Shop My Stash: Fall Blushes

fall blush

Hey lovelies,

I’ve been playing with this idea of sharing some things from my makeup stash as I go through things and switch products out, and what better time to start than when the seasons are about to change? So, here I am today with some of my Fall blushes that will be in my regular rotation for the next few months. Some are well loved, and some are yet to be loved.


Everyday Drugstore Faves:

Milani Rose Blush ‘Awakening Rose” I know, I know, I talk about these rose blushes so often. I can’t help it, they truly are amazing blushes for the price. That and the packaging is to die for. Awakening Rose is a really gorgeous everyday mauve shade, and I actually used this in my last tutorial. I use this shade very often and that pretty rose embossment is still there.

Nyx Powder Blush ‘Dusty Rose” this is a shade that will pair really well with all the trendy dusty rose shades this Fall. It’s more of a satin finish, so it’s not too matte on the skin, and I find the powder blushes last for a long time on my skin, personally. I do find these to be very pigmented and a bit powdery if you use a heavier hand, so make sure to lightly apply this. The Sedona Lace duo fiber brushes are my favorite for applying very pigmented blushes.

Wet n Wild “Mellow Wine” I’ve talked about these blushes before, and for $3 you really can’t go wrong with them. I wear “pearlescent pink” all Summer, and I switch them out for this on in the cooler months. This is another one to use a light hand with. I like to look like Snow White, so I know shades like this won’t be for everyone, especially my fellow pale friends.


Everyday Matte Blushes

City Color Cosmetics “Papaya” I’ve mentioned these on my blog as well. I picked up a bunch of these for $3 each at my local Five Below, and Papaya is probably my favorite shade of the bunch. It’s a beautiful matte mid-tone peach shade, which is something I gravitate towards for everyday looks, especially when I don’t know what other blush to wear. It pairs well with everything, much like the matte version of Milani’s “Luminoso.”

City Color Cosmetics “Blackberry” Okay, are we seeing a trend yet? I really really love deeper mauve shades. I feel they compliment my skin tone very well since I have natural cool undertones. Don’t let the name of this one scare you, it’s actually a really lovely deeper pink shade that pulls almost purple. If you don’t have a Five Below near you, I will leave my City Color coupon code at the end of the post. No pressure, there’s a lot of codes that float around so you don’t have to use mine. I did purchase these blushes myself though.


Go Bold or Go Home

Milani Baked Blush “Red Vino” Alright, this shade is not for the faint of heart. It will totally look stunning on darker skin tones, but I use this as my staple “Snow White” shade paired with just mascara and a red lippie. It makes me look flushed, and the gold in this gives a stunning sheen to my skin. It’s a shade that I don’t hear enough about, probably because it is so dark in color.

Kat Von D “Essex” I don’t know if these blushes are available anymore? I’m still going to mention it for anyone that still has these in their local Sephora. Yes, these are $25, but the packaging is beautiful and a little bit of this blush goes a long way. It’s a beautiful rose shade that I tend to wear almost everyday, if I’m being honest. This formula lasts so long on the skin as well, and I really hope these aren’t being discontinued forever.

ColourPop “Cheerio” This is a shade that I haven’t been able to play around with much. It’s another that looks really intimidating in the pan, but swatches lighter on the skin. It’s a marsala type of shade that has a satin finish. I really love this shade and can’t wait to play around with it more as the weather cools down!

That’s it for today’s little “shop my stash” entry. Let me know if you all like this type of post, and I will try to put something else together soon! I really need to go through my stash and show some things some love before I end up with 100 of everything. The joys of being a makeup enthusiast.

Have a good day, beauties.

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17 thoughts on “Shop My Stash: Fall Blushes

  1. Beautiful! I’ve been toying with the idea of sharing my fave blushes too so now I think I shall! I could die over that KVD one totally agree about the packaging!

  2. Thank you! And gosh, I use so many things from them, but my all time favorites and ones I recommend to others are the be matte blushes, the be matte lipsticks or the creamy lip stains, and the new shimmer shadows! With the new shimmer shadows, there’s actually a few dupes of the $20 KVD ones on Dupethat’s page 🙂

  3. Do it! I love blush posts lol. The KVD ones are so freakin pretty and probably the only blushes I will spend $25 on since they’re pretty and actually last a long time. I really hope they’re not being discontinued :/

  4. I’m sure they’re probably just revamping the packaging to something even more badass. You should check out the ELF mineral blushes, they last surprisingly well too and they are $5!

  5. Bahahaha Sweet Retreat is my favorite, but I’ve only got two. I’m telling you I get more compliments when I wear that $5 (or $2.50 cause I’m a cheap ass and wait for the sales like that) blush then all of my high end blushes combined!

  6. Gorgeous Kayla – I’m such a fan of the milani blushes and I don’t even own one yet *sob* lol need to rectify that asap 😉 If you’ve a specific recommendation for a good baked blush for very light skin tones then do let me know huni. Fab post ❤ XXXXX

  7. I’ve been trying to shop my stash lately too. Then something new comes along and I forget all about it lol. Those Milani Rose blushes really are gorgeous! I have a few myself. Unfortunately I never got around to trying any of the KVD blushes. Maybe she’ll make some new ones soon? She’s been mentioning that there will be lots more goodies to come. I’m pretty excited about that.

    Great post! 🙂

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