Monday, 5 November 2012

Clinique Blushing Blush in Sunset Glow | Review

Hello gorgeous girly's. I hope your week has kicked off to a fabulous start. It's been another busy week for me and an even busier weekend, but I did manage to take loads of snaps whilst we had a little bit of sunshine... So hello to some reviews and regular blogging from me.

I spent the whole weekend up in Cambridge visiting my mum and sister (Gosh I miss not living near them anymore). For those of you who don't know (I mentioned it in 'Why I Wear Makeup Tag) my love of makeup has definitely been passed on to me from my mums love of makeup. I think it's fair to say that I took my makeup obsession a step further than hers with my blog and being a part of the beauty community, but even so, my mum loves nothing more than spending time at beauty counters and trying and testing the latest beauty trends. So without fail, each time I take a trip up to Cambridge, I have to have a sneak peak at her makeup collection and see what she has been spending her pennies on. The other weekend she took a trip to her local Clinique counter and bought a few bits and bobs and with her purchase received one of the free gift set bags, which contained some very reasonable sized samples, one being the Blushing Blush Powder in Sunset Glow. 

As a massive blush fan, I just had to give this beautiful blush some much needed testing, and I can honestly say I am in love with it and think it is my going to be my go too blush this Autumn. I have to admit my first impressions of the colour wearn;t that great as I thought it looked a little dark and something that wouldn't suit well on my skin tone; When it comes to blush I am normally sway towards the pink and coral shades. However all this initial doubt was wiped out as soon as I swatched this blush and appilied it to my cheekbones. 

The colour is what I would call a dusty pink, which has an almost plum coloured look to it and when applied you get a gorgeous colour payout with subtle golden shimmers added to it. The shimmer is not over the top, but just enough to make this blush a little bit special. On the cheeks it gives you a lovely natural look and really warms your cheeks up by giving them a lovely rosy glow, which is fab for this time of year. It's very wearable, rich in pigment and has great staying power, so a little will really go along way. This is definitely a colour that will suit any skin tone as the colour can be easily built up to give you a desired look. 

Warm berry shades are a must for Autumn, so far I have been embracing the berry trend by using this warm shades on my lips or in eyeshadow's, but the Blushing Blush Powder in Sunset Glow is a great alternative and a different way 'berry' things up a little. The pictures only show the sample size which gives you 1.8 grams of product, but the full sized option comes in much prettier packaging and comes with 6 grams of product. It retails £21.00 (here), which is a little on the pricey side for a blush, but it has a really silky formula for a blush, applies like a dream and makes blending effortless. I was so impressed with how long lasting the blush was, once applied, so in my opinion is worth every penny. 

Unfortunately I had to leave this little beauty at my mums, as she too thinks its a wonderful blush, but as soon as payday comes around I'm going to treat myself as I can see this easily becoming my most reached for shade this Autumn/Winter.



  1. This is so pretty! & a perfect shade for the fall/winter season! xoxo

  2. This is really pretty. I usually kind of stay in my comfort zone when it comes to blushes, and normally go for pinks and corals, but I accidentally picked up a Mac Mineralize in Dainty a few months ago, which is a similar colour to this, and I do quite like it, although a little definitely goes a long way.
    Hope you're well and that you've had alovely weekend hun.
    Mel xx

    1. Thanks lovely, the weekend was fabulous apart from the horrible weather, hope you had a lovely one too.

      I've heard a lot of good things about Dainty, might have to go and have a look, I love this type of colour on my cheeks now, I'm hooked haha xxx


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