Blush and bronze

I love a bit of blusher in the colder months as it helps to give me a bit of colour, define my cheekbones and stop me looking like Snow White. Creating depth and definition in your skin can go a long way in making you look awake and alive. The only problem is though, as the weather gets warmer and our skin a little fresher, blusher alone is not enough. You need a little highlighter or bronzer to put a bit of colour back in your cheeks (literally) and phase yourself into the next season. These two palettes combine the best of both worlds and are perfect for this time of year when you don’t want to ditch the blush altogether. I’m a little bit in love with them both so I wanted to share with you two products you NEED in your makeup bag to make the transition into summer that little bit easier.

First up is a ‘Shimmer Shade’ quad from Collection 2000 which contains four complementary shades to create a really three-dimensional result. The individual colours are stunning, catching the light and really helping to sculpt the cheeks. You can either use the colours individually or sweep a giant brush over all four at once for a light and easy look. I’ve been using this on a daily basis for a little bit of colour when I want to look refreshed and natural, popping a little bit of blush over the top if I want to create a stronger result. At £3.99 this is a bargain too, especially seeing as the quad is pretty huge and will last you all season and beyond.

Next we have a cute palette from one of my favourite brands, New CID Cosmetics. This comes with two sides, including a subtle blush and bronzer, which you can either wear alone or layered over the top of each other. The formulas in the range are always so soft, blendable and wearable and this is no exception. I love how delicate the colours are and how you can build them up to create the result you really want – perfect for day-to-night looks. What makes this uber special though is the little light and mirror included inside, making it a perfect travel product. This i-blush product costs £24 so it’s much more than the Collection 2000 one, but with this you get a beautiful compact, the fun of the light, plus the separated product inside so you can only use one if you want. It’s all about the little details!

If there’s one thing you buy this spring-er time (a mix between spring and summer FYI) then make it a dual palette to solve all your fresh face dilemmas.



  1. ♥ Stacey's Beauty Blog ♥
    May 25, 2011 / 11:47 am

    Love both of them! I will be checking the Collection 2000 one out soon! I like the little things too, makes a difference. I'm too excited for TOWIB!! x

  2. ohyouprettythings
    May 25, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    gorgeous colors!!! :]

  3. London Beauty Queen
    May 25, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    I literally have been wearing these daily. Me likey mucho.

  4. productdoctor
    May 25, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Gorgeous! We can't get these brands in the US but I'm doing a beauty swap so maybe I can ask for it!

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