Shop Our Favorite Summer Blushes For That “Your Skin But Better” Flush

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Growing up I was never the biggest fan of blush, maybe because my cheeks were naturally rosy so I had no need for it. But as I’ve gotten older, the natural flush is slowly disappearing and I feel incomplete when I leave home without it! It’s an instant pick-me-up for a fresh faced look which is the beauty trend right now. We’re going back to basics and celebrating natural, glowing skin which makes blush an essential part to achieving a dewy, bright complexion. Today I’ve curated all the best summer blushes on the market that will help you achieve the flushed glow you’ve always wanted!

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Easiest Application:

CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

This chubby stick leaves no room for mistakes! Sometimes applying blush can get patchy, especially if you’re wearing foundation and dealing with a cream formula. You can apply this natural lightweight gel directly on your cheeks and gently dab it out with your fingers (or stippling brush) for the most flawless, rosy finish.

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Best Highlighting:

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Collection

If you want to kill two birds with one stone, I highly recommend this Hourglass lighting blush for its powerful strobing effect and radiant vibrancy. It’s the perfect blend of a highlighter and blush finish without being too overpowering. I really love this blush (especially for a matte foundation look) because it brings life back to the face in a soft, modern way. It comes in radiant and shimmer finishes.

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Most Seamless:

Glossier Cloud Paint

I LOVE my Glossier Cloud Paint blushes! I own this in 2 colors: Dusk and Storm. The reason why I think this blush is the most seamless is because it’s extremely buildable and pigmented but blends out like a dream for a very natural finish. It’s Glossier’s top-rated product too!

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Best Natural:

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Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush

I own this in Nearly Neutral but I had such a hard time choosing just one shade because of how stunning the finish is! This blush truly does melt into the skin for the most natural look ever. Just beware, if you prefer a high-impact blush this is not going to be for you. This will help you achieve a no-makeup makeup look and works the best when you blend it in with your fingers.

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Most Pigmented:

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

This is one of the most unique blushes on the market! If you like “a little goes a long way” this product is definitely for you. There is a bit of a learning curve because of how incredibly pigmented this blush is but once you get the hang of it, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the results. Get your brush ready and blend away for a matte, beautiful finish.

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Best Cream Formula:

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FLOWER Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops

I love the name of this product but my favorite part of it is its ultra blendable cream formula. It’s a great dupe for Glossier’s Cloud Paint at a lower price point. I highly recommend this for a healthy “your skin but better” finish.

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Best Budget:

Milani Baked Blush

Milani’s highly-rated baked blush honestly works just as well, if not better, than many pricier options. Its formula is luminous and boasts a glowy, warm finish for a stunning all-day flush.

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Best Overall:

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tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

For the best overall blush, I have to give it to tarte’s 12-Hour Blush! I find this powder formula to be superior in application from blendability, buildability, and lasting power. The formula allows you to achieve the perfect level of pigmentation. Their color selection is great and works well on all skin tones.

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Which one of these summer blushes will you be trying? Let us know below!

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