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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Pretty in Pink

There's something so refreshing about a bit of pink on my lips and cheeks in the Spring and I've been wearing it a lot lately, so I thought I'd share my current favourite pink make up products...

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  • Illamasqua powder blush in Nymph is a slightly lilac-y matte pink that looks slightly doll like on fair skin. It looks gorgeous applied with a light hand. I like to top it with a little highlighter.
  • Max Factor Creme Puff blush in 'Lovely Pink' is a gorgeous pale peachy pink that has glow to it without being too shimmery. This formula is one of my favourites at the moment and you can see a full review of it here.
  • Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 'Seductive Pink' is slightly darker with a slighty more coral-pink tone.
  • Clinique cheek pop blush in 'plum pop' is one of my absolute favourites and is very well used. It has a lovely satin finish-it just has a slight glow to it that stops your cheeks looking flat but isn't shimmery. I also love the fresh pink shade.
  • Sleek blush in Pixie Pink is SUPER pigmented. I use it with a stippling brush to avoid over applying it. It would look great on darker skins for this reason but it also looks lovely on fairer skins, just proceed with caution!

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  • MAC lipstick in Creme Cup is a paler, baby pink. I have been using this a lot with the Clinique cheek pop on my cheeks so I imagine this will be in my favourites at the end of the month!
  • KIKO Smart lipstick in 911 is a medium pink with a nourishing formula. It's an easy to wear shade that brightens up the face.
  • Revlon lip butter in Lollipop is a bright pink that is actually very pigmented considering the idea behind these was that they were somewhere between a balm and a lipstick. I like to pat it on and blend it in with my finger to make it a bit more wearable for everyday purposes at work etc. For evening or if I want to go for a fun bold lip, I would wear it more full on.
  • Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Bashful is a sheer, super moisturising formula that offers a lot of gloss without being goopy or sticky. It comes across as a wearable baby pink on the lips.
  • Boots No 7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink (mine is a mini size from a Christmas set) is another sheer formula, similar to the Soap and Glory but this one is slightly darker in colour.
  • Clinique chubby stick in Pudgy Peony is an easy to wear brighter pink. For me, there is just enough pigment in it to qualify as a brighter lip while still being very wearable for every day.

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  • Tanya Burr lip gloss in Picnic in the park is a lovely medium pink that really brightens the face.
  • Revlon  super lustrous lip gloss in pink pop is slightly brighter and again, very brightening.
  • Revlon Colorstay moisture stain  in LA Exclusive leaves a stain behind once the gloss is gone. The formula is a bit funny with this one-I feel like I need to really work it into the lips to get it even, but it's worth it once it's on.
  • Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Peony is a long wearing liquid lipstick that I love the colour of. I did a review of it here.
TheBalm Downboy blush is also amazing. I forgot to include it in the pictures but you can see a review here.
What are your favourite pink make up products for Spring?

Em x