10 Crave or Save Blush Products

It’s blush season, girls! Temperatures are cooling and the sun is quickly setting, which means one thing — color is slowly diminishing from our faces! Kind of heartbreaking, I know. But don’t let the lack of sunshine get your sweet cheeks down. Thankfully, there are many trusty blushes to help you achieve that faux warm glow!

Let me show you 10 gorgeous blushes (ranging from powders to liquids) that are comparable in results, but drastically differ in price! Follow along to decide which blushes you might crave or save on this season.

  • Crave or Save 1 of 16

    Which blush are you going to get your hands on this season?

  • Rose Gold Powder Blush 2 of 16

    Who doesn't love rose gold? Dust on cheeks, forehead, and nose with a fluffy blush brush for a warm glow.

  • Benefit Rockateur 3 of 16

    If you are a rose gold fan like me, this blush will add the perfect amount of warm flush, even on the chilliest days!


    To Purchase: 'Benefit ‘Rockateur'; $28  

  • Milani Berry Amore 4 of 16

    If you were eyeing that Rockateur blush but not loving the price, you are in luck! Milani Baked Powder Blush in "Berry Amore" is a very similar color, leaning more on the rose berry side. This blush will give you that same luminous, healthy glow for a fourth of the price. 


    To Purchase: Milani Baked Powder Blush ‘Berry Amore'; $7

  • Warm Powder Blush 5 of 16

    I love these copper-toned blushes for fall/winter. They add the ideal amount of warmth back into your face for a cozy "cuddle with me" look!


    For highly pigmented color, tap or dust off excess product on the back of your hand, then apply to your entire face in a circular motion. For a more natural look, apply in light layers. 

  • MAC Lured To Love 6 of 16

    MAC "Lure to Love" is a must-have limited edition blush specifically created for the 2013 holiday season. This blush can easily take you from day to night with its sheer, buildable color. Its warm, pearlized shimmer is perfect for adding a soft glow during the day but also has the pigment power to really pack a punch for night!


    Tip: For day use, dust one layer on cheeks with a big fluffy brush. For night use, add another layer or two using a compact brush, creating a glamorously bold cheek.


    To Purchase: Divine Night Mineralize Blush ‘Lured to Love'; $27 

  • NYX Terra Cotta 7 of 16

    This highly pigmented Terra Cotta blush will leave you looking like the sun is beaming its warm rays of glory on you! Plus, with all the extra dough you've saved, you can buy a lemonade to remember summer's rays.


    To Purchase: NYX Powder Blush ‘Terra Cotta'; $6 

  • Cream Blush 8 of 16

    Grab a cream blush when you want a more natural-looking flush. These neutral blush shades are beautiful for a clean makeup look and subtle enough to complete a sultry smoky eye look.


    To apply cream blushes, use fingers or a stippling brush to blend out on cheeks.

  • Bobbi Brown Powder Pink 9 of 16

    Who doesn't love a product that is dual purpose? This multi purpose cream-based product is ideal for a fresh, natural-looking cheek and lip.


    Tip: Dot onto cheeks (or lips) with your finger and blend outward. 


    To Purchase: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks ‘Powder Pink'; $25 

  • NYX Rose Petal 10 of 16

    Although not intended for the lip, this rosy-pink mineral cream blush is perfect for adding a healthy, dewy wash of color.


    To Purchase: NYX Rouge Cream Blush ‘Rose Petal'; $6

  • Pump Cream Blush 11 of 16

    Pump cream blushes are sister products of compact cream blushes. The difference comes with the ease of application. With one pump, the right proportion is dispensed onto your finger. Starting on the apples of your cheeks, use a circular motion to blend evenly.


    TIP: Dust a light layer of powder blush or translucent powder over the top of your cheeks to make sure it doesn't budge throughout the day! 

  • Make Up For Ever Innuendo 12 of 16

    Sometimes cream blushes can look a little too dewy, leaving cheeks looking more shiny than refreshed. This cream blush is not one of those. It combines both mattifying and light reflecting powders to create a soft, seamless product with the ideal radiant finish.


    To Purchase: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush ‘Innuendo - Vibrant Plum'; $26 

  • elf Showstopper 13 of 16

    Smooth and creamy, this highly pigmented berry-toned cream blush is a close second to the higher-end Make Up For Ever version. Either way, you're sure to be a showstopper!


    To Purchse: e.l.f. Studio HD Blush ‘Showstopper'; $3

  • Liquid Blush 14 of 16

    I know what you might be thinking: "A liquid cheek color? What's that all about?" For some who have never tried a liquid or gel cheek color, it might sound a little sci-fi! In my opinion, a liquid cheek color gives the most natural-looking finishes with very little effort.

  • Benefit Benetint Rose 15 of 16

    This liquid cheek stain happens to be one of my personal favorite "I can't live without it" beauty products!  The wonderful thing about benetint is that it's sheer but has amazing staining power. This means you are in control of how much flush you want! It's the perfect rosy, pinch-your-cheeks type of look. Plus, it works on lips, too!


    Tip: Apply three strokes along cheekbone and quickly blend out with fingers in circular motions. For more pigment, repeat the same process. 


    To Purchase: Benefit Benetint ‘Rose'; $30 

  • Pixi Rosy 16 of 16

    Not only will your cheeks have a healthy, natural flush, but your skin will also feel moisturized with its hydrating aloe vera ingredient.


    Tip: A little goes a long way with this product! Squirt a small amount on fingers and lightly sweep color along cheeks in upward motions towards the hairline. If you are a brush girl, use a stippling brush to blend product across cheeks for an almost airbrushed appearance.


    To Purchse: Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel ‘Rosy'; $18

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