NYX’s Pinched powder blush is a peachy pink with a lot of fine gold shimmer, and yes, the shimmer is visible on cheeks. In fact, I usually don’t highlight when I wear this one because it kind of does both jobs for me.
Laura Geller makes some mighty fine blushes. I picked up this Baked Cheek Dreams Blush and Highlight Trio with a set last year, and I’ve been meaning to get around to the review for a long time!
MAC Gingerly Sheertone Powder Blush ($21, Nordstrom) is a warm light brownish peach matte. On the skin, it tends to pick up a stronger orange or red tone. This has to be pretty common, because the MUA at the store mentioned it to me, and my results confirmed it.
Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powders are designed to mimic the looks of great lighting on your face. This line has 6 shades, of which I have the three that have no shimmer and therefore a little more natural look.
NARS Angelika Blush ($29 at Nordstrom) is a medium pink with blue undertones, gold micro-shimmer and silver glitter. Despite the blue undertones, it’s really just slightly on the cool side of neutral and works for me with my warm undertones.