Some would argue that Spring 2014 was the season of the blush! There’s been SO many wonderful blush releases this year! Typically I always feel like early Spring (January) we end up seeing a good deal of skincare followed up newer base products like concealer and foundation. I never feel like Spring is heavy on color so it was really nice to see so many new blushes pop up!
There’s been SOME massive hits in blushes lately! I think we can all agree that Clinique really surprised and delighted with their new Cheek Pop Blush!
Here’s my person list of Blush Hits and Misses for Spring 2014 which I hope will help you decide which blushes you need this season and which you can skip!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Unfortunately I think these were the biggest miss this season. Everyone is raving hard about them but I found them a touch too expensive with a very powdery almost chalky texture. And where’s that candlelight, luminious glow they promise?! Missed that!
Revlon introduced several new shades of blush with their Cheek Boutique Collection and I think we all had a mini blush-gasm when we seen these displays popping up around drugstores. Unfortunately, the blush formula wasn’t nearly as good as the colors we saw in the pan. They run considerably sheerer than what you see and the texture is quite dense and dry. Total miss! Sorry Revlon!
E.L.F. Studio Blush Palette
As a fan of E.L.F. Studio Blushes I was delighted they launched two new quads featuring four shades of Studio Blush! Unfortunately, these were quite chalky, powdery, and very delicate. I admit both of the two I purchased went into the trash. They just crumbled and broke. I’ll stick to the individual Studio Blush thanks very much! Save your money!
Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Blush
Josie’s new custom blush seems lot a great idea but I see so many of these “custom shade of you blush” products that I’m a little dizzy. The formula is great here as is the pigment but I don’t think it was special enough to warrant a purchase! It’s just a regular shade of pretty warm terracotta blush but nothing super special about it which mad it a miss for me!
Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N
The Jill Stuart Spring 2014 Collection include two limited edition shades of mix blush and as pretty and gorgeous as these are they remain a miss for me. Aside from the packaging I really don’t think the blush formula is anything to write home about. Sorry Jill, it’s a miss.
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush
For Spring 2014 Dior released this very cute bow decked blush! The color was fab but the formula a little too dense and dry compared to other Dior blushes! I’d say the price was a little too high to indulge in a formula that’s mediocre. Skip it!
Bare Minerals The Endless Celebration Ready Color Boost
Bare Minerals new blush compact looks interesting enough in the pan but the color is a bit duller with a dense formula that disappointed. Kinda a miss on this!
Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick
Master Glaze Blush seem like a good idea. Cute chubby little swivel up cream blushes available at the drugstore? Yes please! Problem? The super glistening formula that leaves cheeks with a ton of glitter but not a ton of color.
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glow Nude Blush
Unfortunately Physicians Formula proves a miss as this new blush is powdery, frosty, and just accentuates drier areas and pores like nobody’s biz! Miss it!
Etude House Minnie Touch Blusher
As cute as a blush featuring Minnie Mouse is I felt like Etude House failed on this one with a color that proved too sheer and utterly unwearable!
Hard Candy Cheeks & Balance
Surprise, surprise! Hard Candy’s new swivel up cream blush stick is a total win! Creamy, glistening color gives cheeks beautiful luminous finish! And did I mention they are so budget friendly?! Total hit!
Milani Matte Baked Blush
Milani delights their Baked Blush fans with an all matte finish version available in two shades for Spring. These richly pigmented blush are shimmer-free and have a smooth, silky texture making them a great budget pick up!
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
Bobbi’s Pot Rouge is always a hit but their Hibiscus shade takes things to a new and exciting level. Launched with the Bobbi Brown Nectar and Nude Spring 2014 Collection this orange-y coral lights up cheeks with gorgeous buildable color!
MAC Petal Power Blush
MAC Petal Power Blush evokes the need to hoard. This gorgeous golden peach is a must have for fans of NARS Orgasm and an absolutely gorgeous shade that’s worth a backup of. Too bad it’s limited edition!
the Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream Palette
the Balm does an excellent job gifting us with not one, not two, not even three cream blushes but six of them in one palette! Creamy color, glistening cheeks, and hey, you can even use them on your lips too! Score!
Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3
Sleek combines three different blush shades with a beautiful cream formula into one palette for Spring looks. Gorgeous shimmering color, creamy long wearing formula, and just an excellent way to get a dash of orange-y coral on cheeks! Do like!
Lavshuca Lav Fake Cheek Color
Just a pinch of natural pink or red for cheeks? Japanese brand, Lavshuca can handle that with these new cream pot blushes that add just a hint of natural color to your cheeks for that cute doll look!
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
We can’t rave Cheek Pop Blush enough can we? These sweet flowery blushes come in four shades and have a silky finish that provides vibrant, seamless color on cheeks. A must have I’d say!
What are some of your Blush Hits and Misses for Spring 2014?