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4 Drugstore Blushes to Add to Your Makeup Bag

February 07, 2020

On the hunt for the best blush to add to your collection? It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! In fact, some of our favorite blush formulas can be found in the aisles of your local drugstore—leaving room for us makeup junkies to splurge on more of our favorite products. Sound like something that would be up your alley? We thought so! Below, we’re sharing four of our best drugstore blush options to add to your makeup bag ASAP. And since they won’t break the bank, you can treat yourself to more than one guilt-free!


Ready to stock your makeup bag with a new blush (or two)? Take your pick from our four best drugstore blushes for 2020.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil: If you have mature skin, this drugstore blush should certainly be on your radar. Formulated with camellia oil, the creamy, satin formula instantly gives cheeks a wash of healthy, radiant color. The blush is specifically formulated for mature skin with its creamy texture that applies effortlessly without caking or drying. The result? Instant luminous color to enhance your cheekbones. Even better, there are six beautiful shades to choose from, ranging from deep berry to vibrant marigold.

How to use it: Sweep it where the sun naturally hits your face—your forehead, cheeks, chin, or even the bridge of your nose.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks: Prefer a cream blush? This blush has a creamy, super-glide formula that will flatter any complexion—seriously! The buildable, long-wear formula contains brightening pigments for naturally flushed cheeks that last. Even better, the blush has a stick format that’s perfect for on-the-go application and traveling. Apply directly to the cheeks for a pop of color that goes on smoothly and doesn’t fade or transfer. There are two shades to choose from, one pink and one peachy hue, depending on your preference.

How to use it: Apply a single stroke to each cheekbone and lightly blend with fingertips or a makeup blender for a natural flush.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush: Looking for a blush that matches your skin? This blush is specially formulated to complement your skin’s tone and texture—meaning you can rock totally natural-looking color. If you know you look best in makeup with warm undertones, the warm-toned shades are plainly marked to make it extra easy for you to find your match. The line features 10 true-to-life shades that will leave you with the most natural flush of color imaginable.

How to use it: Pop your blush of choice onto the spots the sun naturally hits your face—your forehead, cheeks, chin, and bridge of your nose.

L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Blush Please!: We couldn’t leave out this Walmart exclusive! This shimmering blush formula seamlessly enhances your cheekbones. It’s perfect for achieving rosy, sun-kissed cheeks at any time, on any day. The blush is available in two captivating shades.

How to use it: For a sun-kissed glow, blend onto your cheeks and across the bridge of your nose.


Now that you know about our four best drugstore blushes, you may be overwhelmed by which shade to pick. Luckily, finding your blush match doesn’t have to be difficult. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to stick to hues that are one to two shades darker than your skin tone. Your undertones also play a role in your blush match. If you have warm undertones, look for a blush that’s also warm in tone. Have cool undertones? A cool-toned blush will be most flattering. Not sure what your undertones are? Flip your wrists. If your veins are blue or purple, you have cool undertones. If they’re green, you have warm undertones. Not too difficult, right?

Next up: To learn more about your most flattering makeup shades, head on over to our article, The Best Makeup Colors for Every Skin Tone.

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