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15 Blushes That Are So Good You Won’t Want To Take Them Off!

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There have been days when I’ve woken up so late, I should have actually been at work by then. On days like these, there’s absolutely no time to waste even on shouting profanities (to yourself, of course). Now skipping the shower is an absolute no-no, so you make do with a hurried one and pray fervently that your hair behaves and sits well in a topknot, because those things are hard to nail even though they look deceptively easy. On bare-faced days like these, I prefer to use the I’m-giving-my-face-a-breather excuse. However, there is one thing that I do sneak in no matter how little time I have to spare, and that is blush!

Ladies, if there’s one thing that can instantly brighten your complexion and prevent you from looking like you’re nursing a week-old hangover, it has to be blush. Just a teeny bit on the apples of the cheeks can infuse colour (and life, if you are pale like me) on tired, sallow skin, making you look like you’re glowing with good health.

I simply love using Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain for a natural flush on a daily basis. It’s sheer, buildable colour is great even in balmy Bombay. I like to switch this with creamier blushes for when I’m going out and need a little more colour. When it comes to blush, I’m not fond of powder blushes since my oily skin tends to absorb most of the product. However, I’ve realised that layering your products works so much better no matter what your skin type. If you really want your blush to last long, try putting on a cream blush first and then top it with a light dusting of powder blush in a similar colour.

As for exactly where your blush needs to go, position your index and middle finger vertically on your cheeks just beside your nose, and directly under the pupils of your eyes. This is precisely where you should start applying your blush — on your cheekbones — in an outward direction. Now that I have you convinced about the virtues of this product, here are some of the best blushes to wear for summer:


Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick_Hauterfly

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (Rs 6,620)
(Available at Bobbi Brown outlets across India)

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush_Hauterfly

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Rs 4,166)

Lancôme Blush Subtil Trio_Hauterfly

Lancôme Blush Subtil Trio (Rs 4,551)

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé_Hauterfly

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé (Rs 3,439)

Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss & Blush_Hauterfly

Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss & Blush (Rs 2,823)

Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Blush_Hauterfly

Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Blush (Rs 6,999)

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush_Hauterfly

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush (Rs 2,117)

Sisley Paris L'Orchidee Highlighting Blush_Hauterfly

Sisley Paris L’Orchidee Highlighting Blush (Rs 4,301)

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour_Hauterfly

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour (Rs 2,319)

Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick_Hauterfly

Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick (Rs 5,014)

Nars The Multiple_Hauterfly

Nars The Multiple (Rs 2,756)

Clinique Cheek Pop_Hauterfly

Clinique Cheek Pop (Rs 2,990)

Benefit Cha Cha Tint Lip & Cheek Stain Highlighter_Hauterfly

Benefit Cha Cha Tint Lip & Cheek Stain Highlighter (Rs 3,490)

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil_Hauterfly

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil (Rs 2,332)

By Terry Hyaluronic Blush_Hauterfly

By Terry Hyaluronic Blush (Rs 2,688)


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