Best Blushes

These ‘Top 5’ type posts have been doing the rounds for a while and in my hundreds of YouTube videos I don’t think I’ve ever done one so I though I’d jump on the bandwagon and start a series of my own starting with blushes!

OK so maybe it’s not a top 5 but these are my current favourites or… ‘Best Blushes’ if you will..

Let’s kick off with one of my all time favourites, Dallas. It’s one of the Benefit Box’o’Powder’s which I know aren’t cheap but they are such good value for money as they last an absolute age. I’ve had this one for years and am nowhere near hitting pan. It’s heavily pigmented so  little goes a very long way and it’s available here for £23.50. It’s dubbed as more of a bronzer as it’s a lot more neutral than it looks but I use it kind of as double duty to warm up my complexion.. it would be too red to use as a regular bronzer for me.

Next are two blushes from the Fashionista range at Superdrug. Each are priced at £4 (here) but the current offer is 4 for £10 and they slot in to a cute little quad compact! On top is Cinnamon, a plum/pink that you have to use super sparingly or risk looking like a russian doll but when it’s used correctly it gives a gorgeous flush of colour. On the bottom is my go-to everyday as it’s much lighter and I can be as heavy handed as I like without risking the overdone look! Butterscotch is just a really neutral pink that would suit anyone.

L-R – Dallas, Cinnamon, Butterscotch

Next we have the round pots… they’re not arranged in order of preference… just shape!

On top is my Bronzer/Blusher Blend in Sunblushed from Miners which I’ve raved about at length  in the past and you can see a whole post on here. In a nutshell it’s gives a sheen to the skin and a subtle glow of colour without anything ‘too much’ or too shimmery. Ideal for setting off a summer tan! Available for £4.99 here.

Bottom left is MAC Peaches. This was a huge love of mine last summer, it was a frequent monthly favourite and I’m not sure why I ever stopped wearing it. I think I decided it wasn’t the right shade for me and started branching out in to pinks and plums but I’ve rediscovered it again and although perhaps it’s not the best shade for the super pale it’s still pretty and flattering when I have a little colour or I fake it with my Bourjois bronzer! MAC Blushes are £17.50 here

Last of all on the right is Rose Whisper by GOSH (£6.99 here). This was something I had for a long time before I started using it, it looked too dark and a bit scary in the pan but it’s so so sheer and much like my Fashionista Butterscotch it requires very little attention/blending and is perfect for those rushed mornings when you have no time to be worrying about correcting your makeup.

L-R Peaches, Rose Whisper, Sunblushed

So that’s it for my favourite blushes of the moment, lots of people ask how I find the time to blog/film being at home with a 7 month old.. well here’s an insight.. Milo is quite the assistant! Unfortunately when he read ‘Peaches’ he didn’t realise it referred only to the shade…

Miss BB



  1. 5 July, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    The Gosh and MAC blushes both look like gorgeous colours! Really need to invest in some new blushes as my collection is pitiful .

    • missbudgetbeauty
      5 July, 2012 / 1:48 pm

      I have less blushes than anything else but I really need to reduce my collection .. nothng gets used!

  2. 5 July, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Awwh your little boy is adorable! So cuddleable.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      5 July, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      thank you x

  3. 6 July, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Aw, Milo is such a cutie!

  4. 10 July, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    Great post! Very jealous of your blusher collection. I am thinking of trying Miners products soon, the blusher/bronzer looks great! Milo is too cute 🙂

    Becky xxx

  5. 10 July, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    I was only thinking the other day about how long i had had my Benefit Blush in Dallas – I’ve had it ages & use it loads & its showing no signs of hitting pan. Great Value for money & its a great blush / bronzer.
    Love your selection of blushers – MAC Peaches looks like a beautiful colour.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 July, 2012 / 10:29 am

      such great value for money! and peaches is a lovely summer shade

  6. 14 July, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I’ve heard great things about the Fashionista blushers but seens as I’ve just put in a huge order for Milani, Sephora and Physicians Formula blushes and bronzers from my cousin who’s working at a summer camp in the states I think buying more even at £4 each is pushing it haha nobody needs that many x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 July, 2012 / 10:24 am

      haha true! but they’re great if you’re starting out with makeup or bulking up your collection

  7. Katie-Marie
    11 October, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    I want my own milo! He’s adorable!love the blushes, maybe you could do a blogsale on all of the things you don’t want?

    • missbudgetbeauty
      11 October, 2012 / 9:16 pm

      he is very cute! and i’ve done them in the past but now most of what i have is drugstore and not worth selling when you account for p&p

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