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I’ve been known to find one blush and stick with it for years; I’m a little ride or die when it comes to particular blushes. Pink Swoon from MAC has been a favourite since high school but since 2017 I’ve been on a “new year, new me”  bitmoji inspired train, I thought it was time to branch out from my tried and true (shout out to NARS Orgasm).

While I’m still dipping in the same colour families as Orgasm and Pink Swoon, I’ve been trying out different textures and types of blush as well as adding a touch of highlighter to my repertoire. Here are a few of my recent favourites starting from the far left.

STELLAR – ECLIPSE
Holy pigmentation! It’s a gorgeous shade of bright peach with a bit of shine to it, or incandescent shimmer if you will, creating a little more dimension than a matte flat blush. It comes with a small applicator brush which is great if you’re on the go. Bonus: it’s made in Canada!

TOM FORD – SHADE & ILLUMINATE – SCINTILLATE
This is the double whammy of blush and highlighter, a duo of epic proportions! One side is a creamy peach blush (the shade) and the other side is a creamy, light shimmer highlighter (the illuminator). Basically the best of both worlds. Since it’s Tom Ford, the product is housed in a real sexy and sleek compact.

MAC – KABUKI MAGIC – TODAY WE LIVE
There’s something about those pinky peaches that draw me in…. each one slightly different than the next. This limited edition powder blush duo is one part peachy blusher dreaminess and one part taupe bronzer.

TOM FORD – SKIN ILLUMINATOR – FIRE LUST
This is an easy way to add some shimmer to an everyday look with minimal skill required. I like applying this to my face before layering a hint of blush on top. The skin illuminator does exactly what it suggests – gives a subtle summery glow to the visage.

BAREMINERALS – INVISIBLE GLOW – FAIR TO LIGHT
This hand baked dream is hands down my favourite highlighter I have ever used. The corner of my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, the top of my cheekbones, it adds a nice glimmer without making your face overwhelmingly shiny (my biggest fear).

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I definitely gravitate to certain colour families but a few of these products come in different shades which may be more your vibe. Anyone out there have a blush or highlighter they’re devoted to? I would love to hear about it!

photographs – The Pretty Secrets

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