Blushers: The Low Down

With the Summer coming out, it’s time to put away those blushers that you wore this Winter and pick out your Summer shades …

Cream Pigments make fantastic blush shades, especially Emerge [my favourite ever shade as a blusher, especially with a touch of Powder Blush in ‘Lover’ on top to add a further pop] and Dab [if you are looking for a Lavender blush, it can be very flattering on paler skintones or those looking for a more unique cheek look]

A picture from a recent party! Hopefully you can see how Cream Pigment in ‘Emerge’ gives just a healthy flush of colour – I’m normally quite strong with my eye and lip make-up so it’s very balancing. I find the best way to apply is just with fingers to smooth on.


Cream Blushers are definitely Summer friendly – not only are they choc full of Vitamin E [v. hydrating] but are dewy and lightweight on the skin. Our best selling Cream Blusher in ‘Rude’ is an absolute must-have due to it’s universally flattering warm peach pink shade. If you fancy something a little more pink leaning, then ‘Dixie’ never fails to dazzle, and for olive/ black skin tones, ‘Betray’ [deep rose plum] and ‘Seduce’ [warm rose pink] are beautiful.

Illuminators can create a shimmer shock of colour, or be blended out for a long-lasting, water-resistant finish – perfect for the beaches and nightclubs of your holiday destination! My personal favourite is ‘Fondle’ which is a hot pink with a shot of gold shimmer.

For those who prefer a powder finish, Powder Blushers are smooth and finely milled – and ultra pigmented. Try Powder Blusher in ‘Hussy’ for a candy flush or ‘Expose’ for a soft terracotta finish.

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert