Blush is one of the best ways to add a youthful glow to your face. A lot of people skip blush in the summertime but it’s really one of the best times to wear it as long as you switch to a cream or gel-based product. (Powder blush is too visible in the bright summer sun and doesn’t mix well with sweat or humidity.) I love to apply cream blush to the apples of my cheeks and a tiny bit on the bridge of my nose. It gives the illusion I’ve been in the sun without the damage. Click through the slideshow for 10 fantastic budget cream and gel blush options.
10 Beauty Steals Under $10 – Cream & Gel Blush 1 of 10
Flower Win Some/Rouge Some Creme Blush $7.98 2 of 10
I have this blush in Primrose & Proper and I get lots of compliments! It's a highly pigmented, very soft blendable cream blush at a terrific price.
Found at Walmart.
NYX Rouge Cream Blush $6 3 of 10
This affordable cream blush comes in a variety of colors and provides a lovely sheer tint to cheeks.
Get it at NYX.
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush $6.44 4 of 10
If you like your cheek color to be sheer and soft, this is a great low cost option. The color is buildable so add more layers when you want a deeper color.
Pick it up at Target.
e.l.f. Studio Cream Blush $6 5 of 10
This oil-free cream blush has a soft velvety finish that works well for oily skin.
Available at e.l.f.
Boots No. 7 Natural Blush Cream $9.99 6 of 10
Brighten cheeks with this long wearing blush infused with light-diffusing particles.
Check it out at Boots.
Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush $9.79 7 of 10
This long-lasting blush blends smoothly and never feels greasy.
Found at Target.
Revlon Cream Blush With Pop-Up Mirror $7.83 8 of 10
This soft, natural blush treats skin to nourishing green tea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and grapeseed extracts.
Pick it up at Drugstore.
Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint $9.79 9 of 10
Most liquid blush products will cost you at least twice as this awesome find containing blue lotus, hibiscus flower, and french rose extracts. Swipe this ultra blendable tint onto cheeks for the ultimate summer flush.
Available at Target.
Boots No. 7 Blush Tint Stick $9.99 10 of 10
This creamy blush comes in stick form for easy application, making it a great option for your purse or travel bag.
Pick it up at Boots.