The prospect of decluttering the three A4 sized acrylic drawers that held somewhere around forty individual blushes and bronzers was daunting, but it actually ended up being very cathartic. There are a few things, such as my Dior Rosy Glow and my first MAC mineralize skin finish, that I've tucked away for no good reason other than pure sentimentality, but I'm feeling lighter and it's very freeing.
Since taking these photographs I've parted with my Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera and it's probably about time that I went back in to edit my collection further, but here's what I'm working with at the moment.
Bagsy Ray Of Sunshine Perfect Glow Bronzing Powder in 01 Light/Medium
I don't reach for this nearly as much as I should do, so I may need to pass it along to someone who will be able to properly appreciate it. For most of the year I'm essentially transparent and sometimes I find it just a little too intense.
Kiko Silk Pearl Illuminating Bronzer
I haven't used this bronzer much, but when I do I always really like the finish of it. It's far from shimmery, but it's also not too matte either.
Kiko Sunproof Cream Foundation in 100 Very Light
This is much too dark for me to wear as a foundation, but I do enjoy using it to warm up my complexion a little in the warmer months. It's subtle but lovely to have something on hand that makes me look slightly less ghostly when I'm wanting a bit of a bronze glow.
Lily Lolo Shimmer Stripes in Rose Glow
There's certainly no denying that this has been well loved. It's a pretty medium pink shade that I wear a lot during the winter.
Lily Lolo Mineral Blushes in Beach Babe + Ooh La La
Mineral blushes aren't always the easiest to apply, but Lily Lolo does them so well. Ooh La La is a pretty pink and Beach Babe is a beautiful matte warm peach.
Mineralissima Mineral Blush in Abricot
The prettiest peach with a hint of golden glow.
NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane
Cream blushes used to be my thing but this is the only one I have left because I don't like to hold on to them once they're too far beyond their expiration date. Penny Lane is a very pretty, neutral shade that works really well in combination with Douceur.
NARS Powder Blush in Douceur
Douceur is easily my all time favourite blush. It's the perfect neutral shade for fair skin because it's not overly pigmented and it never looks too heavy.
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love
If I could only have one blush, considering that NARS Douceur has been discontinued, it would be this one. It's slightly more pink than douceur, but I love it just as much and the formula is equally as smooth and easy to blend.
So Susan Universal Blush
This one is perfect for those days when I'm looking for something slightly more on the pink side.
Soap and Glory Multi-Colour Blush Brick in Peach Party
This looks so beautiful in the pan, but there's something about the texture that doesn't look quite right on my skin. Perhaps it's the slight shimmer, but it looks really obvious on my cheeks and I'm usually looking for something a little more subtle.
Emite Make Up Artist Colour Powder Blush in 108
This colour is the more pigmented, slightly warmer big sister to my much loved NARS Douceur blush.