5 Long-Lasting Drugstore Blushes For Every Skin Tone


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Blush has made a major comeback over the past year and judging from NYFW, the trend is here to stay. Plus, naturally flushed cheeks and a dewy glow is our go-to combo right now. However, finding a long-lasting, beautifully pigmented blush to stay on under a mask and seamlessly flatter your skin tone isn’t always easy. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up five of our fave drugstore blushes that’ll leave you with a gorgeous rosy glow in seconds.

1. For Oily Skin: L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush, $12

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Whenever you’re buying a new makeup product, always consider your undertone. This lightweight, blendable powder blush is available in 10 shades and coordinates perfectly with the True Match collection, enabling you to find the ideal shade for your undertone. The skin-perfecting powder will also help minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections for a  healthy-skin finish. Finally, it’s also oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t block your pores, making it a no-brainer for oily or acne-prone skin.

2. For The Perfect Shade: Morphe 8W Warm/Cool Master Blush Palette, $22

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Whether you’re a blush newbie or total pro, there are so many reasons you need this palette. Firstly, you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your complexion as there’s a warm and cool-toned option so you can experiment with shades knowing they’ll flatter your skin tone. There are also both matte and shimmer formulas in the palette so you can alternate the vibe depending on your look. And finally, with eight shades per palette, it works out at under $3 per blush shade, which is pretty great!

3. For A Luminous Glow: Milani Baked Blush, $8

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When a celeb MUA recommends a drugstore formula, you can guarantee it’s the real deal. The Milani Baked Blush was recommended by none other than Kylie Jenner’s MUA, Ariel Tejada, who uses it regularly to achieve her flawless glow. The Baked powder glides seamlessly onto the skin and is available in a satin or shimmer finish. There are 11 shades in total, ranging from a warm peach that looks stunning on fair to medium skin tones or a cool-toned red that’s perfect for deeper skin tones. The blush has also been repackaged, so it now comes with a mirror and mini brush for quick and easy application.

For Dewy Skin: e.l.f Jelly Pop Flush Blush, $6

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If you’re obsessed with slaying a dewy glow (ditto), you need this blusher, STAT. The jelly texture melts into the skin and is easily buildable so you can opt for a natural flush or an intense pop of color. The formula is also infused with a rich blend of argan oil, vitamin, E, castor oil, and watermelon to hydrate and plump the skin, helping you achieve a glass skin finish. While there are only two shades, the formula is quite sheer and can be built to complement a wide range of skin tones.

For A Monochromatic Look: NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint, $9

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If you’re as obsessed with multi-tasking products as we are, you’ll love the NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint, $9. The pigmented cream formula comes with a doe-foot applicator that’s perfect for your lip and cheeks, allowing you to achieve a monochromatic look in seconds. The vegan-formula is also easily buildable and super lightweight for a natural finish with a second-skin feel. Available in six popping shades, from a fiery red to a deep berry pink, there’s a modern shade to match every skin tone.
What’s your favorite blush? Let us know in the comments below.
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