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Favorites: Fall Blushes

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, I love the first crisp cool day of the year, I love the changing of the leaves and I love the chunky sweaters. As the seasons change I like to change up more then just my clothes. My makeup gets darker and my blushes go more neutral. 

I want to share with you some of my favorite go to fall blushes. They are my most grabbed cheek colors throughout the fall and winter, until I switch back to brights in the spring. 


These colors are definitely very similar (at least they look so in the picture) but they all give a far different effect on the cheeks. The colors also all look very blah in the pan but they look amazing on, especially NARS Sin

CoverGirl Soft Mink is a blush I have purchased twice. It is a shimmery muted rose color, it is like a highlight and blush in one. Don't be afraid of the shimmer, it more so gives you an inner glow then causes you to shine like a disco ball. This is definitely an old favorite of mine. The swatch below definitely doesn't do it justice with the  pearl finish it has.  

Sleek is one of those brands you don't hear about in the US that often. It is a popular high street (drugstore) brand in the UK, who make some of the most amazing blushes I have ever tried, they are highly pigmented and the color selection is amazing. At only $5.99 they are well worth it, plus they ship to the US. 

Enough gushing on all their other blushes, lets get down to business. Suede is a beautiful apricot nude matte blush. It just looks amazing on. I feel like it gives my skin a very subtle warm natural flush. It is one of my favorite go to's when doing a shimmery smokey eye.  


Tarte Exposed is another great everyday matte shades. It's pinker then the Sleek Suede, its like a dusty rose. The formulation feels very dry to the touch, but when applied with a brush (which is all that really matters) it goes on very nicely and blends very well. The amazonian clay helps make this a long wearing blush, probably one of the most long wearing blushes I own, without having to layer cream and powder. I definitely want to get another, I have been using this blush for a long time (at least a year or two) and the imprint is still pretty visible. It's insane how long this lasts. 

Lastly probably the most unimpressive blush in the pan, but the most impressive on the cheeks is NARS Sin. I love this blush so much, it is a deep berry with a slighly gold sheen. I don't notice the sheen on my skin as much as you can see it when it is heavily swatched, but the color is just beautiful. It is hard to describe. Sin was one of those colors that gets easily over looked by all the other popular NARS blushes, but it is easily the best one that they make. Next time you are by a NARS counter take a closer look at it, I promise it does not disappoint. 

What is your favorite fall blush?