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Top 5 Drugstore Blushes for Fair Skin

Top 5 Drugstore Blushes Fair Skin
After starting with my Top 5 High-End Blushes for Fair Skin I said I would return with my top 5 “drugstore” picks. Let me start by admitting that my choices are definitely on the higher-end of what is available in drugstores in terms of price. Although I have plenty of favourite inexpensive makeup products, I find that every time I search through lower priced blushes I have a difficult time finding shades suitable for fair skin. For some reason, lower-priced blushes tend to be either very, very bright or very, very dark. I would love to receive suggestions for good drugstore blushes in more subtle shades that work on lighter skin tones.

Anyway, here are my top five best blushes for fair skin:

NYX Angel blush

NYX “Angel”

The one really big exception in my search for drugstore blushes would be NYX. I love NYX powder blushes and find they wear longer on me than any other blush I’ve tried, including high-end blushes. After 8-12 hours it looks exactly like it did when I first applied it. There are so many shades (at least 25 I believe) but NYX Angel is my absolute favourite. It a unique “neutral” type of blush, with a subtle sheen, that I can only describe as peachy-pinky-apricotty perfection! NYX describes it as “matte soft pink” which I think is totally inaccurate 😛 ($6.50 CAD)

Benefit Coralista Blush

Benefit “Coralista”

Benefit Coralista is a beautiful coral blush with a bit of shimmer. The Benefit blushes have a slight scent that fades after applied. It has not irritated my skin, but I don’t wear it everyday, just in case. I know the price point on this one is high, but in Canada, Benefit is available at all Shoppers Drug Marts. Plus, you could redeem your Optimum points for this and get it for free! ($36.00 CAD)

Cargo Tonga Blush

Cargo “Tonga”

I mentioned this one in a Cargo haul. I have been obsessed with it since I got it. Its a completely matte “earthy” pink – a brownish-pink with a hint of mauve – that is perfect for fair skin. Again, expensive, but in Canada, only sold in drugstores. ($26.00 CAD)

Physicians Formula Rosy Glow Mineral Blush

Physicians Formula “Rosy Glow” Mineral Wear Blush

I heard about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Blush in “Rosy Glow” when it was mentioned as a drugstore favourite by Tati (GlamLifeGuru). What I like about the Physicians Formula blushes is they are fragrance-free, long-wearing, and come in really light and natural shades. What I don’t like about them is the bulky, unwieldy packaging. “Rosy Glow” is a very natural looking, mostly matte, light pink. ($15.99-$19.99 CAD)

Bourjois Radiant Rose / Rose Eclat

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in “Radiant Rose / Rose Eclat”

I picked up several Bourjois blushes last year in England (view post). Although Shoppers Drug Mart carries Bourjois, I don’t think the shade Radiant Rose – a matte, warm pink, which turns out to be my favourite – is available in Canada. They do have lots of other shades that work well with fair skin though. ($19.00 CAD)

Here are all five side-by-side, swatched in natural daylight:

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Swatches (L-R): NYX Angel, Benefit Coralista, Cargo Tonga, Physicians Formula Rosy Glow, and Bourjois Radiant Rose

For information on where to purchase these brands in Canada, checkout my Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians.

Thanks for stopping by ❤

I’d love to hear what your favourite blushes are for fair skin!

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NEW! Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural

While in my local Lawton’s Drugs, I saw a display of a new line from Physicians Formula. Their “Nude Wear” line includes finishing powder, bronzer, blush, and a “Touch Of Glow” concealer/highlighter/touch-up tool.

I picked up the blush in “Natural”. The blush did initially have the slightly raised words “Nude Wear” covered in a light, sparkly over-spray, but that was swept off the very first time I applied the product.

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural

I was drawn to this blush for a similar reason I was attracted to the Physicians Formula Sexy Glow blush; the super cute and super pink packaging. Luckily I am much happier with the Nude Wear blush! It is fragrance free like I’ve come to expect from their products. With the exception of the Sexy Glow, I normally really like Physicians Formula blushes.

The Nude Wear in Natural is a reasonably pigmented, flattering, peachy-pink shade that is perfect for fair skin. As I’ve mentioned before, too much pigment can be difficult to work with when your very pale. It has a mostly matte finish with that little bit of sheen (but not sparkle). I have found it very long wearing so far.

Swatches L-R: Each square individually, and then all four swirled together

Swatches L-R: Each square individually, and then all four swirled together

The Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush retails for $14.99 CAD. Check out my Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians for where to buy Physicians Formula in Canada.

Have you tried any of the other Nude Wear products? What do you think?

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Physicians Formula Sexy Glow Blush

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Natural

How could I resist this packaging? Its got a little, pink, high-heeled shoe on it! I really like Physicians Formula’s blushes and the brand is known for being fragrance free, so it didn’t even occur to me to check the ingredients.

Sadly,  the Sexy Booster line has added fragrance. It’s “infused with the scent of warm vanilla”. This blush really smells – a cloyingly sweet, artificial chocolate-ish sort of smell. The worst part is the scent does NOT fade away after its applied. I could still smell it hours later and actually had to wash it off.

Aside from the smell, the blush itself is quite pretty, but I just can’t get past the scent. The Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush retails for around a whopping $15.99 CND (which I think is a little overpriced). For availability in Canada, see my Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians.

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