Blush Hacks (And Buys) You Need To Know For A Rosy Glow
Many people tend to gloss over the power that a high-quality blusher holds — it’s practically makeup’s equivalent of a good caffeine fix, transforming your complexion from bare to woke in 10 seconds flat. But did you know that there are other insanely fun and easy ways to max out your blush’s glow benefits? Like these three foolproof hacks that’ll amplify your ethereal, sun-kissed gleam and take it from the apples of your cheeks to the rest of your beat.
Hack 1: From Powder to Cream
Summer days call for a level of extra, from ‘fit to beauty looks. For juicy rosy strobes, mix your pearlescent or shimmery blush with some Vaseline or a transparent skin balm for a DIY cream blush tint that’ll leave you with the prettiest, dewy-looking cheeks.
Hack 2: The Perfect Lazy-Girl Eyeshadow
For days when you have zero time for a razor-sharp cut crease, bring on the blush! Seriously, a light flush of a peach-colored cream or powder blush over the lids paired with a few coats of mascara will instantly wake up the eyes. Bronzer-highlighter hybrids (the powder kind) work extremely well for this hack as well, especially when you want to look golden. You’ll pull up to Sunday sundowners looking like…
Hack 3: A DIY Lip Stain, Perhaps?
Using the back of any makeup brush, crush some blush onto the back of your hand and mix the pigments with nipple cream (or any lip balm) to create a quickie lip stain that seriously lasts. Alternatively, use a shimmery blush as a lipstick topper, applying some with your fingertips to add some beam to your pout while mattifying and sealing your lip color in place. Not even a slice of pizza or a glass of vino will fade this.
5 Bomb Blushers To Add to your Stash:
Fenty Beauty Killawat Freestyle Highlighter in Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, $36
A blush-highlighter hybrid that combines the best of both finishes — the saturated color of powder blush with the buttery blend-ability and feel of a cream blush. Apply this errwhere like we do, from face, lids, and collarbones. A tip for the eyes? Use a damp eyeshadow brush instead for intense, HD glimmer.
NARS Orgasm Blush, $30
A cult-fave that deserves all the hype. This pinky-peach with low-key gold shimmer works beautifully on all complexions. Pair it with your glam or a barely-there beat, either way, it can provide both sheer and vivid pops of color depending on your mood of course, and the number of layers you choose to apply.
Glossier Cloud Paint, $18
Foolproof and handbag-friendly, we love this cheek paint for beach days when an easy, one-step faux flush is required. It contains special blurring pigments that ensure you get an even and streak-free application every time. Also, if you have more than one shade, mix them up to create unique, custom blush blends.
More of a bronzer than a blush, this is one of our faves for golden hour skin. The shades ‘Soft and Gentle’ and ‘Gold Deposit’ especially will have your glow on full-blast. This is also a great cheek powder to use as an eyeshadow alternative and remember to dampen your eyeshadow brush first for maximized highlights.
Live Tinted Huestick, $24
Live Tinted snapped with this versatile tint stick. Use it on the cheeks, eyes, or lips, and it even works as a color corrector, too. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid, squalane, vitamin C, and E to hydrate and nourish skin as well.
Now that you’ve crossed off blush buys from your summer beauty checklist, elevate this glow with these no-makeup makeup essentials.
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