The right blush can make all the difference in your look. Whether you're looking for a subtle, natural flush or something more intense, there are plenty of options out there. Here are our favorites.
my favorite blushes...I use orgasm as my normal blush and have for years but adding hot sand over it adds the perfect amount of shimmer....I personally love this, but if you don’t like shimmer in your blush, this isn’t for you.
What it is:
A mini, limited-edition blush duo that delivers a healthy-looking, golden shimmer and a radiant flush of color.
What it does:
Heighten the glow with this mini duo of award-winning Orgasm Blush paired with a radiant blush. Together, they help achieve the ultimate in sunkissed radiance through a dynamic duo of signature cheek shades. Orgasm, the industry’s most iconic blush, is a peachy pink that’s infused with golden shimmerdelivering a universally flattering flush of color. Wear them alone or layer them together for instant radiance.
Color: Naked - medium bronze, soft gold, classic pink
Even so, there are better blushes out there so not worth it even though it’s a pretty pink....This packaging is beyond gaudy and it looks like they added shimmer to the bronzer, prefer the natural finish version so much better
What it is: A three-in-one blush, bronzer, and highlighter palette with a new and improved formula that’s creamy, lightweight, and lasts up to 14-hours.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Ingredient Callouts: This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Stay Naked Threesome’s creamy, silky powder formula is blendable and buildable, without getting streaky or cakey. Infused with moringa seed oil, it contains antioxidant and anti-pollution properties that help balance and protect skin.
Quite enjoy this blush, it has a nice refreshing watermelon kind of scent, and the color pay off isn't too over bearing like some cream/gel blushes. ...It doesn't have any scent or any shimmer. It does stay a bit tacky to the touch for a while so if you can't stand that be forewarned.
What it is: A gel-balm, tinted blush that adds the perfect amount of color with a modern, glass-like sheen.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Blush is back in a major way. Ciaté London introduces Dewy Blush: next-generation, gel-balm, tinted blush that is set to shake up and refresh your spring beauty routine. Gone are the days of chalky, powder blush; with this ultra-lightweight finish, Dewy Blush leaves just a subtle hint of color that blends effortlessly onto cheeks with a modern, glass-like sheen.
Size: 28 oz/ 8 mL·ITEM: 2368553
Color: Walk of No Shame - berry-rose
I gave it two stars because I like the option for shimmer and no shimmer, but that’s it....It provides a hint of shimmer without being a highlighter or emphasizing skin texture.
What it is: An easy swish-and-pop powder blush duo.
- Light Flex Technology: Captures light and re-emits it for a luminous complexion.
- Color-Rich Pigments: Buff and smooth skin for excellent bendability and color uniformity.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This richly pigmented blush is good for long-lasting wear and will brighten any complexion.
Size: 0.1 oz/ 3 mL·ITEM: 2371615
Color: Blush - universal blushed pink
It was super hydrating as well as it left a shimmer on my lips. I loved the colour and the applicator, as well as it fits in your wallet super easily. ...It gives a nice sheen and shimmer. It is not sticky and is amazing!
What it is: An ultra-comfortable lip balm infused with actives to give you a boost of hydration for silky smooth, fuller-looking lips.
What Else You Need to Know: This lip balm hydrates the lips, providing ultra-comfort with a shine. The shade has been designed to be a universal blushed pink to flatter every skin tone. Use it alone or with your favorite lip liner or liquid lipstick to add intense hydration and shine whenever your lips desire.
Size: 0.42 oz/ 12.5 mL·ITEM: 2380384
Color: Power Pink - bright pink
In addition to that it does have a shimmer which I was not a fan of. This could work for some people but not for me....Holy grail blush...This is my Holy grail blush 100%. I refuse to ever go back to powder blushes.
What it is: A unique gel-to-watercolor blush that melts into the skin, giving cheeks and lips a beautiful veil of soft-focus color.
- Marrubium Vulgare Extract (Horehound Extract): Contains antipollution benefits.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This blush comes in an easy-squeeze tube and has a gel-to-watercolor formula that puts you in full control of your blush. A dream to build and blend, this lightweight gel transforms into a liquid, releasing vibrant, coated pigments that leave cheeks looking sculpted and lifted.
Size: 0.17 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 2418697
Color: Nearly Rose - true pink
I love that it doesn't have any shimmer. It's just a perfect wash of color. I love this so much....Will be purchasing more of these blushes. Also, in my photo I am wearing the nearly mauve in eyeshadow, blush, and lips just did a quick try on to see how it works throughout the day.
What it is: A breakthrough, mistake-proof, liquid-like cream blush that melts into a second skin for the most natural-looking wash of soft-focus color.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This first-of-its-kind water-resistant blush combines pigments with a non-greasy blend of weightless oils and spherical powders for a natural flush you can’t mess up. The ultralightweight, liquid-like cream melts on contact and blends to a smooth, satin finish that won’t cake, crease, or clog pores.
Color: Spiced - berry, brown, true red, raisin
love this palette so pigmented just a little bit goes a long way. love the shimmers in it and mattes. the lilac is great bought it on sale probably will buy the other in the next sale....Most cream products disappear off your face within an hour or two but this formula lasts at least 5-6 hours on me which is unexpected but so nice! There’s no shimmer in these but they’ll leave you glowing. If you set them with a powder blush, you’ll have blush for days.
What it is: A cream-to-powder blush palette that is velvety soft and non-cakey.
- Plant-Based Squalane: hydrating
Ingredient Callouts: These products are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and come in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: The blushes in this palette are enriched with plant-based squalane and contain both matte and shimmer shades suitable for all skin types. They're also vegan as well as free of parabens, fragrance, and mineral oil, and they won't clog pores. The packaging is made from sustainably managed forests and 92 percent recycled plastic.
These Palettes Contain:
Clean Velvet Cream Blush Palette – Candied:
- 4 x 0.11 oz/ 3.2 g blushes in Shade 1
Size: 0.4 oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2451201
Color: Dewality - vivid coral
For the most part I don’t like wearing blush because it makes me look too alive. XD the second pic is being outside and the sun really makes the blush pop. ...I love blush and the idea of a gel blush was exciting. It took some trial and error on how to blend out.
What it is: A lightweight, long-wear liquid-gel blush for a modern skin look: hydrated and dewy with a punch of color.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: ModCon melts on easily and feels like a second skin. Build this shimmer-free blush up without highlighting texture or getting streaky, tacky, or patchy. The innovative formula helps keep skin looking hydrated, bright, and smooth, and it’s infused with hoya lacunosa flower extract.
Clinical Results: In a consumer study on 30 volunteers, immediately after application:
- 97% of users agreed this blush feels weightless on skin
- 93% of users agreed the blush is easy to apply
Size: 0.42 oz / 12 g·ITEM: 2570109
Color: Chocolate Swiller - champagne bronze shimmer
When used on cheeks provides a slightly bronzed shimmer that’s super pretty. I could get a similar effect using a highlighter and bronzer combo which I created the fourth swatch down. ...Shimmer powder it is! Can’t decide whether to keep or not.
What it is: A bronze shimmer powder that features an ultra-smooth formula with high-impact shimmer and a hint of warmth for all-over, multidimensional radiance.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.
What Else You Need to Know: This limited-edition bronze shimmer powder delivers a smooth, blurred-skin effect for face and body. Its creamy, lightweight texture melts into skin. The mega-oversize pan has a mirror for on-the-go application.