Blush is one of 2020's biggest trends, so finding the right blusher has never been more important. But there are so many formulas, finishes and brands, plus hundreds of different shades to choose from. To help you achieve beautifully warm, rosy cheeks, we've rounded up the 10 best blushes with a wide shade range, so whatever your formula preference, skin tone or type, there's a product here for you.
But before we get into the product stuff, here's a quick debrief:
Powder: Great if you love to set your foundation with powder and prefer a more matte finish.
Cream: Perfect if you love a makeup without makeup, as a cream will help you get a dewy, wet finish.
Shade: Super pigmented and ideal for blending with foundation, but they can be more difficult to blend.
Okay, now it's covered, here are the most durable rudders we've ever tried …
If you are looking for a very pigmented, long lasting blush, this is a great option, and it's only $ 8! The collection features four shades that work beautifully on a wide range of skin tones: the rich berry shade, Flushed, looks amazing on medium to deep skin tones, and the Life's Peach shade warms tighter skin with a soft, rosy glow.
Formula: Liquid stain
Did you know that Benetint was created for exotic dancers to tone their nipples with? How crazy! Since creation back in 1976, Benetint achieved cult status for its long-lasting staining power. The universally flattering color can be applied to a range of skin tones from fair to deep. Even if you have fair to medium skin, apply it with care because it is easy to go overboard, we like to mix it with our foundation for a sheer shade.
Tarte is known for its long-lasting, heavy formulas, and the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is no exception. The intensely-pigmented blush gives your cheeks a fresh glow for up to 12 hours. The silky powder contains mineral pigments, so it is easy to build without resulting in the critical build up. It also helps to mattify the skin throughout the day, making it ideal for anyone with oily skin.
This easily buildable redness has a unique jelly texture that blends into the skin so you can apply it for a natural flush or intense pop. The moisturizing formula is added to 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 no brain!
5. The Most Iconic Blush: Nars Orgasm, $ 30
This iconic redness blends seamlessly into the skin, providing glowing and durable color with all applications. The line has now been expanded to 36 shades and contains a tangy orange that seriously trends to a vibrant red that works well on rich skin tones. The formula is so pigmented that a little goes a long way, so this will undoubtedly last you a very long time … We actually don't want to admit how long we've had our Orgasm blush!
Formula: Gel cream
If you are as obsessed with multi-tasking products as we are, you will love Glosses Cloud Paint. The light, gel-cream formula acts as a blush and lip color, helping you achieve a stunning monochromatic makeup look. In addition, the six shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones: we tested the bear shade, Haze, on fair and rich skin, and it looked beautiful on both. Just be careful when applying it, because a little goes a long way, and because it is extremely long lasting, you do not want to move!
7. The most extensive shadow area: M.A.C Powder Blush, $ 25
This redness is an oldie but a goodie. The easy to build powder slides on the skin and gives a flawless, natural looking color. There are now a total of 46 shades ranging from pink candy to a deep plum, so there is a flattering shade to all skin tones.
Shades: 11 shades
When the youngest billionaire on the planet favors a pharmacy spiral, you know it's ahhhmazing. Kylie Jenner's makeup artist Ariel Tejada uses it regularly to create Kylie's flawless skin. The powder blush has a brilliant shimmer finish that glides over the skin and provides a wonderful dewy finish. Each blush also has a mini brush and mirror for easy application while on the go.
This redness is revolutionary: It is infused with color enhancement technology and responds to the skin's moisture level when applied which gives a customized rosy effect. The last surface is a brilliant, fresh glow that works for all skin tones.
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This designer blusher has a nice silky texture that applies like a dream. Sweep it along your cheekbones for a luxurious rosy glow that lasts all day. The shadow area is beautiful, with a fiery red hue that bears beautifully on deeper skin tones, and for fairer skin tones we are obsessed with the shade Rose Initial which gives a clean, reddish finish. We also love the mirror compact packaging, which is perfect for quick and easy touch-ups.
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Shades: 2 palettes with 8 shades per palette
There are so many reasons why you need this redness palette in your life. First, it's great value for money with eight shades per palette; it works out to under $ 3 per blush shade. Secondly, you can find the perfect match for your skin with a warm toned or cool toned alternative, so you can make sure your makeup harmony is always nex level. Finally, there are both matte and shimmer formulas in the palette so you can switch it up depending on the look.
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Although this redness is a big splurge, you are the perfect excuse if you feel like treating yourself. The highlighted blush hybrid is enriched with White Lily to hydrate and soften the skin while the powder, which consists of a trio of luminous shades, sculpt the face with a radiant, rosy glow. We are obsessed with the coral shade, which looks super pretty on all skin tones and gives an amazing brightness to the skin.
Patrick Ta is one of the most sought-after makeup artists on the planet, and his sought-after makeup line is just as popular. For his latest collection, Monochromatic Moments, he created four sets of blush, lip liner and lip balms, each with the same color family that helped you easily achieve the monochromatic makeup trend. The greasy soft blush melts easily and literally melts into your skin, we are lowly obsessed.
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