Blush: it can be one of the trickiest parts of our makeup routines. With summer right around the corner, you might be asking wondering what’s the best shade for your skin tone or what formula you should be using. There are so many blushes on the market and it can be a bit confusing when choosing the best one for you. So we’ve done the dirty work for you. Cream and liquid blushes are perfect for an effortless summer look. No extra brushes required, just blend out with your fingers! These are our fave universally flattering liquid and cream blushes that are guaranteed to make you glow this summer.
Glossier’s Cloud Paint
Glossier’s Cloud Paint made its debut this past March at the Oscars, where celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Taraji P. Henson, were donning the blush. Cloud Paint is an easy-to-blend gel cream blush that dries with the staying power of a powder. Cloud Paint comes in four different shades: Beam (an orange coral), Dusk (a warm tan), Puff (a true baby pink), and Haze (a deep berry). Because of Cloud Paint’s buildable and customizable nature, each shade is flattering on all skin tones. Cloud Paint, Glossier, $18.
Nars Illuminator in Orgasm
Orgasm from Nars has been a cult-classic in the beauty world for years. It’s peach pink hue with gold glimmer creates a nice glow on the cheeks, perfect for night or day. The gold glimmer gives a soft, healthy glow to any skin tone, and a little bit goes a long way with this liquid product. Not to mention, the name is sure to make you giggle to yourself every time you put it on. Nars Illuminator, Sephora, $30.
BECCA Beach Lip and Blush Tint
Looking for something that you can just throw in your beach tote and go? BECCA’s Beach Lip and Blush Tint is a waterproof liquid product that can be used for both lips and cheeks. The tint is offered in seven shades including a wide-range of flattering pinks, corals, and berries, which are perfect for adding a subtle splash of color. This product will save you time and space with its dual purpose and compact size. BECCA Beach Lip and Blush Tint, Sephora, $25.
NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick
NYX’s Bright Idea Illuminating Stick is a cream product that won’t break the bank. With both pigmented blushes, bronzers, and highlighters – the possibilities are endless. NYX’s Illuminating Stick is super blendable and seamless, giving you a perfect “lit from within” glow. The shades don’t look ashy on darker skin tones and don’t look greasy after long-periods of wear. NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick, Ulta, $7.99.