When do you wear full make-up? – Every day or just for special occasions? Perhaps you are just like the majority of women who do at least wear make-up occasionally. But are you satisfied with the look you achieve when you do apply your make-up? If not, (or even if you are!) you should start thinking about applying blush makeup to enhance your look.
Maybe your skin is sallow and you want to brighten it, then the right blusher will do this for you. It will not only provide you with a glow that is natural, but also accentuate your features.
If you’ve never purchased a blusher, you’re probably asking yourself: ‘How do I know which is the right one for me?’ By reading through the following reviews of 5 products we consider to be amongst the best on the market you’ll soon know which is the one.
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Our 5 Top Rated Blushes
In compiling this list we’ve looked at each product’s function and checked out whether or not it is good value for money. We are convinced of our findings – we hope there’ll be something there to convince you, too.
1. Youngblood Pressed Mineral Blush
Now this one will be just up your street if you like a really dramatic effect. It has a really strong pigmentation to do just that. It’s more suitable for using on medium color skin tone than for pale skin.
You’ll have so many colors to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Maybe you want something a little more subtle for the daytime and something much darker for the evenings (or nights!).
Whatever look you’re aiming for, for day or night, you’ll be able to achieve it with this Youngblood Pressed Mineral Blush. You can choose a light shade if you want a look that’s more natural or a darker shade depending on the occasion.
You’re not going to believe this! But this product can also be used as a lipstick for a really outstanding effect.
If you want something to carry around with you at all times, then this is ideal as it’s really compact. It will fit easily into the smallest of purses. Although it’s small it still has a mirror and an applicator. What’s more, it’s long lasting so you won’t have to keep reapplying it at short intervals.
- Can be used whatever your skin type
- It’s strong in pigmentation
- Will stay on a long time
- The colors are rather bold
- Not much in it so won’t last long
2. Revlon Powder Blush
Here’s another exceptionally good powder blush, if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s simple but classy! You’ll be able to say goodbye to that tired look because you haven’t slept well – the Revlon Powder Blush will provide you with a healthy bright appearance that you’ll be happy to show the world. This powder blush, as with the Revlon cream blush we’ve already reviewed, is only made from natural ingredients. It’s made from Gingko Bilboa and Ginseng, which will moisturize your skin subtly. There’ll be no fear of it looking greasy.
You certainly won’t want a shiny, greasy look if you already have oily skin! This really could be just what you need. It’s also a perfect option for anyone who is really pale skinned and if you have problems with your make-up ‘sweating’ off on a warm day. This will be avoided as it has a powdery texture.
For anyone who wants something bold, keep away from this one! This just offers a completely natural look that’s suitable for every day when you just want to brighten up your appearance a little.
It’s not as suitable as the cream version if you have wrinkles but can be used if you are a lover of powders. It’s also perfect for covering up any uneven skin tones, so definitely recommendable if you’re looking for a natural blush.
- Can be used on a daily basis
- It isn’t too expensive
- There’s a good choice of colors
- The right product if your skin is oily
- The case is rather difficult to open
- If you go for bolder colors this isn’t the one
3. CoverGirl Classic Color Blush
Are you the traditional type who wants something more classic? Then this option is just right for you. It will combine perfectly with your foundation as its color is simple and soft. As it blends in easily to your foundation, you won’t have to worry that you look like one of those painted dolls, either.
There’s a mirror attached and you’ll also be provided with a brush for applying it so there’s no need to carry anything extra around with you. It’s even compact enough to keep with you at all times so you can be sure you have everything at hand for when you need to refresh your make-up. But it’s also great for using at home if you want to be confident that you always look good – and let’s face it: who doesn’t?
It’s been dermatologically tested so it’s guaranteed to be suitable for all skin types. No problem if you have sensitive skin or skin issues.
It’s lovely soft color will provide you with a completely natural glow: you’ll love it, especially if you are extremely fair skinned!
This one has a lot going for it, from its packaging to its quality it’s amongst the best! It’s also the best blush for fair skin.
- Perfect whatever your skin type
- No problem with blending it in
- Application couldn’t be any smoother
- Includes a mirror
- Colors might not suit everyone
- The quality of the brush is not tops
4. Bare Escentuals Promise Blush
Cream blushers are not for everyone – maybe you are a lover of powder blushes. That’s just what this Bare Escentuals Promise Blush is – a powder blush.
It’s a top quality product that offers lovely soft colors to help make you glow. You’ll feel like a newborn when you use it. Actually, the ingredients it’s made from are so safe that you could use it on a newborn! These safe minerals are a must for anyone with sensitive skin.
If you have any allergies or skin issues you’re probably wary of trying out something new. With the safe ingredients used here you can buy this one with confidence. Your skin will be able to breathe as it is so lightweight.
It’s suitable for daytime wear, but can also be used for partying at night. You’ll have a fresh appearance by just applying a little during the day. But for partying you’ll want a more dramatic look, so just apply a little more until you achieve the look you are after.
It works for all skin tones as it’s a completely neutral color. It’s ideal if you just want a subtle hint on color to brighten up your day (and your face, of course!)
Should you be looking for a high quality, safe product that you can afford, you don’t need to look any further.
- The quality is unbeatable
- Ideal if you suffer with allergies or have skin issues
- Made from only safe ingredients
- Provides you with a natural look
- The package is rather small
- Not really suitable for day wear
5. Revlon Cream Blush
Have you already thought about color? Do you want a soft color or a dark color? Revlon Cream Blush offers such a variety of colors that there’s definitely one there to suit your preferences. For a lighter color you could choose soft peach or if you want something more dramatic you could go for the rich berry or wine colors. Whatever the occasion, if you want to change your image, you can do so.
As this blush is made from completely natural products, such as extracts from green tea and grape seed, it’s the perfect choice for anyone with dry skin. But even if you have a normal or oily skin you can still use it.
If you have oily skin you won’t need to worry about the product being too greasy for you. This blusher is creamy but not greasy!
For the more mature woman who is worried about applying blusher because of wrinkles, rest assured. It goes on smoothly over the wrinkles.
But for an absolute natural effect you should think about combining your blusher with a foundation that is suitable for your skin.
One feature you’ll really appreciate with this product is the fact that there is even a mirror included. Just what you need should you find yourself wanting to refresh your make-up sometime during the day. As it’s really compact you be able to carry it with you at all times with no problem.
What more can you want: a product you can rely on that offers quality at a good price and can be used whatever the occasion!
- Application is absolutely simple
- Won’t aggravate your skin as it’s made from natural products
- You’ll be spoilt for choice with colors
- It’s perfect for the more mature woman
- A bit too creamy if you have oily skin
- Not dark enough to give an extremely bold effect
Things To Consider Before Making A Final Decision
With so many products on the market you’ll get confused knowing what to look for when you’re out shopping for a blusher. You may be thinking: ‘Why should I be confused, I’ll just buy the one my mother or my sister uses’. Of course, this is the completely wrong thing to do. You are not your mother or your sister. You are you! Choosing a blusher is a completely personal experience. Your wants and your needs and even your skin type will be different to those of your mother or your sister. So why not consider our questions mentioned below before you set off on that shopping spree.
- How much patience do you have when applying make-up?
It’s important to know that even if your mother or sister use liquid blush, it may look natural, but applying it isn’t easy.
- Do you normally stay true to products you know?
If you’re the conservative type you’ll need a product that is traditional. Powder blush might be just the right thing for you as you’ll be able to apply it easily with a make-up brush. It’s also great if you’ve got oily skin and don’t want to end up with an oily look.
- Are you always in a hurry applying your make-up?
Although a stick blush is not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s easy and fast to use. It’s especially good for anyone with dry skin because it’s creamy texture allows it to go on smoothly.
- What skin type are you?
This is important to know as you don’t want to leave the house looking perfect only to find that half way through the night the effect has worn off. Oily skin types should avoid using creamy products while powder products are not suitable for dry skin types.
- How much have you budgeted for?
Drug store products are good if you’re really counting your pennies, but do you really save money on them? You’ll find you have to replace them much sooner than you would with a slightly more expensive product. The products we’ve mentioned are all affordable and will guarantee better results, too.
- Do you re-apply your make-up often?
If so, you’ll need something more compact that you can carry around with you. It’s also recommended to look for a product that also has an application brush and a mirror.
- Do you suffer from allergies or have skin problems?
The ingredients of the products will be of utmost importance to you if you don’t want to end up damaging your skin. For people with dry skin or acne you really need to know exactly what’s in the product you use.
- Are you the more subtle or the more bold type?
Only you can know this. Do you want to look natural or are you aiming for a dramatic effect? Which product you buy then depends on your personal preference.
If you’ve given consideration to these questions you’ll find it easier to decide which product to buy. Whether you’re looking for the best cream blush or the best blush palette, each one we’ve mentioned is excellent, but they are also all different. One of them will definitely be exactly what you are looking for.