Having a blush that matches our skin tone, applies effortlessly, and accentuates our features can really make a difference in how we look and feel. And since we can’t ever seem to have enough makeup, we are always trying new products and making notes of what we love. Below we put together a list of our favorite blushes, from sheer to highly pigmented, powdery to creamy, and everything in between.
NYX Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Matte Blush ($7.50, shop here)
With a matte finish and a creamy, highly pigmented consistency, this blush is a must-have for good reason. The formula comes in 12 colors, from traditional rosy shades to others that are bolder and more playful. This blush is the most affordable on our list, but NYX doesn’t skimp on quality.
NARS Air Matte Blush ($30, shop here)
Available in five colors, the Air Matte Blush from NARS has a creamy, lightweight consistency that glides on softly and effortlessly before transforming into a velvety powder that is both matte and dewy – perfect for day or evening wear.
Glossier Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color ($20, shop here)
When you want a creamier finish, Glossier is always the way to go. Its Cloud Paint is a semi-sheer, buildable gel cream that makes you look like you’re always in the perfect lighting. The product isn’t streaky and won’t accentuate pores or skin texture.
Benefit Cosmetics WANDERful World Silky-Soft Powder Blush ($29, shop here)
This new blush has quickly become an essential in our makeup bags. It is a richly pigmented powder formula available in 12 rosy and bold colors that are silky, buildable, and easy to blend. The warm matte formula gives a natural airbrushed finish.
Colourpop Text Me Pressed Powder Blush ($12, shop here)
Colourpop never fails to impress with its quality, options, and prices. Its Text Me blush comes in 22 colorways, ranging from very neutral to bright and bold. It applies effortlessly and is buildable, and you don’t need too much of it to get the look you desire. If there were ever a blush that would liven up your complexion, this is it!