Best of 2014 : Blushes


Hey everyone!

Continuing the Best of 2014 series, we have blushes next. I feel 2014 was the year of blushes and lipsticks because I have loads of these to talk about! There are 7 cheek products that I loved using in 2014, lets have a look –



Best of 2014 Blushes

Best of 2014 Blushes


Best of 2014 Blushes

Best of 2014 Blushes





1. Chanel Cream Blush (Revelation)

Revelation is my first blush Chanel blush and I absolutely adore it. The cream to powder formula is really easy to work with and the soft warm pink color is just perfect to add a healthy flush of color to the cheeks. Love the sleek packaging as well.



Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel (63) Revelation

Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel (63) Revelation




2. Canmake Cream Cheek (CL04)

Another cream blush that I loved using in 2014 is from the other end of the price spectrum – a really inexpensive budget one from the Japanese drugstore brand Canmake. I have 2 of these but CL04 (a bright pink) is the one that I end up using most often. The gel like formula adds a lovely dewy sheen to the cheeks and a gorgeous pink flush that I love in winters!



Canmake Cream Cheek CL04

Canmake Cream Cheek CL04




3. MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Blush (Sea Me, Hear Me)

There was a time when I used to splurge on MAC a lot especially on Limited Edition releases but that has reduced substantially now. But the one product that I could not resist was this lovely neutral earthy pink blush from the Alluring Aquatic Collection. I don’t generally wear a lot of understated blush shades but this one I really like. The formula is silky smooth, easy to build up and looks very polished on the cheeks.



MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Blush - Sea Me, Hear Me

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Blush – Sea Me, Hear Me




4. NARS Powder Blush (Torrid)

I am now the proud owner of 3 NARS blushes – Amour, Torrid and Outlaw (just bought it last week!). Torrid was my 2014 pick and I wore it quite a lot especially in the spring and summer. This warm coral color with its gold pearl is just fabulous on Indian skin. The formula is finely milled, smooth, very pigmented and stays on quite well!



NARS Torrid Blush

NARS Torrid Blush




5. Clinique Cheek Pop Blusher (Peach Pop)

These Cheek Pop blushes from Clinique made it to almost every monthly/yearly favorites lists of the beauty community I think! Beautiful packaging, great formula and a select but fabulous selection of colors made these a sure hit. I picked the shade Peach Pop – a vibrant silky peach color that adds a beautiful warm glow to the cheeks. The texture of these blushes is unbelievably smooth and these last really long!



Clinique Cheek Pop Blusher (Peach Pop)

Clinique Cheek Pop Blusher (Peach Pop)




6. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Flush)

Tarte blushes have been around for a while but I only discovered them in 2014 (thanks to Sephora for starting shipping to Japan in 2014!). I picked the shade Flush which is a delicate berry pink shade that goes perfectly with the plum toned eye looks I love. The formula is great (not as silky as the Clinique blushes but good nonetheless). I find these long wearing and really easy to blend.



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush




7. Revlon Cheek Highlighting Palette (Bronze Glow)

5 shimmering strips of coordinated colors – reminds you of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, doesn’t it? I love the BB Shimmer Bricks but it was the Revlon one that I ended up using (and loving!) extensively in 2014. The mix of colors is very flattering on the Indian skin and the shimmer is just right so you can wear this as a blush as well. You might recall seeing a lot of this one in my September Daily Look Challenge.



Revlon Cheek Highlighting Palette Bronze Glow Swatches, Review

Revlon Cheek Highlighting Palette Bronze Glow



Also ReadBest of 2014 – Eye Makeup


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]And this rounds up all the blushes I loved using in 2014! I would also like to mention NYX powder blushes that I hauled loads of in 2014. I have a lot of shades now but the ones that I used the most were Pinched (golden coral), Silky Rose (warm rose) and Amber (earthy deep rose). I would love to know what blush/cheek products you loved using in 2014. Let me know your picks in the comments below! [/note]




  1. January 13, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I would like to try NARS and Revlon … Heard good reviews about them..even all the actresses are crazy about Nars orgasm blush..

  2. apeksha
    January 13, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Seems like a perfect list. Have to get my hands on that Revlon highlighter.

  3. Maithili
    January 13, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    Nars is favourite amongst lots i guess…havent bought ny of thnx fr compiling them..wld go thru this list again once i plan to buy nytym soon

  4. Neeti
    January 13, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    From all these I only have the revlon highlighting pallette and I absolutely love it.. I just can't get enough of it..

  5. Shweta123
    January 13, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    thanks a lot for this list Ankita!

  6. Joo
    January 13, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Thanks for this post..

  7. Joo
    January 13, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    well out of his list.. i would love to try Chanel, Canmake, clinique & Nars… Chanel & Clinique are in my reach…

  8. January 13, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    perfect guide to best blushes…loved it

  9. aliyajamshed7
    January 13, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Most of them are high end products,except revlon you should have included some drugstore products also.just a suggestion after all its your fav list.

  10. shai
    January 13, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    The cheek pops were limited edition? Cos I looked for them a couple of months ago and they didn’t have them 🙁

  11. January 13, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    That’s a lovely compilation…would love to try that Nars blush 🙂

  12. January 13, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I have loved the Colorbar Shimmer brick and MAybelline Cheeky glow blushes in 2014 but have those Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes in my list!! 🙂

    You have a drool worthy collection … <3

  13. January 13, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Lovely compilation. If I ever own Clinique Cheek Pop Blusher I dont think i’ll have a heart to use it..ha ha ha. I loved Maybelline Cheeky blushes and Lakme coral duo 🙂

  14. pavidhiraviyam
    January 14, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Great job!!!

  15. January 14, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    I love the clinique one too…I have it in ginger pop and it goes with just about everything I wear on my lips usually.

  16. January 14, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    this is a nice list
    I do like chanel cream blush ,clinique pop blushes and Marc Jacob blush in rebellious
    those are my favorites 😉

  17. January 14, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    my favorite blushes are benefit posietint and oriflame liquid cheek tint!

  18. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the post.

  19. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I really fell in love with texture and results of Clinique Peach pop.

  20. January 15, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Tarte and Clinique <3

  21. January 26, 2015 / 2:26 am

    I’ve heard so much good thing about the Canmake cream blushes and want to try one but have not had the time to google for shades etc. I think I’ll go with your recommendation of CL 04 …

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