Brighten Up Your Spring With Blushes By Tarte, Laura Mercier and BY TERRY.

I am always afraid that I will mistakenly apply too much blush on my pale skin, so I use choose light colors, usually a pink or a light coral, for my cheeks.

But, the Spring 2012 trend is bright colors like fuchsias and peachy–corals, so I have been testing some pretty loud (at least in the pans) blushes.  And you know what — applied properly, the blushes below impart a fresh, lively look to my complexion!

BY TERRY Blush Veloute in Apple

BYTERRY Blush Veloute ($45.50 USD) —  A powder-cream blush designed to highlight the apples of the cheeks with a healthy satin glow.

The features of this blush are:

  • A part-cream part-powder melting blush that enhances the skin’s radiance.
  • A healthy glow effect with subtly colored cheeks.
  • A radiant, matte-satin long-lasting finish.
  • Gives transparent coverage.
  • A high-tech formula that combines skincare with color, correction-perfection.

Applied with fingertips, the texture is soft and malleable and blends in leaving a subtle veil of color.  The shade I have, Apple, looks almost red in the pot, but on my cheeks, it give a natural flush.  This is also available in Peach Nude and Ginger Glaze, both warmer shades.

Suitable for all skin types.

Amazonian clay 12-hour shimmering blush in Glisten

This next blush does not look intensely bright in the compact, but really wakes up my fair skin with a shimmery flush!

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Shimmering Blush ($25 USD) is a follow-up to tarte’s best-selling Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes. tarte introduces the same award-winning formula in four, brand-new shimmering shades. Spiked with tiny, finely-milled specks of gold and silver, one swipe will add the perfect amount of sheen to your cheeks.

I have this in Glisten, a shimmering peach-pink and love it.  It really give a lovely glow — no highlighter needed.  It is easy to apply and to blend.  It is also available in Adored, shimmering light pink, Buff, shimmering nude and Frisky, shimmering bright coral.

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Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour ($22.00 USD)  is a long-lasting, natural cheek colour formulated to provide translucent, buildable coverage for a soft, velvety finish.

I love cream blushes, they are probably my favorite right now.  I usually don’t wear peach blushes, but this color looked so fresh, I had to try it! It blends very smoothly so it is easy to make it look natural.  Such a beautiful formula!  And the peach is very wearable — not too orange!

Innocent Peach is part of the new, limited edition Lingerie Collection.  You can also purchase this in Blaze a soft warm rose, Canyon a peachy-brown, Oleander a cool bright-pink, and Praline a neutral brown.

You can purchase these at  Enjoy your new flush!

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