Don't you just love that slightly flushed complexion that you get after long, warm showers? Rosy cheeks have long been associated with youth and warmth. Thankfully, gone are the days of cheek-pinching. We now get to fake that natural glow with just a few dabs of blush on your puffers. Here are some of the best matte blushes that you can try for a quick pop of colour to your face.
1. SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush
Keeping it simple? The matte selections from Sephora's Colorful Blush collection gives a good range of colours that you can choose from, varying from subtle to intense shades. Besides being decently pigmented, it is lightweight and also blends well into the skin. This is particularly good considering how long-lasting this product is, as you get to keep your cheeks radiant without feeling 'heavy'.
Matte blushes are a bit of a tricky subject for more mature skin as they tend to accentuate imperfections and dry out the skin. This blush from Physicians Formula understands. It is relatively matte, with a slightly glimmering finish for a natural glow. It also works on brightening the skin and improving its texture, tone and elasticity thanks to its prime ingredient: 100% pure Argan Oil.
Lightweight on both your pocket and skin, the Maybelline Fit Me Blush is a pretty well-known drugstore option, particularly due to its long-lasting wear and natural, skin-complementing shades. These shades promise to fit all skin tones, and as the blush is non-comedogenic and has been dermatologist and allergy tested, it even suits those with more sensitive skin types.
4. 3CE Face Blush
A light, youthful flush can easily be transformed into a drunken flush when you're dealing with blush shades that aren't suited for your skin tone. 3CE's Face Blush offers relatively light shades that look amazing on fair skin. Long-lasting and easily blendable, it also features an airy texture that gives you just the right tint of rosiness without feeling and looking overpowering.
5. BENEFIT COSMETICS Dandelion Finishing Powder
Take the leap from dullness to a porcelain doll-like complexion with this beautiful powder from Benefit. Perfectly capable of working as both a finishing powder and a blush, it instantly brightens up your complexion with a natural and gentle tint of pink that works particularly well for fair/pale skin tones. This dainty shade has a little hint of shimmer for a subtle highlighting effect.
6. ZOEVA Blush Palette - Coral Spectrum
The Coral Spectrum Blush Palette from ZOEVA features shades that are perfect for our warm, tropical climate. The four colours range from a subtle light peach to a warm coral pink, and gives off both radiant matte and shimmery finishes. One thing you can count on is that it has an amazing colour pay-off, and can be mixed and matched to fit your perfect shade.
7. Clinique Cheek Pop - Berry Pop
A common make-up concern for those of us with darker skin tones is finding a blush that actually shows up well on the skin. CLINIQUE's Cheek Pop features multiple shades that have become a staple among those with dark skin: Cola Pop (burgundy), Ginger Pop (coral) and Berry Pop (fuchsia). Each shade comes out highly pigmented, and can be sheered out or built up to perfection.
8. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Matte blush is basically made for oily skin types. This famous blush by Tarte uses natural Amazonian clay to reduce oil and diminish pores while keeping the skin properly hydrated. It also feels amazing on the skin. Besides being packed with skin-loving nutrients, this blush promises to give your cheeks a whopping 12 hours of radiance before it begins to fade.
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