Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Coral Blushes

Hi everyone!

It has been a very, very long time since I have blogged and I have been meaning to but other things (study, ahem) have gotten in the way. This year I will be more dedicated to the blog and will also be making more videos to accompany it! I am pretty excited to relaunch the blog and provide you guys with more tips and tutorials.

Since it is summer in Australia at the moment, I've just been using coral blushes in most of my makeup looks because these colours add a healthy summer glow!

This is not so much a dupe post, but just a range of coral blushes (high end and low end) that should give you a similar glow-y look and is very flattering.
The Balm's Shadow/Blush in Hot Mama: A pink-toned coral shade with gold shimmers
Nars' Blush in Orgasm: A pink-toned coral shade with gold shimmers
Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso: A soft orange based-coral shade with golden sheen
ELF's Studio Blush in Candid Coral: A soft orange based-coral shade with gold shimmers
ELF's Studio Blush in Tickled Pink: A balanced pink-orange toned coral shade with golden sheen



As you can see in the swatches, hot mama and orgasm are similar in colour, with hot mama being a little bit more vibrant. In the packaging, hot mama definitely looks more orange but on the skin they have similar colours. Also the gold shimmers are very similar in both. I would say that Hot Mama is more pigmented and has a more buttery/silky texture. Another close match is ELF's Candid Coral and Milani's Luminoso. They are closer to the orange side for corals and are more subtle when adding that healthy natural glow. Luminous does not have any gold shimmers, but has more of a sheen which is easier to wear in the daytimes. Candid Coral has similar gold shimmers to Nars Orgasm, but in terms of texture it is not very pigmented and takes a lot to build it up. And lastly, tickled pink is the most balanced in terms of pink and orange corals and has a similar texture to Candid Coral - a very nice colour but has poor lasting power and pigmentation. 


Hot Mama and Luminoso

It would be a surprise that it is not Nars' Orgasm. Even though it has a finish, the pigmentation has faded overtime and reminds me more of the ELF blushes. 

Hope everyone had a Happy New Years and see you again for my next post! Stay tuned :)

Product Listing/Prices:

The Balm's Shadow/Blush in Hot Mama - $26 @ David Jones (or Asos - online only)
Nars' Blush in Orgasm - $39 @ Mecca Maxima
Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso - $14.95 @ Crush Cosmetics (online only)
ELF's Studio Blush in Candid Coral - $8 @ Kmart (or iHerb - online only)
ELF's Studio Blush in Tickled Pink - $8 @ Kmart (or iHerb - online only)


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