OK ... My first justification is I literally have never in my life bought blush. Maybe once, but I honestly cannot think back to a time that I have. Any blush I've ever worn or owned was from a gift set. So there. Think about the 26 years I haven't bought blush, I can totally splurge on my first blush purchase. I know you're in agreement.
So I did it. I bought a $28 blush from Sephora during my lunch break, and I'm not going to feel guilty about it. If you saw my checking account right now you would see that I should feel guilty about it, but I'm not going to because this blush is exactly what I was looking for.
Introducing the newest addition to my embroidered make-up bag: CORALista by Benefit
What I would give for her hair, face, body, fiancé and wardrobe! I told the Sephora lady I wanted cheeks like hers and after spending some time looking at google images of her on my phone (totally normal), we decided on CORALista. We tested some other colors on my cheeks, but I fell in love CORALista. Here is a swatch of it:
If you’re a bit hesitant because of the price tag, I give you my second justification for this purchase. NARS’ blushes are $25 for only 0.16 oz. and MAC’s blushes are $18.00 for 0.21 oz., which makes Benefit cheaper by the ounce. This Benefit blush is .42 oz for $28.
Clearly I'm not a blush expert, but I do love make-up and always have. What do you think of this shade and more importantly, what blush do you recommend for summer?