Battle of the Pink-Brown Blushes

To most people out there, these three blushes look identical. But if you read up on beauty products often you may agree that there are differences among these products. Formula being the main thing, and the slight color difference.

1. NARS Douceur: The beauty fan favorite would be NARS Douceur which was sadly discontinued back in 2014. I was lucky enough to snag one up before I even knew the product was being cut from the line. It's a beautiful dusty pink that can be worn everyday, and the color is very buildable. I'd say that this one isn't the most pigmented blush, but that isn't a bad thing. For the blush fearing individuals, this is a great natural one to get you in the swing of things. I wanna say NARS will bring this back one day as a Limited Edition item, and if that day ever comes - snag this sh*t up.

2. Tarte Exposed: Since NARS Douceur was discontinued, beauty bloggers alike tried to find a comparable substitute and many named Tarte Exposed as a comparable item. I knew it seemed a bit silly to own both, but I had been wanting to try a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and like the creature of habit that I am, I opted to pick up this color as I knew I'd repeatedly reach for it. I'd say that this isn't a complete dupe for NARS Douceur, as it's a bit more of a rosy pink and is a lot more pigmented. I've been applying this with my Real Techniques blush brush and have been loving the rosy glow this gives.

3. ColourPop Blush in Aphrodisiac: This is described as a warm brown, and I find that it is very much like that of a rose brown. This has a dewey finish as the product is quite creamy. I definitely recommend using a flat top brush or your fingers, as the website suggests. I'd say this is a creamier and more pigmented version of NARS Douceur and would be a great dupe. It's a different formula and one I'll probably be reaching for a lot come Spring. 

Do you tend to go for similar toned products? Have you tried any of these before?