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Best cream, powder, and gel blushes of 2020

Is it contradictory to claim a product subtle if they make a noticeable difference to your visage? Perhaps — but then again, that’s precisely what you get with blush. Responsible for granting a rosy, youthful glow to cheeks, a dollop is all you need to liven up dull, haggard complexions without appearing overdone. The bad boys of today can be tapped onto cheeks with a (clean) finger, granting a natural-yet-gorgeous sweep of colour that will keep everyone guessing as to if you #wokeuplikethis. Below, the ones we swear by.

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Blush in Orgasm
$52
This cult-favourite, bestselling NARS Blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek colour in matte, satin, and shimmering finishes. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application.
Cheek To Chic Blusher in Pillow Talk
$70
Richly pigmented for long-lasting wear, Charlotte Tilbury's two-step application blush will brighten any complexion. The shades are buildable so you can adjust the color suit your look.
Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat
$67
Hourglass has fused Ambient® Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colours, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary and revolutionary. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension.
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal
$56.41
Multipurpose color for cheeks, lips, and lids. The creamy texture melts into skin and is formulated with soothing ingredients that work to balance moisture. Infuse skin with a naturally effervescent flush of buildable color.
Cheek Gelée in Vibrant
$71
Made with a high concentration of water, the lightweight formula is infused with soft, smoothing powders for a flawless finish. It delivers a sheer wash of color and radiance that looks really natural and lasts all day.
Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Setsuko 07
$58
The luxurious whipped texture of this facial mousse blends effortlessly into your skin for a lightweight, comfortable wear. Choose between eight shades for a natural finish - or opt to layer for greater colour intensity.
Cream Blush in Blossoming
$48.72
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush is formulated with moisturizing and age-defying ingredients such as Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, and Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract. This creamy and blendable texture goes on smooth to create the perfect flushed-cheek look.
Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
$31
This is the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle. This iconic rose-tinted lip stain was created for an exotic dancer in the 1970s, and has since soared to cult-fave status. The precise lip applicator glides right on lips and blends over cheeks for a gorgeous look in seconds and the kiss-proof colour lasts for hours.
Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Colour Blush in Poppy Girl
$49
These multipurpose sticks provide a fresh and healthy pop of colour and a rich colour pay-off for a natural flush to the cheeks. Add to eyelids and lips for a no-makeup makeup look. These sticks are long-wearing and water resistant yet non-sticky for a fresh-faced, glowing skin that lasts all day.
The Neo Blush in Rosecliff
$46.79
This richly-pigmented, lightweight blush glides evenly onto skin without streaking to color, contour, and illuminate the cheeks. Each shade features a trio of colors and finishes in gradient form, allowing for personalization of blush looks, from natural to a powerful pop of colour.
Blush Colour Infusion in Peach
$49
This blush is a sheer, buildable and silky-smooth cheek colour that blends seamlessly with skin for the most natural, fresh look. Pure colour pigments feel weightless and apply evenly to skin for a healthy-looking flush of colour that lasts 10 hours. Infused with micro-fine powders, this next-generation formula can build from a diffused, sheer hint of colour to a bold colour statement.
Light Glow in 04 Peony Blush
$72
Burberry’s Light Glow Natural Blush instantly boosts the complexion with a subtle, heathy-looking radiance. The fine powder is ultrabuildable, and it includes a brush applicator and convenient mirrored case. It can be applied to the hollow of the cheeks to gently slim the face and across the eyelids with an eyeshadow applicator to sculpt.