Blush is one of the core essentials to any makeup bag and way less painful than pinching your cheeks to give them color. Just a swipe of blush can go a long way in making you look more awake and energetic, but not all blushes are created equal. Finding the right shade and consistency can be a long trial and error process, so to streamline you blush search, here are some of the highest rated blushes.
One of the blushes that appears on every list of the best blushes is NARS. All NARS blushes, $27, are soft and sheer pressed powders in translucent, natural colors that give cheeks the ideal glow. The most popular shade of NARS is Orgasm, a peachy-pink with flecks of golden shimmer. Flattering to every complexion, NARS Orgasm has been a makeup favorite for years, and because NARS blush is compactly pressed, your NARS blush will last a long time.
BareMinerals has become a hugely popular makeup brand in the past few years. Their line of mineral powders make skin look good and are good for it too. The bareMinerals blush, $18, comes in 32 different shades and is an award-winning blush that works for all skin types. BareMinerals blush gives your face a warm glow that can also be used on lips and eyes, and can be layered for desired amount of color.
A more budget-friendly blush found in most drugstores is the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush. Usually retailing for about $5, this air-whipped mousse blush has a satiny feel and blends easily. Since it is not a powder blush, apply a small amount with your fingertips and gently blend. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush is an inexpensive way to give your face a healthy glow, and because it won’t crumble like powder blushes, is convenient to throw in your purse for touch-ups on the go.