I Just Tried Over 45 Blushers—These Are the Best Ones
I’ve tried hundreds of concealers and mascaras in the name of beauty research, while my fellow beauty fanatic Giselle has turned her attention to everything from foundations to nude lipsticks in her quest to find the best products for darker skin tones. But my next beauty investigation might just be the one that I’m most excited about—blusher.
Some people love it and some people hate it but but I absolutely adore blusher and totally swear by its magical ability to transform a tired complexion into something decidedly more lively. In fact, I’d sadly need more hands than I currently have to count the number of times that people have asked me “Are you feeling okay?” when I haven’t applied my usual dusting of the good stuff before leaving the house.
Luckily for me, as a perk of my job, I’m regularly sent new blushers to try out. Creams, powders, liquids and sticks—it seems that there’s an endless supply of blushers on the market right now which means that I am incredibly fickle about remaining loyal to any particular formula. A blusher away keeps the doctor away, right?
But for the purpose of this test, I ended up trying over 45 blushers and they only made the list if I would actually part with my own hard-earned cash to buy them. I tried a mix of formulations and shades and considered everything from application to longevity. Disclaimer: while I have given each blusher a rating I would take this number with a pinch of salt. Honestly, I loved each and every blusher on this list and they wouldn’t be on here if I didn’t genuinely think they were worth the money. (But it isn’t as fun to give everything a 10/10, is it?)
Keep scrolling to see which 10 made my final shortlist and to shop my favourites.