2018 Best of Beauty: Best Blush Makeup


Best Blush Makeup 2018

best-makeup-blush 2018
Best makeup blush 2018

If you need that touch of blush color you’re in the right place. Experts have chosen the top natural, powder, and cream blushes to make your lives easier.

(Side note: have you seen the 2017 Best Blush Makeup winners?)

Here are the Best Blush Makeup winners of 2018 according to Allure, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Instyle experts (in alphabetical order):

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Blush

Burts Bees 100 Natural Blush
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Blush

Award: Allure Best Natural Blush

Allure‘s award-winner for best natural blush is Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Blush. This 100% natural, mineral Blush Makeup applies and blends easily and evenly to enhance your cheeks’ natural glow. The lightweight formula brings together Bamboo, Honey and Vitamin E to nourish skin for beautifully radiant results.

Bobbi Brown Blush

Bobbi Brown Blush
Bobbi Brown Blush

Award: Glamour Best Designer Blush or Bronzer

Glamour‘s winner for best designer blush is Bobbi Brown Blush. This silky powder blush glides on smoothly and offers a matte finish. These Blush shades perfectly mimic the color that your cheeks turn when you’re naturally flushed.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge

Award: Instyle Best Cream Blush

The Instyle award-winner for best cream blush is Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge. This multitasking cream color for lips and cheeks comes in a mirrored flip-top compact for on-the-spot application. You get two products in one. Blend it on the apples of your cheeks for a just-pinched look, or blot it on your lips for a soft, stained finish. For drier skin types, be sure to moisturize skin first.



Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush

Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush
Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush

Award: Allure Best Powder Blush

Allure‘s winner for best powder blush is Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush. Use this blush for naturally radiant cheeks that are as pretty as a petal! Flower Pots Powder Blush blends on smooth and silky, enhancing your skin tone with a healthy flush of color. The shade warms your complexion to your ideal tone. Show off your rosy glow.

Giorgio Armani Neo-Nude A-Blush

Giorgio Armani Neo-Nude A-Blush
Giorgio Armani Neo-Nude A-Blush

Award: Good Housekeeping Best Blush

Good Housekeeping‘s choice for best blush is Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Blush. A-Lines are water-based liquid color that instantly fuse with the skin, providing a healthy-looking, glowing complexion. Use A-blush to provide sheer flush of color to fit any look. Effortlessly blendable and buildable, the Neo Nude A-Lines make application mistake-proof. A unique velvet applicator collects a perfect dose of formula every time. 

Glossier Cloud Paint

Glossier Cloud Paint
Glossier Cloud Paint

Award: Glamour Best Blush

Glamour‘s choice for best blush is Glossier Cloud Paint. The pillowy, gel-cream formula is designed to be the most user-friendly cheek color in existence. If you can finger paint, you can Cloud Paint—simply dab it onto cheeks wherever you please. It’s seamless, sheer, and buildable (i.e. it’s hard to accidentally apply too much). Inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets, the shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones for a healthy, flushed-from-within glow.

Kosås Color & Light Creme Blush and Highlighter

Kosas Color Light Creme Blush Highlighter
Kosås Color & Light Creme Blush and Highlighter

Award: Glamour Best Natural Blush or Bronzer

Glamour‘s award-winner for best natural blush is Kosås Color & Light Creme Blush and Highlighter. Color your complexion with dimension. The Kosas Color & Light Creme is designed to cultivate a naturally radiant, lit-from-within luster on a variety of skin tones for a universally flattering effect. The weightless, buildable formula blends seamlessly with the skin for a smooth finish that layers with ease.

NARS Blush

NARS Blush
NARS Blush

Award: Instyle Best Powder Blush

Instyle‘s award-winner for best powder blush is NARS Blush. NARS offers healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush that flatters any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion. Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. Soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, ranging from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush

Award: Glamour Best Drugstore Blush

Glamour‘s winner for best drugstore blush is Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush. This ultra-luxurious formula, infused with Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter, delivers a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! This moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brightens skin tone, and delivers a gorgeous blushing glow. Incredibly soft and ultra-creamy texture combines the best features of a powder and cream blush. It is packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator
Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator

Award: Allure Best Cream Blush

Allure‘s winner for best cream blush is Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator. This is a multitasking beauty enhancer that adds gorgeous color and luminous sheen to every complexion. The cream-to-powder formula delivers natural-looking color to lips and cheeks, while the soft focus illuminator imparts a nude glow. The highlighter adds dimension to the face and body with ultra-fine pearlescent pigments which capture and reflect even the softest ambient light to illuminate the complexion. Infused with a proprietary blend of HD pigments, vitamins and hydrating ingredients, this formula glides beautifully on skin. The dual sided stick applicator allows for transportability and easy, on-the-go touch-ups.

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