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Guys I don’t know at which point I’m going to bore you with yet another post on lipstick – I can’t help it. That thrill I get from a fresh new bullet is unparalleled in my beauty shopping lifecycle. Amidst throwing out old make up yesterday I EVEN found some that were unused. Sometimes I think they look so good I don’t even want to use them. I’m sick. I know.

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maybelline vivd matte liquid swatches
Lip lacquers can be a pricey addiction to have – I would know, I’ve spent far too long perusing through shades of Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks and Armani Lip Maestros.
Cue the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks….

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{Cream Blush Collection}

After doing my roundup of baked blushes I found that if I’m not sweeping on that type of blush formula then I’m buffing on a cream colour instead. It’s not to say I don’t reach for my basic Nars Blush every so often but I find that I’m generally alternating between a baked or cream formula.

Of course it wasn’t easy rounding it up but below you’ll find my favourite formulas on the market right now!

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{Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Charmed}

Believe it or not it was Revlon that started my obsessed with this texture! A couple of years ago, the brand released this stunning round of cream blushes but (what I felt like was) our of nowhere they disappeared from Canada. I may have shed a tear when I heard the news but now they’re back and I’m a happy girl.

revlon pinched blush swatch

{Wearing Charmed}

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{Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Coral Reef}

The best part about these Revlon blushes? The texture is so smooth it almost melts when it touches your fingertips or cheeks. It buffs in to the skin with ease and without streaks and I adore how long-lasting it is.

revlon coral reef blush swatch

{Coral Reef on the cheeks!}

revlon charmed blush

{Revlo PhotoReady Cream Blush in Pinched}

Oh Pinched! Such a cool, unusual colour. Yes, the shimmer looks intense but it really is a warm, gentle, subtle flush of peach. Perfect for any skintone.

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 415 Light Rust}

This new round of blushes by Make Up For Ever live up to their Pro name. The HD quality of this formulation mimics the look of a flushed second skin. The silky formula smooths in to a matte finish for a natural pop of colour.

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 315 Peach Beige}

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 220 Pink Sand}

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{Wearing HD Blush in Pink Sand}

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{Make Up For Ever – 150 Wavy, Precision Blush Brush}

I’ve tried my loose blush brush with the cream blushes but find that they don’t collect the product as much as I would like to. The Make Up For Ever 150 Precision Blush Brush offers a tighter packed bristle to allow for a generous product pick up. Perfect when buffing the colour on to the apple of your cheeks!

I didn’t get round to photographing the centre of attention – Chanel’s Le Blush Creme in #62 but this formula is the most matte of the all. If you’re looking for a fresh, bold and powdery finish then this formula is unbeatable. Plus, it never hurts to pull out a black compact with the two c’s!

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{The Swatches}

Chanel – Le Blush Creme,#62

Make Up For Ever – 315 Peach Beige ($31)

Revlon – Charmed ($11)

Make Up For Ever-  415 Light Rust ($31)

Revlon – Coral Reef ($11)

Make Up For Ever – 220 Pink Sand ($31)

Revlon – Pinched ($11)

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maybelline the buffs

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{Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs}

I’m not one to rant and rave and review an entire collection of products without a particular story in mind but this lipstick collection just had to take centre stage. Despite my intitial hesitations about the nude collection to precede, I’m so impressed…

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{Good enough to eat…}

You know me. I hate nudes.  I very rarely wear nudes cuz I’m a bold girl all the way but since I’ve started making more effort with eye shadow, I’ve been becoming more accepting.

Then the Maybelline Buffs collection happened and I’m all over it.

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{High pigment creams}

A collection of high-pigment, caramel, vanilla and berry, creamy lipsticks that offer the second edition to last year’s Colour Sensational Vivids. If you’ve followed the blog since then you’ll know I was so mad about those lipsticks I wore them all through Fashion Week…

the buffs swatches

{The swatches}

While I do love all of these colours I obviously can’t pull them all off – I’d rather not look washed out. The nudes offer a range of colours to suit a variety of skin tones and for my olive (okay now grey/yellow) complexion I prefer the caramel/berry tones.

From left to right:

Stormy Sahara

Truffle Tease

Untainted Spice

Nude Lust

Bare All

Blushing Beige

Maple Kiss

Espresso Exposed

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Collection

{Color Sensational – $9.99 each at mass retailers}

These three shades below are my favourites:

Maybelline The Buffs Stormy Sahara Swatch 

{Stormy Sahara}

Maybelline The Buffs Untainted Spice Swatch

{Untainted Spice}

Maybelline The Buffs Espresso Exposed Swatch

{Espresso Exposed}

Which shade do you want to eat/try the most?

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