06 December 2012 by

The 10 Best Blushers

GALLERY >> Grazia's 10 Best Blushers

Blushers are big news for this season, so it's important to get your blusher right-easier said than done!  With the cold snap well and truly set in, blusher can help control you from looking too ruddy and windswept, or dare we say it, a bit like Aunt Sally!  From powder to cream, finding the right blusher demands as much effort as finding your foundation and skincare. Why?  Because there are several factors to take into consideration from your skin tone and type, there's no 'one blusher fits all' so take a look at the bounty of blushers on offer and discover which one is right for you.

10. Estée Lauder Pure Colour Blush in Mauve Mystique

The perfect winter blushe, it's a warm pink that extends that faading tan just a little bit extra.  It's also infused with gold flecks for added glow factor.

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Blush in Mauve Mystique, £28, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/9. http:/www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/639/21163/Product-Catalog/Makeup/Face/Blush/Pure-Color/Blush/index.tmpl">esteelauder.co.uk[/a]

9. Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in 48 Cendre de Rose

If you're not blessed with naturally rosy cheeks, then fake it with this little beuaty but remember a little goes a long way.  Works best on dark skin.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in 48 Cendre de Rose, £7.49, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/3. http:/www.boots.com/en/Bourjois-Little-Round-Pot-Blusher_1395/">www.Boots.com [/a]

8.Lancôme Blush Subtil in 03 Rose Boisee

A traditional powder blusher, you can rely on this shade to add a touch of warmth and health back to dull, winter skin. 

Lancôme Blush Subtil in 03 Rose Boisee, £27, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/8. http:/www.lancome.co.uk/_en/_gb/makeup/complexion/blush-and-enhancer/blush-subtil-031019.aspx">Lancome[/a]

7. MAC Pro Long Wear Blush in Stay Pretty

As the name suggests, this girly blusher will inject some youth into your facve with it's subtle orange undertone, nothing perks up skin like this powder blush.

MAC Pro Long Wear Blush in Stay Pretty, £19.00, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/2. http:/www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/156/22420/Products/Face/Cheek/Pro-Longwear-Blush/index.tmpl">MAC[/a]

6. Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Star Dust

Although the subtle pink of this blush is overshadowed by the fact that it's incased in double C chic packaging, it hides the fact that this is in fact a clever multi-shade blusher, barely noticable to the eye.  Use just on your apples for a healthy glow.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Star Dust, £31,[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/1. http:/www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Luxury/CHANEL/Makeup/Complexion/Blush/JOUES-CONTRASTE-Powder-Blush_437-73004626-BLUSHER/?previewAttribute=Orchid+rose"> Selfridges[/a]

5. NARS Blush in Mata Hari

Known for their blush expertise, Mata Hari is no exception.  Bold and beautiful, this is blusher that wants to be seen so make sure you tap your brush before applying in an upwards sweep.  Too much and it could look slightly 80's!

NARS Blush in Mata Hari, £21, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/6. http:/www.narscosmetics.co.uk/color/cheeks/blush/blush/mata-hari">www.narscosmetics.co.uk[/a]

4. Topshop Blush in Prime Time

Do't be put off by the neon appearance, this cream blusher can be as sheer or intense as you want it to be. Works best with a tan, use your fingers to warm it up first and prepare to be amazed!

Topshop Blush in Prime Time, £6,[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay"> www.topshop.com[/a]

3. Yves Saint Laurent Radiance in 07

For blusher virgins, swirl this clever quad together adn apply with a good quality blusher brush for a subtle glow.  It's fool prrof, trust us!

Yves Saint Laurent Radiance in 07, £31, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/4. http:/www.yslbeauty.co.uk/make-up/colour-collections/christmas-look-2012/blush-radiance-7.aspx">www.yslbeauty.co.uk[/a]

2. Stila Convertible Colour in Peony

You'll find this in every Grazia Beauty Team's make up bag which we think is evidence enough that this is a hero blusher!  Easy to apply and a total glow gettter, it's the best cream blusher we lnow.  Suits all too!

Stila Convertible Colour in Peony, £16, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/7. http:/stila.co.uk/collections/cheeks/products/convertible-color-lips-and-cheeks-peony">www.stila.co.uk[/a]

1. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink

Grazia's Beauty Editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith is currently obsessed with this little blush beauty.  It works well for yellow based skintones and as it develops through the day, it looks more and more like it's part of your skin.  What's not to love?!

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, £18, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/1. http:/www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2323/20488/Makeup/Cheeks/Blush/Pot-Rouge-for-Lips-Cheeks/Award-Winner/index.tmpl#40162">www.bobbibrown.co.uk [/a]


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