Blush Is Back, Baby—Here Are Our Favorites

A few years back, contouring was all the rage in the makeup world—but we're so done with that trend.

Not only did it take way too long to do, but it didn't seem natural! Sure, every now and then we'll do a minor contour for a night out or a fancy event, but for the most part, we stick to a cream or powder bronzer and call it a day. Do you know what will make your face pop even more, in the most natural of ways? That's right—blush. Rosy, sunkissed cheeks will always be in, and we've been hardcore fangirling over blush lately.

Not sure what blush you should get? No worries—below, you'll find our top picks for blush, because it's back, baby!

Dear Dahlia Petal Glow Blush in Flushed: $30

If you're attached to powder blushes and don't feel like venturing out into creams or liquids, fear not, because this powder blush from Dear Dahlia is one of the best ones out there. Even in its powder form, your skin won't look ashy or dry—in fact, because of ingredients like shea butter and almond oil, your skin will be nourished in addition to a healthy, natural-looking petal-glow.

dear dahlia blush

(via Dear Dahlia)


Purlisse Blush Glow BB Cheek Color in Cool Mauve: $18

Purlisse has an array of shades to choose from when it comes to their blushes. We're especially digging the Cool Mauve color and love that the formula is buildable. Plus, with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, you can be sure your skin will be hydrated and nourished. And while this blush is referred to as a cream on the site, we think it's actually more of a liquid—so use a teeny-tiny bit when you're applying, and you'll absolutely glow.

purlisse glow bb blush

(via Purlisse)


Inika Organic Lip and Cheek Cream in Petals: $35

Can we all agree that this shade is absolutely stunning? Inika's "Petals" blush comes in a cream form and smoothly glides onto the skin. We like using our fingertips because the warmth of them will rub in the product perfectly. Not to mention, the formula of the blush itself is made with almond oil and vitamin E, which work together to hydrate and protect the skin.

inika blush

(via Inika Organic)


Doucce Cheek Blush in Soft Whispers: $28

Out of the 10 shades Doucce offers in their cheek blush, "Soft Whispers" has to be our favorite. The dusty rose hue looks amazing on all sorts of skin types and skin tones—it's such a versatile color. We're loving that the powder is matte and silky-smooth, meaning you can build it up to whatever degree you'd like.

doucce blush

(via Doucce)


Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk Medium: $38

The holy grail of blushes has to be Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Light Wand. And while the brand offers multiple shades, the popular ones always seem to be sold out. But lucky for those with medium to dark skin tones, Pillow Talk Medium is actually on the site. When we tell you this is rare, we really mean it. So, what's so good about it? Imagine the most glowing, goddess-like skin, and that's what you get. With polymers, oils and silica in the formula, your cheeks will be luminous to the max.

charlotte tilbury beauty light wand pillow talk blush

(via Charlotte Tilbury)


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