I'd completely forgotten about using blush recently. As far as exciting make up products go, its not really on the priority list, and as someone with 'highly pigmented' (read: red) cheeks, I tend to skip it altogether for fear of accentuating the rosiness. Only a few days ago I was rummaging through my storage, throwing away products I didn't want and putting others aside for friends and family when I came across my blusher collection. While its not substantial, it consists of multiple peach shades, the odd pink and a few lots of shimmer thrown in.
But recently, I have found myself reaching for my favourite cream and powder blushes - both of which I tend to use together. The first is Make Up For Ever's HD Blush in #14, a gorgeous bright peach/coral shade that blends beautifully into the skin to create a subtle sheen. The smallest amount is needed, and blended in with fingers adds to the 'natural' effect. On top of it with a small blush brush I add MAC Melba. You've all heard of it before, I've gone through about four of these - it is the perfect natural peach blush that adds colour without resulting in something clown like. The main reason my love for this lives on is its matte consistency. I've used so many shimmery blushes before and the results are always a bit scary. And so, my love for Melba lives on, and the layering of the two products is really beautiful!
Do you layer blusher or do you give it a miss?