I am so impressed with Clinique Blushing Blush, the quality is great with the blush being so fine and silky smooth. A lot of blushes make my cheeks itchy, probably because of fragrance etc. Cliniques Blushing Blush however is so comfortable on my skin. You can read my first review of Blushing Blush in Precious Posy here. I purchased a shade called Bashful Blush ( try saying the full name really fast now) a while back.
The compact is just so beautiful. It is a completely mirrored top, and then also has a mirror on the inside. obviously its now quite scratched up but it was nice while it lasted. Also, the little blush brush that comes with it is probably one of the nicest compact brushes you will find. The bristles are super soft and gentle and picks up and transfers colour well.
Bashful Blush to me is a dusty sort of brownish pink. It is more of a subtle hue on me, and is nice for that understated everyday look. This specific shade doesn’t have the golden shimmer/ flecks that some of the other shades do. Although it doesn’t have shimmer I do feel that is has kind of an overall glow. Even though I like the subtlety of this shade, Precious Posy is still my favourite. Different blushes for different days/occasions I suppose.
Then I also have Bashful Blush in Sunset Glow as part of another compact. Sunset Glow is a reddish bronze shade, the terracotta base makes it the ideal shade for my skin tone when I am going for a more natural look. So this is a great one for when I want to play up my eyes a la Sandra Bullock at the Oscars, and have my cheeks and lips nude. Sunset glow also has golden flecks in it but they are slightly larger and more sparse than Precious Posy, very pretty.
FYI, the shadows in the Sunset Glow compact are Clinique All About Shadow duo in Like Mink. I will be doing a review and swatches of that duo plus a couple other Clinique shadows in a separate post.
Clinique Blushing Blush available for R280 at Clinique counters (Edgars, Truworths, Stuttafords)