Achieving a lit-from-within glow shouldn't set you back $100. After all, a natural blush is the cheapest beauty tool at your disposal (as long as you can find something that makes you all hot and flustered). When you're shopping around for blush, you look for one that mimics your actual flush and is neither too cakey, glittery or oily. It turns out the most perfectly pretty blushes can be yours for a steal--these 8 drugstore blushes are all fantastic and all under $15.
L'oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush
Reviewers across Amazon, Ulta, Walmart and Target all consistently give this L'Oreal Paris cream blush four or more stars. Why? Not only does it deliver gorgeous sheer color that lasts all day, but it also boasts anti-aging benefits and helps to blur discoloration and other facial imperfections. Even our own Vice President swears by this blush!
L'oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush ($6.49)
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Blush
Those of us with sensitive skin constantly worry that our blush is going to leave us with blotchy cheeks and pimples--which is why some of us choose to forego that glow. There's no need to skimp on blush when you have this one in your makeup kit--Physicians Formula mineral pressed blush contains vitamins C and E and plant extracts like chamomile, green tea, ginseng, and gingko biloba to nourish your skin while providing a natural matte flush that fans say allows their skin to breathe. In case you need one more sweet reason to try this blush: it contains SPF 30.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Blush ($10.16)
L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush
L'Oreal takes the guess work out of attempting to coordinate your blush with the rest of your makeup--who needs that kind of pressure? This collection of 12 oil-free blushes are the perfect complement to your True Match makeup collection, look totally natural (even in broad daylight), blend easily and provide just a hint of color without going overboard. In other words: you won't look like you've recently joined the circus.
L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush ($9.49)
NYX Cosmetics HD Blush
You won't find a better selection of shades (side note: Nude'tude is the perfect natural nude if you're as pale as a ghost) and the highly pigmented formula means you'll use less blush over time, which is a great plus for your wallet. Bonus: several shades perform double duty as contouring powder. Just be careful when you handle the packaging, as some customers complained that it "kicks up" a lot of powder and can make a royal mess.
NYX Cosmetics HD Blush ($6.99)
Makeup Revolution Matte Blush
Fans of powder blush are used to compromise: we'll take a formula that won't clog our pores or make our skin look more oily in exchange for a bit of rough texture. Those days are over. This matte blush, which comes in six natural-looking hues, is extremely pigmented, easily blends into your makeup and lasts all day long. Use a quality blush brush and remember: a little goes a long way so avoid the temptation to pile on this product.
Makeup Revolution Matte Blush ($5)
2B Colours Mineral Blush
This cream blush provides a natural alternative to powder, one that leaves a radiant glow on your cheeks and is especially great for dry skin types. The downside with this one is that it only comes in three shades, but if you can find one that suits your skin tone, a sweet "doll-like" glow can be yours for a very affordable price.
2B Colours Mineral Blush ($7.99)
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick
We love convenient beauty products that go above and beyond the call of duty. This portable blush stick can be used on both cheeks and lips and can basically live in your purse. Here's the kicker: if you apply it to dry skin it appears matte, but add a few drops of water and voila!, instant sheer glow. Why choose between matte and sheer when you can have the best of both worlds?
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick ($9)
Kardashian Beauty Radiant Ombré Blush
Put aside all of your feelings about the Kardashians when you shop for makeup because these ladies put their name on a great collection of cosmetics. This ombré blush surprised fans with its highly pigmented formula and satin finish. Anyone searching for a blush that contains just a bit of shimmer that won't look out of place outside of a nightclub will flip for this blush, which comes in six easily blendable shades.
Kardashian Beauty Radiant Ombré Blush ($9.99)