07 September, 2016 Mauve Blushers: Six Favourites for Autumn
Mauve has been having a moment for ages, and mauve blushers in particular have been all I want to wear on my cheeks since early last year. From pale, cool-tone mauves to deep plums, there’s a shade and texture to suit everyone. Now that we’ve entered autumn territory, I thought it would be useful to share some of the best ones in my collection.
What I love about mauve blushers is that they offer a slightly sculpted, contoured look, as opposed to the brightening effect of peaches and pinks. Plus, they’re super grown up, which is great if you’re going to work or out for the evening. Another thing that makes me constantly reach for mauve tones, is that they seem to work with so many different eye and lip colours.
Whether you’re going for a bronze smoky eye and nude lips to a simple winged liner and classic red lip, a mauve-toned blush will complement your look perfectly, and now that colder weather is on the way, I’m all about those deeper tones.
Without further ado, here are six of my favourite mauve blushers!
From left to right: Amour, Romantic Rose, Mood Exposure, Heather Pop, Prism, Dallas
NARS Amour (£23)
This intense, cool-toned mauve-rose is a fabulous colour on dark skin tones and one of my go-to shades when I’m really tanned. The buttery texture and intense pigmentation makes it a dream to apply, although I would recommend going in with light strokes and a fluffy brush.
Milani Romantic Rose (£5.98) – mid-toned nude-mauve
I’m a huge fan of Milani face products, and their blushers can easily compete with high-end options. Romantic Rose is a mid-tone nude-mauve that can pull slightly peach in some lights, and it’s complete shimmer-free, making it fab for everyday wear.
Hourglass Mood Exposure (£32)
The most luxe of the bunch, Mood Exposure is a shimmering bronze-mauve that combines cheek colour and highlighter in one gorgeous powder palette, and makes me instantly think of Autumn. The bronze-gold flecks bring out a tan and the true mauve tone gives my skin a contoured, put-together look. I love this for nights out, but it’s also perfectly wearable at work, as the shimmer is so fine and subtle.
MAC Prism (£18.50)
Prism isn’t my favourite mauve blush, but it is a consistently reliable colour when I need something on my cheeks, but don’t want them to be the main focus of my look. It’s a warm-tone, matte mauve-beige that can be worn when I’m both pale and tanned, and I’ve had this for years now and it hasn’t died on me yet! A similar shade would be Tarte’s Exposed, which I recently finished. Sob.
Clinique Heather Pop (£17)
I believe this colour is limited edition, so I won’t spend too much time on it, but I really would recommend you check out the Clinique Cheek Pops. They have a gentle amount of shimmer without looking glittery, they’re tiny and cute, and the shade range is gorgeous. Heather Pop is a muted pink-plum and there’s something about this colour that really brings any look together.
Benefit Dallas (£23.50)
Last up is this stunning dusty-rose shade. Dallas can be worn both as a bronzer and a blusher, although for me it definitely works better as a blush, given the fairly intense amounts of shimmer. You can build this up or wear a light layer across your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin, and it also looks amazing in the crease if you’re short on eyeshadow. I always disregarded Dallas whenever I saw it on Benefit counters, but now I’ve got this in my stash, I’m not letting it go!
Which mauve blushers do you love from collection? Do you have any additions that you enjoy to share with me? Get commenting below!