a cheeky addiction

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I can't possibly be the only one that adores blushes and bronzers, right? I mean who wouldn’t want youthful rosy cheeks, or that bronzed goddess glow? My colour preferences for blushes and bronzers tend to change throughout the year. I use less bronzer in the winter with a touch of rosy pink to give my skin a pinch of colour. During the summer months I opt for more vibrant shades of blush and a tad more bronzer. I’ve picked out a few products that I’ve accumulated over the past little while as these have been on consistent rotation ever since they were purchased, many being repurchases. 

Bronzers. I have four bronzers constantly on rotation. NARS Laguna Bronzer (0.28 oz, $52) is my “when in doubt” bronzer as I’ve repurchased this many, many times and have had a loving relationship for what seems like decades. It’s a great all around bronzer that gives me that perfect shimmery warmth. I also love the matte finish of the Too Faced Soleil Bronzer (0.35 oz, $38 cdn) in light-medium (milk). It is the bronzer I use the most during the winter months. When the Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer (0.38 oz, $42 cdn) first arrived onto shelves, I was so excited to try this. I use a heavier hand as I have a difficult time picking up the product, but the application creates a wonderful natural glow on skin. Finally, the newest to my collection, the O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan (1 oz, $59). I’ll be honest and say I initially picked this up because of the packaging. It has a decent sized mirror that I love to use when traveling. This bronzer provides a healthy natural glow that works better in the summer months for me, personally.

Cheeks. It seems that recently I’ve been loving the deeper shades of blushes (dusty mauves and pinks). Benefit Cosmetics Dallas Box o’ PowderBlush (0.32 oz, $36 cdn) is a rosy bronze colour that I use when I want a super natural look or when I’m in a rush. I generally use this alone as it acts as both a blush and bronzer for my skin colour. My absolute all time favourite blush is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (0.15 oz, $45 cdn). Definitely on the pricer side, however, I cannot rave enough about how beautiful the formula is. The pigment is incredible and with one sweep I have enough product to cover my cheeks. Read up on my review of this blush in the shade Mood Exposure here. Lastly, NARS blush (0.16 oz, $38 cdn) in the shade impassioned (reviewed here) was recently added to the collection this year. It’s a wonderful natural shade that I use at least two to three times a week.

Palettes. I’m a sucker for the limited edition palettes. Each year I try to pick up at least one cheek palette. This past holiday season had quite a few good ones, so I ended up with both the Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette (review here) and the Tarte Cosmetics Bling it On blush palette (review here). 

What bronzer/blush combo have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments!
19 comments on "a cheeky addiction "
  1. I must be a minority in the beauty blogging world because I'm not a big fan of blushes! I LOVE bronzers though, and I use them year-round. To be honest I only have one blush in my collection haha. I guess my naturally red-tone face might be the reason blushes don't do it for me.
    These all look lovely though (especially the bronzers!)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    1. Omg one blush! haha I feel like that with eye shadow actually, I only have a handful of them in my collection! lol

  2. Hi; I found your blog thru Sephora and see you are a new blogger like me-
    would you like to follow each other? Here is my blog:
    If you want, start following & I will jump over and start following back.
    Your blog is lovely & the blushes are gorgeous!
    Nice to meet you, Mimi

  3. You do have an addiction! Haha! I bought Orgasm/Laguna travel size duo and hated both with a passion, unfortunately both didn't work on my skin tone. I'm currently loving NYX Pinched and Milani Luminoso, not so much on bronzer though.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Awww, it's too bad you weren't a fan of those cult favourites! I haven't tried NYX yet as I never know what to pick up! I'll look for the pinched shade and give it a try!

  4. I've been using my Chanel les beige in #40 or #50 for bronzer, and then pairing it with a NYX cream blush in Glow!

    1. That sounds like a lovely combo!!

  5. Oh my god! Everything here looks so amazing, I do adore the shades!
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  6. blush loveeeee !! this post makes me want to have them all !


  7. Everything is so pretty! I've always wanted to try the Too Faced Soleil Bronzer , the packaging is so pretty! Love your collection girl!

    Macarons and Mischief

  8. I'm a bit of a blush addict at the moment too & am especially loving the Urban Decay/Gwen Stefani palette! xx


  9. I also feel like I always go back to the Nars Laguna bronzer, it is the one I trust the most as well; yet that doesn't stop me from wanting the Makeup forever Pro Bronze Fusion which, because you said you have to use a heavier hand with it, seems like the perfect bronzer for me as I do like very subtle/ almost not there bronzer sometimes!


  10. That Tarte blush palette looks lovely! I've really been into blush lately so it's definitely going on my list of must haves!
    Mikayla | thatluckieone.com

  11. these all look so lovely, i pretty much always use the same one so i think i might have to branch out a little!

    danielle | avec danielle / giveaway

  12. Blushes are my downfall. I feel naked without it. I'm a big fan of the Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Swirl ones. Every color is gorgeous.


  13. The Makeup Forever Pro Fusion and Hourglass bronzers are both high on my wish list! I never used to 'get' bronzer but now I wear it most days :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty


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