i was drooling over Jetties Blushalicious Deluxe Tag Post when i noticed that my own last blush-overview is more than 1 year old and a lot has happened in this area. so much that i was too lazy to dig all of them out to do a photographic update but i only did this for the newcomers of my collection.
so here they are, the new additions to my stash within the last year...
1 - Cargo Prague
2 - Cargo Siena
3 - Cargo Key Largo
4 - Cargo SuedeBlush in Gold Coast
5 - Cargo Polynesia
i also did own (and sold) Cargo SuedeBlush in Montebello, Cargo Topeka, Molokai and Louisiana during the last year. am undecided whether to sell Key Largo or not.
i still love the Cargo range - i reviewed each of them, click here to get to the overview page (or on the sidebar). my favourites are (in no particular order) Echo Beach, Siena and Tonga.
only three new Narsies in the last year:
1 - NARS Torrid
2 - NARS Oasis
3 - NARS Luster
here you can get to my complete NARS blush review series. my favourites are Orgasm, Luster and Gilda.
bought 2 of the now 3 Quad Royales: these are Summer In Capri & South Of France.
will review them soon (hopefully).
i also had the pleasure of trying the fabulous blush formula by Burberry - here are No.07 Earthy Blush and No.08 Misty Blush. really really want to get some more!
1 - Parure de Nuit
2 - Météorites Perles de Nuit
3 - Blush 4 Éclats in #05 Rose Plein Vent
Joues Contraste in #68 Rose Écrin
Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base/Bronze Universel
Ombres Tissées in Beiges
BEAUTY IS LIFE
blush palettes for professional use - well, i just bought them for the price advantage compared to the single pots - but don't they look lovely altogether?
warm/cold palette: upper row - Palace, Close Up, Tibet, Almond Soft Glow
bottom row - Poesie, Chelsea, Denver, Bolero, Opera
cold palette: upper row - Stage, Swing, Joy, Vendetta, Lido
bottom row - Scarlet, Baroque, Sugar, Cassis, Geisha
big review series in the next month!
EDIT: here it is: Beauty Is Life blushes x 20.
LE MÉTIER DE BEAUTÉ
1 - Crème Fresh Tint in Tenné
2 - Crème Fresh Tint in Ginger Lily
3 - CFT in Coral Nymph
4 - CFT in Poppy/Coquelicot
5 - CFT in Mystique
6 - Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo
7 - True Colour Eyeshadow in Tuscan Sunset
another new and addictive brand in my life: Le Métier de Beauté.
i have a review series of their Crème Fresh Tints going on - i own them all ^^.
click here to see an overview.
a few more cream blushes:
1 - Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric #1
2 - Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric #3
3 - Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Cherub
1 - Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Nectar - sample
2 - Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility - sample
3 - Jemma Kidd Make Up School All Over Radiance Cream in Rose Gold
i'm getting some use out of my samples of Rouge Bunny Rouge's Sea Of Illumination Highlighting Liquids, maybe i should do a comparison to my full size shade in Sea of Showers.
1 - Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Bronzer
2 - Estée Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Shimmering Loose Powder
3 - Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild
4 - Dior Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora
5 - Clé de Peau Blush Duo in #4
6 - MAC Blush in Style
i'm surprised that there's only 1 MAC product in this whole year.
READY TO LEAVE
a few products i bought during the year but that are already packed for current/future blog sales.
Chanel Loose Powder in Féerie, Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Blushing Pink and a Giorgio Armani Face Highlighter.
if i'd compile the past blush-year my highlights were Burberry, Le Métier de Beauté, Dior Aurora and Paul & Joe bronzers. but what truly made my heart beat faster were definitely and absolutely the amazing blush brushes i could try. this was my best brush-year ever. and i thought i was set for life when i went out of a parisien Sephora 3 years ago and held a big bag of MAC brushes in hands ;D
now i have experienced the softest softness there could be as far as brushes go (MAC brushes i would almost consider as quite scratchy now that i'm stuck on squirrel hair ones) and am overly happy to call a selection of probably the best blush brushes on the market my own. could only top it with a range of Chikuhodo Z brushes, but the year is not over yet ;)
unlike Jettie (whose blogpost i linked above) i think it's the experience of the heavenly soft brushes of the best quality pampering your skin that puts my blush application onto a whole other level of joy and delight. for me, it's not only about the final result, but also about the process of applying the refined colour to your cheeks. but that's another ramble. now -
... MHHH, THE BRUSHES!
a selection of the best blush brushes of my last year - intimidating that these are not all of them, but hell yeah, i love brushes!
1 - Lunasol Powder Brush N sometimes for bronzer
2 - Lunasol Blush Brush N
3 - Hakuhodo B505BkSL Blush Brush M round and flat
4 - Hakuhodo G5519BkSL Blush Brush
5 - Hakuhodo G5552 Powder & Liquid Brush round/angled for cream, gel & liquid formulas
6 - Ipsa Brush 2 sometimes for contouring
7 - Ipsa Squirrel Brush L
8 - RMK Cheek Brush
9 - Chikuhodo Z4 Blush Brush
10 - SUQQU Blush Brush
37 products are gone or almost gone since May 2011 (plus about 15 that i'm undecided about). i have sold them in blog sales, have them prepared for future blog sales or gave them to friends and family. there's also a bunch that i just stored away and now that i see the photos of them again i realize that i don't reach for them anymore and also haven't missed them (mental note for the "to sale"-box). makes my balance quite humble with "only" 37 new blushes - ok, not so humble anymore if you count each Beauty Is Life blush from the palettes individually = 55 products.
and this was my stock 1 year ago...
(copied from my "Cheek product heaven"- post. products that i don't own/use anymore are crossed out, products, that don't get much love are bracketed)
first come the peachy blushes:
1 - Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Orange Blossom
3 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Espiègle
5 - Illamasqua cream blush in Rude
6 - Estée Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush
7 - NARS blush in Gina
8 - MAC Hipness
10 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Candy
11 - NARS blush in Gilda
(13 - Kryolan TC 2)
15 - Cargo The Big Easy
(16 - Maybelline Pure Blush in Mineral Coral)
18 - Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 02 Peach
19 - Cargo blush in Cannes
the red/coral blushes
2 - NARS blush in Amour
3 - NARS Orgasm
4 - NARS cream blush in Cactus Flower
6 - Cargo blush in Rome
7 - Cargo blush in Mendocino
8 - Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush in Orpheline
(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
(5 - NARS Madly)
8 - Guerlain Blush 4 Éclats in Caresse de l'Aube
10 - Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #2
11 - MAC Blushbaby
12 - Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #10
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
4 - MAC Dollymix
(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
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
20 - Chanel Joues Contrastes in Pink Explosion
23 - MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
(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
31 - MNY 111A
(32 - Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink)
1 - Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream
3 - NARS Bronzer Multiple in Cap Vert
(4 - Terra Del Sol bronzer in #4)
one is still missing and on its way - the Dior Aurora Bronzer.
1 - Dior Amber Diamond
2 - MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl 3 - MAC MSF in Blonde 4 - Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Mosaic 6 - MAC MSF in By Candlelight 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 25 - Guerlain Terra Inca 26 - MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light
highlighting products + some shimmery finishing powders
1 - Dior Amber Diamond
5 - MAC MSF in Perfect Topping
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)
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