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Save Vs Splurge: Get Blushing With These Pretty Shades Of Pink

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Before the contouring, highlighting, nontouring, and all these fancy new techniques were used to accentuate your cheekbones, there was the classic ol’ blush. So basically, the way you add bronzer to get that fake sunkissed glow, the blush simply gives you that pink flush on your face in order to add dimensions and depth to it. Earlier, before this makeup product had magically entered our world, people used natural methods to achieve that peach glow. ‘Rouge’, as it was called, was made of various everyday foods, such as strawberries, and the red juices from fruits and veggies. Even though the beauty world has been taken over by new and improved techniques to achieve that sculpted look, adding a little blush to your cheeks is definitely a classic one.

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Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (Love) (Rs 3,300)*


Okay, so Chanel is definitely a huge name in the beauty industry — I mean, the formula of their lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations are absolutely iconic. Likewise, the Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (Love) falls under the same category. Working great on a combination to oily skin-tone, the pigmentation is relatively thicker and stronger than you’d expect. With a great colour payoff, the powder blusher can be used for both a dramatic as well a natural look — instantly uplifting your cheeks and eye area. The product is known for its ability to build upon, creating a sheer finish to begin with. Well, if it’s that time of the month when you want to spoil yourself silly…then this is a must-buy for you!


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Maybelline Dream Touch Blush (Pink) (Rs 400)


When it comes to payoff, how can we forget our trusted Maybelline? The Maybelline Dream Touch Blush (Pink) may not appear to be similar the Chanel Powder Blush, but it definitely works in the same manner. The formula is cream based, rather than powdered — which is what would probably make you doubt it. However, due to its light mousse-like formula, the application is smooth and not at all cakey. Blending easily into the skin, the pigment produced is sheer, yet pigmented. With a similar shade as the Chanel, the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush doesn’t seem to disappoint! Go ahead and give it go, you won’t even feel guilty about it.

*Available at Chanel stores across India.

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