Makeup Geek Blushes

At Christmas, I got a delightful (hand-picked by me) palette of Makeup Geek Blushes (£7.95 each) after spotting them on BeautyBay. I’m a huge fan of the eyeshadows as I ordered some directly from the MUG website – albeit with customs charges, so naturally looking for UK based shopping was a must.

Late last year, BeautyBay – which is easily one of my favourite online beauty spots – began stocking the eyeshadows, pigments and blush pans. I decided it was about time my blush obsession hit high gear and 5 shades now have their rightful z-palette’d place on my vanity.

Before I go into the shades, let’s talk f-o-r-m-u-l-a.

I am so impressed with these blushes, they’re so affordable yet they get 5* for how high quality they are. The pigmentation is wonderful, they’re paraben/talc free plus they feel very smooth at not at all chalky. I find them to be extremely long-wearing and easily comparable to MAC blushes but I think they’re slightly better due to their smooth and slightly buttery texture.

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 I spent many an hour looking through swatches online and whittling my choices down. My first pick was the stunning Spellbound which is described as a ‘light tan with salmon undertones‘. In the pan, it looks very bland at first glance but it is one of those universally flattering shades that works with every look – no matter the smokiest of eye or boldest of lip. It just goes.
Honeymoon is the most shimmery of the bunch and is described as a ‘light pink with mauve undertones and silver flecks‘ and I wasn’t so sure it would transfer well onto the skin but I was completely wrong. I took a chance and I’m so glad I did because it gives the most beautiful glow to the cheeks and works well with really warming up and adding a sheen to the face without overwhelming. Strangely enough, it seems to go hand-in-hand with highlighters for a summery, sun-kissed vibe that works all year round.
mug-blush3(L-R: Spellbound, Honeymoon, Love Affair, Bliss & Head Over Heels)

The most vibrant is Love Affair, a ‘bright, intense coral‘ which, as daunting as it looks in the pan just had to be added to the mix. I find this is a great shade for when you’re needing a pop of colour on your cheeks especially when the rest of your make up is very toned down.

Onto Head Over Heels which I find is the most girly of them all as it is a ‘light bubblegum pink with slight shimmer‘ and it’s the soft shimmer that really makes the colour. It gives a good mix of perky and sheen to the face that’s very flattering.  I love how this catches the light. I would say it’s very similar to theBalm Down Boy and MAC Well Dressed.

Finally, despite looking quite orange in the pan Bliss is a ‘light peachy coral‘ shade that is the perfect peach for those who lean towards that type of shade than your bog standard pink. I find it’s a very summery shade so I’m sure I’ll get some wear out of it when it warms up a bit.

I decided on a Large Z-Palette (£15.95) to store these in and I definitely have space for 3 more – tempting. I love these palettes as they keep everything securely in place but also give you the option of mixing things up and customising your own palette whether it’s blush or eyeshadow, the choice is yours.

I’m hoping to pick up more blushes/shadows plus I’ve just spied the brushes on BB too. I do hope Makeup Geek do a line of highlighters – now that would be the absolute sparkly dream.

Have you tried these?

Love, Kate xo

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