Blush makeup is used to simulate a natural glow and must look subtle. Add vivacity to your complexion but also amplify your facial structure or correct your apparent face shape. Here are some summer favorites.
Becca Shimmering skin perfector luminous blush for summer – Luminous Blush is infused with versatile formula in an array of shades, specifically designed to impart a wash of color on its own or add dimension by layering. Inspired by BECCA’s bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, it features an array of shades that flatter all skintones—from the lightest to the darkest. $34 Becca shimmering skin perfector blush
Tarte summer blush palette – The Summer 2016 Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact is extra-special. (You’ve already seen it on Beautygeeks in our Spring vs Summer bronzer application tutorial.) Along with its usual multi-shade bronzers for easy customization, the 2016 limited-edition palette features a lovely sunny apricot blush in the centre.As always, the Clarins bronzer (and blush) texture is divine, velvet-smooth and beautifully natural on skin. Enriched with the company’s signature anti-pollution complex, the formula also slows moisture loss in the skin. I haven’t worn it yet – the oversize compact is a bit impractical for my usual backseat makeup application
Too faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – Choose from four no-fail color palette blushes to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. In each baked, heart shaped blush there are three individual color swatches. The baking process and multiple colors create dimensional color to provide the look of younger, brighter, healthier skin. It’s like having Hollywood lighting wherever you go. $30 Too faced sweetheart blush
Lancôme cushion blush subtil – Cushion Blush Subtil gives your cheeks a vibrant, color-infused glow with effortless application.With highly concentrated color pigments, it only takes a small amount to instantly tint, refresh, and brighten your cheeks. Plus, its innovative cushion sponge allows for buildable, customized intensity— tap the sponge lightly for a sheer cheek tint, or tap firmly to release more fluid and achieve a bolder look. Similar to a cushion foundation, the formula is infused with skin care actives that give skin a boost of intense hydration, delivering a cooling sensation while brightening the appearance of skin.With shades in rose, corals, and pinks, Cushion Blush Subtil has a match for all skin tones. $39 Lancome Cushion blush subtil
MAC contour and sculpt yourself palette – Contour & Sculpt Yourself Palette is perfect for contouring, highlighting and bronzing to give you bone structure worthy of a supermodel. It’s a versatile, refillable, all-in-one palette featuring a Shaping Powder, Sculpting Powder and four Powder Blushes in Satin, Sheertone and Sheertone Shimmer textures. Pro Discount is not available. An online exclusive. $112 MAC contour and sculpt yourself
Diorblush contouring sculpt powder – The first contouring blush by Dior, Diorblush Sculpt allows you to easily redefine the face’s structure and volumes with the precision of a makeup artist thanks to its two contrasting shades. Diorblush Sculpt is available in 4 shadow and light harmonies for 2 contouring techniques. The matte shade, in rose or coral, is blended under the apples of the cheeks to enhance the definition of the face. In beige or brown, it is applied to the hollows of the cheekbones, along the bridge of the nose and to the oval of the face for a refining effect. $43 Diorblush Sculpt
Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks – One of Bobbi’s best-selling icons—this shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, rosy glow. $46 Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks