7 of the best blushes for brighter skin
With the abundance of blushes on the market, choosing the right blush can seem a little overwhelming.
Skin type and your preferred finish will play a big part, and finding the right shade of blush for your skin tone will also be game-changing.
So to help you navigate your next cheeky choice, we've delved into the different types of blush formulas, and named seven of the best to start you off...
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Powder blush will leave you with a more prominent, finished look and acts as a great tool for sculpting cheekbones. It’s a great option for those with oily skin as it absorbs grease to give off a matte finish
Dab on the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards to your cheekbones for a foolproof and flirty flush. Cream blush imparts a sheer finish and is easy to blend making it perfect for creating a dew look
Most cheek tints act as a double agent, as you can apply them to your lips. Once it’s set it wont budge, providing a long-lasting, luminous look - but it also means you will need to blend quickly in order to avoid streaking.
THE BEST BLUSHES TO TRY
We say: This little pot of rosiness has become something of an iconic product. Just a few drops gives you an enviable, buildable flush.”
You say: “This is now my go-to blush. No other product seems to give that "flushed" look with the subtleness that this does. I'm hooked! The colour is the perfect red-glow, you can make it as subtle or as bold as you like, and it just looks so rosy and lovely on the skin.” - Blossy77
We say: This dual-purpose product is a must-have for your clutch when you want to add colour to your pout and cheeks when you’re on the go.
You say: “This lip and cheek stain is very luxurious. It's a medium-gel like consistency that is packaged like a lip gloss with a wand applicator. A little goes a long, long way and therefore this product lasts a good while! It has great staying power and delivers a really natural flush of colour. No shimmer, just beautiful soft colour.” - Saltine
We say: A versatile little pot of soft blush that comes in so many gorgeous colours and can be used for contouring, sculpting or adding an English rose flush to your complexion.
You say: “Very highly pigmented, so you only need to use a very small amount. The little pot seems to last forever, and I just adore the scent.” - Rose_P
#4 NARS Blush
We say: As far as iconic blushes go, NARS 'Orgasm' is up there. The coral-pink powder suits most skin tones, with a luminescent finish that gives just the right level of glow.
#5 STILA Convertible Colour
We say: If glass skin is your goal, this buttery cream formula is the one. It provides a pretty sheen that can be used on cheeks and lips, in six skin-flattering shades.
We say: A lovely luxurious cream blush that glides on easily and offers a dewy finish with radiant, buildable coverage.
You say: "Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush is honestly one of the best cream blushes I've ever used. The texture is perfect. It really glides on effortlessly, without pulling or dragging on my skin. It's pigmented enough to wake up my face, but not so saturated with colour that it makes me look like I'm wearing clown make-up.” - Glitterbabe_15
We say: Pretty in the pan, and even prettier on. The satin finish has a slight shimmer to it, and each shade packs a punch.
You say: "The formula is like nothing have come across before. It's a powder, but is quite solid and appears almost cream like. When you apply it to the cheek, it goes on very smoothly and blends nicely." - angie_robyn
Do you have a favourite blush? Do you prefer blush, powder or tint?