The 4 Blush Styles Every Girl Needs

by mehak on November 12, 2010

in Blush

Okay “needs” is an exaggeration, lets just say these are 4 blush types i think its nice for every girl to have. As of now, my  collection contains possibly 3 of these 4 blush styles. Do let me know which of these  styles you own and what are  your must haves

1. The “Pick me up” Blush

Beyonce wearing a bright fuschia – instant pick me up
This blush is for those days when your skin (and you) feels dull and sallow and lifeless. Its for  the morning after a late night party, or the day where nothings gone right. Its the blush that will add instant brightness and colour to your face, making you look all happy and flushed.  These are those shades of pink , peach and coral which make you look..well happy!
Examples:MAC Blush in Peaches ( A bright happy orangey peach and my go-to blush), MAC Blush in Fleur Power ( A bright bright hot pink), MAC Blush in Peachtwist (Shimmery peach)

2. The “Girl Next Door” Blush

Aishwarya Rai
-quintessential girl next door

Are you a girly girl? Even if you aren’t there are always days when you want that innocent and pretty ‘English Rose’ look. This is the time when all the soft shades of pinks, and peaches come to the rescue.
Examples: MAC Well dressed, Maybelline Dream Mousse in Peach Satin, Bourjois Blush in Brun Cuivre, MAC Blush in Springsheen, Colorbar Peachyrose

Megan Fox- in a shimmering sultry blush

3.The” Im a Temptress” Blush
Good Girls finish last they say and this is the kind of blush which will definitely not make you look like a ‘good girl’. This is the bronzey gold blush (most likely with  some shimmer) which gives you the sun kissed golden goddess look. 
Examples: MAC Margin, NYX Terracota, MAC Tracegold

4. The “I havent got any Blush on !” Blush

Serena Van der Woodsen sometimes
wears warm
earthy shades like “Colorbar Just Earth” 

Calvin klein once said “Its best to look natural. But it takes makeup to look natural”. I wholeheartedly agree and these soft, natural shades make it look like your cheeks are naturally flushed. Choose dewy soft pink ones , or earthy warm ones like Serena Van der Woodsen- the less obvious on skin, the better it is!
Examples:  MAC Cream Blush in Lilicent, Colorbar Just Earth Blush, MAC Tenderling, 

As far as my collection goes, MAC Peaches is my ‘pick me up’ blush, Bourjois Brun Cuivre is my ‘Girl Next Door’ Blush at the moment, and MAC Lilicent/ Colorbar Just Earth is my “I havent got any Blush on” Blush. I still dont own a temptress blush but a little package scheduled to arrive from cherry culture might just change that!
What are your HG’s for these categories?

Subscribe Updates, Its FREE!

Enter your Email Address  

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Cynthia Z November 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Nice post! I think I have all those, but haven't categorized them yet ;)



ladylavendersays November 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I'm not much of a blush person. But I do own a few in the 1st and 4th category.
Great post btw..


PnB November 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

@Cynthia – I wanted this to be like a '5 blushes every girl needs' post but couldnt think of a fifth category! lol

@ladylavendersays: Thanks!!!! The first category is my favourite kind of blush.

Categorizing them kins o helps me decide which one i wanna wear today!


Dyna November 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm
Desi and the City November 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Great post! I think I am Im a Temptress Blush-type.



G.G.G November 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Well written…And yeah every girl needs these 4 categories


shoppingaholic November 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I loved the post!!


snow0016 November 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

catchy title! and awesome post! good job! ^_^


PnB November 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

@Dyna, Desi&thecity, G.G.G- Thanx- glad u enjoyed it!
@shoppingaholic, snow0016 – Thank you !!


Andee Layne November 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

great post!
i had the hardest time picking blushes… i finally found a great one by laura mercier and i will def be looking into these as well xo


ClassyandFabulous November 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

temptress :)


liquoredonlacquer November 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

thanks for this post i will have to start adding to my collection!!



PrincessLisax3 November 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Wow great post! <3


Harshleen November 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

Great post…….my favorite is the girl next door blush!


Adorable On Your Vanity November 13, 2010 at 2:58 am

I have more blushes than I can count, so I am not gonna say which is which. But I love coral blushes, they go with everything. <33


P&B November 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

@Andee Layne- I havent tried any Laura Mercier and i really want to
@liquoredonlacquer , @Princesslisax3 , @Harshleen- Thanx
@AOYV: Yes, im super jhealous of your blush collection


Brindi November 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

awesome post :)I love M.A.C Fleur Power.It's my go to blush and you're totally right it does have an instant 'pick me up ' effect.


Poohkie November 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

Wonderful post Mehak. I am NOT a blush person, so I can totally appreciate this guide. I have 1, 2 & 4. Actually I have only 4 blushes & until recently I was totally satisfied with them :P But the more such posts I read & swatches I see, the more I want…


Rentu November 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

awesome post, very well written, though i am not a blush person, but enjoyed reading it absolutely…thnks girlie


Srish November 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Nice post :)
I have all of them…1-NYX Mozaic blush in Love, 2-MAC Fleur Powder, 3-ELF Bronzer in Warm Tan & 4-Colorbar Just Earth.
Yayieee!!!! :))


Tanveer Parmar November 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Hey! What a fun way to classify blushes. I think all my blushes fall in category 1, 2 & 4 :)


P&B November 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

It was so fun reading all your blushes for these categories!!!
@Brindi- Lovvvee fleur power
@Rentu- Thanx! Im a blushaholic
@Srish- You have a great collection im jealous
@Tanveer- This is how i decide which one im going to wear today!


EVE-O-LUTION November 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm
Nidhi Pandey June 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Hi Mahek! Have you tried the Glitzy blush from Chambor launched recently (dont know if at has been already long since they have launched it as per bloggers world standards..)


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: