Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Nude" Blush Swatches + Sephora Haul

I have been doing some research about what "nude" blush to buy. When I say nude, I mean a blush that is a cross between a blush and a bronzer. This kind of product can eliminate a step of a makeup routine from applying a blush and a bronzer separately. This is ideal on days were you may be short on time and in a hurry. That being said, I was looking at swatches that look similar to Tarte Exposed. I love Tarte blushes, but I wanted to see what else is in the market, and find a good shade for me.  

I wanted to buy one of these blushes so I decided to get myself to Sephora and swatch for myself blushes that look more similar then ones I saw online. I took these pictures when I got home. The top one is indoors, and the bottom is outdoors. 
L-R: Lancome Rouge Glow, Nars Lovejoy, Tarte Exposed, Laura Mercier Spiced Cider
Rouge Glow and Lovejoy look similar, but Lovejoy is more plumy. Spiced Cider is more on the yellow brown side. Exposed is more on the rosy side out of all of them. 

And the one I ended up buying was.........Nars Lovejoy!!!!!

I also bought Tarte LipSurgence Tint in Joy, Buxom Lip Cream in Cherry Flip, and a mini Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.

I usually ask for samples at the checkout, and here is what they gave me:

I thought that was great! Usually they give very tiny samples, but this is a deluxe sized sample! Unfortunately, the Bare Minerals original foundation is a very dark shade, so I might just use it as a contour color until I finish it. It also came with a mini brush and the Active Cell Renewal Night Serum. 

Nars Lovejoy looks more reddish brown here, but you can see in the swatches that it does not come out that dark.


  1. that looks like such a beautiful shade!

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    1. It is a beautiful shade and am so happy that I chose this one out of all of them!

  2. Great haul! I just picked up Cherry Flip, I can't wait to try it out :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by my page =) I love the tingly feel that the Buxom lip cremes give


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