A great pink blush is a classic that never goes out of style. Trends change and new colours come in every season but nothing truly beats a good pink. The fact remains that pink looks good on everyone, it’s only a matter of finding the best shade that works on your skin tone. The right shade of blush, placed well can pull your makeup together and warm up your complexion giving you that fresh-faced glow we all so crave in the mornings. Plus, it’s a no brainer in the spring/summer seasons or even winter if you love a natural minimal makeup look.
Between the sheer amount of different shades and formulas, it can take a little trial and error to figure out your favourites. TBH, you can wear whatever tone of pink you damn well please, there’s no hard and fast rules when you’re having fun with makeup. But there are a few points you can keep in mind when finding the right pink shade for yourself. First, you want to think about your skin tone and/or what you’re trying to achieve. Do you need cool-toned pink or warmer mauve shades or richer deeper tones? If you want a natural shade all you got to do is gently pinch your cheeks. Match a shade to that flush and you’ve got an everyday blush! Because there are hundreds of pink blushes on the market we’ve rounded up a few favourites to get you started whether your building your first makeup kit or starting fresh for the season.
Scroll below to find the best pretty in pink blushes that will give you a subtle rosy glow:
1. Milani Cosmetics, Rose Powder Blush In Romantic Rose
The whole range of blushes in this line is filled with different rosy hues in matte and shimmer infused finishes. So finding the shade that works for you will be a breeze. However, the shade Romantic Rose is a soft matte that’s the perfect fool-proof shade for that natural just pinched look. It goes on like butter and lasts for hours on the face. Perfect for those no-makeup makeup days.
2. Tarte, Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush In Blushing Bride
If you feel like your blush disappears hours after applying it you have to give this Tarte formula a try. The coverage is just enough to show up on one swipe but is super buildable and easy to blend out, depending on how intense you want to go. Plus it boasts to stay on for at least 12 hours. Blushing Bride, in particular, is more of a plumy rose pink with a very faint sheen once appliedd. This particular shade is richly pigmented so go in with a light hand first. Because of its rich tones, it looks especially great on those with deeper skin tones.
3. Nars, Orgasm Liquid Blush
You might have heard of the Nars most iconic orgasm blush. Beloved by many, the rosy pink shade with a subtle golden shimmer truly does complement all skin tones. However, we’re here to introduce you to her sister in liquid form. The same pink shade as the much-loved powder, the moisturizing formula blends like a dream and looks so dewy and radiant on the skin that it will change even the mind of blush-sceptics. Dare we say it’s better than the original and at least deserves a room on every blush list.
4. Nudestix, Nudies Blush In ‘Naughty N’ Spice’
Who doesn’t love a great multi-stick product? Perfect for girls on the go, this creamy stick formula comes with a built-in blending brush on the other end. This dusty rose nude can also easily be used on your eyes and lips for a simple monochrome look. With just a few simple swipes you can create a light, youthful rosy flush to your cheeks.
5. Benefit Cosmetics, Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
This iconic cult-classic has been a favourite over the years for a very good reason. You might be intimidated by its deep red bottle at first but it actually gives a wonderful rosy stain to your cheeks that isn’t too pigmented. Although it seems opaque at first, it blends beautifully for a perfect flush that stays put all day. Quick tip though, it dries super fast so work with one cheek at a time.
6. Maybelline, Fit Me Blush In Pink
Excellent for those with pink undertones, this powder blush is perfect for everyday wear. With a creamy texture and a shade that true-to tone it delivers a glowing blushing pink colour that’s natural yet noticeable and stays all day. One of the best drugstore blushers that great quality and won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
What’s your favourite go-to pink blush? Let me know in the comments below.