If there’s one item of makeup that’s going to give you an instant lift and a healthy glow it’s your blusher. A sweep on the cheeks and suddenly you look flushed and girly even on a bad day. I’m a collector of blushes and palettes – in case you couldn’t guess, and love something that’s easy to apply and buildable, rather than a blush that gives you too much colour all at once.
Here are 20 blush palettes and mixtures of highlighter and blush that you can take with you anywhere and that will lift you in a flash whatever else you may have on your face. One of the most important things is not to pile on too much, just a soft sweep and then a little more if you need it. And don’t let your blush disappear during the day.
I’ve contrasted designer brand blush palettes with those that are less expensive but do the same job, it just depends on how much of a treat you’re in need of. I particularly like Benefit’s California Blush, Laura Geller’s Baked Blush and, for a splurge, who wouldn’t fall in love with Chantecaille’s beautiful blush palette – a perfect Mother’s Day gift, perhaps?
In any case never go out for the day without your blusher, you don’t have to spend a fortune, but the best blush palettes will be your best makeup friends all day and every day.