Blogger at Love To Slay
Blush is one of 2020’s biggest trends, so finding the right blusher has never been more important. However, there are SO many formulas, finishes, and brands, plus hundreds of different shades to choose between. To help you achieve beautifully warm, rosy cheeks, we’ve rounded up the 15 best blushes with a wide shade range, so regardless of your formula preference, skin tone or type, there’s a product here for you.
But before we get into the product deets, here’s a quick debrief:
Powder: Great if you love to set your foundation with powder and prefer a more matte skin finish.
Cream: Ideal if you love a no-makeup makeup look, as a cream will help you provide a dewy, wet finish.
Tint: Super pigmented and ideal for blending in with foundation, but they can be harder to blend out.
Okay, now that’s covered, here are the most long-lasting blushers for all skin types.
Nars Blush Orgasm
This iconic blush blends seamlessly into the skin, delivering glowing, long-lasting colour with every application. The line has now been extended to 36 shades and includes a tangy orange that’s seriously trending to a vibrant red that works well on rich skin tones. The formula is so pigmented that a little goes a very long way, so this will undoubtedly last you a very long time.
The Nars Blush is available on Love To Slay.
MAC Powder Blush
This blush is an oldie but a goodie. The easily buildable powder glides onto the skin providing a flawless, natural-looking burst of colour. There’s now a grand total of 46 shades ranging from candy floss pink to a deep plum, so there’s a flattering shade for all skin tones.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush
Tarte is known for its long-lasting, heavy-duty formulas, and the Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush is no exception. The intensely pigmented blush will give your cheeks a healthy glow for up to 12 hours. The silky powder contains mineral pigments, so it’s easily buildable without resulting in that chalky build-up. It also helps mattify the skin throughout the day, making it ideal for anyone with oily skin.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Those with pale complexions can have a hard time finding blushes that work for their skin tones, as many can be too overpowering and lean into clown territory. These luxurious blushes from Hourglass Cosmetics are perfect for a porcelain skin tone as they combine the brand’s luminous Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders with cheek-like hues to create the perfect balance of pigmentation and colour.
Made with photoluminescent technology, these blushes create a soft-focused veil of colour that never looks unnatural or over-the-top. Fun fact: The Italian baked powders are handmade, so no two blushes are alike. Try shade Dim Infusion for a soft coral or Luminous Flush for a subtle rosy flush.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is available on Love To Slay.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain
If natural, post-coital kind of flush is what you want, look no further than this original cheek and lip stain formula. Thanks to its brush applicator, all you need is to apply three dots on each cheek and blend with your fingertips. With a lightweight, liquid-gel texture, it disappears into skin, leaving behind only a sheer wash of colour that melds completely into the texture of the skin. This helps further enhance the natural effect of this product, instead of looking like a layer of makeup that sits on top of the skin.
Glossier Cloud Paint
If you’re as obsessed with multi-tasking products as we are, you’ll love Glossier’s Cloud Paint. The light, gel-cream formula doubles up as a blush and lip colour, helping you achieve a stunning monochromatic makeup look. Plus, the six shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones. Just be careful when you apply it, as a little goes a long way, and as it’s extremely long-lasting, you don’t want to mess up!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio
There are levels to Anastasia Beverly Hills's blush trio. Start with Desert on the far right for a sun-kissed flush; build up to a darker berry tone by brushing on Velvet and Exotic. The satin sheerness of these naturally formulated blushes allows these three tones to blend without caked residue.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio is available on Love To Slay.
Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush
Give your cheeks the ultimate dewy effect with this NARS blush, which features the same iconic peachy pink shade from its award-winning powder line, but in liquid form. Infused with monoi and tamanu oils, this blush nourishes your cheeks while adding a kiss of natural-looking colour.
The blendable and weightless formula is also super easy to apply—just one small pump and you’re set for both cheeks. Warm a very small amount between your fingertips and then apply to the cheeks using light dabbing motions. Layer for your desired intensity.
The Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush is available on Love To Slay.
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick
Just one swipe of this weightless cream-to-powder formula leaves the skin with a healthy flush. Featuring 10 vibrant hues like tangerine and violet, it works for both fair and deep complexions. The hybrid formula glides on with the ultimate ease, yet dries to a powder, so it literally won’t budge once it sets.
You can apply it directly from the stick or warm the product up on the back of your hand, then dab and blend onto the apples of your cheeks or focus the product on your cheekbones for a sculpted effect. You can also layer colours to create your own unique shades. Another plus? If you purchase more than one, the sticks have magnetised packaging that’s super travel-friendly and helpful for organisation.
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush
This designer blusher has a fine silky texture that applies like a dream. Sweep it along your cheekbones for a luxe rosy glow that lasts all day. The shade range is beautiful, with a fiery red shade that wears beautifully on deeper skin tones, and for fairer skin tones we’re obsessed with the shade Rose Initial that gives a sheer, blushed finish. We also love the mirror compact packaging, that’s perfect for quick and easy touch-ups.
Milani Baked Blush
This baked blush has legions of fans, thanks to its affordable price point and blendable formula. When the youngest billionaire on the planet favours a drugstore blusher, you know it’s ahhhmazing. Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist Ariel Tejada uses it regularly to create Kylie’s flawless complexion. It boasts buildable pigmentation and smooth powder pigments that blend into the skin like a dream. The powder blush has a luminous shimmer finish that glides across the skin giving a gorgeous dewy finish. Each blush also comes with a mini brush and mirror for easy application when you’re on the go.
Morphe 8W Warm/Cool Master Blush Palette
There are so many reasons why you need this blush palette in your life. Firstly, it’s great value for money with eight shades per palette it works out at under £3 per blush shade. Secondly, you can find the perfect match for your skin with a warm-toned or cool-toned option, so you can make sure your makeup harmony is always nex level. Finally, there’s both matte and shimmer formulas in the palette so you can switch it up depending on your look.
L'Oréal True Match Super Blendable Blush
L'Oreal, a well-known drugstore brand, tops many other pricey blushes on the site. The True Match Super Blendable Blush comes in 12 different shades, all with a lightweight and blendable formula. With a buildable colour and smooth finish, the blushes are oil-free and non-comedogenic. But the best part? They are only £8 each.
Sleek Makeup Powder Blush
If you’re looking for a highly pigmented, long-lasting blush, this is a great option, and it’s just £4.99! The collection includes four shades that work beautifully on a wide range of skin tones: the rich berry shade, Flushed, looks stunning on medium to deep skin tones, and the shade Life’s a Peach warms up fairer skin with a soft, rosy glow.
e.l.f Jelly Pop Flush Blush
This easily buildable blush has a unique jelly texture that melts into the skin so you can layer it for a natural flush or an intense pop. The hydrating formula is infused with watermelon as well as a rich blend of argon oil, vitamin E, and castor oil to give your skin a radiant glow. If you have dry skin, this is a no brainer!
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