$40 And Under Blushers For A Flawless, Monotoned Beat!


Monochromatic makeup has made its annual return, and we simply can’t get enough of this trend-defying style. For those who aren’t familiar with it, achieving a monotoned beat is pretty straightforward. In a nutshell, it entails sweeping your blush color from the apples of your cheeks to your lips, lids (and mani too, if you’re that level of extra). Riri, Shay Mitchell, Lizzo, and BIBI are a few celebs who’ve donned the trendy, harmonious flush, and you can easily replicate it as well with a bomb blusher in hand.


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Check out our current fave liquid and cream cheek tints that can double up as gorgeous lid and lip colors to add a rosy tonal touch to your flawless no-makeup makeup glam.

Tower28 Beach Please Lip + Cheek Cream Blush, $20

If you wanna look sun-kissed all year round, this is your next treasured secret weapon. Infused with aloe and green tea extract, this tinted balm will leave your cheeks, lids, and lips looking perfectly flushed (and glazed) while delivering a few skin-boosting extras, too. You’ll love ‘golden hour,’ ‘after hour,’ ‘power hour,’ and ‘rush hour’ — sooooo, basically all six shades.

Danessa Myricks Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment, $18

You’ll probably find several of these 3-in-1 cream pigments stashed in our office totes — it’s honestly the versatility of these that has us splurging on more. They’re available in three long-lasting finishes: matte, metallic and high shine (literally, the rain or sun can’t budge these). We highly recommend their high shine tints for that glassy, ‘model-off-duty beauty look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Cream Blush, $32

This newbie from Anastasia Beverly Hills is getting rave reviews for its dreamy soft color varieties and easy-to-use tool. We love it for a swift skin-switch-up when our complexion needs a color boost. For glowy and lifted apples, apply some over the cheekbones in an upward motion, then use their built-in brush to buff out and blur.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, $20

A pick-me-up in blush form — this is a must-buy for fresh face lovers looking for a skin-lifting tint. You can apply it in two ways, with a brush for more dense and precise layers or with your fingertips for a carefree and effortless flush. Dab some over your clear lip balm, too, just at the center of the lips, for the easiest ombre pout.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow, $40

Lip tint meets cheek tint meets dewy highlighter — this is a staple for the glow-obsessed. In addition to its heavenly pillowy texture, it’s also infused with raspberry leaf stem cell extract and some good old vitamin E, giving your skin both a baby soft tint and texture.

Glossier Cloud Paint, $18

This tiny tube packs one hell of a punch when it comes to pigments — a little really does go a long way with this gem. It offers both sheer and in-your-face coverage depending on your mood and number of layers. And the texture of it glides like literal butter; it’s an airy and bouncy gel-cream formula that makes for easy and seamless blending every time. Keep one in your glove compartment or baby Telfar for quickie touch-ups while you’re on the move.

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