My Go-To Blushes

One of my favourite makeup products is blush. When I first started wearing makeup (it would only be foundation, mascara and a little bit of blush), I was always loving the little pop of colour and freshness that this powder would give to my cheeks. My love for this product didn’t change – except that it has strongly grown. I am a very cheeky girl. I have a little (big) obsession with blushes and with my bronzers and I decided to share with you my go-to high-end and drugstore blushes of the moment. Which ones have you been loving lately? I would love to discover new colours and brands!

From left to right
Amour by Nars: This is a gorgeous pink finely milled powder that blends flawlessly. Amour is incredibly pigmented and perfect if you are looking for that natural rosy cheeks look!
– Retails at 37$CAN

Malice by CHANEL: This blush smells so lovely as it has a wonderful floral scent. Malice is more on the pink-peach side and I have been loving it, especially during spring and summer. It is very pigmented and it blends like a dream!
– Retails at 51$CAN

Bellissimo Bronze & Berry Amore by Milani: These baked blushes are my favourites out of all the blushes at the drugstore. They are very affordable, gorgeous and give the nicest finish on the skin! I really like Bellissimo Bronze when I want a peachy-bronzy look and use Berry Amore for a natural pink glow. Luminoso is another one from Milani that is very well-known.
– Retails at 8.49$US

Brilliant Berry by Lancôme: This dark mauvy-pink is stunning and I mainly wear it when the weather gets cooler. As all the other ones, Brilliant Beery is also very pigmented and adds a beautiful touch of freshness to my complexion.
– Sample size in a gift box. Full size retails at 40$CAN

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  1. August 16, 2015 / 12:15 am

    love milani’s products! theyre super affordable for such a good price!

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 12:16 am

      Yes! It is so unfortunate that they don’t have it here in Canada. I am going to the States in mid-September and I plan on getting more <3

      • August 16, 2015 / 12:59 am

        Surpringly we have Milani here in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the Superstore and possibly also at Shopper’s Drugmart (not 100% sure though). I haven’t purchased their blushes yet but they are on my list of things to try since I’ve seen so many positive reviews. Maybe I should sneak them onto my grocery list for tomorrow’s trip to the Superstore 😉

        • Arielle
          August 16, 2015 / 1:03 am

          Oh really! I’ll see if they added Milani in Quebec, that would be amazing. Yes, they are gorgeous and so budget-friendly, let me know if you end up buying them tomorrow! 🙂

  2. August 16, 2015 / 1:18 am

    These all look so beautiful! I’ve heard amazing things about Milani blushes this makes me want to try them even more!
    XX
    Allison

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:33 am

      You should definitely try them out, they are so gorgeous and affordable!

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Yes, I am in love with them! <3

  3. August 16, 2015 / 6:12 am

    These shades are all gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to try the Milani blushes 😀

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:34 am

      You should pick some of them, they are beautiful! <3

  4. August 16, 2015 / 6:44 am

    The colours are so pretty! I love the subtle gold in the Milani blushes!

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:34 am

      Yes, they have gold reflects in them which makes them even prettier <3

  5. August 16, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Malice by CHANEL looks like such a gorgeous color! I always tend to favor peachy toned blushes, I find that they suit my complexion better! But they are all so lovely! <3

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:39 am

      It is beautiful shade and it smells so good! Mac has a lot of peachy blushes as well, I highly recommend checking them out 🙂

  6. August 16, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Gorgeous shades Arielle! I have been an avid user of blushes from Lancome for as long as I can remember; my favorite shade is the subtil Aplum; its great for every-day and most definitely gives your cheeks that much-needed oomph of color 😉

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:40 am

      Oh I’ll check it out! Lancôme makes such gorgeous colours, it is one of the first high-end brands I tried when I was younger and I fell in love with it <3

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Oh haha great minds think alike 😉 Yes exactly! I hesitated to buy Luminoso but went for these instead – so happy I did <3

  7. August 16, 2015 / 11:15 am

    I love the Milani blushes too!! You should try out Corallina! I use it just about everyday!

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Oh I haven’t seen it! I will definitely check it out, thanks 🙂

  8. August 16, 2015 / 11:45 am

    Fantastic choices honey! Love the NARS & Chanel blush you listed, have you heard of Flower Beauty? I am absolutely loving the “transforming touch powder-to-créme” blushes in TT1 (burnt dusty rose type of color) & TT2 (vibrant pink almost exact to Dior’s “petal” rosy glow blush.) Since you’re a blush girl like myself i thought i’d share one of my current favorites with you. 🙂

    Xo

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 11:58 am

      No I haven’t! I will check it out online, thank you so much for sharing! <3

  9. August 16, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I love the Malice blush! Thanks for posting about these <3 I'll be getting my hands on the Malice one 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 4:50 pm

      You’re welcome! It is such a gorgeous shade, you will love it 🙂

  10. August 16, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Benefit’s blushes have always been one of my favorite brands when it comes to blushes. But ELF is really good with their blushes too! My all time favorite blush is Mauve Mellow by ELF, and it’s only $3 US. Can’t beat that 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      Oh I’ll check out Elf blushes! I really like Benefit’s range of colours but I really don’t like their packaging (I know I must be the only one!) It is cute but I like more solid and luxurious looking packages if that makes any sense haha

  11. August 16, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I love the Malice one – going into my shopping list now!

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      You will love it! Chanel’s blushes are all gorgeous <3

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Which ones are you going to buy?

      • August 17, 2015 / 2:10 am

        I have no idea!! I have kept away from using anything on my face because of a mild eczema reaction I got on my face two years ago.

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Yes they are so beautiful! I wish I could buy them all <3

      • August 16, 2015 / 9:40 pm

        I know! I have channels bronzer and foundation. The bronzer is like VELVET!

        • Arielle
          August 16, 2015 / 11:10 pm

          And their lipsticks too! Basically, everything Chanel is amazing haha

          • August 16, 2015 / 11:35 pm

            I know. It smells so good tooooo. #thestruggleisreal #beautybloggerproblems

  12. August 16, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Blushes r my weakness. Before all this contouring madness I am a blush and Lippe junkie

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      I feel you! I am all about blushes and bronzers <3

    • Arielle
      August 16, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      It is such a gorgeous shade, you will love it! 🙂

  13. August 16, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Those blushes look gorgeous!! I definitely want to check out the Milani ones especially because I hear SUCH good things about them! Love your reviews! I am really hoping to have a blog like yours someday! xx Miriam

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 12:08 am

      They are the best blushes at the drugstore in my opinion! Thank you so much, I am sure you will <3

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 12:48 am

      I don’t own anything from Physicians Formula for some reason! I’ll have to check out their collection 🙂 Nars blushes and bronzers are to die for, it is definitely one of my favourite brands <3

  14. August 17, 2015 / 10:07 am

    I have the Bellissimo Bronze one from Milani and I love it! 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      It is such a gorgeous summer colour! <3

  15. August 17, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
    This is such a great post! Love all blushes colors <3

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you! And you’re very welcome <3

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Chanel blushes are gorgeous and they smell so good! I highly suggest you to get a few 🙂

  16. August 17, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I’m obsessed with pretty much anything Chanel, but that blush in particular is quite fantastic. I keep both of the Milani blushes in my kit for freelance work (I’ve had them there for a long time and they are always so nice.) I find they work nicely with my Bobbi Shimmer Bricks.

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Yes, I fell in love with it when I swatched it at the Chanel’s counter! Milani blushes are my favourites at the drugstore, they are amazing <3

  17. August 17, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Still learning my way around the site but yours looks great! Thanks for the support, have followed back!

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you, you are so sweet!

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Thank you! They give such a gorgeous pop of colour to the cheeks 🙂

  18. August 17, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    LOVE these shades! I definitely need to try them out!

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      You will love them! All these brands have quite a lot more, I am sure you are going to find a perfect one 🙂

  19. August 17, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I actually have had my eyes set on the Milani Bellissimo Bronze & Berry Amore. They do truly have amazing products. Can’t wait to buy their eye shine palette and lip products.

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Yes, they are such amazing blushes! I really want to get the Milani liquid lipsticks, I have seen a couple youtubers do reviews and swatches and they look beautiful.

      • August 17, 2015 / 10:59 pm

        Yea I think I’m going to buy some of the lipgloss to and also try out those blushes 🙂 thanks for the great review.

  20. August 17, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Nice post!! A while ago I posted a list of my fav blushes, you might find one that you will like!!

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you! Oh I will definitely check it out 🙂

  21. August 17, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Love this post! You have really good content on your blog! If you have the time, could you check out my blog and tell me what you think? Im quite new to the bloggersphere and i’d love some feedback!
    XOXO- TheTrendClub

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you! I tried to click on your name but unfortunately it leads me to a non-existing WP blog.

  22. August 17, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Love the bottom two shades! I really like when a blush has swirled shades and creates a blend of colors.

    • Arielle
      August 17, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Yes! They have gold reflects which makes it even more gorgeous <3

  23. August 18, 2015 / 12:23 am

    All of these blushes look amazing, especially the packaging 🙂
    I’ve always had a very natural flush to the skin, so I never really wore blush, but the ones that you’ve recommended will definitely be on my list to try now <3
    Thank you for sharing, Arielle!

    • Arielle
      August 18, 2015 / 5:58 am

      You are lucky! I wish I had a natural flush, I wouldn’t have to spend so much on my blush collection. These are gorgeous shades, I am sure you are going to love them if you try them out! 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 18, 2015 / 5:56 am

      I am a bit confused, are you the same person that asked me a couple of hours ago to check out your blog and that your url didn’t work?

  24. August 18, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    the chanel blush looks absolutely stunning

    • Arielle
      August 18, 2015 / 10:43 pm

      It is gorgeous! They have a lot of other shades that are as beautiful <3

    • Arielle
      August 18, 2015 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you, you are so sweet! I am heading over to your blog now 🙂

  25. August 19, 2015 / 12:13 am

    These are all such beautiful blush shades!! I need them all ahhh x

    • Arielle
      August 19, 2015 / 8:00 am

      Haha you should check them out, they are to die for! <3

  26. August 19, 2015 / 2:18 am

    Great review! I’ve started using blush only very recently, this is definitely useful. 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 19, 2015 / 8:00 am

      Thank you! These are colours and brands that I really recommend – they are all gorgeous and amazing 🙂

  27. August 19, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Love this post! I want to try all of these!

    • Arielle
      August 19, 2015 / 10:42 am

      Thank you! You will love them, they are all so lovely! <3

  28. August 20, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Great post! Just subscribed to your blog! I love your pictures. 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 20, 2015 / 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much! <3

  29. August 20, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Milani blushes have my interests for a while! They are even just gorgeous to look at haha. Gorgeous pictures though, wow! Loving your blog already.

    • Arielle
      August 20, 2015 / 2:40 pm

      They are amazing, you should definitely check them out 🙂 Thank you, you are so sweet!

  30. August 21, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    My favourite blush at the moment is the wonderfully affordable Soap and Glory Love at First Blush. Slightly metallic for a great shimmer, and combines different shades in its circular compact. When I fancy a punchier colour, though, Bourjois Little Round Pots have great pigment concentrations and last for ages! Loving the layout and content of your blog, too 🙂

    • Arielle
      August 21, 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Oh I will definitely check it out! Thank you for sharing 🙂 And thank you, I am glad you like my blog!

  31. August 21, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I love Milani blushes, I recently purchased one in Red Vino! So beautiful x

    • Arielle
      August 21, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      I think it is the next one I am going to buy from Milani! I really want to get the bronzer too, it looks gorgeous <3

  32. August 22, 2015 / 12:43 am

    I love blushes as well! One of my favourite drugstore ones is actually from Joe Fresh, but unfortunately I don’t know the shade number as it came in a palette… It’s a bright pink with red undertones, but looks quite natural when applied with a light hand.

    • Arielle
      August 22, 2015 / 9:22 am

      Oh I didn’t know they made blushes! I will check it out, thank you for sharing! 🙂

  33. August 22, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I looooove the Milani baked blushes–they’re so affordable and look amazing on the skin!

    • Arielle
      August 22, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Yes!! I really want to get their bronzer too, it looks gorgeous <3

  34. August 23, 2015 / 2:49 am

    That Chanel blush is beautiful! I think I might have to go give it a try <3

    • Arielle
      August 23, 2015 / 11:14 am

      You will love it! It is stunning and it smells lovely 🙂

  35. August 23, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Wow your blog is truly stunning, absolutely beautiful! I really love these blushes, they’re so pretty. I think i’d have to say the channel one is my favourite and I may have to go out and buy it right now! x

    https://thatsutherskid.wordpress.com/

    • Arielle
      August 23, 2015 / 11:16 am

      Thank you, you are the sweetest! You will absolutely love it, they have a great range of colours – I wish I could buy them all <3

    • Arielle
      August 23, 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Same here in Montreal 🙁 I have to buy it whenever I go to the States!

  36. August 24, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    These blushes are amazing, the colours are so beautiful, I might buy some myself

    • Arielle
      August 24, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      You should, they are amazing! These brands also have such a great variety of shades <3

    • Arielle
      August 24, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much! Heading over to your blog right now 🙂

      • August 25, 2015 / 3:07 am

        Not at all! You have such a great blog, thank you ☺️

    • Arielle
      August 26, 2015 / 1:49 am

      Thank you so much! I am going your post right now <3

  37. August 27, 2015 / 11:03 am

    These all look amazing – and don’t even get me started with the Chanel packaging! You’re photography is beautiful x

    • Arielle
      August 27, 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you! Chanel’s packaging is always on point <3 Plus this blush smells so lovely!

    • Arielle
      August 27, 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you! I am going to check it out right now 🙂

  38. August 28, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    I love the Milani Berry. My favorite way to use it as a highlighting blush. It’s so light, but accentuates the cheeks so well.

    • Arielle
      August 28, 2015 / 11:52 pm

      Yes and it has such a gorgeous sheen to it! Milani makes such amazing products <3

  39. August 31, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Milani has some great products, i love Luminoso Blush, Now i think i´m going to pick Bellisimo and Berry Amore!

    • Arielle
      August 31, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      You will love them! They give the nicest sheen to the cheeks <3

    • Arielle
      September 2, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you, you are the sweetest! <3

  40. September 9, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try the Milani baked blushes! They look amazing! One of my favorite blushes is from Makeup Geek. Her products are AWESOME and affordable. Have you ever ordered from MG before?

    • Arielle
      September 9, 2015 / 4:44 pm

      No I haven’t! But I see so many youtubers raving about Makeup Geek. I really want to try out their eyeshadows too, so many people compare their blushes and eyeshadows to MAC!

      • September 9, 2015 / 5:19 pm

        It’s amazing. My brother got me the MG “starter eyeshadow” set from them and it’s GREAT. Super pigmented! Her blush is great as well. I want to order until I own her whole collection haha! You should check it out 🙂

  41. September 14, 2015 / 9:12 am

    I love how obsessed you are with blushes, too! ha-ha! I can’t wait to check out and try the Chanel and Lancôme blushes you mentioned in this blog. They sound absolutely gorgeous. I totally agree about the fun in adding blush when you’re wearing a very basic and natural makeup look. That’s what I love about it. 🙂

    • Arielle
      September 14, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Haha yes, I am trying so hard not to buy any others! I am really obsessed with bronzers too. They are stunning, I am sure you are going to love them 🙂

      • September 14, 2015 / 11:41 pm

        I can totally understand how you feel! It’s so difficult to reason with yourself as to why you shouldn’t by anymore. As a beauty lover, there’s just no way you can’t. I’m excited to try those two & I’ll let you know what I think when I do. 🙂

  42. September 17, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    thanks for sharing this review 🙂 and my favorite blush at the moment is orgasam by NARS and can you please do the review on your favorite contouring palette , and it would be great if you share your review on KAT VON D contouring palette VS Anastasia Beverly Hills contouring palette 🙂

  43. November 9, 2015 / 10:27 am

    The milani ones look pretty, i’m gonna need to try them too 🙂

    • Arielle
      November 9, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      They are gorgeous and so budget-friendly! You will love them 🙂

  44. November 21, 2015 / 1:13 am

    Omg! i love your blog! 🙂 it’s simple yet sophisticated. i have milani blush in Luminoso. after reading your post, im thinking of trying out bellissimo. <3

    • Arielle
      November 21, 2015 / 7:28 am

      Thank you so much! It is such a gorgeous bronzy colour, you will love it 🙂

  45. December 14, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Milani blushes are a secret gem! Love them and the price!!

    • Arielle
      December 15, 2015 / 7:29 am

      Yes! I also really like the bronzer, it looks so gorgeous <3

  46. January 24, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Ooooh, I need that Milani blush in Bellisimo! I have their Luminoso blush and it’s beautiful, but that one looks more up my alley. The aesthetics of your blog are incredible btw 🙂

    • With All My Affection
      January 25, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you so much! Luminoso is a pink too peachy for me, I prefer darker blushes and Bellisimo Bronze is so gorgeous – I am sure you are going to love it! <3

  47. April 18, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I absolutely love blushes and you just helped more with my obsession lol I need to check out all the rest except for Chanel as I have about five already! 🙂

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