It's just within the last couple of years that I have started wearing blush on a daily basis. I have always struggeled with redness and freckles, and I just thought that blush made it worse. Now I've gotten better at controlling my redness and learned to live with my freckles, now I really enjoy wearing blush.
I recently picked up 3 blushes from the e.l.f. studio line: Gotta glow, candid coral and tickled pink.
price: $3 on american website and £3,50 in the UK and europe.
Gotta glow (left): A sheer and subtle golden shimmer effect. I like this for highlighting my cheeks. It's not too shimmery and not too glittery, but leaves your cheeks with a golden glow.
Candid Coral (middle): A peachy blush with a golden sheen/glow to it. This colour comes out very sheer but can be build up as desired without looking powdery and cakey.
Tickled pink (right): A very natural pink without shimmer. This makes my cheeks look naturally flushed. Also very sheer but can be build up as desired without looking powdery or cakey.
I am very pale so it can sometimes be hard to find a blush that is not too dark and pigmented for me. These blushes work perfectly with my light skin. I am not sure how well they would show up on medium to dark skin. But I would imagine that gotta glow would look nice on medium skintones and give it a nice golden glow.
The only negative thing I have to say about them is that they wear off a little too fast for my liking. If I apply the blush in the morning it will be completely gone in the afternoon. But I always keep one in my purse so I can touch up. I found they will last longer with a setting spray, but I don't use one every day. Overall I like these a lot. They are affordable, easy to use and I have been lucky to find some nice colours that suits me well. I will repurchase if I ever run out, and will probably expand my collection soon.