What are your favorite blushes for spring?

It’s blush time for Top Ten Tuesday. There are so many amazing blushes from low end to extremely high end. It’s easy to covet blush we don’t have but it’s a little disconcerting to open a drawer and find it crammed with blush. Does that stop me? No but I’m getting better. Here are 7 of my favorite blushes that I’ll be wearing this spring and 3 that are on a wishlist. What are your favorites? — Marcia
1425854102_rapture-resizeRITUEL DE FILLE in RAPTURE is the first of my wishlist blush. My blog partner had the opportunity to review this beautiful cream blush ($24) and it is so up my alley. I love this gorgeous pink and I love cream blush. Gloss48 picked a winner!

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

1425853994_0607845055037NARS ADORATION DUAL INTENSITY BLUSH ($45) has been on my wishlist since they were first announced. I love the sparkling baby pink and shimmering hot pink. Of all Nars’ blushes I know this is the one that would get the most use.
1425853888_62d56e5f-ce6e-4e12-9b1f-a87bf8e9c73a_90120.pngPAULA’S CHOICE BLUSH IT ON CONTOUR PALETTE seems to have it all. 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. At $36 the price is right.The blush shades are Delicate Coral (vibrant peach), Peony (light to medium muted pink), Dusty Rose (medium pink with a hint of coral), and Soft Mauve (rich, medium berry-pink). The highlighter is Pearl and has a luminescent quality while the Bronzer is a warm brown. This is probably the next item I’d buy.

1425853814_head-over-heels-compact_2MAKEUP GEEK HEAD OVER HEELS powder blush ($9.99 pan, $12.99 compact). I have a few of the Makeup Geek blushes and they are packed with pigment. Head over Heels is the lightest of them all, it’s a soft bubblegum pink with a little shimmer. Great price and quality.
1425853732_2275337__detail_?1425853732L’OREAL VISIBLE LIFT BLUR BLUSH ($12.99) is available in 3 shades though I found it nearly impossible to locate in stores. Luckily Meijers had this in Soft Peach along with a $2 coupon so I scooped it up. The texture is very silicone like so it may not work for some people but I’m enjoying it. It uses an opti-blur technology and contains anti-aging benefits. I’m happy that it’s not fragranced. Soft Peach is a pinky peach and a lovely spring shade.

1425853644_chateau-cheeks-cream-blush-flirt-opencpt-.08oz-72dpiPUR MINERALS CHATEAU CHEEK CREAM BLUSH in FLIRT ($18) has stolen my heart. This cool pink that leans toward the blue side of the spectrum wears wonderfully, glides on, and dries down to a perfect finish. I love the blush in Coy too but Flirt is spring in a compact.
1425853584_secret-admirer_2MAKEUP GEEK BLUSH IN SECRET ADMIRER is the perfect spring blush. It’s a matte orchid that is packed with pigment. I keep a powder puff nearby since it can be intense but that intensity means it’s going to last all day. If I had to pick one MUG blush Secret Admirer would be the one.
1425853513_2268213__detail_?1425853513TARTE CHEEK STAIN in Blushing Bride ($24) is another pink favorite. The tarte cheek stains are unique in many ways and all the colors are gorgeous but it’s Blushing Bride that I’m currently craving for warmer weather.

Tarte Blushing Bride

Tarte Blushing Bride

1425853435_2264082__detail_?1425853435IT COSMETICS VITALITY BLUSH STAIN in Radiant in Rose ($24) is probably the most long lasting of any blush. It’s true to its name as a blush stain. It’s loaded with anti-aging ingredients and anti-oxidants. I love everything from IT Cosmetics and this blush stain is an example why. (Available at Ulta)
1425853344_tarina-tarantino-parasol-openTARINA TARANTINO DOLLSKIN BLUSH in PARASOL ($25) shouldn’t be a surprise to Beauty Info Zone readers. I chose it as my favorite blush of 2014 and it continues into 2015. I love this pinky peach shade more than any blush in my collection.

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*some products have been provided for review, those are noted in the original review

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush and Forbidden Lipstick

Ok, first of all, have you checked out Gloss48 yet?  Gloss48 is niche brand heaven.  They find the coolest indie brands then put them on mega sale for one week.  Take a look!  It is a beauty junkies dream come true.

Gloss48 recently sent us some Rituel de Fille to review in anticipation of the amazing sale happening this week.  A few months ago I read about this hip line on the beautiful Phyrra’s blog, Beauty for the Bold.  She loved the cream blushes and lipstick, and I was just itching to try them.  The itch has been scratched!

Rituel de Fille packaging

The Rituel de Fille packaging is pretty cool.  I like the simple, art deco type design and the accompanying stars.  While the packaging is plastic, it has heft and feels substantial.

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Rapture

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Rapture

The Inner Glow Cream Blush in Rapture ($24) is simply divine.  This is a peachy pink that looks like the flush you get after a quick jog.  The blush is very pigmented and the texture is velvety.  It goes on just a bit wet, then dries down to a soft dewy finish.  I like that this is a pan, not a pot, so it’s easy to use a brush with it.

Rituel de Fille Fortune Teller Lipstick

Rituel de Fille Fortune Teller Lipstick

Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller

Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller

The Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller ($23) is a deep berry red.  It has a lot of warmth in it, and reminds me of Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year.  This is a lipstick to pat on, not swipe on.  It feels like a matte stain, and even though it doesn’t have much slip it also doesn’t feel dry.  The color has great lasting power, and this shade in particular is great for layering for more drama.

My Rituel de Fille face of the day

My Rituel de Fille face of the day

Based on these two products, I think Rituel de Fille is one fantastic niche line.  Gloss48 has a really terrific sale going on this week, so now is the time to order yourself some instant indie coolness.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration