The Bright and The Bold Add A Pop Of Colour To Your Life

When I first started out with makeup, my policy was, the sheerer the better. It’s the safe way to go. For eyes, NEUTRALS! For lips, something that match my lip colour, please. For cheeks, sheer pink and sheer corals so that I won’t look like a baboon’s buttocks, thank you very much. I still love my neutrals, but I now love bright pigmented blush. Deep dark burgundy blushes, deep red wine blushes, bright fuchsia blushes that scare people away. Those, I love.


bright and bold

I’ve written about these blushes before, except the Chanel one, but these are my loves. If I want a pop of bright colour, if I want something so bold that I need to blend like crazy, these are the ones. I will pop the links of the reviews below too 🙂




I will review Ultra Rose shortly, don’t you worry about it. The colours of these blushes in real life are so much more vivid, these pictures do them no justice. I marked the Inglot blushes xxx, because once the blushes were popped into the pan, I couldn’t get them out. Being the genius I am, I didn’t write down the numbers before the SA decided to helpfully pop them in for me >.< And yes, I’m overusing the word pop because I just feel like poppin’ it 😛 Links of reviews are here:

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Florida

Inglot blushes / palette 


red and coral


Can you tell I’m a Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge fan? These 2 are my favourites, Raspberry and Calypso Coral. Raspberry gives me that deep red glow while Calypso Coral gives me a brighter flushed look. Inglot xxx, oops… yupz…  linkies for the reviews

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Raspberry

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral 

and to see how the Inglot blushes look worn on my face

I feel like I talk about these pot rouges all the time. I swear Bobbi Brown doesn’t pay me. We don’t even contact each other!

Here are the swatches for you for easy reference, all on one arm 🙂




As you can see, Chanel Ultra Rose looks like it’s the sheerest, but it’s not really. I still have to be very gentle when I apply it on my cheeks. I find that these colours, while they look intimidating swatched like this, they look absolutely amazing on the apples of your cheeks. They make you brighter, happier, and more cheerful.

Do you like blushes like these or do you prefer sheerer ones where you could do no wrong?


xoxo Lily


  • Why am I reading this? I know it’s no good for me :p. I’m on z bright blush crazy lately and I can’t believe that I missed out! Florida is right up my alley, I should have bought it! 🙁 Also really loving Inglot Pink, and actually everything!

    • Blushes can be so addictive, right? Especially bright ones. The brighter, the better. I think MAC released Florida a couple of times. I bet it’ll pop up again, you know, with MAC’s 23987347856578 new collections every year 😛

  • Calypso Coral looks amazing. I’ve been on a blush kick lately, so I definitely don’t need any more, but wow. So beautiful!

    • Calypso Coral is one of my absolute favourites. I love how it makes me look. You have to check it out! You might not need it, but hey, you can still check it out right? Haha!

  • Wow–so bright and pretty! How brave you are, Lily! I suck at applying the “less is more” motto and always seem to go overboard, so I tend to stick with the sheerer blushes so I can just apply like mad and go–no blending required! 😛

    • Haha! I think once you get the hang of using these pigmented blushes, you will always go for them. You can sheer them out by patting some powder on top of them, and you can go crazy, depending on your mood. C’mon… try just once… maybe I should do a post dedicated on how to apply these babies without going overboard.

  • Oooh, I love these bold shades! That Bobbi Brown one, especially – so juicy!

    • Yay! Fellow bold shade lover! They’re so beautiful, aren’t they? *drools*

  • liyeun

    Oh yes!!! I hv Chanel’s ultra rose and I really really love it to da max! Hehehe…. nice collection of blushes u hv there! Such variety…..I tend to choose the ones dat look alike ultra rose. The most different one I hv is peach boy from guerlain….

    • Oh, I realised I have lots of pinks. A variety of pinks, but pink nonetheless. I have some neutrals, just a few peaches but these are the brightest I got 🙂 I love them to pieces!!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Accck so many pretties!!! That Inglot Red-HOLY WOWZA!! I’ll have to remember that one!

    • Sorry I don’t have the number for you, Tracy, but I really don’t think you can miss this one. It’s the deepest and reddest they’ve got. Nothing else! And it’s matte.

  • Oh wow, these ARE super bright! I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to blushes, and I prefer colors/textures that I can’t overdo. I think I systematically under-blush to be honest. The other day I went nuts with a blush just to see how buildable it is, and I turned out not to hate the look as much as I thought I would. One step at a time 😉

    • A step at a time sounds great, Sunny 🙂 I think I just jumped at it. Hahahah!

  • Petrina

    I looove bright blushers! And Chanel Joues Contraste are my faves – ultra rose, pink explosion and rose tourbillon are my go to shades

    • I know! Bright blushes are definitely a winner 🙂

  • Hello Calypso Coral! I’ve been dying to try the formula. All these blush are just stunning and a tad frightening to me although I have seen what a difference they can make 🙂

    • You have to check out Calypso Coral, Taylor. I can definitely see it on you!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I like my blushes bright! So bring on the pigment! 🙂 I like how those Inglot swatches look.

    • These Inglot blushes are the most pigmented. Just a teeny weeny bit can look overdone, but they are sooo cool. LOL!

  • Victoria

    How do you usually apply cream blushers? Both the raspberry and calypso looks lovely 🙂

    • You’re not the first one to ask. I might have to do a separate post on this 🙂

  • Liz

    F-ck me. I need more brighter blushes. MORE I SAY!

    See what you’re capable of? 😀

    • LOL you must be excited. HAHAHAH!! Is it me? Nah, I think it’s the blushes. LOL 😀

  • Sharlene

    Of the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges, do you prefer Powder Pink, Raspberry or Calypso Coral? I’m struggling!

    • Hi Sharlene, that’s a tough question. All three of them are so different! Powder Pink for an every day no brainer, Raspberry for a fever flush and Calypso Coral for a bright freshness! I think I love Calypso Coral more, but I love all three of them, if it makes sense 🙂