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Blushing beauty: Which is the best blush?

Blushing beauty: Which is the best blush?
Team LF
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A touch of blush can do wonders to perk up your complexion and add a pretty finishing touch to any look. From bright pink flushes to natural beige-toned hues which can be used to add definition, no makeup bag is complete without blusher.

To help you find your perfect shade and formula, we have gathered together an edit of the best blush products we simply couldn't live without.

10 best blush products

  1. NARS Cosmetics Blush
  2. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
  3. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher
  4. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
  5. Giorgio Armani A-Blush
  6. Lime Crime Soft Matte Softwear Blush
  7. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush
  8. Illamasqua Colour Veil
  9. Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush
  10. MAC Powder Blush

NARS Cosmetics Blush

There aren't many beauty products more iconic than a NARS Blush. So silky and pigmented, the soft powder formula sweeps over the skin and leaves the perfect pinch of colour which instantly perks up the complexion. Ideal for all skin tones, each shade offers a natural-looking finish which can be built up to create a more striking effect. Expect an enviable blush with just one stroke.

Our favourite shade: Orgasm (peachy-pink with gold flecks)

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge

So creamy and blendable, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge is the most effortless blush you can wear. The best-selling two-in-one formula can be used both lips and cheeks to add a touch of colour and a 'just-pinched' finish. The radiant colour adds a healthy glow to your skin and works beautifully on both bare skin and over the top of makeup for a natural pop of colour.

Our favourite shade: Fresh Melon (soft coral pink)

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher

Lightweight and glow-inducing, each Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blush add a sheer wash of colour and a soft dewy sheen to the skin. Infused with Vitamin E and jojoba, the formula is perfect for even dry skin types and transforms your complexion to add a beautiful, lit-from-within radiance. Although they are sheer when applied, the water-like blushes can be build up to your desired intensity without looking at all heavy.

Our favourite shade: Acid (sheer bright pink)

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

Baked to create a soft and buildable formula, Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush create a beautiful flush on your skin. With three shades in one heart-shaped compact, the blush can be used to create a variety of finishes from a natural touch of colour to a bold and bright look. The formula is also interspersed with golden flecks which add a subtle radiance to your skin.

Our favourite shade: Candy Glow (soft mid-toned pink)

Giorgio Armani A-Blush

So creamy and blendable, Giorgio Armani A-Blush from their NEO NUDE range adds an effortless pop of colour to the cheeks with blends out seamlessly. Unlike many other cream and liquid formulas, it comes with a doe-foot application which allows for precise and mistake-proof application. Simply dot on the apples of your cheeks and blend out with your fingers or a brush for a natural-looking blush.

Our favourite shade: 54 (raspberry pink)

Lime Crime Soft Matte Softwear Blush

If you love how cream blushes apply but want a matte finish, the Lime Crime Soft Matte Softwear Blush may be your dream formula. The cream-to-powder blusher is so buildable yet feels lightweight on the skin and instantly perks up the look of your complexion. Not at all oily or sticky, they can be layered over any kind of foundation formula and even look beautiful on bare skin.

Our favourite shade: Digital Peach (dirty peach)

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Long-lasting and beautifully pigmented, Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blushes are a lightweight and blendable take on the classic powder blush formula. Ultra-soft with a matte finish, the creamy powders glide across the skin and leave pigmented, streak-free colour which stays in place all day long. Simply use a fluffy brush to sweep over the skin and add a burst of colour.

Our favourite shade: Bang (vivid orange-coral)

Illamasqua Colour Veil

When the Illamasqua Colour Veil blushes launched, they quickly become one of our all-time favourite blush formulas. The innovative gel hybrid texture combines the intense pigment of a powder with the lightweight feel and blendability of their best-selling Hydra-Veil Primer. Refreshing upon application, they look so beautiful on bare skin but also apply seamlessly over the top of liquid and powder foundations.

Our favourite shade: Enamour (peachy pink)

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush

With a beautiful gradient effect which allows you to customise your own flush, The Neo-Blush from Kevyn Aucoin is perfect for adding a healthy pop of colour to your complexion. From a more subtle hue to a bold shade, you can either use each end of the palette alone or sweep your brush across each colour to reveal a gorgeous new shade. Highly pigmented with light-reflecting flecks, the Neo-Blush creates the ultimate lit-from-within finish.

Our favourite shade: Rose Cliff (peach to pink with shimmer)

MAC Powder Blush

A classic blush with a classic finish, you can't go far wrong with MAC Powder Blush. Rich in pigment with a beautiful powder texture which feels so light on the skin, the powder blushes are finely milled to create a seamless, imperceptible finish. Use with a light hand they create a natural flush but when layered they can create a high-impact pop of colour.

Our favourite shade: News Flash (bright coral)

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