Right. So in last year’s favourites I included a couple of my favourite blushers in my ‘Fav Base’ makeup products but this year I had too many favourites to squeeze into that category so I’ve made it a category of it’s own!
I introduce you to my most loved blushers & contour products of 2014!
Benefit Hoola: I had always dismissed using Hoola as a bronzer because I thought it’d be too dark & slightly on the orange for my pale skin, but since getting a sample last summer it became a staple in my makeup bag. It manages to contour and give my face the perfect amount of colour without being ‘too much‘. It’s pricey and bulky but the colour is fab for all skin tones, so it’s a firm favourite of mine.
Benefit Majorette: Another Benefit product! I can not express how much I adore this cream to powder blusher. From it’s pigmentation to it’s scent, it’s just perfection and my favourite Benefit product to date. This looks stunning on my cheeks and really brightens my face up. I also like to dab this on my lips for a peachy pout.
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow: This was in my favourites last year and although it doesn’t look like much in the pictures above (in fact, it actually looks kinda gross) it is the perfect contour shade for me. I simply swirl my Real Techniques Duo Fiber Cheek Brush in it and buff into the hollows (ha) of my cheeks for a perfectly sculpted Snooks. I also love how great Illamasqua’s Cream Pigments are for multitasking – you could use this as an eye primer, shadow or even lippie if you wanted!
Illamasqua Blusher in Naked Rose: Another Illamasqua product; this time a powder blusher that was released in the Once collection last autumn. I can’t quite believe just how perfect this shade is – a neutral pink beige which looks so natural on my cheeks. This blush is super pigmented and you only need a tiny swipe to achieve gorgeous results so this will last me a very long time.
MAC in Melba: This blush also featured in last year’s favourites but a year later and it’s still one of my most reached for blusher. It’s a warm peach shade which looks gorgeous all year round, especially teamed with a peach lipstick!
Next up in my 2014 Beauty Favourites series is Skin Care and it’s a big’un – stay tuned!
What were your favourite blusher and contour shades of 2014?