Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Autumn on my cheeks

I've been so busy recently that I couldn't get down to blogging and it surprised me how much I missed it! Since we've been enjoying a spell of nice sunny weather here in the north I thought it appropriate to return to my autumn make-up theme as it seems to reflect the aura outside.

The blushes I like to wear in autumn oscilliate around orangey-coral shades (see the selection below), but I also like to pair wine -coloured lips with mauve cheeks (even further down).

Left to right:
1. Bourjois Cream Blush 01 reflects my current fascination with cream blushes. I love it cause it's kind of nude, it also makes a nice departure from all those insanely pigmented cheek colours. Very flattering and easy to play with.
2. MAC Style is my all time favourite. Lovely peachy orange shade and even lovelier sheen.
3. MAC Mineralize blush in Warmth of Coral is a semi-matte blush I tend to reach for on warm sunny days. 
4. And a sample of BM mineral blush in Peachy Glow, which is sooo sheer that it makes a nice highlight to apply over a matte blush.

1. Benefit Hervana is a gorgeous mauve pink. It's quite sheer and matches my fair complexion incredibly well. And smells so nice!
2. I've had ELF cream blush in Tease for ages. I've shopped my stash and rediscovered this little beauty. It's the kind of autumnal mauve, subtle and muted.
3. MAC Mocha is such a pretty light mauve pink. I like it for its muted, matte shade. 
4. Kryolan for Glossybox blusher in Rosewood. The name is self-explanatory. A very pretty muted rosy shade with plum undertones.  
5. MAC Peachykeen is theoretically another peach shade, but it's much cooler than the orangey peaches in the picture above.
6. And finally, MAC Highlight Powder in Crew, which is orange and mauve and purple. When you blend all the shades together it looks quite similar to Benefit Hervana, but you can also apply each shade individually.  


  1. Great post! I'm a huge blush fan, and I'm currently loving Tarte's Blushing Bride and IT Cosmetic's Airbrush Blush Stain in Sweet Cheeks :)

    1. Oh, I'd love to try a Tarte blush sooo much, unfortunately they are almost impossible to get here in Poland! Same thing about IT cosmetics!

  2. What a beautiful post!
    My daily lipstick & eyeshadow selection has arrived in fall, but I've been indecisive about blush.. Mostly I've been using my old benefit getting finer everyday, a plum with mild golden sheen. Or just taupe contouring for the grunge effect.. I should be brave and try some of my coral-oranges again too though!

    1. Thank you, you're so kind! I've just got Benefit Rockateur and I'm obsessed. It's such a pretty shade for fall!