Happy Hump Day again! Wow, I sure wish this weather would figure out what season it is. Hot then cold, sunny then rainy. Make up your mind already! But, for the most part things are warming up around here, and thank goodness. Since we are fast approaching June (I know!!!) I figured it was high time a did a peachy/coral/orange blush post, so here it is! These blushes represent some of my all time favorites. I have my eye on a few more blushes in this color range, but for the most part I’d say I am pretty satisfied with my collection thus far. Let me know what your favorites are, and if you’d like to see a pink blush post!
*PS- these are all powder blushes. I am saving the creams/liquids for another post
The Korres blush above is discontinued. It was a different formula than the newly discontinued Zea Mays #44 Orange that you will see later in this post. This one is definitely more peachy. Lover is a bright peach while Ripe Peach is more pink peach and Skinny Dipping is slightly more orange yet than Ripe Peach. Ripe Peach and Skinny Dipping both have a sheen to them, while Lover and #44 are matte.
None of these blushes are really similar, but they all belong to the Peach family in my estimation. I am not sure why CORALista is coming up more pink than it really is in real life, it could just be because it’s more pink when compare to Instant Chic.
Stila Make Me Blush is the odd man out in this group, being that it is much more coral in color than the other three. All of these have a gold sheen to them. Too Faced is slightly darker than Hot Mama, which is not quite as pigmented as Tarte Glisten. Hot Mama’s gold sheen is more obvious than the others.
You have seen the baked blushes here before, and here you can see that none of the four blushes above are really all that similar. Luminoso is a true peach with shimmer, while Mai Tai is an orangey coral with a slight, almost undetectable sheen. Score fits in with the ones from above (i.e. Hot Mama). Coralina is a true coral with plenty of shimmer. Oddly enough, with the Milani baked blushes, the shimmer is not as noticeable on the face as it is in a swatch.
Already touted as dupes be other bloggers and myself, Rose D’Oro and Stereo Rose really are quite similar. Sunset is a bright coral peach, while #44 orange is a deeper coral with an orange sheen. Korres #44 Zea Mays is one of my most favorite blushes.
I NEVER would have described Bite of an Apple (LE with Venomous Villains) as a pink alone, but next to the more orangey-red blushes in my collection it looks a lot more pink then when she flies solo. My Paradise (LE with Surf Baby) is definitely more coral than Devil (which is a MAC Pro color). Devil has a sheen to it, and is slightly more orange in color than Exhibit A, which is matte.
I had several times heard that NYX Cinnamon was similar to Taj Mahal. For me, the only similarity they have is that they both happen to be shades of orange. Different shades, at that. Cinnamon is much lighter and brighter, and leaning towards a peachy orange and is matte, while Taj Mahal is deeper, darker orange and has an obvious gold sheen. NYX Love might just be the marriage of the two, falling somewhere right in between, and how conveniently placed is that swatch
I have absolutely no idea why the above photo doesn’t show the normal caption (believe me it’s there) and why it doesn’t have a frame. Growing pains! Anyway swatches from L-R: Tarte Tipsy, Sleek Pan Tao, Barry M Apricot, Illamasqua Excite
I hate to say it *again* but these are not really all that similar. Isn’t it amazing how many peachy/coral blushes there can be that aren’t alike? It’s madness! Barry M is definitely the darkest and most orange of the 4 above. Excite and Pan Tao are kind of similar, but Pan Tao leans more peach while Excite leans slightly to the orange side (slightly,and I do mean *slightly*) so those two could pass for almost dupes. Tipsy seems more pink in comparison to the other three, but you have seen Tipsy on it’s own on my blog, and it’s anything but. I think the lesson here is that Tipsy leans more towards pinky coral, while the others lean toward peach/orange.
Well, that wraps up the powder blushes. I am still trying to decide whether to post bronzers or the cream orange/coral/peaches next. Any thoughts? I hope you ladies enjoyed this, it was a lot of fun digging through my stash and seeing how things were similar, or not so much. It was kind of surprising to me as well.