Best Blushes For Your Freshest Summer Face

On an ideal summer morning, we’d all love to start the day with our faces glowing with a rosiness of freshness and youth. If you are like most of us, however, most mornings the flush and natural glow isn’t always there. That is where blush comes in; but, when was the last time any of us have thought about blush? I’m talking like really thought about it. For most of us, blush doesn’t seem like that big a deal at all. Well i’m here to tell you ladies, there is wayyyyyy more to blush than you think. When applied correctly, it is actually the unsung hero of your look. The right shade of blush can warm up your skin tone and define and lift even the most non-existent of cheekbones. Plus, it is the only way to add a healthy flush of color to your face so that it looks youthful and glowing. So, blush offers many beauty benefits and is having a major moment, graduating from a makeup bag staple to a bonafide summer 2018 trend.

Now that you ladies aren’t sleep on the blush anymore, how do you find the perfect formula for you? A key rule to go by is if you’ve got oily skin, use a powder. If you have dry skin, opt for a gel or cream. When it comes to color, rose and peach hues tend to suit lighter skin tones and deep plums and bright tangerines will complement darker skin. If you like to stick to the bronzed look, don’t fret–an apricot colored blush will only add to your look. So ladies, we’re reinstating these pretty pigments as a must-have for your makeup bag this summer season. Below are the best powdery hues that come in vivid shades that illuminate skin and provide cheeks with a subtle, flattering flush and glow for your freshest summer face:

  1. I’ve got to start with Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, which, in my humble opinion, is the world’s best blush. In fact, this Nars blusher achieved cult status many moons ago (who hasn’t heard of Orgasm?) and it isn’t showing any signs of losing its reign. It is a universally flattering, pigment-rich pinky peach can’t-go-wrong blush shade. I’m telling you ladies, anybody can put on this cream-to powder sheer, shimmery peach and look fantastic. It gives any complexion a beautifully warm golden glow when dabbed on the apples of the cheeks, and the creamy formula blends seamlessly on to the skin, leaving a more natural, dewy finish that delivers glowing color every single time.
  2. For blush that doesn’t fade out hours after applying it, try the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. The key ingredient in the formula, Amazonian clay, keeps rich pigment in place by reducing oils in pores to keep skin balanced and hydrated. The more moisture in the skin, the longer the blush keeps. So, at the end of a long, hot, sweaty summer day, the blush is still there and nowhere near disappearing. Another one from Tarte is the Maracuja Cheek Tint in Deep Berry. It is a light raspberry pink-shade that is soft, delicate, and pretty. It adds a flush that looks vibrant but natural, especially well-suited for those with medium skin tones.
  3. Sure, fiery orange shades look intense in the pan, but on dark skin, it is the best way to get a true flush. So, don’t be intimidated by bright orange blush, because on dark skin it is subtle and pretty. In fact, a bright blush like Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango and Trippin or NYX High Definition Blush in Double Dare wind up looking surprisingly neutral. Both have super creamy and silky formula, are heavily pigmented, and blend like a dream with multiple uses. They are just that pretty.
  4. If you are just looking to bronze a bit–since most skin tones are already warm in the summer months–go with an apricot shade with a tinge of orange for a slight enhancement that is flattering and subtle. Luscious Blushes in Champagne, Peach Melba, and Coral Glow are soft, flirty, and fresh. They also allow you to go bolder with the rest of the makeup then. Also, if you are looking for cream blushes, Luscious Cosmetics Blush Crush are great for creating subtle sheens or full-on flush.

In the end, there is nothing quite like a pop of blush on the cheeks to instantly transform the complexion. Whether it is a bold coral, a soft pink, or warm peach, a bit of color can make you look healthier and brighter with minimal effort. All of the best blushes mentioned above, from classics like the Nars cult Orgasm to more esoteric finds like the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks and the Luscious Cosmetics Blush Crush, are available on From powders to cream, we’ve got it all. So, shop the very best and fake that natural flush all summer long.

Alizeh Siddiqui
I’m a creative and adventurous fashion, beauty, and travel blogger who encourages individuals of all demographics to explore what the worlds of fashion, beauty, and travel have to offer–and to live your best life while doing it!
Alizeh Siddiqui

Alizeh Siddiqui

I'm a creative and adventurous fashion, beauty, and travel blogger who encourages individuals of all demographics to explore what the worlds of fashion, beauty, and travel have to offer--and to live your best life while doing it!

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  1. Zara says:

    That’s too much text and no visual pictures. No one wants to read it like this. Also pay some attention to the formatting as well.

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