The way blush can instantly wake up a tired face makes it a must in any makeup artist’s kit, but some formulas can look cakey, chalky and just plain fake on the skin. To help streamline the path to a healthy glow, top makeup artists share their favorite picks—all straight from the drugstore.
Kelly Clarkson’s makeup artist, Ashley Donovan says: “The sheer color and dewy finish of this blush gives you that ‘flushed from within’ glow.”
Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Dorman calls this gorgeous formula, that’s stunning both in and out of the pan, her go-to.
Milani Baked Blush ($8)
“This blush is super pigmented, but the powder is soft and fine,” says celebrity makeup artist Millie Morales. “The shades are beautiful, long lasting and economical.” It’s baked formula also makes it celebrity makeup artist Ashley Rebecca’s favorite. “It glides on the skin easier than most affordable blushes that tend to streak.”
Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg says she loves these blushes because of their mosaic effect. “It blends the blush super well!”
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