Getting baked with my blush

marc jacobs swatch

baked blushes

{The baked blushes}

I can’t quite remember when it first happened but I’m pretty sure my first baked blush experience stemmed from a  session circled around Bourjois in Superdrug. Are you ready to have your mind blown? The Parisian brand has been baking blush since 1863.

151 years later and the market is swelling with this incredibly flattering formula of cheek colour. A baked blush offers a sweep of colour with depth and dimension, without the use of shimmer. Yes, it’s the dream for women of all ages! Below is a fine roster of baked offerings that having made the cut as my top six products.

clinique cheek pop  

{Clinique Cheek Pop}

How can you not adore this packaging? A beautiful blush set in a daisy mould. The epitome of spring. These new blushes by Clinique glide over the skin like silk. You can really feel the liquid basis of this powder in the way it slides.  This shade, Berry Pop is the perfect colour for any season.

clinique cheek pop berry pop{wearing: Berry Pop}

Teamed with Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious.

hourglass blush

{Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta}

I mean…When I heard this was being released I may have squealed, jumped for joy, harassed google for all info imaginable and created my wishlist of shades in order of priority.

hourlass blush on

{wearing: Radiant Magenta}

As modelled above, this blush provides a fever-like flush that looks so natural, so radiant and so smooth. Unlike the Clinique blush this product really is a true powder but it’s feels micro-fine (like it’s face powder counterpart), making it effortless to apply.

marc jacobs blush

{Marc Jacobs Shameless blush in Tantalizing}

I picked this blush up from Sephora a few months ago in my search for a warm, radiant plum shade. This is all that and more. Like Clinique’s offering, this baked blush is oh so silky in it’s application.

marc jacobs swatch

{wearing: Tantalizing}

Can you handle these shades? Married with Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout. Can you tell I love that formula? More on that later…

chanel blush

{Chanel Joues Contraste in Accent}

Other standout blushes include Chanel’s stunning  Joues Contraste in Accent – caramel toned, rose blush. I believe this shade was part of the Holiday 2013 collection so it may not be available now but they do have a a pretty healthy range of baked blush shades to chose from…

too faced

{Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush}

Shown here in Peach Beach and There’s Something About Berry this duo are intensely shimmer-packed but remind me of the perfect summer glow. I’ll be sweeping layers of this over my tan for sure. Oh, did I mention it’s a healthy 5.5g of product for $38?

blush brush mufe

{The applicator}

To apply my baked blushes with ease I’ve really been enjoying Make Up For Ever’s #156 – Large Flat Blush Brush. It’s loosely packed and distributes the product evenly with no harsh streaks.

baked blush swatches

{The swatches}

L-R: Hourglass, Clinique, Too Faced (Berry), Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Too Faced (Peach).

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20 Comments

  1. TheNomadicFamily
    May 9 2014 / 12:57 pm

    oh that lush blush! your collections always drive me craaaaazyy.. lovely, ammmazing, gorgeous collection, just like you 🙂
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  2. Megan Joy
    Mar 18 2014 / 2:16 pm

    So…is it bad if I want all of these blushes? The Hourglass one looks so lovely on you!

    • Mar 11 2014 / 3:57 am

      Those are my two favs! They’re incredible and dangerously collectible.

  3. Mar 9 2014 / 5:26 pm

    The Cilinique blush is just too adorable! I’m a sucker for cute packaging 🙂
    I absolutely love my Too Faced Sweethearts blushes (I have Something About Berry and Candy Glow) – not normally a fan of shimmer in blushes, but these just add such a pretty glow! And the packaging, of course, is something I couldn’t ignore.

    • Mar 11 2014 / 3:57 am

      Totally agree. Packaging is a big deal for me too. The My fav for packaging is the Hourglass, compact and has a mirror!

  4. FunnyFace Beauty
    Mar 7 2014 / 11:50 pm

    I am obsessed with the Clinique blushes. The texture is out of this world. I definitely have my eyes on the Marc Jacobs blushes. Great post.

    • Mar 11 2014 / 3:58 am

      Thanks! Yes the Clinique formula is amazing! Very similar to MJ actually.

  5. Ashley
    Mar 6 2014 / 10:33 pm

    All these blushes are gorgeous! You have quite the collection. I really want one of the ambient lighting blushes.

  6. Mar 5 2014 / 3:43 am

    I really love you in Audacious! Also, please fax ALL of those blushes over to me IMMEDIATELY. Thanks, Management xOxO 🙂

  7. Mar 4 2014 / 2:16 pm

    I know it’s a blush feature, but shut up with your lip colours here! AHH. I love the Clinique Cheek Pops too + need Hourglass!

  8. Icaria
    Mar 4 2014 / 11:40 am

    Clinique’s Cheep Pop are so adorably cute I still haven’t decided which one(s) to get! 🙂

  9. Mar 4 2014 / 4:56 am

    I’m so itching for those Clinique flower blushers, they look so cheery and pigmented plus at an affordable price when I’m totally spending way too much everywhere else. Thanks for sharing!

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