Makeup Wars | My Favourite Spring/Summer Blushes Featuring YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush, shu uemura Tint in Gelato Reviews & More

When spring comes I tend to turn to sheerer foundations and tinted moisturizers with natural dewy finishes. This brings with it the transition to cream blushes and cheek stains. Products that look more natural in the harsh (and so desperately yearned for) rays of the sun and more resistant to hotter, more humid, weather. Bring it on!

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Here are some new and old favourites I will be turning to this spring and summer.

The new Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss & Blush ($45 CAD/$40 US) has a light airy mousse texture that blends effortlessly into the cheeks. The finish is a soft satin matte that gives cheeks a natural veil of colour. On lips soft satin matte finish on the lips is comfortable and light without feeling dry and there is no stickiness. I like them best applied lightly for a natural hint of colour. I have the shades No 5 Rouge Effrontee and No 7 Corail Affranchi. A fun thing about these new YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is the ability to mix and combine any of the 12 available shades for a for a play on colour.

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YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in No 5 Rouge Effrontee

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YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in No 7 Corail Affranchi

The new shu uemura Tint in Gelato ($28 CAD/US) is another light mousse textured cream product with a bit more of a dewy creamy finish that the YSL Baby Doll but still a soft matte. They offer beautiful blendable pigment that applies and wears beautifully and offer a lovely stain. They wear beautifully on the lips with no stickiness and a moisturizing, yet matte, finish.

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shu uemura Tint in Gelato in CR 01, CR 04, PK 01

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YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush No5 Rouge Effrontee, No7 Corail Affranchi | shu uemura Tint in Gelato in CR 01, CR 04, PK 01

The shu uemura Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher in Orange Quartz is a beautiful fluffy, spongy cream blush with a gorgeous luminous glow and silky effortless ease of application.

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The Guerlain Meteorites Bubble Blush in Cherry ($48 CAD) is a beautiful cream blush with a translucent finish that gives cheeks a beautiful, natural flush of colour.

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The Benefit Tints offer gorgeous colour in a iron wearing stain that will last you through anything you can throw at it. Perfect in the summer for a day at the beach. I can start fantasizing about summer right?

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shu uemura Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher in Orange Quartz, Guerlain Meteorites Bubble Blush in Cherry, Benefit Posietint and Lollitint

A long time favourite is the affordable Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Orchid Hush, Fresh Pink, Rose Petal, Hot Tamale, and Candy Coral

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Orchid Hush, Fresh Pink, Rose Petal, Hot Tamale, and Candy Coral

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What are some of your spring/summer faves?

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Get a Radiant Glowing Complexion with Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer 001 Pink and 002 Amber | Photos, Swatches, Review

Certain products just have a way of setting your heart a flutter and the Dior Diorskin products always do that for me. The Summer 2014 Transat Collection certainly did not let me down with these stunning Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powders in 001 Pink and 002 Amber.

Diorskin Nude Shimmer in 002 Amber is a gorgeous glowing bronze. I was at first fearful it would be too warm and orange toned on my skintone but rather it imparts a gentle bronze glow to the skin that leaves it looking radiant and sun kissed.

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The Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powder in 001 Pink is a dream come true for me. When you swirl your brush in the compact to mix the shades together it creates the most beautiful pink that flashes bronze. It is just gorgeous. If you keep your brush mainly to the bronze quadrants you get a beautiful natural pinked bronze shade that is perfect as a bronzer for those will pale, cool complexions.

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If you know me well you will know that I am a bit of a shimmerphobe. I don’t like any glitter on my face or strong shimmer. I love products that provide glow through natural looking, highly refined shimmer for more of a sheen than a shimmer. These Diorskin Shimmer products have a very high quality refined and sophisticated shimmer and while the effect is a natural and glowy sheen it is on the stronger side. I wouldn’t recommend heavy application for speeding a day out in the sun but for gloomy days and sultry evenings these powders offer skin the most amazing illuminated glow. Love.

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The powders come in the lovely, and hefty, solid quality shiny quilted compacts. A velvet pouch is rolled up and included in the box along with a travel sized adorable kabuki brush.

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The Dior Summer 2014 Transat Collection becomes available May 1st, 2014 nationwide at Dior counters and TheBay.com. The Diorskin Nude Shimmer powders will not be available at Holt Renfrew. The most exciting news… The Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powders are becoming part of the permanent line.

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Spring Pastels from Covergirl

One of the first things that comes to mind when we think spring makeup is pastels. I thought I would share a few new soft and pretty shades for lips and tips from Covergirl with you.

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Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 213 Cotton Candy Twist is a soft, glossy pale warm pink nude:

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Covergirl LipPerfection Lipstick in 256 Creme is a lovely pale peachy beige nude:

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Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in 142 Salt Water Taffy is a pastel green cream with excellent coverage.

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