Blush is the quiet overachiever of your makeup kit. It doesn't get the loyal following of foundation, or the social media hype a new mascara can induce, but it's the product that can make your face look fresh, instantly.
The right blush will add the kind of vitality and glow that a bronzer or highlighter just can't, and there are so many formulas ready to work hard with any skin type or occasion. From liquids and creams that melt seamlessly into skin and offer added moisture, to gels and stains that promise to go the distance from day to night, or powder blushes that offer a polished finish and that won't disappear on oily skin types, there’s a blush fit for everyone. Just one swipe of blush and your complexion will look healthier, more energised and alive. What's not to love?
Here, we've rounded up 10 of the best blush formulas that our highly discerning MECCA customers return to time and again.
Best multi-purpose blush
Makeup artist Gucci Westman’s signature is a glowing, no-makeup makeup complexion, so it’s not surprising that her brand’s blush sticks have become bestsellers. Made to be used on cheeks, lips and eyelids, the creamy, highly blendable formula glides onto skin and melts effortlessly, leaving behind a gorgeous wash of colour. Use a finger to apply and blend the product, and layer on as much (or as little) as you like to build up colour.
Best luminous blush
Best liquid blush
Best skincare-infused blush
Best powder blush
Best gel blush
Best swipe-and-go blush stick