The thing about makeup is, usually, we just want to look like the best version of ourselves, right? Healthier, more radiant and more polished, but still us. Why is why we all chase the ‘healthy glow’.
You know, those rosy cheeks that tell the word you’ve been getting your full eight hours beauty sleep or you’ve just come back from a relaxing weekend in the country. And the next best thing to those (which, as we all know, aren’t as easy to fit into life as we’d like)? Blusher.
There’s a reason why blusher is one of the most loved items in our makeup bags. There are few single items that can revitalise your entire face like that one little item, instantly perking up tired skin and giving your whole face a lift. The best blusher will help you fake that healthy glow so naturally you’d wonder if it was real yourself. But choosing the best blusher for you is harder then you think – because there’s so much to choose from. No longer is your only choice powder: there are creams, gels, stains, tints, magical formulas that adapt to your skin tone to create an authentic-looking flush… the list goes on.
The only rules? Never use a liquid blusher over a powder foundation: they just don’t like each other, and they’re super hard to blend together. And as we all know, blending is the most important step for blusher and the key to a natural-looking healthy glow – you don’t want those tell-tale lines giving the game away, do you?
Another important tip is one of the most valuable: always start with the bare minimum and build it up. Even the best blusher can let you down here: there’s nothing worse than accidental clown face that you can’t wash off. Oh, and do it in natural light too so you’re not blissfully unaware of the pink stripes down your cheeks once you get outside. Got it? Great - you’re good to go.
A velvety powder that feels light on the skin is Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour
in Violet Orchard. This gorgeous blusher is the perfect pink pop for tanned skin and is our top pick for wearing over shimmery bronzers and a light foundation. The matte texture will complement glowing skin so much more than a cream or glitter-filled powder.
Keep reading to discover more beautiful blushers to suit every skin type and tone...