Blush is one of my favorite beauty products ever since I was little. I love the look bright cheeks gives off to women, it’s so feminine and timeless. I have some affordable blushes from the drug store that are staples, as well as a few high end that any girl who likes makeup needs in their collection.
First from the drugstore, one blush brand comes to mind. MILANI. Retailing for $8.29 at Walgreens, I can’t buy enough of their baked powder blushes. Two iconic shades that I feel compliment my skin color are Luminoso and Dolce Pink. Looking online just now I think Red Vino looks stunning.
Three key notes for these blushes:
- Silky smooth application
- Face looks healthy and radiant all day
- Shapes, contours and highlights
Now to Sephora, I am obsessed with a few brands. I really like Too Faced Love Flush Blush and Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. You can’t go wrong with any shade of the Sweethearts, they’re packaged with three shades. Three perfect swatches of ultra-flattering blush allow you to either swirl the colors together and apply or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight. This blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color palette to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. With a baked color formula— the same technology that allows it to truly work on all skin tones—the blush can be applied as a beautiful build-able finish.
The Love Flush Blushes are in a compact one-shade case, making it easier to match your cheeks to any outfit. Blush all day and night with the flush of true love. Each of the six pigment-rich, high-impact shades deliver a pretty, pop of color to any skintone with bold color payoff. The long-wear formula is enriched with buttery soft pigments that bond with skin and take on a weightless, suspended look that lasts for up to 16 hours—so you don’t have to worry about reapplication throughout the day. From a soft dusty nude hue with fine gold sparkle to a watermelon pink, you can create an array of looks for daytime and nighttime wear.
A cult favorite of mine that would be disgraceful not to include is by NARS. NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, it provides a healthy glow that flatters any skin tone. Orgasm Blush gives cheeks a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is repeatedly a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite.