Apricot cheeks are love

If you really think about it, it's not natural for morenas to blush. I don't remember ever blushing in my entire life. Pink, healthy cheeks are Western Caucasian concepts. Don't get me wrong, I love my pink blushes - even though they're technically not natural for dark Asian skin, they still look flattering on me. That's the whole point right?

In any case, you know what's natural on dark skin? Peach and apricot!

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Peach and apricot are the natural colors that our Asian skin change into when we blush, exert ourselves physically, or tan under the sun. I believe that every girl (Asian or not) should have at least one peach/apricot blush in her makeup arsenal since it could really warm up the skin and even make your face look thinner without the harshness of bronzer or contouring powder.

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MAC Cheek and Cheerful Mineralized Blush from last year's Colour Craft Collection

I'm currently loving this blush that I bought from Sophie. I was skeptical of it when I first saw it - it looked quite dark in the pan, almost bronze. But my fears were put to rest when I swatched it.

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It looks like a golden apricot. Still dark, but looks good on my skin nonetheless. It's very pigmented and holds well during the day. I use it as an eyeshadow, too. That's value for money! A couple of cons though: it's powdery and may be too shimmery for your taste. I don't have a problem with it though since I love shimmer and I can always just take care to dab my brush gently on the pan.

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On my lips: Bobbi Brown lipstick in Brownie Pink

Eyes: Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero


So, how about you? Do you use peach/apricot blushes? What do you think of them?