Brushing Up On Blush 101 + Winners!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Let’s face it, make-up can totally produce a big difference when it comes to beauty. It enhances the different winning features that we have and adds a lot more drama to our otherwise dull look and that’s mainly the reason why I love them. It never hurts that it boosts our confidence too.

Proper Blush Application

I’ve already provided some quick and easy tips for achieving perfect lashes. While that is essential, it’s also important to add some splash of color onto the apples of our cheeks thus the need for blushers. If you have naturally rosy cheeks, you’re lucky! But if you don’t, then read on for products you can try to give some natural-like flush to your cheeks!

ELF Blushes  - If you want to go for sun-goddess type of look, you might want to try these two shades of blush from ELF. Aside from their affordability, they are of good quality!

Affordable blush on

[1] Candid Coral
It gives off a really beautiful glow to your skin. It has gold iridescence which offers a really sophisticated, boho glow. However, you might want to apply a number of swipes to achieve a nice result since it’s not that pigmented. You will love its small sized packaging that comes with a mirror too! It lasts long as well so you won’t need a lot of touch-ups.

Blush on for Boho

[2] Gotta Glow
Since both blushers are in cake form, usage becomes a lot easier – saving you from mess. Now, this shade is cream-like with gold iridescence as well. It’s not your usual pinkish/brownish blusher, I don’t think this will pass for contouring too. It gives your skin a shimmery effect, highlighting your cheekbones. It might also pass as an eye shadow. 

Affordable Blush On

Where to buy the product? Stuff in Style [Multiply] [Facebook]
How much do they cost? PHP200.00

Useful tips to achieve the natural cheek flush:

>>Determine what color matches your cheeks – especially when you flush. SO how do you achieve this? Spank your cheeks and see what color come off. Just be sure to do this when no one’s watching. Or you can base it on the color of your lips. Rose, olive and peach looks gorgeous on fair-skinned women while apricot and red works great with dark-skinned ladies.

>>After choosing the right color, the right type is next. For oily and combo-skinned women, you’ll fare well with powder type of blush. For dry skin, you’d better go with cream while liquid and gel also works well with oily skin. We all tried on stains but remember that it will work really well if you have well-moisturized skin because tints tend to really dry fast.

>>This next step is something that I try all the time – I smile! This helps me determine where the apples of my cheeks are and that’s where I dab my blush brush. Tapping the excess first – you wouldn't want your blush to look like a clown’s right? Just apply enough to make it look natural.

There you go, I hope you ladies found that useful :> More tips on beauty will go right your way so keep checking out my blog ;> Plus I have more giveaways for everyone too!


It's another most awaited post for my lovely readers - and I'm sure y'all know why that is. Announcement of Giveaway Winners for my 2nd June Giveaway where awesome prizes from the following sponsors will be given away: Maibeada Accessories, Mimi&Tofu Cosmetics and Pet Care, Style Quarter, Rachelle of Tell It Like It Is and Hodge Podge! :> Thank you very much, generous sponsors and those who joined my giveaway contributing to over 4k entries. Awesome! Here are the winners for the First and Second Prizes respectively! :>> 

Please email me the following details : Full Name, Complete Address, Contact Number. Send it to Please be reminded that you only have 48 hours to do that or else another winner will be drawn to take your place :D Congratulations ladies!


  1. Never tried ELF products but I've been hearing good reviews about it! Btw, congrats to the winners! :)

  2. I love compacts with mirror so I ca put it in my bag and can retouch my makeup anywhere ; p


  3. Lovely Joy Merced7/11/12, 5:01 PM

    Omg! thank you Ms. Kai! So excited to use those items! thank you, thank you!

  4. I like it and already have one similar of this but not use much. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Congrats to the winners! ELF is L♥VE!

  6. Congratulations! Wow! The makeup's affordable! ;)

  7. I'm not into makeup that much because I don't know how to apply it. I've been wanting to learn through video tutorials but I just don't have the time.

  8. Joy and Ricalyn sure are lucky when it comes to giveaways. They've won in my giveaways, too! :)

  9. I like the Candid Coral. Gotta Glow is okay but not for my age. Congrats to the winners.

  10. Php 200 is a very reasonable price! I've been hearing a lot of good reviews about Elf. This article made me want to purchase an ELF make-up so I could try it myself! Thanks for the tips!

  11. I love E.L.F.! :) Congrats to the winners!

  12. ang swerte nila! congrats!

  13. I'm not a big fan of ELF's single blushes since I find most of the colors too glittery, but I am so loving ELF's Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder! I already hit pan on the blush part (super pretty peachy pink) and I'm off to buy a new one tomorrow.. :D

  14. i love elf! theyre affordable and so nice to the skin <3
    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

  15. congratulations to the winners :)

  16. I will try the candid coral. Ive been trying to look for compacts with mirror.


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