Seven of the best: blushes to brighten your skin
With the abundance of blushes on the market, choosing the right blush can seem a little overwhelming. We’ve made it a little easier by helping you pick the right type of blush for you as well as naming seven of the best.
Powder blush will leave you with a more prominent, finished look and acts as a great tool for sculpting cheekbones. It’s a great option for those with oily skin as it absorbs grease to give off a matte finish
Dab on the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards to your cheekbones for a foolproof and flirty flush. Cream blush imparts a sheer finish and is easy to blend making it perfect for creating a dew look
Most cheek tints act as a double agent, as you can apply them to your lips. Once it’s set it wont budge, providing a long-lasting, luminous look - but it also means you will need to blend quickly in order to avoid streaking.
Take a peek at seven of the best blushes our reviewers loved...
1) Benefit Benetint
We say: This little pot of rosiness has become something of an iconic product. Just a few drops gives you an enviable, buildable flush.”¨
You say: “This is now my go-to blush. No other product seems to give that "flushed" look with the subtleness that this does. I'm hooked! The colour is the perfect red-glow, you can make it as subtle or as bold as you like, and it just looks so rosy and lovely on the skin.” - Blossy77
2) The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
We say: This dual-purpose product is a must-have for your clutch when you want to add colour to your pout and cheeks when you’re on the go.
You say: “This lip and cheek stain is very luxurious. It's a medium-gel like consistency that is packaged like a lip gloss with a wand applicator. A little goes a long, long way and therefore this product lasts a good while! It has great staying power and delivers a really natural flush of colour. No shimmer, just beautiful soft colour.” - Saltine
We say: A versatile little pot of soft blush that comes in so many gorgeous colours and can be used for contouring, sculpting or adding an English rose flush to your complexion.
You say: “Very highly pigmented, so you only need to use a very small amount. The little pot seems to last forever, and I just adore the scent.” - Rose_P
4) Mirenésse Marble Mineral Blush Face Powder
We say: An easy way to give yourself a natural, radiant glow, this long-lasting powder has a soft, velvety texture.
You say: “I don't like too strong a blush so this is perfect. Very subtle, nice to use, elegant compact - I'm up to my second one already.” - Leslie470
We say: Available in a range of shades to suit all complexions, this handy blush adds instant radiance in one silky-soft sweep.
You say: “I love these blushes! They are so affordable and stayed on my for eight hours. They also photograph beautifully and I love the packaging.” - Turqoise Nails
6) Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush
We say: A lovely luxurious cream blush that glides on easily and offers a dewy finish with radiant, buildable coverage.
You say: "Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush is honestly one of the best cream blushes I've ever used. The texture is perfect. It really glides on effortlessly, without pulling or dragging on my skin. It's pigmented enough to wake up my face, but not so saturated with colour that it makes me look like I'm wearing clown make-up.” - Glitterbabe_15
We say: The cream-to-powder finish of this blush stick gives you the best of both worlds: it’s easy to apply and gives your complexion a gorgeous, long-lasting glow.
You say: “It’s light and creamy and a small amount goes a very long way. Very natural looking and easy to blend in. Comes in a tube so it’s easy to store even in a small bag.” - Crystaltipps
Do you have a favourite blush? What are your tips for finding the perfect blush? Do you prefer blush, powder or tint?