11. 04. 2011

Good Afternoon ladies! I hope all of your Mondays have been treating you well. I am so geared up for spring and summer after this bought of super warm weather this weekend, I just want to live outside! I cannot wait to start buying flowers and plants again!

In the mean time, I can still have lots of fun with makeup! About two weeks ago I posted a twitpic of a mixed blush (a cream base and a powder over the top) to show how you have so many more blushes than you think you own if you have a few of each! I love to create my own custom colors when I have the time, so I thought I would share with you guys a few ideas of mixing up your own colors.

L-R: NARS Cactus Flower, Milani Luminoso, Mixed Together

Above, you can see that both of these blushes are beautiful in their own right. But just look what a gorgeous color it makes when you blend them together? A stunning bright peachy-coral. I shade that I would love to purchase all by itself!

L-R: MAC Cream Color Base Madly Magenta, Tarte Adored, Mixed Together

Here I wanted to really bring out the color in Tarte’s Adored Amazonian Clay Blush. It is pretty and slightly more subtle on it’s own, but when added to Madly Magenta you really take it up a notch (or 5, lol).  But I absolutely love the way this blush came out! It reminds me of how MAC Sakura blush out to have been, by looking at the pan and having swatched it. This combo is much, much better!

L-R: MAC Cream Color Base Tickle Me Pink, NARS Taj Mahal, Mixed Together

This is the picture that inspired this post, as well as a friendly suggestion from the very talented 25FLondon. I was trying to create a tangerine shade of blush, and I think I pulled it off quite well. I will definitely be using this combo in the summer, as my skin gets a bit more color to it.

Whether you like the color of the blush as it is (I like every one of these very much on their own) or if you aren’t quite happy with it, it is rather fun to play around and make new colors from the ones you already have. I think that’s part of the “art” of makeup and bringing out your creative side. I do this with eyeshadows and bases, and lipsticks and lipliners all the time, as I am sure most of you do as well. I would love to see some of the other things you ladies come up with, so I “tag” you all to do a post like this.


16 responses to “Mix ‘n’ Match”

  1. Rai says:

    Wow I really like how these mixtures came out! So pretty & they just scream Spring and Summer.

  2. Lady says:

    OH the first combo is gorgeous!!! must try that tom!!

  3. Tiffany says:

    I love this post! My favorite of the 3 is the Cactus Flower and Luminoso one. Please do more mix and match posts!!

  4. Jessica says:

    This was such a creative idea for a post! You’ve made my wish list grow substantially!

    ♥ Jessica

    • Thanks Jessica! I feel the same way when I read your posts! I wish we could all have one collective makeup collection! There wouldn’t be a single thing out there I bet that ONE of us doesn’t have!

  5. Justine says:

    WOW I am loving that technique, and Milani Luminoso looks so nice!

    • Thanks Justine! I am loving Luminoso! It is such a great blush to work with. Have you tried any of the new Milani Baked Blushes? As soon as my Cherry Culture order gets here, I am doing a giveaway with one! 😉

  6. Kayla says:

    This is such a fantastic idea! I only actually own two blushes, but it’s such a great idea to try with eye and lip products too. I’m inspired to think outside of the box with my stash now. =) Love it!

  7. you are a genius. these are brilliant.

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