8 - Guerlain Blush 4 Éclats in Caresse de l'Aube
9 - MAC Cubic
10 - Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #2
11 - MAC Blushbaby
12 - Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #10
13 - MAC Mocha
14 - Cargo blush in Tonga
15 - Cargo Beach Blush in Echo Beach 
16 - Cargo Beach Blush in Cable Beach
17 - Cargo Beach blush in Miami Beach

the pink blushes

1 - NARS Deep Throat
2 - Guerlain Blush G
3 - Benefit Bella Bamba
4 - MAC Dollymix
5 - P2 Home Sweet Home Cream Blush Stick in Soft Pink
6 - NARS Angelika
7 - Top Shop Cream Blush in Pinch
8 - NARS Desire
9 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle
10 - oops, i somewhat forgot this number, so we'll go on with:
11 - NARS Mata Hari
12 - MAC Pink Swoon
13 - MAC Well Dressed
14 - MAC Pinch O'Peach
15 - Top Shop Cream Blush in Flush
16 - Top Shop Cream Blush in Neon Rose
17 - Clinique Tuxedo Plum
18 - YSL Crème de Blush in Powdery Pink
19 - Bobbi Brown Pink Coral
20 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Pink Explosion
21 - MAC MSF in Petticoat
22 - Essence eyeshadow in Go All Girlie
23 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
24 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Rhapsody in Two
25 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Hang Loose
26 - Maybelline Pure Blush in Moonlight Mauve
27 - Cargo Beach Blush in Sunset Beach
28 - Cargo Blush in Catalina
29 - Yves Rocher liquid blush in Corail Nude
30 - Essence Blossoms etc. Liquid Blush in Flowerkissed
31 - MNY 111A
32 - Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink

some bronzers

1 - Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream
2 - Chanel Bronze Rosé
3 - NARS Bronzer Multiple in Cap Vert
4 - Terra Del Sol bronzer in #4
5 - Rimmel matte bronzer in Sunlight
6 - Benefit Hoola
one is still missing and on its way - the Dior Aurora Bronzer.

highlighting products + some shimmery finishing powders

1 - Dior Amber Diamond
2 - MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl
3 - MAC MSF in Blonde
4 - Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Mosaic
5 - MAC MSF in Perfect Topping
6 - MAC MSF in By Candlelight
7 - Kanebo Transparent Loose Powder
8 - Chanel Poudre Libre Universelle in 50 Peche
9 - Guerlain Météorites Pressée in 01 Mythic Parfait
10 - Guerlain Météorites Pearls in 01 Teint Rosé
11 - Guerlain Météorites Pearls in 03 Teint Doré
12 - NARS Albatross
13 - MAC Beauty Powder in Too Chic
14 - Lorac Perfectly Lit highlighter in Spotlight
15 - Shiseido blush in BE206 Soft Beam Gold
16 - Essence eyeshadow in Mystic Lemon
17 - Manhattan highlighter from a LE
18 - Rival de Loop young highlighter pearls
19 - FAKE benefit high beam
20 - The Body Shop Tinted Glow Enhancer in 02
21 - real Benefit High Beam (to go version)
22 - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl
23 - Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination Liquid Highlighter in Sea of Showers
24 - Guerlain Perles D'Or Highlighting Pearls
25 - Guerlain Terra Inca
26 - MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light

so much blushes but still so many things i'm still lustering for... ;)
what about you? do you think one would need more than 3 different blushes? i think with so many different shades the differences in tone and colour are so minimal that only a very watchful eye can notice. i think i could easily get along with 10% or less of this stash and would still have every colour group represented, but it's just so much fun! and in the end, this is the ultimate proof to myself, that i do this for me and not for anyone else ;)
almost all products have been swatched or even reviewed thorougly on here. please use the search engine to your upper right to get to the posts if you are interested as i can't link them all.

EDIT: oh, for everyone who wonders (a copy of my answer in the comments) how one could ever use up so much stuff:

yes, i'm a user-collector. i don't collect to not touch and only look at it. i collect to have a big variety and selection - i love the process of putting on make up and enjoy to look through my stash what to use today.
i don't mind if i can't ever finish the products - i don't pay for the amount i get, to use it up to avoid financial loss. i pay for the pretty look, the beautiful packagings, for my joy and satisfaction looking at it, and ultimately for the feeling wearing and applying it and for its look on me.
i pay the money for the look i can achieve anytime with it, not for 6/7/8/9g of product to use up as fast as possible!

these are luxury items to me, and i treat them as they are.


  1. Welch wundervolle Blushsammlung <3

  2. Wow, das ist echt der Cheek Product Heaven. Ich hoffe, wenn ich mal sterbe, lande ich dort.

    Ich habe eine geringere Auswahl und mehr kostengünstigere Produkte. Aber sobald ich einen Job habe und Geld verdiene, sind Cargo und Guerlian und so dran. :)

  3. Oh schöön, da wird frau gleich neidisch :))
    Danke für die Zusammenstellung; die Bildquali ist so gut, daß man sich da echt was raussuchen kann, wenn man was bestimmtes braucht...

  4. Der Blush Himmel...!!! Solange man in einem Jahr jeden Tag ein anderes Wangenprodukt tragen kann, hat man nicht zu viel! ;)

  5. Oh, my! A good collection you have :)

  6. Ich fühle mich direkt viel besser, ich fühle mich ja nicht als Rouge Mensch, fand meine Sammlung aber langsam doch bedenklich, jetzt geht es mir besser, als Rouge Sammlerin hat man so eine Sammlung, also ist alles bei mir noch okay XD
    Finde die Bilder aber wirklich sehr hübsch <3 Da möchte man doch fast zum Rouge-Mensch mutieren ;)

  7. Cheek product heaven indeed <3
    Sure we don't neeeed them but it's a hobby, it's fun and for yourself as you said. In case someone feels the wish to diss it, to be blunt I have my opinion about people who hate on every harmless thing others love as well.

    My stash consists of about 40 blushes I think, highlighters excluded.. not sure, it's been a while since I counted, but then my blush craze is not accute anymore. In their storange they are actually on some kind of display in the drawer, I want to see them all, so my 1,20 Malm drawer doesn't offer much space for new lovelies anymore. ^^

  8. it is a perfect post ! thanks :)
    blushes are like love..

  9. :D Mädel, du hast echt ein Problem. Nee, im Ernst. Tolle Sammlung. Auch wenn ich die Faszination von Rouge nie verstanden hab. Ich hab nur 1 und das benutz ich nie.

  10. That is a gorgeous collection- so many blushes- so little time. Thanks for sharing it with your readers. I need to do this myself. x

  11. Wow, that is amazing! And I always thought I had (too) many blushes. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. this is so beautiful!
    I really want to go through your make up collection, it is so inviting.
    I just counted my collection and i have about 20 blushes, bronzer and highlighter.

    I didn't find anything about the tinted glow enhancer by the body shop, maybe you could do a short review about it :)

  13. I'm lost for words. I think I have like four different blushes, lol.

  14. Oh mein Gott, was für eine Sammlung! :D

  15. thanks for all of your nice comments! i'm glad that you liked that post ;)

    @blumenband: the tinted glow enhancer by The Body Shop is actually a product i recently bought and still needs to be tested more thoroughly. i have only used it 2-3 times yet.

  16. Ahhh ich werd waaaahnsinnig.... <3

  17. wow das nenn ich mal ne Sammlung! Nur tolle Sachen dabei, bin so neidisch.
    Find ja persönlich,dass man nie genug Rouge haben kann,manchmal sinds doch die kleinen Farbabstuungen die einen dann doch frischer,wacher oder sonst was aussehen lassen <3

    Liebe Grüße

  18. Wow, das sind mal geschmeidig über 100 Produkte :-) Aber wenn's Spaß macht, jedem sei sein Hobby gegönnt :-) Ich persönlich fühle mich schon manchmal mit einer geringeren Menge überfordert, weil ich denke das nie im Leben aufbrauchen zu können (dabei ist es nicht einmal so). Aber wenn ich dich irgendwann mal richtig verstanden habe, möchtest du ja auch benutzen und auch einfach nur sammeln, ich bin da eher der pragmatische Benutzer und ärgere mich über alles Überflüssige. Aber anschauen tu ich so große Sammlungen auch sehr gern :-)

    Relatable Style

  19. so toll!!!! Mit deiner Sammlung hätte ich auch sehr viel Spaß! Allein das Betrachten der Bilder macht mich froh :-)

  20. Wowooo such an amazing collection! I am totally with you that at the end of the day, we makeup collectors are doing this for fun and for ourselves! And, if it is possible, would you name one or two your favorite products from each group?
    Thanks again for sharing the happiness and joy!


  21. wow - thank you for the overwhelming feedback!!!!!

    yes, i'm a user-collector. i don't collect to not touch and only look at it. i collect to have a big variety and selection - i love the process of putting on make up and enjoy to look through my stash what to use today.
    i don't mind if i can't ever finish the products - i don't pay for the amount i get, to use it up to avoid financial loss. i pay for the pretty look, the beautiful packagings, for my joy and satisfaction looking at it, and ultimately for the feeling wearing and applying it and for its look on me.
    i pay the money for the look i can achieve anytime with it, not for 6/7/8/9g of product to use up as fast as possible!

  22. Ich würde gern mit ihnen allen kuscheln :)

  23. what a damn dream!!!! xD
    das ist echt ziemlich krass :D

    Lady Scandalous

  24. WOW hun this looks like a sweetie shop for me! I would be in my element looking and swatching all these beautiful blushes!
    I am a hoarder and love blushes aswell, do you by any chance have Mac Smooth Merge MSF? Thats my next mission to find one of them :) xx

  25. Eye candy!
    You have wonderfull collection and your edit comment is something to totally agree with. I sometimes do feel sad that some things I own will definitely go bad before I manage to use them up, but you expressed it brilliantly: neither my goal is to buy makeup to use it up, but to have it to play with it and enjoy it.

  26. Really nice collection! So pretty to look at! :)

  27. ich würde jetzt doch gern mal bei dir einbrechen. haha.

  28. Hey, awesome post!

    I buy "alot" of makeup too, but I'm scared to have "too much" makeup because I'm afraid they'll go bad. I know I will never use up my current collection anytime soon.

    How long do you think cheek powder products can last before they go bad and are not safe to use?

    That's one of the reasons why I'm limiting my purchases.

  29. I'm just curious, what is your fave blush?

  30. i love 'em all, i don't have one fave ;)

  31. I love your pictures! What do you use to take your pictures and how do you get that sharp white background?

  32. @Justine: thank you! for this post i still used my very old digital compact camera by canon. it's one of the older ixus. now i switched to an also old DSLR that i snapped from my brother.
    the background is just my windowsill, there i have the best light.

  33. WOW. that's all I can say. <3 your collection :)

  34. Please never publish your adress. I'd steal all your stuff right now, if I'd know. =D

  35. Oh my God.. Those are amazing.. I just started collecting and all I have is like 15-20 blush i think? Which i MICROSCOPIC compared to yours.. Those are truly heaveeeen

  36. OMG!! LOL, I love your make up collections, I am an obsessed makeup hoarder too, I can't seem to stop buying stuff. My newest craze is Guerlain and I love all your reviews on their products, it's useful to see which ones I should purchase if I don't already have it.

  37. wow thats amazing, uve made my day by looking at your blog :)


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