Friday, December 7, 2012

Neutral Blushes

Comparisons & Swatches

Throughout the year, I have purchased many blushes. After getting Tarte's Exposed, I looked at my blush collection and noticed that I have two other "neutral" blushes, so I decided to compare them to see the difference. The blushes that I will be comparing is Tarte's Exposed, Sleek's Suede, and MAC Cosmetics Darkly My Dear.
Exposed, Suede, Darkly My Dear
From the swatches, you can tell that they would all make nice everyday neutral blushes, but they are definitely not the same.

Tarte's Exposed is a pink-nude
Sleek's Suede is a peach-nude
MAC Cosmetics Darkly My Dear is a plum-nude.

They all have a matte finish, and are very pigmented. I think my favorite from the comparisons is Darkly My Dear, but it was a Limited Edition blush that came out two Holiday seasons ago for the Venomous Villains collection. The other two, Tarte Exposed and Sleek Suede are in their permanent line with Tarte retailing for $25 and Sleek retailing for $5.99.

Now, being the blush hoarder that I am, I'm interested in trying NARS Douceur, which is also a neutral blush that is described as a soft pink-brown.

What do you think of these blushes? Are there any other neutral blushes that you would recommend me?

9 comments:

  1. I love matte blushes. I have Darkly My Dear, so gorgeous! Nice to know I have other similar options if I ever run out. :)

    <3 Mel, beautytribune.com

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    1. I don't think anything is going to be exactly like Darkly My Dear, but there's definitely a lot more neutral blushes out there! :)

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  2. Aw, too bad Darkly My Dear was LE. It's gorgeous xx

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    1. It is! I was pretty upset I didn't get it when it first released, but I was able to find it at my local CCO.

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  3. I have Exposed too and I love it! It makes me want to try more darker neutral blushes. I am tempted to try Mac's Blushbaby. It is similar to Exposed but a little bit darker.

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    1. I heard great things about Blushbaby, but I think I want to try NARS Douceur first since I already have a MAC neutral :)

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  4. Exposed is such a beautiful color!! It looks so different than what it looks like in the pan. Darkly My Dear is such a beautiful colour too.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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