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  1. Tracy
    May 7, 2013

    I keep thinking I need Benefit Hervana now that my hair has changed. It looks like something I’d really like now! I need to review that Sakura Blush that my lovely Beauty Enabler sent me. It’s kind of amazing and glowy!
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Yes yes! I want to see the Sakura blush on you :D As for Hervana, I do like it too. It gives a nice rosy glow and I think it’d be lovely on you too!

  2. Becca
    May 7, 2013

    Yay lovely post! I’m not normally very big on true pink blushes–I like to go very warm peachy-pink or coraly-pink most of the time. But actually I was just saying yesterday that I had a sudden urge to buy a true pink blush for spring. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Hervana, maybe I’ll give that a swatch at the counter sometime this week. I also LOVE the Sheer Blushes from GA. I HAD #10 but I lent it to my mom for her trip to Italy a month ago and it came back cracked. :/ *sigh* I love the softness of those blushes though–I tend to have a bit of a heavy hand when it comes to cheek color so sheerer blushes are great for me! lol :P
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Eeps! Glad you enjoyed it Becca :D I started out using peach-pink blushes (like the Nars Orgasm family ones) but I later realised it didn’t bring out the best in my complexion. Yeah, after collecting a drawerfull LOL! I do like Hervana because it can be built up to a lovely rosy shade, not so much of a pink which might be something you might prefer :D I love GA Sheer blushes. One of the best I’ve ever used and I was sad the day they pulled out because it meant I had no more access to them. I only have the 1 now :( Sorry to hear of the accident to your blush – they are so soft aren’t they?

  3. ksuan
    May 7, 2013

    These are beautiful, Paris – thanks for sharing! At this point in time my unexpected favourite light pink blushes are Yves Rocher’s Blush Naturel in Teint Clair Rose and Human Heart Nature’s Mineral Blush in Pink Quartz.

    I have been hankering after Hervana for the longest time ever, though – but on principle, I refuse to buy it in Singapore because of the incredible price markup.
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Mmmm Human Heart Nature makes blushes?! Ok this I have to check out :D I don’t buy Benefit locally too (far too high a markup!) So get them on Strawberrynet or on the Benefit Cosmetics website especially when there’s a free shipping code. So much more worth it then!

  4. Tine
    May 7, 2013

    So much pretty pretty blush p0rn for me :P My all-time favourite pink blush is still The Balm’s Down Boy. It’s matte but not powdery. I often bring this with me when I’m travelling. It’s light, colour’s beautiful and inexpensive (in case it shatters :P).

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Teehee I knew you’d appreciate something like this, fellow blush fiend! ;) I do have Down Boy and now that you’ve reminded me, I should dig it out to use. I didn’t put it in under “light pink” though but “pink” I know, nitpicking right? :P

  5. Issa
    May 7, 2013

    These are beautiful! I think I would love the Benefit’s Hervana, so lovely! :)

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Its both pretty to look at and to use! :D

  6. Firn
    May 7, 2013

    I like to use my RMK pressed powder brush (the small one to apply blush) because I don’t like buffing. I feel like I’m buffing away my base and sunscreen. :(

    I like the finish of Burberry blushes the best. Matte but luminous. I can’t abide shimmer in blush!

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Burberry makes beautiful blushes I’d agree! I have to check out their new Coral Pink one. It looks so pretty online! I don’t usually buff on blush too which is why I use a soft brush. It doesn’t pick up too much and I can layer it on to my desired colour strength :)

  7. Victoria
    May 7, 2013

    Lovely blushes but unfortunately light pink blushes would never show up on my medium skin tone. I was lemming for a nice pink blush for sometime and was recently gifted Benefit’s Bella Bamba for my birthday and I simply love it! It is such a beautiful blush and I understand the reason it gets so much raves in the beauty world. I heard a lot of good things about Burberry blushes and would love to try them out one day. Pity it is so expensive.

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      On the other hand, Victoria I can imagine that one of the bright blushes would look amazing on your skintone! :D For us fairer skinned ladies, its harder wearing bright coloured blushes without looking like someone smacked us in the face or like we’re auditioning for clown school so there’s a lot to rejoice for medium or tanned skin :D I think you picked a great one in Bella Bamba. I love it too!

  8. Lily
    May 7, 2013

    Gorgeous! My lightest pink blush is from MAC, called Well Dressed. My first blushes, actually :-) I’m eyeing that burberry blush. Want them all. Lol!
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      I’m eyeing the new Coral Pink blush from Burberry – looks so pretty! Just realised I may only have 1 MAC blush LOL I just don’t play well at all with that brand >.<

  9. Charlotte
    May 7, 2013

    Benefit’s Dandelion and Hervana is my fave too! The Burberry and GA ones look tempting… *drools* but too bad, one has limited access in Malaysia, and the other one, none at all :( :(

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Psst! Look on strawberrynet! Both are available there – no need to thank me hehe… ;)

  10. Hanny Daforcena
    May 7, 2013

    My fave in this category is Red Earth’s Pink Paris. I think they still sell it in Sasa, heh heh! I somehow prefer mattes in my blushes. At the peachier side of things, my all-time fave would still be Nars Deep Throat heh heh!
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Pink Paris – I like it already! LOL! ;) I call myself a magpie coz I love shimmer. Gives better dimension to my flat face but it may be because I cut my teeth on a shimmer blush and its just downhill from there LOL! I can’t remember if I have Deep Throat but if that’s the more matte version of Orgasm then yes, that’s a good one!

  11. Emma Eliyas
    May 7, 2013

    Gorgeous!! I love them all, but my fave is Guerlain Blush G Sakura. and yes Paris, please do another compilation :D

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Thanks for the support, Emma! I had fun digging through my blush stash too, so yes I will do another compilation! :D

  12. LeGeeque
    May 7, 2013

    I can’t stop going back and staring at the pics you posted up there! I love sheer pink blushes because they are the best kind on my skin! I’ve been through almost 5 or 6 boxes of Dandelion and it remains my staple. Save for the Armani one, I have the rest you’ve posted and they’re in my heavily-rotated list :) I love this post. Can you do more blush compilations? They will create more lemmings but I DON’T CARE!

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      :D I remember your love for Dandelion so when I included it, I thought to myself “Geek will love this!” :D I will come up with more – great way of circulating through my stash to see what I have :D

  13. Claire
    May 7, 2013

    Buberry!! Misty is a beautiful colour! I liked the armani one on others but on me it look kinda boring, haha. One of my favs are burberry peony, nars sex appeal and RBR gracilis but I like many blushes ;)
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      I think GA is just very safe generally :) I have Peony too! Will include it in the compilation and Gracilis – we have similar tastes Claire ;)

  14. Rin
    May 7, 2013

    Lovely post! I love light pink blushes. I’m not a big fan of blushes but I love love light pink ones. I like the natural glow it gives to my complexion. Guess what? When I saw the Burberry blush you posted, I was like OMG, that’s the exact one I’ve been eyeing for a while now. What keeps me from getting it is the price. Le Sigh. Maybe I should get it soon. I hope it’s not limited edition.

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Nope as of now, Misty isn’t limited edition so you have time to save up for it :) A light pink blush can really brighten up the complexion especially if my base is “too perfect”. Funny huh, a too perfect base? ;)

  15. xin
    May 7, 2013

    the GA looks so sheer on the pan…is it just my eyes or it does look shimmery?
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      It is pretty sheer. I wouldn’t say its shimmery, as it is mostly matte but there is certainly a tiny bit of shine so the colour isn’t flat :)

  16. Adeline
    May 7, 2013

    My favorite light pink blushes are GA #2 and Shu Uemura M Pink 33e (old version, has since been renamed). I’m a huge fan of NARS and GA blushes but am currently eyeing Illamasqua blush duos and Tarte!

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Oh boy! You just reminded me of the Shu Uemura M Pink 33E! I loved that one too :D I don’t even know what its called now, or what the new Shu Uemura colours are called. I didn’t feel the new ones were up to par in terms of quality but I might just be too picky :P I like Tarte blushes – absolutely worth picking up!

  17. Ana Nz.
    May 7, 2013

    Hello Paris, I was just thinking if you could show us on how u store ur make ups/ beauty items/ skin care.
    Maybe you have done this before but it is always interesting to see what you have in your handbag from time to time.
    Some other ideas: make up look/ dress up on different occasions e.g. During family get together, to the market, work, special celebrations, etc.
    There you go, hope that helps with ur blog. Keep on going coz there’s never a day passes by without me not wanting to go to ur webbie.
    Hugs.

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Hi Ana, thank you so much for the ideas and for helping to give my missing mojo a jumpstart! Let me send you a lipstick ;) I had to laugh though, at looks going to the market. I can tell you what I wear – old shorts and t-shirt with flip flops and no makeup :D Thank you so much for your support – it means a lot to me!

  18. sataa
    May 7, 2013

    Dandelion is on my wishlist for a long time but as you said some people rave about it and other just hate it so I was not sure whether I should get it or not because I have a medium skin tone and a lot of people say it won’t show up on that what would you say ?
    I love pink blushes I hope you will share more from your stash in your future posts

    • Victoria
      May 8, 2013

      Hi sataa, I am medium skin tone too. I am not sure how tanned is your skin but I am between NC40-NC42 in MAC if that is of any help. My advice is not to get Dandelion as it would not show up on medium skin tone. You should either get Coralista or Bella Bamba and you can control the pinkness of the blush with a good brush. Hope that helps!

      • sataa
        May 8, 2013

        I am slightly tan than you ,thanks for the suggestion :) I will try the bella bamba I have seen it on a few blogs and it looks gorgeous

      • sataa
        May 9, 2013

        oops just realized I posted slightly tan I wanted to say slightly light as I am around NC 30 going up to 35 in summer but thanks again for your suggestion I really appreciate your help!!!

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      If you can, Sataa I will suggest going to a Benefit Cosmetics counter and see if they can try it on your skin. I’ve read of some people who have darker skintone who use it as a “glow” without seeing colour. However, most people can’t wear it because it doesn’t show up at all and its just a waste of money putting on loads of layers and not seeing anything :) You could try Hervana or Bella Bamba for stronger colour that will show up better :) I will dig for more compilations to come. It has been fun! :D

      • sataa
        May 10, 2013

        Actually we don’t have benefit in my country so I have to buy them online but I trust your opinion .Sine both Victoria and you suggested Bella Bamba and Hervana I will try them , Hervana’s swatches in your post look pretty so I plan to get it soon.Thank you so much for helping :)I will be looking forward to more pink blushes posts because it’s my favorite blush color

      • Paris B
        May 10, 2013

        Ah I see, yes it does suck to have to buy online without first checking out swatches. I was planning to do a Benefit Blush post one day – would you find that helpful? :D

  19. daphne
    May 7, 2013

    Hi Paris,

    It’s like you’ve read my mind or something. I was really just thinking of picking a blush – my first one ever!! :P and I was wondering which should I get. What would you recommend for a first timer like me (i.e someone who’s not sure how to really use a blush and terrified of ending up looking like a clown on the loose). What would be the ultimate light blush you would recommend?

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Haha I’ve been told I’m psychic once too often, I’m starting to believe it! ;) Ahhh… first blush! Much will depend on budget. From the pharmacy, look at Majolica Majorca, Revlon and even Maybelline for some pretty decent quality blushes. For the mid-end range, look at Benefit Dandelion, Hervana or Bella Bamba, Lancome Blush Subtil, Lunasol Cheek Modelling blushes (soft, light & very easy to use) and Shiseido. For high end, look at Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Chanel. I know it could be potentially very confusing :P But one of my fave places to start would be with Lunasol.

      For me, the secret lies not in the blush but also in the blush brush that you use because some brushes pick up more colour than others and apply them more strongly than others. If you want to go all out, I suggest that you get the Lunasol Cheek Brush N and a Lunasol blush and start from there. Otherwise, the mid-low end has a lot of choices too! Happy hunting!

  20. Undraa
    May 7, 2013

    Just on time, thank you Paris. I currently use Benefit Coralista and Sugarbomb blushes. I guess they are in the range of coral blushes? From the swatches above, i think I definitely need to go and check out the GA sheer 2 and Benefit’s Hervana. :)
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Ooh yes Coralista is a coral blush but its so pretty isn’t it?! I think you’ll like Hervana Undraa :D

  21. Sunny
    May 7, 2013

    Hey Paris, I tried my first Benefit boxed powder not so long ago (Coralista) but the shimmer in there really put me off. I’ve never swatched all of them though, so maybe I should and maybe there will be some hidden gems in there for me! I don’t use pink blushes a lot. My favorite is Chanel Rose Initiale because it goes with everything! Whether I want to go warm or cool tone on my lips, it always always works :)
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      I do agree that Coralista is rather shimmery, like Bella Bamba but I love them anyway haha! I do play well with shimmer blushes – it helps define my otherwise flat face ;) Benefit does do more subdued colours like Dandelion and Hervana that would be more wearable for most. I can’t remember if I’ve seen Chanel’s Rose Initiale but it sounds like a pretty colour! I have a bit of love hate with Chanel Joues Contraste though. Mine which are a bit older are now hard like stone. I can barely get colour out and I dread buying anymore new ones because I’m so afraid they’d be like this in a year or 2 :(

      • Sunny
        May 10, 2013

        Aww :( Can you tissue a layer off? I haven’t had that problem with Rose Initiale, but I did with Notorious a little. I tissued a layer off and it seems fine again.
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      • Paris B
        May 10, 2013

        Mine are ancient LOL I have had them over 5/6 years so maybe its to be expected? I don’t know. I use a stiff dense brush and still only get a very light colour to the extent I don’t even bother :(

  22. Jennifer
    May 7, 2013

    Ahh…losing the mojo eh? What if I reiterate that you read minds of some people, say me? Secretly, I felt that the title of this post had an invisible shoutout that says “Jen, this is dedicated to you”. Lol.

    From your lovely swatches, I must say Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion and Guerlain Blush G Sakura caught my eyes. The glow and sheen of Guerlain made my heart skipped a beat :) The moth in me! I am still using the Silkygirl Blushing Trio in 01 Rosy Peach that you wrote a while back. And I am still loving it :) Lol, there’s no need to find a dupe for it I guess, but I am saddened that they longer sell it (Limited Edition yo!). Seriously…is there a dupe for it because I love the shades and it seems light enough for my clown traits? So your post is right up my alley!

    Anyhow, writer’s block do occur sometimes especially when you have so much other things going on, another spanner in the wheel etc…Take your time. We’re always here for you. *Hugs*

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Aww you sure know how to make a girl feel good :D And this mind reading thing is pretty cool eh? I think you’d like Dandelion – its absolutely error-proof, coz its so light. That Silkygirl blush is pretty impressive considering its tiny little pricetag. I still use it too now and again and its just so easy! If you’d like to level up from there, try Hervana. It gives a rosier glow than Dandelion :) And thank you for hanging in there while I get my thoughts pulled back together :)

  23. Wojis
    May 8, 2013

    I don’t have the one favourite blush, and I have yet to build my stash to a level where I can say “a favourite pink” or any other colour for that matter :-)
    But the one I go to when I don’t know what to pick is my Chanel Joues Contraste in Plum Attraction (no. 63). But overall I love all my blushes, I have a few budget blushes which I didn’t like (quality nog colour) and those I passed on to my daughter, so she can get some practice in (she’s 8) and they don’t go to waste.
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    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      That’s a good thing, Wojis – it means you can keep collecting until you find “the one”! :D I love that you passed on your blushes to your daughter. At least she’s got a good headstart with a makeup savvy mom! :D

  24. AhCapp
    May 8, 2013

    Hi,
    Thank you so much on sharing with us your fav pink blushes. I always stay away from pink blushes because of my yellow skin tone. I wish my skin is as fair as yours and able to make so many different colour options. :)

    My current fav is Chanel blush in ultra rose. It was recommended by the sales who suggested that I gave it a try even though it is a bright neon pink in the pan. I used with very lightly and I gives it a healthy glow. I also like that it’s pigmented so less is in fact more. :)

    Btw I love your post on Prague!!! The place is soooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. Did you buy anything for yourself during the trip? ;)

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      You’re most welcome, Ahcapp :) Pink blushes on yellow toned skin can be tricky but take heart! You will wear peach shades far better than I ever can! :D I love rose toned blushes too (is there a colour I don’t like?! :P ) and Ultra Rose sounds like such a pretty colour! I have to check it out – neon pink! LOL! Yes I did do a bit of shopping in Prague which I hope to share soon. Been a bit too lax in sorting out the photos hehe… more on Prague to come and I’m hoping no one gets sick of me :P

  25. Ayencruz
    May 8, 2013

    Why why whyyy do u have to do this to me?! Lol! Now i have to go and buy the benefit hervana! I have been wanting to buy it for the looongest time now but i feel like its easier for me to purchase TF and chanel blushes.dont know why! But now that its one of your highly recommended blushes i’d def purchase this one next! Its so pretty but whenever i swatch it at sephora it turns powdery.must be the exposed testers. ????????????????

    • Paris B
      May 10, 2013

      Haha! Oops! Hold on to your wallet! ;) I do like Hervana and it doesn’t turn powdery on me at all. I can use the included brush or my regular brush with no problems. I hope you’ll like it if you check it out again. Sometimes, the testers at Sephora really put me off – they sometimes look so gunky! >.<

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