Blush is well and truly back. If contour is the edgy and fierce element of your face then blush is its very feminine cousin. Rosy cheeks add dimension to a face that would go colourless and neutral if it was left out, making the product a must-have in all beauty cases. Yet, the art of blushing has taken a backseat in recent years with the rise of highlighting, strobing and contouring taking to the front of the beauty market. Now, it’s back and better than ever.
Blush, or rouge as it is often called, originated in Ancient Egypt where both men and women would utilise their variation of the product to add a pop of colour on a face. It then became popular in archaic Greece with women painting their faced white and colouring the cheeks pink. It trickled down through time and ended up ingraining into the regimes of women worldwide as an essential.
Choosing the right blush for you is overwhelming. Too pink, and a person looks like a clown. Too orange, and it looks like a spray tan gone wrong. Choosing between mineral, pressed, liquid and creme, the list goes on. We’ve decided to make your blush shopping easier with CLIQUE’s top 5 blushes for your makeup bag.
NARS Orgasm Blush $44, available at Mecca in the Myer Centre Adelaide.
MAC Mineralise blush $45, available at David Jones in Adelaide Central Plaza.
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush $42, available at Mecca at Myer Centre Adelaide.
Bobbi Brown Blush $45 available from David Jones in Adelaide Central Plaza.
Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Blush $12.99 available from Priceline.
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