I've always been a big fan of blush. And lipstick. They are what I tend to shop for most, and what I find I'm most creative with, as far as my makeup goes.
Finding the right blush, in my opinion, is an absolute makeup essential.
If you are new to wearing blush, start off more neutral, and as you become more comfortable, start experiementing with brighter colors.
As far as bronzer goes, that is much harder to find than blush. Oftentimes, I've tried numerous different bronzers on in a store, wore it for a day to see how it "wore" and ended up not purchasing the product. Bronzer that looks orange is a huge mistake. And as pale as I am, I have to find the right balance of color and warmth without the oranginess.
I love the Bare Escentuals The Skinny Dip bronzer. I picked it up at Ulta a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it almost daily since then. It's buildable, and never turns into a weird color by the end of the day. I'd highly recommend it.
Tarte blushes are my absolute favorite. I've had both of these for months and I've barely made a dent in either of them. These will last me years. The color payoff is fantastic. And they apply evenly and don't budge once you've applied. Cannot say enough great things about these blushes. I also love wearing them together. I've applied a light amount of Peaceful and added a touch of Dollface to the apples of my cheeks. They look great together.
This Nars blush is highly talked about in the beauty world. I had been debating purchasing it for a while. I finally bit the bullet and bought it a few weeks ago. Overall, I could live without it(am I alone in this?). The color is okay, it's quite pink in my opinion, but I find that it isn't as pigmented as I would have hoped. It's one of those types of products that you can apply and apply and apply without seeing anything and then suddenly you are wearing way too much. It isn't shimmery like I feared, but it's just kind of "meh". Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I'd take my Tarte blushes over this Nars one any day.
Do you have a go-to blush, or do you like to change it up each time you buy a new one?