The Best Blush

These super-flattering winners—out of 50-plus tested—will really get you glowing.


Best Cream: Bobbi Brown Cheek Glow Palette


Dab the deeper tone on the apples of cheeks and tap the lighter one on cheekbones as a highlighter. “The formula is easy to blend, but it didn’t fade or migrate,” said a tester. Available in four combos.

To buy: $50;

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Best Powder: Flower Pots Powder Blush


This silky pigmented powder delivers a healthy dose of color without looking chalky like others. Application tip: Using a fluffy brush, draw small circles—in both directions—on cheeks for a natural flush. In four shades.

To buy: $9;

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Best Glow: Benefit GALifornia Sunny Golden-Pink Blush


Housed in a fun psychedelic box that includes a mirror and a mini brush, this gold-flecked peach powder brings a sun-kissed shimmer to any skin tone.

To buy: $29;

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Best Stick: Missha M Soft Blending Stick Blusher


With a cream-to-powder formula on one end and a blending brush on the other, this can be applied on the go—with one hand! “I love having the texture of a cream but keeping my fingers clear,” noted a tester. In five shades.

To buy: $16;

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Best Stain: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip & Cheek Tint


This Barbie-pink gel dries down to a petal pink, great for perking up pasty skin. Unscrew the cap to reveal a brush, dot onto cheeks, then blend up toward temples with fingers. Dab any excess onto your lips.

To buy: $35;

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