It doesn’t get nearly as much airtime as foundation and lipstick, but blush is a must-have for healthy-looking skin. The most beautiful formulas can often cost a pretty penny—but luckily, if you look hard enough, you can find great look-alikes. Tons of options out there are inexpensive and still manage to provide good color payoff. As proof, we’ve listed 5 budget blushes below that’ll only cost you under P500!
If you like NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm… TRY: Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Paris Lights, P299
Undisputable fact: NARS Orgasm is the most iconic blush there is. The shimmery coral-peach can give just about any skin tone a quick pick-me-up. But if you’re short on cash, Pink Sugar’s Paris Lights is the next best thing. It has the exact same peachy-pink tone and fine gold flecks to make your skin shine.
If you like Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #06… TRY: Smink Beauty Blush Blush Baby in Flustered, P150
Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer Blush in #06 has been praised not only for its long-wearing glowy finish but also for its flattering coral-red hue. No money for Armani? Smink Beauty’s Flustered ticks pretty much all the same boxes, save for its ultra-matte finish. So if you’re an oily girl in the PH, this dupe might be an even better option for you.
If you like Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Is The Drug… TRY: Milani Baked Blush in Bella Bellini, P499
Charlotte Tilbury’s Love Is the Drug is a cool-toned pink that leaves an effortless radiance and blends beautifully on the cheeks. To cop the look for less, look no further than Milani’s Bella Bellini. It’s a little more on the warm side, but the shimmery, medium-pink is perfect for Filipinas.
If you like Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Fig Pop… TRY: Imagic Baked Mineralized Blush in #3, now on sale at P270 (limited time only)
Vibrant yet natural, Clinique’s Fig Pop is a coral shade that really perks up the skin. Its luminous sheen gives you the perfect glow—whether you wear it sheer or drape it over the cheeks as a contour. Looking for an inexpensive doppelgänger? Imagic’s Baked Mineralized Blush in #3 gives you the same glowy effect. Its finish is just a little more powdery, while Clinique’s is creamy.
If you like Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush in Night Fever & Hot Stuff… TRY: Detail Bloom Matte Blush in Independent, P180
A deep medium pink, Marc Jacobs’ Night Fever & Hot Stuff can last for up to 18 hours. Can’t afford it? Find a twin in DETAIL’s Independent. A pink that’s similar to Marc Jacobs’ in both vibrance and warmth, this blush is also buildable, pigmented, and long-lasting. And at only P180, it’s a steal!
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Credits: Video and photos by Kat Austria.
Music: Lowrider by Joakim Karud
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