7 New Blushes You Need On Your Radar, Like RN!
If there’s one makeup product we wouldn’t ditch – yes, even if you paid us to – it’d be blush. And unsurprisingly, beauty companies are onto us, because new gorgeous blush formulas are being dropped left, right, and center. Allow us to introduce you to the new blush balms, sticks, and powders eager to kiss your cheeks with intense pigment power. All that’s left is to scroll, swipe, and love:
She’s a 2022 upgrade to e.l.f. ‘s cult-fave Putty Blush, $7, and adds a subtle shimmer finish that’s oh-so-gorgeous on bare skin. The putty-to-powder blush infuses your complexion with a lit-from-within glow (courtesy of argan oil and vitamin E) while adding a dreamy pop of color. Super lightweight, buildable, and vegan, she’s everything you need whether you CBA for a full face or want to layer it up for an intense pop of color.
It’s never too late to try blush draping, AKA the technique of draping your blush from your cheekbones to your temples for a sculpted glow. And our buildable blush sticks make it SO easy. Seriously, they blend like a dream and feel so weightless on the skin. The pigmented hues leave a dewy flush of color while lychee extract and smoothing vitamin E turn moisture up to the max. Consider them your stand-alone makeup staple for a night out with the besties.
The internet’s just as obsessed with Kylie’s dewy multitaskers as we are. These limited-edition blush balms impart a tinted flush of color with a glazed-donut glow. The silky texture melts into your skin, leaving a radiant finish and making you feel like you’re wearing nothing. She knew we wouldn’t be able to stop at our cheeks, so she’s made them lip-friendly too. BRB, monochromatic makeup’s calling us…
Our top pick is shade Feelings Neutral, a brownish rose shade, but get your hands on shades Pink Me Up (medium pink), Doin The Most (coral), and Off The Clock (clear) while you still can.
4. Huda Beauty Lovefest Cream Blush, $39
There’s no better feeling than watching the sun dip down. Well, our new limited-edition cuties mimic that blissful feeling with two sunset-inspired shades packed with super fine gold pearls. Blending beautifully on your skin, these pearl-infused cream blushes will add a gorgeous pop of color that deserves more than a ten-second cameo on your Insta. Choose Toasted Tangerine (orange coral) for brunch and switch to Burning Cherry (warm berry red) before your PM plans.
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If you have trouble figuring out which blushes layer beautifully together, allow the Mother of Makeup to do it instead. This demi-matte powder blush combo comes straight from the makeup gawdess, Pat McGrath, who pairs two stunning shades. The pressed powders are silky smooth to touch and feel feather-light upon application. Anyone else getting major Bridgerton vibes?
It’s skincare-meets-makeup. Halsey’s vegan formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and meadowfoam seed oil that serves up non-sticky nourishment as you blush it out. The cushiony balm offers a buildable wash of color that can be diffused for a soft-makeup look or built up to look like Cupid struck you… Hard.
7. Melt Cosmetics Cream Blushlight, $24
Melt Cosmetics knew we couldn’t do without our blushes and highlighters, so they mashed the two together to create an undefeated combo: blushlight. They have three shimmery shades infused with pearl textures for a tinted glow and three “natural” shades for hunnies who prefer to skip the highlight. She’ll be your bestie for your cheeks and lips, so bookmark her for your weekend plans.
Speaking of weekend plans, here are some affordable makeup sticks for a five-minute beat.
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