today I'm starting with a new series called Top picks for the Autumn. Since blushes are one of my favourite make up items as they make me look awake and alive, it's only fair to start with showing you five of my blusher picks for the Autumn.
I love my pinky or pinky-peach blushes and I tend to gravitate towards those the most. I think they look good on me when I'm as pale as it gets, or when I get more tanned in the Summer.
I always play safe when it comes to make up, and I don't like switching things up, but I decided that I'm going to try and stick with the blushes I don't usually wear that often, or I just recently bought.
L to R: Illamasqua, S-he
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Morale: This is the newest addition to my blusher collection and also my first Illamasqua item. It's safe to say that I cherish it like a baby, but I can't help it, it's stunning.
First, I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but once I swatched it, I fell in love. It looks gorgeous on, it's so easy to blend, and you don't need a highlighter since it's shimmery.
I'm so happy that I picked this shade and I know I'll be wearing it like crazy.
S-he Powder Rouge in 001: If I had to chose my all time favourite blushes, this one would made the cut without a doubt. It's the perfect matte berry shade, it's very pigmented, it goes with every makeup look and for the price, you just can't go wrong. I'm actually surprised that I didn't already hit the pan on it, because I really use it a lot.
L to R: Avon, M.A.C., Catrice
The next three blushes are actually quite similar shades, but I love them for different reasons.
Avon True Colour blush in Russet: I bought this one last year because my friend had it with her when we were in London and I used to steal it from her, but when I got it, I forgot about it, because I have so many others and the packaging is so bulky which I really don't like.
I think it's going to be perfect for the Autumn, since it's this reddish-brown-brick colour. It's also very pigmented, so a light hand is a must.
M.A.C. Sheertone blush in Pinch me: I also bought this one in London last year and it's my first M.A.C. blush. It's more orange and less brown then the Avon one. Since it's a sheertone, it comes very sheer on the chicks, but it gives a natural flush of the colour. It really looks like someone has pinched your cheeks or like your blushing. It also easily buildable, if you want a more vibrant colour.
Catrice Lip and cheek colour LE Eve in bloom in the shade Blossom Me, Blossom You: Of course I had to include a cream blusher, since they're my drug at the moment. This one is the most orange from these three, but no less gorgeous. Again, it looks great on, but the thing I like most about it (and about cream blusher in general), is how quick and easy the application is. I always chose a cream blush when I'm in a hurry or I'm feeling sleepy and lazy. This one will definitely come in handy once I start with classes again.
I hope you'll like this mini series, there will probably be two more post in the next few weeks.
Let me know what your favourite blushes for the Autumn are. I'm always on the hunt for new ones.