Much ado has been made about the power of lipstick. But in the summer, a pop of color on the cheeks will make you glow. Blush creates the illusion of health, as though you’ve come from the gym or gotten some much-needed sun. With a sweep of a brush, you can cheer up your skin, heighten a tan, or simply look super-fresh. Start here with seven great shades our customers recommend.

Human Nature Perfect Glow Mineral Blush in Pink Bloom, P295
Kim, 21, Fair Skin: “I’ve tried on so many blushes but this is probably one of my most beloved blushes just ‘cause of how beautiful it is and how long it lasts, especially for its price. This has instantly become my go-to blush ‘cause of how gorgeous the color looks on my skin and you really don’t need to touch up since it lasts all day even on my oily/combination skin. It has a subtle shimmer that instantly makes your face have that highlighted flushed glow and it’s really pigmented too so a little goes a long way. You can build it up to be really wham-bam-rosy cheeks, or just dust on a bit for that soft flush.”

Human Nature Perfect Glow Mineral Blush in Sun Kissed, P295
Cae, Medium Skin: “This is my favorite blush that rivals VMV Hypoallergenics. The shades are all nice and natural, like [a] soft flush. It looks so natural when applied. It’s very fine too and does not have any scent. It’s also perfect for sensitive skin. This is the only blush I will never trade. Get all colors because they are divine! Sun Kissed really makes morenas glow!”

NYX High Definition Blush in Beach Babe, P520
Maria, 27, Medium Skin: “I got Beach Babe and really liked it. It may look like a bronzer, but when you apply it to fair to medium skin, it actually looks like a very natural glow (unlike other blushes that can look too pink or orange or red). It’s also very pigmented so you need to be careful when applying. But high pigmentation also means you don’t need to use a lot of the product so you can use it for a long time. Definitely worth it!”

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin, P399
Kaye, Medium Skin: “The Peach Satin shade goes really well with my morena skin. It is very pigmented and I recommend using a stippling brush to apply this to [disperse] the product nicely and evenly. I love that it gives me a luminous natural-looking glow and it does not look powdery compared to powder blushes.”

City Color Natural Glow Blush in Red Carpet Diva, P235
Camilla, 31, Fair Skin: “I am in love with the shade Red Carpet Diva. It looks like I am blushing and it looks very natural on the cheeks. It is a nice peachy pink shade with a satin finish. This is great for everyday use, since it provides a subtle color on the cheeks.”

Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Paris Lights, P499
Samantha, 23, Fair Skin: “Paris Lights is my fave shade in this collection <3 On my skin, it gives me such a gorgeous blush that gives me that just-been-kissed allure! Love the gold shimmer too because it gives me that radiant look instantly. The shade really reminds me NARS Orgasm. Formula is super smooth so it’s easy to apply.”

Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Summer Nights, P499
Danielle, 21, Medium Skin: “I’ve been eyeing this for MONTHS but I was finally able to order this just a few days ago. Got myself Summer Nights mainly because I have a thing for peachy blushes that go well with that no makeup look. I had high expectations due to the reviews and it didn’t disappoint! I love how it applies and blends and I definitely can’t wait to try out the other blushes.”

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