Plum and Mauve Blush Collection

Hi, lovelies! Hope you've been well. While I was putting together this post I noticed that my Mauve/Neutral/Plum blushes look really similar in the pan. They look different when swatched so I'm glad I don't have a bunch of repeats. :) I've been loving these colors because they look great with vampy winter lips and match any eye makeup.
NYX Blush in "Silky Rose": This is my first NYX blush and I'm so impressed with it! I wasn't expecting it to be as pigmented as it is, so the first time I wore it I put on way too much. It has really small glitters but they don't show up on the face (so it looks matte). The texture is soft and the color is a dusty rose.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Blushing Bride": This looks similar to "Silky Rose" in the pan, but it has more purple and it's definitely plum. The finish is shimmery, it has gold glitters that don't disappear on the face. The texture is very soft.

MAC Blush in "Empire": This is a limited edition blush that I got from a blog sale months ago. It's really pigmented and has a matte finish. Looks similar to "Exposed" except it has less pink in it. I wish they would repromote it. It's great on dark skin tones or as a contouring blush because it's pigmented and shows up well.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Exposed": This blush gives my face a really nice warmth. It's sheer and you have to build it up (like a MAC Sheertone blush). The finish is matte and the texture is very soft. I think this would look great on everyone but it probably won't show up on darker skin tones.


P.S. My 21st birthday was yesterday and I wanted to share a few beauty-related birthday deals with you. If you know of any others please comment below! You must be subscribed to the newsletter of these retailers to get the offers.
Illamasqua - For your birthday Illamasqua sends you a 15% off code.
Tarte - Tarte Cosmetics sends you a 20% off code.
Sephora - Sephora offers free birthday gifts year round. This month's gift is a mini Fresh Sugar Lip duo. No purchase necessary. Redeemable online and in-stores. You must be a Beauty Insider or VIB.
Ulta - Earn double reward points during your birthday month. If you have a Platinum membership you get a birthday gift.
Godiva Chocolatier - For your birthday Godiva gives you $10 to spend in-store or online. (Not beauty-related but who doesn't want $10 in chocolates for free?)

43 comments

  1. the 'empire' colour is perfect!
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  2. Empire looks gorgeous! I am a sucker for non-pink matte blushes. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! <3 <3
    ~Mel

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  3. Empire looks amazing! I think I need that now! haha.

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  4. Nice collection! You were right, Exposed has to be built up a bit but it does give a lovely natural flush. I want to try some NYX blushes...I used to use their eyeshadows when I was younger which were ok but I've heard the blushes are great quality

    xx Lindsay

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    1. The blush was NYX, especially for the price. Worth looking at xx

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  5. Plum and mauve are two of my favorite colors of blush to wear no matter what the season, but especially winter. I love love love Silky Rose by NYX, may have to pick that one up!

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  6. Love a bit of blush! Happy Birthday for yesterday! xx
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  7. Each and every blush is gorgeous! I'm so obsessed with blushers! The nyx one is lovely! Xx

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  8. Happy belated birthday :) I don't own a plum or mauve blush but I really want one. Might check out one of those Tarte ones.

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  9. I really enjoy the Tarte blushes as they are very pigmented and stay so long on me :)

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  10. Lovely selection of blushes!
    Happy birthday! :)

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  11. All of them are so lovely! The NYX one is my favorite.

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  12. All these blushes look lovely but my favorite shades would be Silky Rose and Exposed. Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a great one.

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  13. Those blushes are so pretty! I especially like Silky Rose and Exposed. Happy belated birthday ;)

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  14. I really like Exposed. I feel like the sheer/matte is more my style since I wear very light make-up and love when my freckles show.

    Thanks for the share. I need to enhance my blush collection.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  15. I wish we could get the Tarte blushes in the UK. I really want a couple!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie.com xx

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  16. happy birthday!! :) :)
    wow exposed finally looks amazing to me. i wonder if it's similar to gingerly..

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  17. I love plums as well! Have you tried LORAC Soul? It's my favorite plum blush! I need to try MAC Empire, it looks gorgeous! :)

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  18. silky rose looks right up my street! hope you had an amazing birthday lovely xx

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  19. Great swatches! NYX Silky Rose is so incredibly pretty- I will definitely have to check this out. And happy belated birthday! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. Great post! Thanks for the swatches. I know Feelunique.com gives you £5 off voucher on your birthday! xx

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  21. These are all so gorgeous! Happy Belated Birthday by the way, hope you had a great time! :) x

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  22. Such pretty colours! Happy belated birthday xo

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  23. Hope you had an amazing day darling! ♥
    I've seen countless swatches of Exposed and everytime I feel the same urge to get it, what's holding me back? Well, price tag, the fact that I have enough blushes to last me two lifetimes and the list goes on LOL but seriously it is one of those colours I'd love to add to my collection ^^

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    1. Thank you, love! xx
      Yeah, I feel like there are really similar colors out there now compared to when Exposed first came out so it's not a necessity.

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  24. Omg. I want to try all of these!!

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    Ploy ❤ x

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  25. I love your collection! I've been dying to get Exposed it's such a wearable shade perfect for everyday :) xx

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    1. Exposed is amazing for every day xx

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  26. Love your collections! Great blushes! ^_^
    Following your blog now. Hoping you'll follow mine too :)

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  27. great colors! love plumy blushes

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    xx

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  28. These are beautiful blushes. Ive always wanted to try the Nyx ones

    Louminous

    xx

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  29. Love wearing these type of blush colors during this season. The Tarte blushes look so pretty.

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  30. Amazing shades, these are the type I LOVE! I think I'll be getting more NYX and sleek blushes next year! I love those kinds of shades! Thanks for the swatches!

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  31. Tarte Exposed is so pretty! I haven't tried any NYX blushes yet- everybody seems to rave about Peach and Pinched but this is the first time I'm hearing about Silky Rose! I must try Tarte Exposed at some point! :) xx

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  32. Omg once I go to Ulta I am so picking up that NYX blush, its so pretty!! Your blog is making me want soo many things lol :D

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