Color makes everything more fun, especially when it’s on our cheeks. And who doesn’t want to have a little extra glow without breaking the bank? There is nothing wrong with a well-deserved beauty splurge, but for an everyday staple like our beloved blush, it’s nice to have some cost-effective options as well. From natural finishes to more pronounced pigments, you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like you have won the lottery. That's why we’ve rounded up our drugstore favorites to keep your cheeks glowing and your budget intact. Whether you tell anyone the secret to achieving the perfect pop of color cost you less than $13 is up to you! Opening image: @covergirl
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June 26, 2018
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Maybelline Fit Me Blush
LOVED FOR: Its creamy and smooth texture
USERS SAID: “It's almost like it's a 2-in-1 blush and highlighter! It gives a nice pop of colour to the cheeks. It also adds a bit of a glow (sort of like a highlighter does), but it's VERY subtle.”
Milani Rose Powder Blush
BEST FOR: A natural look
COMPLETE THE LOOK: Complement with one of these equally affordable bronzers for a perfect summer glow
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Blush
WHAT IT DOES: Bamboo, honey, and vitamin E nourish your skin while creating a rosy glow.
ABOUT THE BRAND: Burt’s Bees is committed to environmentally responsible products and packaging.
Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush
BEST FOR: Sensitive skin
WHAT IT DOES: A perfectly blended palette of natural color combines to contour and accentuate your cheekbones.
e.l.f. Blush Palette
LOVED FOR: Mix and match pigments that create custom colors
USERS SAID: “This is a great palette, especially for the cost. The colors are highly pigmented which is of particular importance to me as I am Afro Caribbean (falling in the range of medium to dark brown skin). Also, they blend well and last all day.”
L'oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush
WHAT IT DOES: Cream blush that gives a healthy glow while helping to erase fine lines and wrinkles
USERS SAID: “Just use a teeny bit of this and blend toward the top of the cheek bone and you're done...it stays all day and looks so natural. And it doesn't move into crease lines!!!”
NYX Powder Blush
LOVED FOR: Signature quilted compact
WHY YOU NEED IT: Rich pigmentation means long-lasting, all-day color.
CoverGirl Cheekers Blendable PowderBlush
BEST FOR: Fair skin
HELPFUL TIP: Experiment with applying more than one layer to achieve your desired level of color.
L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush
WHAT IT DOES: True-to-life shades precisely match your skin tone and undertone for a natural glow.
HELPFUL TIP: For a more natural look, apply where the sun would normally hit your face on your forehead, cheeks, and chin.
Milani Baked Blush
LOVED FOR: Shaping, contouring, and highlighting
ABOUT THE BRAND: Milani is cruelty-free and PETA-certified.
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