Makeup Monday - Finding the Perfect Blush

June 9, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  

Makeup Monday - Week 20 - Finding the Perfect Blush

Hi friends and welcome to Week 20 of my Makeup Monday Series.  I was on a quest to find the perfect new blush as I have been using the same blush for so many years.  It's been so many years that I have been using the same blush and color that I can't even remember how many years!  I looked on Pinterest and a lot of beauty bloggers claim that NARS Blush in the color Orgasm is the perfect blush.

Here is the new blush that I purchased NARS in the color Orgasm at Sephora.

Here is a photo of the old blush that I had been using - CoverGirl 590 Soft Mink.

I have been using the NARS blush and I like the color, it's a peachy color with a little added shimmer.  When you apply a light application it delivers a natural looking flush and color.  This is a splurge buy because it costs about $30 and to see the link for it click HERE.  I do like this blush and would recommend it.  

If you have a favorite blush that you use and like, what is it?  

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  1. I don't have much experience in choosing blush shades. This info was useful for me Julie!
    thanks for sharing!

  2. I have used that blush and really like it. The one thing about blush is that it seems to last forever, so that $30 will go a long ways! I'm trying a cream blush right now from Maybelline b/c I read that cream blushes are better for women of a certain age ;) the powder doesn't go in the creases. So far I haven't liked it; it's harder to apply and blend in. I may go back to Nars. They do have a cream blush; I wonder if that would blend better than the Maybelline? I'll let you know if I try it. But honestly, I've never had any problems with powder blush. Fun, as always, Julie!

  3. That's a very pretty color ~ it is kind of peachy. I worked at Nordstrom for 6 years as the asst. manager in the cosmetic dept., so no surprise but...I am a makeup junkie, Julie:) I really like a blush I bought at walmart from hard candy (Nordsrtom used to carry that brand years ago). Also, I have a peachy blush that is new from Ulta that I think I like (I really like a bronzer Ulta sells so I tried a blush). I also have several Bobbi Brown blushes I love. Never tried Nars though...Have a great week:)

  4. I used the same Prescriptives blush FOREVER, Julie and I thought it always looked nice on me....then they discontinued it. I still have some left, but I recently received a sample in a Clinique gift bag and it was so much better!! I guess I was just stuck in a blush rut! ;)

  5. The soft mink color sure is pretty. asked...I got my blush out this week to try to add some color to my cloth dollies that I'm making! lol I don't use it because I have very pink cheeks naturally. And when I get outside my whole face gets beet red! I have to tone things down, as much as I can! Pass the concealer! lol Sweet hugs and Happy Monday!

  6. Thanks so this great information. I tend to go more for the red's. My favorite lipstick is Revlon's Cherry's In the Snow, so try to get a blush that goes with that. i have become so allergic to most cosmetics that I hardly wear them anymore. Even the hyper allergic bothers me.
    Have a great week Julie.

  7. I used to use a blush, but now I don't. My daughter (15) is just starting to dabble with it a bit though.

  8. Hi Julie,

    Love the colour of your new blush. I find the older I get, less is more, re: make up. Also, I've read that post 50 women should use a cream blush for added moisture to drying skin. What do you think?

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful find!

    Have a great week!


  9. I love reading about your recommendations, Julie. I will have to try this blush. Right now I am using Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. It's pricey, too, but I do love it. It adds a soft glow to my face.

  10. Looks like a pretty natural color. I rarely use blush as I have a very pink complexion and don't want to accentuate it. I enjoy reading your make-up recommendations almost always feature a product that I have never heard of or used. Very fun! Have a blessed week...Vicky

  11. I love Nars and that is a popular color. Glad you like it Julie!

  12. Whoo this one looks a nice shade Julie. I usually go for a bronzing one for a shimmering look :)

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays...

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