Blush is probably the most flirtatious makeup product on the market. Who can resist a woman with shimmering, pink cheeks? The small pop of color adds natural warmth to any woman’s face. So, why are so many lades intimidated by the blushers section at the store; is it because there are some many different options? If that’s the case, here is a breakdown of the various types of blushers to help you choose which one is best for you!
Powder blush: This is the best blush for low-maintenance makeup wearers and beginners. It is an easy application, as all it takes is a blush and a couple swipes across your cheekbones. Due to the fact that it is powder, it is easy to remove should you not like the way it looks. This also means it will not wear very long, so be sure to carry it with you should you need a touch-up! Also, if you tend to have oily skin, stick with powder blush.
- Try: Makeup Forever powder blush ($20), MAC powder blush ($20) or Dior’s Rosy Glow Awakening blush ($44)
Cream blush: If you prefer your makeup to stand out, cream blush is for you. Since it is cream-based, the color is much more intense; it is great to wear for the night out! It wears long too. The best way to apply this blush is with your fingertips, and quick—make sure your hands are clean first! If you have dry skin, this blush is great because it moisturizes while you wear it.
- Try: Illamasqua cream blusher ($24), NARS cream blush ($24) or Elizabeth Arden Ceramide cream blush ($24)
Gel blush: While powder and cream blushers add a tint of color to your face, gel blush enables a sheer glow instead. It is just a hint of color that will brighten up your skin. Gel blush is better for experience makeup users because you have to apply it quickly to avoid streaking. Practice with this a few times before wearing it out. It’s great if you want your makeup to last all day too!
- Try: Tarte gel blush ($30), YSL gel blush ($30), or Pixi gel blush ($18)
Tint blush: Tint blush is incredibly similar to gel blush. Make sure you apply it just as quickly and accurately as you would with the gel blush.
- Try: Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On cheek tint ($24), Stila Convertible cover ($25) or Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow ($32)
Shimmer blush: This is a great addition to your nighttime makeup. Instead of adding color to your cheekbones, it adds sheen of sparkles that reflect light of your skin. It adds an extra something to your get-up for the night.
- Try: Bobbi Brown shimmer blush ($25), Dior Shimmer Star ($44) or Laura Mercier Shimmer Block ($38)