Hi Makeup Geeks!
You all know I love to try new makeup products, so I’ve compiled my “Best Of” series stating my favorite makeup products of all time! My top picks are completely unbiased- I simply want to help you spend your money on only the products I know are amazing. Trust me, I have tested, swatched, and worn just about every makeup product out there. ;)
Enough blabbing…. On to the best blushes ever!
1. Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Naked Rose
My favorite products by Illamasqua are their blushes as they’re super pigmented, creamy, and last a long time. I especially love the color “Naked Rose” as it’s a muted pink color that is easy to apply without looking too bright or clownish. :)
2. NARS Powder Blush – Amour
NARS is known for having the best high end blushes. Their color “Orgasm” has won an award every year for several years now. BUT, I chose the color Amour as it is a beautiful matte finish warm pink that is flattering on every skin color.
3. Inglot Powder Blush – #20
Inglot is also known for having smooth, creamy, and pigmented blushes but without the high price tag that other makeup companies charge. This color #20 is the perfect matte pink that brightens your cheeks without being overpowering.
Where to Buy: Inglot
4. MAC Powder Blush – Melba
To warm up the skin, this color Melba is perfect as it’s a muted peach color. It doesn’t look too orange, and the matte finish doesn’t emphasize acne scars or pores like some shimmery ones do.
Price: $12.99 – $20.00
5. Milani Mineral Blush – Luminous
This Milani blush is the perfect dupe for the popular NARS “Orgasm”- a slightly shimmery peachy pink color. It adds a beautiful glow to the skin without coming across glittery or too shiny. Plus the cheap pricetag will save you some money.
Where to Buy: Most Drugstores . Amazon
6. NYX Powder Blush – Peach
Yes, yes, I know I have a lot of matte finish blushes on this list. But shimmery blushes can sometimes accentuate things you don’t want anyone seeing! This matte pink blush (not sure why NYX named it “peach”?) is a great way to brighten your cheeks and add just the right amount of color. Price is great too…
Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store
7. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Tipsy
I own almost every single one of Tarte’s blushes. Why? Because many of them are matte finish, they come in lots of colors, and the formula is very pigmented and smooth. This color Tipsy looks amazing on medium to dark skin as the coral color adds lots of warmth to your cheeks.
8. Illamasqua Cream Blusher – Rude
I am currently in love with cream blushes. I’ve noticed that the older I get, the drier my skin gets (yay). So I have to add back in the dewiness to my skin by using cream blushes and cheek highlighters. This Illamasqua one is very creamy, yet not oily looking. And this color “Rude” is the perfect true peach color that warms up my complexion beautifully!
9. NYX Cream Blush – Rose Petal
NYX also makes some amazing cream blushes, but without the hefty price tags of other makeup lines. I love this color “Rose Petal” as it’s a muted warm pink color. It looks great on every skin color- from fair to dark.
10. Stila Convertible Color – Petunia
I’m not sure why I didn’t discover these cream blushes sooner as they’re amazing! I just wish Stila made more colors of them. This color “Petunia” is a brighter warm pink that looks great on medium to dark skin. It adds a youthful glow to the cheeks and doesn’t look oily or feel sticky. The best part: you can use this on your lips too for a lipgloss. :)
Because so many blushes are aimed at medium skin, I wanted to share a few of my favorites for both fair skin and dark skin.
- Benefit Powder Blush in Georgia
- Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tremble
- Stila Convertible Color in Peony
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty
- Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy
- Stila Convertible Color in Gladiola