Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Blush Stash

Growing up, I was never really conscious about the way I looked. Back in college, my "primp and prettify kit" was limited to a pressed powder and a bunch of lip balms. It did not help that I went to a school where people do not really care as much about looks as compared to the grades that were stamped on their transcripts ( well, i'm a proud UPian) . After graduation, I had an almost-2 years stint as a med rep for a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. This was when my love affair with makeup was born. While I was not entirely giddy with my job at that time, I was happy that it gave me an excuse to tinker with makeup and paint colors in my face. Three intermittent jobs after, I find that my addiction towards anything prettifying has grown to an almost alarming scale. 
Of all makeup items, I have always been partial to blushes. I love how they can instantly make me look radiant and glowing even during days when I'm stressed. It is no wonder, therefore, that I spend a chunk of my moolah on any blush that catches my fancy. Of course, I had to check out several beauty blogs and online fora so I would know which would be worth buying. After a year or so of silently lurking at beauty blogs and learning a lot from them, I feel that it is only about right that I return the favor by sharing my thoughts on some makeup and skin care items through this blog. 
Let me start with my blush collection. These blushes were accumulated within just a period of one year. If you are not into makeup, you'd probably say that this is kinda excessive. After all, a blush is only applied one to three times a day. If you are a makeup enthusiast however, I'm sure you'd disagree. As what beauty bloggers would say, there is no such thing as having too many blushes. There would always be that itch to get more lol. The blushes I currently have are the following: 
1. Nars Blush in Orgasm  
2. Cargo Blush in Catalina  
3. Cargo Blush in Louisiana  
4. MAC Blush Refill in Pinch Me  
5. The Body Shop Blush in Blushing Daisies  
6. Loreal Blush Delice in Fresh Papaya  
7. Elianto Baked Blush in Natural Purple  
8. Kanebo T'estimo Pink Blush  
9. ELF Blush in Glow  
10. ELF Blush in Coy  
11. Avon Jillian Dempsey Blush in Heavenly Rose  
12. Avon Mousse Blush in Peach  
13. Avon Mousse Blush in Apricot Flush  
14. Lumiere Minerals Blush in Fresh Roses  
15. Lumiere Minerals Blush in Ditto "O"  
16. Lumiere Minerals Blush in Poppy  
17. Everyday Minerals Pressed Blush in All Smiles 
I alternately use these when I go to work and when I meet with friends. Depending on my mood and my need, I apply any of these on my cheeks using a blush brush to instantly prettify me. I apologize for not posting swatches of these blushes. First and foremost, I need to get a decent camera to capture the shades and nuances of these babies. Second, I'm kinda too busy right now to get blush swatches that anybody would find useful. Nonetheless, I promise to do so as soon as I can. While it may already take a lifetime for me to use up all these, I still have blush lemmings to satisfy. On top of the list are NARS Desire, Benefit Coralista, Cargo The Big Easy. Any other suggestions? 
This is it for now. Tata!


~tHiAmErE~ said...

that's a lot!
i don't have a lot of blushes with me, but looking at your blush collection sure is an eye candy!

have you tried any MSF from MAC,sis?

PuRpLe PaTcH said...

helo sis thiamere,

i havent tried the MSF pa... i dont know pero im not that attracted sa MAC (at least not right now) lol... nars blushes, on the other hand, would cause me sleepless nights. as in literally, i can't sleep thinking about them...

Gem said...

What can you say about Nars Orgasm? :)

PuRpLe PaTcH said...

hi gem,

orgasm is one of the blushes that i frequently use... i always get compliments when i wear it... its pink-peach shade is so flattering kasi, it has shimmers but very subtle lng so di ka talaga mgmukhang disco ball lol... it shows up nicely on my face contrary to what many say and its staying power is superb... i heard nga lang that its always OOS... hope you'd also like it.