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Splurge vs Save: Four rose blushes for that blooming glow

Splurge vs Save: Four rose blushes for that blooming glow

It is a fact universally acknowledged that you can't go wrong with rose blush. It's universally flattering when sheered out into a tender pink, and the color itself is so versatile that you can use it for all FOTDS and occasions. I have a few in my kit that I LOVE blushing with, so I thought of making a quick list of both expensive and more affordable options for you guys! They're pretty close dupes of each other with minor differences.

I personally prefer cream blushes for everyday wear since they just look more natural and skin-like compared to powder. They might not last as long but they are easy to retouch especially when they come in stick form - I literally just stamp a couple of big dots on my cheeks then pat it with a clean finger! They're my best bet when I travel.

I love the Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip & Cheek stick in Rose Exposed (~P1,600) because it's a beautiful earthy rose shade that makes my skin look so healthy and glowy. It melts onto my skin and is ridiculously easy to blend! It's also a flattering lipstick color. It adheres nicely and is pretty much opaque in one layer.

A great substitute for it is the Happy Skin Glisten Up Blush (P799), a slightly pinker version that's as lovely and easy to blend as Rose Exposed. It's not as wearable on the lips - it's really meant to be a blush, not dual purpose like Estee's - but I think you'll find it excels in its one job.

If you have oily skin and prefer powder formulas, here are two fail-proof options: the Lancome Blush Subtil in Very Rose (~P2,000) and TheBalm Instain Blush in Lace (P895 in Beauty Bar). They look almost alike and I swear, they last just as long! They're tattooed onto my oily-combination cheeks once I blend them with a fluffy brush. They have a staying power of up to 7 hours on me which is pretty impressive!

The Lancome in Very Rose has a slight mauve tint to it whereas the Instain in Lace is a brighter pink. The difference is almost undetectable though, even the matte finish. They look quite bright in the pan but they diffuse into a pretty sheer pink that works with whatever skin tone you might have. The formula are both topnotch - except Lancome comes in a luxurious compact with a brush compared to TheBalm's cardboard box.

Pink roses are <3

Pink roses are <3

So there you go! Hope you found my list useful. ^_^ It's your turn to share - which rose pink blushes are you in love with?

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