Outside of humiliating yourself, there are other ways to get flushed, rosy cheeks for no cost at all. Okay, maybe a little cost, but nothing that’s going to break the bank. As we keep reminding you, drugstore makeup is not to be overlooked. This is particularly true when it comes to picking out our favourite makeup item: blush. Whatever your preferred consistency (whether you’re a cream die-hard or a powder loyalist) there is a rosy-hued shade sitting on the shelves of the likes of Chemist Warehouse and Priceline that we know is going to impress.
So before you drop more money than you’d like, we recommend checking out these six impressive and affordable drugstore blushes.
Nude by Nature Virgin Blush
If you prefer your blush without any shimmer or glitter, allow us to point you in the direction of Nude By Nature’s Virgin Blush. Earthier than most blush shades, this natural, buildable pigment makes for easy sculpting and defining of cheekbones.
“It looks so nice and natural. I applied to my cheekbones and had a few comments on the color. Its made of non toxic ingredients. It adds a good amount of highlight and color to the cheekbones” – ChristinaC
Want to know more? Read Nude by Nature Virgin Blush reviews here…
Rimmel London Jelly Blush
You don’t have to spend the big bucks to experiment with the newest formulas on the market. Rimmel’s unique jelly texture offers a water-based bouncy blend that leaves the skin flushed, glowing and dewy.
Want to know more? Read Rimmel London Jelly Blush reviews here…
ulta3 Blush Sculpt Stick
Creamy, blendable, on-the-go convenience, golden shimmer and under $10: these are all the boxes you can expect the ulta3 Blush Sculpt Stick to tick.
“I am so much in love with this blush stick just because of the creamy formula, it glides into the skin so well and is easy to blend in, giving you a natural blush and a little bit of shimmer.” – Pinkalicious
Want to know more? Read ulta3 Blush Sculpt Stick reviews here…
L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach – Skin Awakening Blush
For those who enjoy something a little less… pink, please meet L’Oréal’s Life’s A Peach. To instantly brighten and wake up a tired face, treat your cheeks to a wash of this warm, buildable and deliciously peach-scented blush.
“The colour is a warm, peach shade which compliments my fair complexion as well as my medium skin tone when I am fake tanned. It is universally flattering! The blush is pigmented but not overly pigmented which is a positive as i personally rather a blush which is buildable! Would highly recommend anyone to pick this blush up and it is so affordable!” – littleboxofglam
$29.95, Chemist Warehouse
Rimmel London Maxi Blush
Until the Maxi Blush, it’s been hard to find a powder blush this finely-milled under the $40 mark. Swipe across your cheeks, nose, eyelids or wherever you feel like adding an instant burst of warmth and glow.
“Thanks Rimmel for making an excellent blush. It applies really well with my blush brush. I got a tub from Chemist Warehouse for under $10.” – Perthchick
Want to know more? Read Rimmel London Maxi Blush reviews here…
$15.95, Chemist Warehouse
Flower Blush Bomb Colour Drops in ‘Cheeks Bitten’
This Drew Barrymore-approved gel-cream blush delivers a flush that will flatter any skin tone. And for under $6? It would be rude not to.
$5.99, Chemist Warehouse
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Have you tried any of these blushes? If not, have you tried any other drugstore blushes that you’d recommend?