Brush On, Wipe Off...

 elf blush palette in Light

elf blush palette in Light

November is starting to catch up to us in Chicago, and as the leaves change colors and eventually turn bare, we're lacking a little vitamin D and a lot of glow. So it's no surprise that blush has been front of mind recently.  There are, of course, the classics. Nars is a master at the blusher game, and Orgasm is a cult favorite for a reason. For something new, Tarte is bringing it this holiday season with their Bling it On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette. If you've considered trying any individual pieces from their range, splurge for this limited edition palette. For only $16 more than a single shade, you get 5 full-size pans to play with...some past faves and some previously unreleased. And it's all packaged beautifully in a sleek, shimmery compact. Who doesn't love a little shimmer?

If spending upwards of $40 on blush isn't your thing, or if you're like me and have tried it all and still love playing with new makeup, check out this incredible palette from elf cosmetics for $6 dollars. SIX dollars. Let's let that sink in for a minute. I'm amazed at the quality of this palette for the price. You get 4 highly pigmented shades, a mix of matte and shimmer finishes, and they all blend beautifully. It usually wins out as my daily go-to. Something that can compete with the best of them for less than the price of a glass of wine? RUN don't walk to go pick this baby up!

Editor's note: It appears as though the limited edition Bling it On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette was, in fact, limited edition and is no longer available for sale. All the more reason to go for the $6 option!