Red, Wintry Cheeks


If you read my blog regularly or know me in person, then you are already aware of the fact that I love blush and cheek products. One of my random blush obsessions is actually red blush, which I particularly like wearing in the autumn and winter. I find that red-toned blushes can give very natural, flushed cheeks that is very fitting during the colder months.

winter_blush_mac_stila_thebalmL to R: MAC Frankly Scarlet, Stila Peony, theBalm Beauty Queen

My first and most obvious choice is MAC’s powder blush in Frankly Scarlet. I have already talked about this blush a couple times on here, but it really is one of my favorites. I know that it looks a bit scary in the pan, especially if you are pale I like am, but I assure you that using a tiny amount with a fluffy brush really does look great (and surprisingly natural).

If you are a bit weary of red blush, then I recommend the Stila Convertible color in Peony, which a bit more rosy-hued and not as bold as going for a bright, red blush. The Convertible Color’s are also cream products, so they are a bit easier to work with when it comes to blending the blush onto your cheek. Just a note – mine is small because it came in a gift set; the full size is much larger.


My last pick is from theBalm. It is their Stainiac lip and cheek stain in the shade Beauty Queen. The Stainiac’s contain a doe-foot applicator because the product is a cross between a liquid and a gel. Although this shade does look very bold, it actually applies the most sheer of the three. This is also a trial size that I received in my Birchbox a few months back, so the full-size is not this small.

I know red blush can be a bit daunting, but it can actually look a lot more natural than you would think. And it looks great with a rose colored lipstick!

Do you go for red blushes? What are your favorite shades to wear?

4 thoughts on “Red, Wintry Cheeks

  1. Kenzie

    I love Peony and Frankly Scarlet has been on my wish list for awhile now! Have you seen that Hourglass is coming out with Ambient Lighting Blush?! I’m scared that I’ll want all of them! Hahah