While powder blushes, creams, and tints will always have a special spot in our makeup bags, we’ll admit we’re a touch obsessed with blush balms right now. They’re everything we love about our go-to blushes, with the added bonus of being as fuss-free as a tube of Carmex. Curious to see what we mean? Try these on for a flush that looks as natural as it feels!

SPLURGE: Dearberry Single Scoop in #1 Chiffon Pink, P356 Not only does the Dearberry Single Scoop blusher come in the cutest packaging (we could just eat it up with a spoon!), it’s also really easy to use. Simply swipe it over the apples of your cheeks for a rosy, barely there blush. You’ll notice that it feels like nothing upon application, but it blends out into a slightly powdery finish. Don’t worry, it doesn’t feel thick at all! The true beauty of this lies in how buildable it is: you can keep packing it on and it never looks too “done.” So if it’s a subtle but healthy glow you’re after, don’t skip this dessert!

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SAVE: Sooper Beaute Cheeky Balm in Bella, P199 This Sooper Beaute Cheeky Balm is closer to a true balm than the Dearberry blush, if you’re curious about texture. That means it’s smooth, imparts a slight sheen, and blends seamlessly into the skin. It comes in a tiny can with a slidable cover—exactly like an old-school mint tin. To use, simply slide it open, swipe a clean finger across the glossy surface, and pat it all over your cheeks! It’s highly pigmented, so you’ll get a lot of color after just a few swipes. For a bright, Barbie pink flush, go for “Bella”!

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What’s your pick: Dearberry’s sweet scoop or Sooper Beaute’s bold balm?