2018 Mid-Year Makeup Inventory | Blushes

Hi Everyone!

Continuing my makeup inventory, today’s post is on blushes! Check out my other mid-year makeup roundup!

Primers & Foundations | Bronzers | Mascaras | Highlighters

Current blush inventory:

  • 10 powder blushes +1 Smashbox palette I haven’t touched
  • 1 cheek & lip stain

I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be needing blush any time soon. I won’t be purchasing any new blushes until I finish at least 5. I have a combo of matte and shimmery shades. Shimmery shades can be nice for the daytime during the summer, but I feel like they’re more for the night time. I think next time I buy blushes, I will get matte shades because you can use highlighter to add shimmer.


Bobbi Brown Blush in French Pink & Nectar – French Pink is the hot pink shade on the left. Both are beautiful shades.- great for summer time!

Burt’s Bees Blush in 1210 Shy Pink – I received this from Topbox Circle along with a bunch of other Burt’s Bees products and I’m so glad I did! I love this blush and it’s from the drugstore too!

Bella Pierre Mineral Blush in MB002 Autumn Glow – This was the first blush I bought that wasn’t from the drugstore…in fact, it may be time to declutter/dispose of it (I bought it when I was in university :/). It’s really pretty, but since it is more of a brown shade, I use it in the Fall/Winter. I don’t really like that it’s a loose powder, it takes up so much more space and it’s more messy than a regular, pressed blush.

Miniso Flawless Baked Blusher in 02 Rosy Pink in 02 Rosy Pink – You can’t get any better than this Miniso blush. It was $2.99 and it’s such a beautiful, shimmery pink.

Milani Baked Blush in 01 Dolce Pink – This is so pretty, it’s a gorgeous, shimmery pink.


Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in 03 Pink Ingenue – Since this is in a ‘kit/palette,’ I tend to forget about it. It’s a beautiful pink though and I need to use it more often.

The Estée Edit The Barest Blush in 03 Purr Pink – this is a very bright pink and I need to use a very light hand with this. I few times I put way too much on and looked like a clown. I’ve had to dab my face with my sponge to add some of the residual foundation to dial it down.

Smashbox Blush Soft Lights Duo in Passion/Shimmer – I like that this is a 2-in-1 blush and highlighter. 2-in-1 is great for travelling and this is a very nice mauvy pink.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Palette in Culver City Coral – I haven’t touched this palette (I didn’t swatch it below), but I’m excited to use it. Once I finish a few blushes, I will take it out.


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty & Concept -I love the Tarte blushes. This one that came in the Sephora birthday present is so pretty for a naturally blushed look. I haven’t used the shade Concept yet.

Bella Pierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral – I haven’t used this much because I don’t know if I love cream blushes that much. Sometimes cream products just make my face feel oily. Maybe I’ll use it as a lip stain and sheer it out with vaseline.

From L-R: Milani Dolce Pink (shimmery), Miniso Rosy Pink (shimmery), Tarte Paaarty, Tarte Concept, Burt’s Bees Shy Pink, Bella Pierre Autumn Glow (shimmery), Bobbi Brown French Pink, Bobbi Brown Nectar, Smashbox Passion, Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (shimmery), Estee Edit Purr Pink, Bella Pierre Coral

I think my favourites are Tarte, Burt’s Bees, Miniso and Milani. Surprisingly, the higher end ones swatched a bit patchy.

I really want to buy a NARS and a Physician’s Formula blush. If you read my post on Beauty Recommendations from Instagrammers, I was recommended a few different blushes to try.

What are your fave blushes?