You guys probably don’t know this about me, but I love blush. Oh, you already knew that? 😉 In today’s Five for Fall segment, I have some of my favorite cold-weather cheek colors to share with you. I never seem to make a huge seasonal transition with blush like with other products, partially because I think a great blush looks great year-round (I’m looking at you, Dior Rosy Glow). However, I have a set of colors I gravitate toward when the leaves are falling; shades that are perfect for chilly, crisp days with scarves, boots, and a hot cup of tea.
- Butter London Ruby Murray: You just spent the afternoon hitting the slopes at your favorite ski resort, and now you’ve stepped into the lodge, tousled your hair out of your helmet and ordered a hot chocolate to sip as you watch children slide down the bunny hill. That is Ruby Murray. At first glance, this deep wine cream probably looks a little intimidating for anyone with a lighter complexion, but have no fear! Just a tap or two on my fingers and a little blending leaves me with an amazing natural looking “out in the cold” flush.
- NARS Sin: A longtime favorite of mine, Sin is a plum berry with golden shimmer. I’m usually wary of blushes with any sort of glitter or shimmer, but the formula of Sin is like butter… so smooth! It blends flawlessly on the cheeks and the shimmer is very subtle. Love it!
- e.l.f. Blushing Rose: This one is a lot like NARS Sin, but more red with a little more sparkle. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and really pigmented – I have to use a light hand with this one! I don’t wear this one much as a casual color, but for a festive party look it’s wonderful.
- MAC Gingerly: No surprise here, as I’ve raved about this blush for years. Gingerly is a warm, ginger-toned matte brown that makes your cheeks look toasty. Paired with berry lips and a chunky cable knit sweater = perfection.
- NARS Douceur: Ahh, the “no blush” blush. Douceur is a soft pink-brown matte that gives the cheeks a subtle, understated flush. When you have something intense going on the eyes or lips, it balances the face and adds color to the cheeks without overwhelming everything. This is one of my favorites to pair with a bold red lip!
To see my favorite brushes for applying these, check out this post. What are you favorite blushes for this season?