Firstly, yes this post is incredibly pink and typically girly, but don't stop reading now because I have a couple of budget gems to show you. We all know the drugstore brand MUA (find in-store in Superdrug or online here), delivering fairly decent products and change from a fiver. You'd imagine that their blushers would be chalky and powder like, while admittedly they aren't as good quality as brands such as chanel or dior (costing 10/20x MUA's price), the pigmentation is great and offers a variation of shades.
Up first is the Mosaic Blush, for this you need a fluffy brush and quite a light hand, I like to use my Real Techniques Contour Blush - I know right, going against the rules there - and apply on the apples of my cheeks. You simply swirl the colours together gently and create the perfect, flawless blush that looks so radiant. The left appears more ''highlight-y'' and the right is designed for bronzing although it's more of a deep blush/bronzed hybrid. Scroll below for swatches. For only £2.50 each you can't go wrong and this product could compare to some much more expensive brands for a fraction of the price.
Lastly, the what I like to call (Miranda quote there) block o'blush, for a mere pound. One pound, crazy! These blushes give great pigmentation and have shades from being barely noticeable to I'M HERE... haha. Honestly, you do need to work this blush in well and it doesn't blend seamlessly at first, so experiment with these ones to find your preferred application. The interesting thing is: you could have 20 MUA blushers or 1 high-end blush, wow. I know it's nice to treat yourself and go for quality over quantity but if you'd like to bulk up your makeup collection then I know which one I'd recommend.
Above; 4 swatches of the following ft.bony hands (great): Left-right: (Mosaic) English Rose, Cupcake, Bon Bon, (Mosaic) Sunkissed Glow.
Overall, I can't believe how good-value these blushes are (although the packaging could be prettier...), I urge you to check them out! My favourite of all I have is Bon Bon, a lovely muted coral shade. What are your Fab Product Friday buys? I'd like to know, so leave a comment below:-)
Background used; Topshop Spring magazine. Check there collection out here.