This article was first published on 1 March 2022.
Pink blush is the little black dress (LBD) of makeup — there's one that suits every makeup lover. From pastel pinks to peaches to corals, a pink-hued blush can complement a lot of skin tones.
But what does blush really do for your face? Applying blush makes your skin look healthy since it brings back colour to your face after evening it out with your base products. It’s quite handy to put blush on nowadays since video conferencing tools can make you look washed out and “sickly”. And even though more people are going back to the office, blush has become a staple in mask makeup since it’s an easy way to look presentable and healthy, according to The New York Times, once you take off your protective masks.
Depending on where you apply it, makeup blush can also make your face look lifted, slimmer, fuller, or more youthful. Here’s a quick guide on that.
Some makeup trends like the drunk blush, Igari look, and e-girl makeup put a more experimental spin on the makeup staple too. Shows like Bridgerton also show the many ways you can apply blush, from natural to over-the-top.
Ready to pick one up? Read on to know which pink blushes in Singapore will give you a rosy glow.
The icon of all pink blushes, the cheekily named NARS Orgasm Blush (SGD52) has a peachy pink hue with gold shimmer flecks made from fine micronized powder pigments. You can build it up from sheer to bold coverage depending on your preference.
The Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (SGD33) is a relatively new product, but it's quickly risen to cult status for its light weight, blendability and lasting colour pay-off. It also has skin-caring botanicals — a blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily extracts — to nourish your skin. The Bliss shade is a pale nude pink blush (ideal for very fair complexions) with a matte finish to give your cheeks a dose of colour.
ICYDK, Clinique's bestselling blush range has a lovely warm pink hue called Rosy Pop (SGD40) that falls on the darker spectrum of pink blushes. The formula is also bright when applied, giving your skin a luminous, "very pinched" effect without any powdery streaks.
You can't go wrong with a multitasking product, so hit two birds with one stone and use the Benefit Playtint Cheek & Lip Tint (SGD31). It's a playful “pink lemonade”-coloured lip and cheek stain that's long-wearing and vibrant. It’s also transfer- and smudge-proof, so you can definitely wear it under your protective masks.
If you want a very vibrant pink blush or have a medium to deep skin tone, the Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Crush On Cupid (SGD36) is the one you need to add to your shopping cart. Its cool pink hue blends easily with the help of your fingers or with a brush and doesn't leave a greasy cast. Plus, it's sweat-resistant too — perfect for our humid weather.
The MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush (SGD44) range is another good place to look for your holy grail pink blush. The Fleur Powder shade is a beautiful soft bright pink hue with a little bit of warm coral that flatters a lot of skin tones. Considering its size and longevity, it's also good value for your money!
The 2010s called and they’re bringing the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes (SGD48) back to your vanity. The cult-favourite blushers are loved for their oil-controlling and nourishing benefits, as well as their longwearing quality thanks to Amazonian clay, vitamin E, and mineral pigments. If you're looking for a vibrant pink blush, though, you can't go wrong with the rosy pink colour of Blushing Bride.
If you like the consistency of cream blushes but hate having to use your fingers to apply them, the Nudestix Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color Blush (SGD50) comes with a built-in brush to blend out the product. The shade Cherry Blossom Babe is a fresh rosy hue that flatters fair to medium skin tones and its radiant finish is perfect for no-makeup makeup days. You can also use it on your eyes for a monochromatic look.
It may look intimidatingly bright, but the Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in 001 Pink (SGD64) is like a makeup chameleon. The pressed powder blush, which is considered to be the brand's universal blush, is infused with Colour Reviver technology that reacts to your skin's moisture level to create a rosy hue that's unique to you.
You can't go wrong with the Milani Rose Powder Blush in Dolce Pink (SGD17.35) for an affordable drugstore pink blush. This blush was baked under the sun on Italian terracotta tiles to give it its radiant finish and buildable pigment. Milani describes the hue as a shimmery warm pink, making it perfect for fair to medium skin tones.
Canmake Glow Fleur Cheek in 09 (SGD19.10) doesn't just look pretty on the pan but also looks stunning on your cheeks too. It has the smoothness and luminosity of a cream blush but the staying power of a powder blush that gives the skin a lit-from-within-flush.
Peripera's Pure Blushed Sunshine Cheek in 011 Picnic Pink (SGD16.90) gives the cheeks a nice pinch of colour that looks natural yet flattering. It's infused with sebum control powder that keeps the shine at bay.
Silkygirl Blush Hour in 02 Rosy Pink (SGD12) is a lightweight, buildable blush that applies flawlessly on the skin, giving it a natural flushed glow. The product is compact and comes with a soft quality brush, making it perfect for your on-the-go makeup bag.
Pair your pink blush with some nude eyeshadow for a natural makeup look.
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