It’s been years since Glossier’s Cloud Paint hype, but the blush obsession still hasn’t slowed down. Every other millennial makeup brand seems to be trying to make its own mark in the cheek color world, with many of them going at super steep prices. Unfortunately, not all of us have the luxury of an Instagram-girl budget. But hey, we make do.

Plenty of alternatives provide the same results for a reasonable price tag and you don’t have to pay international shipping fees to get them. At the end of the day, blush is blush. Check it out!

1. Skin Genie Lip and Cheek Stain Alive Therapy, P99 Charlotte wears the shade Tulip Red.

BEST FOR: A sheer, natural-looking stain

This local fave was virtually unknown when it first launched on BeautyMNL, but it proved to be a runaway hit from day one. Featuring an all-natural hyaluronic acid gel formula, it delivers everything you want in a cheek tint: blendable consistency, weightless feel, and gorgeous color in a sheer, flushed-from-within finish.

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2. Vice Cosmetics Aura Blush (3.5g), now on sale at P131 (limited time only) Mikah wears the shade Byucon.

BEST FOR: A soft, matte flush

Known for his unapologetically bold persona, Vice delivers the same vibrance in his cosmetic creations, including this top-rated powder blush. It comes in a Filipina-friendly range of wearable shades in nude, pink, orange, wine, plum, and copper. With a silky powder texture, it gives a perfectly smooth, matte finish that won’t emphasize texture.

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3. Australis Show Some Cheek, now on sale at P297 (limited time only) Sophie wears the shade Dreamy.

BEST FOR: Subtle, buildable cheek color

Next up is a vegan-friendly powder pigment that washes the skin in natural-looking, diffused color. Formulated with kaolin clay, it provides even, buildable coverage, so you can sheer it down or layer it up depending on the look you want. Its blendable texture appears silky-smooth on any complexion, giving you face-brightening color that won’t fade.

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4. Max Factor Creme Puff Blush, P595 Nicole wears the shade Nude Mauve.

BEST FOR: A luminous, barely-there blush

If you’re a big fan of the dewy, glass skin look, this illuminating baked blush will give you the highlight of your dreams. It features a finely-milled marbled finish that imparts multi-tonal color. Made with light-reflecting pigments, it gives the cheeks an iridescent sheen that lends the skin a healthy luminosity that’s never over the top.

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