8 Best Blushes for Day or Night

These creams and powders blend beautifully for a natural glow.

Betsy Farrell

Blush doesn't get nearly enough credit. It brightens, it warms, it enhances — and if it's one of these highly rated picks, it'll become a beloved part of your makeup routine for any occasion. Before applying, read up on these 11 blush tips every woman needs to know.

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BUDGET: CoverGirl Cheekers


There's a reason this blush has been around for ages: It has a committed fanbase that will buy it as long as CoverGirl keeps making it. Reviewers who have given it five stars on Ulta say it looks natural, doesn't streak, and adds just the right amount of color.

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BUDGET: e.l.f. Blush


This pick is the least expensive blush on our list, but one Ulta reviewer says it's "better than high-end" blush. In fact, nearly all of its five-star reviewers note that it blends beautifully, and some even compare it to one of the best-selling high-end blushes, NARS Orgasm.

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BUDGET: ColourPop Super Shock Blush


If you haven't tried a ColourPop product yet, the Super Shock Blush is a great place to start. A beauty editor editor favorite, it offers quite a creamy finish for a powder formula, and the intensity of the color "can be as subtle or noticeable as you like," according to one of hundreds of five-star reviews.

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Burt's Bees
BUDGET: Burt's Bees Blush


If ingredients are a top priority for you, you'll appreciate this mostly-mineral option, which contains honey, bamboo, and vitamin E so it feels as good as it looks. "A little bit goes a long way, but it blends very well," says one of many who love the pigmentation.

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Although the aforementioned powder blush is one of the most popular blushes in the world (it's even a favorite of !), it's the brand's cream blush stick, The Multiple, that has impressed our editors with its powder-like finish and versatile formula.

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INVESTMENT: Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Cushion Color for Cheeks


This liquid formula won a 2017 GolfHr Beauty Breakthrough Award. One Beauty Lab tester said, "I dabbed this on my cheeks with my fingers and was amazed by the formula's light-as-air feel and how seamless it looked on my skin."

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INVESTMENT: Bite Beauty Multistick


Bite Beauty is known for its lipsticks, but their Multistick is made to be worn on cheeks as well. Garnering more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Sephora, it "blends beautifully and adds definition so easily to cheek bones," according to one reviewer.

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Available in more than 40 colors and five finishes, this classic blush is here to stay — both on cheeks and on the market — thanks to fans like the Nordstrom reviewer who says, "the durability in terms of lasting all day with a fresh look is unbeatable."

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