June 1st, 2023
From viral Tik-Tok makeup tutorials with the “how to” cold girl/sunburn blush effect, 2023 is the year of the blusher renaissance. This year’s trends have an essence for the simplistic and maximalist, there is no in-between. Here we have curated a list of blushers for any occasion, ready for a summer of radiant glow.
Charlotte Tilbury is known for her luminous and glowing products; with her new Matte Beauty Blush Wand (£30), she has taken her clients by surprise. This magical new formula creates a blurring effect that leaves the skin looking sun-kissed and radiant, perfect for the summer.
TikTok’s most viral hit product is none other than A-list celebrity Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (£22). With millions of reviews, this blusher has really become all the rave, showcasing 13 different shades which cater to all skin tones… We love to see brands that care for inclusivity! This blusher is the ideal choice for those who want to achieve that natural no-makeup look, with its silky cream formula this product works both under and over powders.
Milk makeup captured the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and InStyle Magazine for its inclusion of atypical and LGBTQ+ models. This vegan brand took over stores across the US and later spread across Europe – Milk Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick (£22), this versatile product is great for any occasion for your client, especially for a quick on-the-go look with its compact packaging you can throw into your kit. Containing ingredients such as avocado oil, mango butter, and peach nectar this blusher is sure to give an intense moisturising glow, leaving your skin feeling hydrated all day long.
Splash The Cash
In the splurge price bracket, the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Divine Blush (£40) is definitely the product to have this summer, giving a range of shades ready to flush your client’s cheeks for a luxurious finish. Can we also talk about the alluring design – not only on the box but the blusher powder, beautifully carved-out roses, and sun rays, decadent to say the least? This blusher promises a buildable, vivid and mistake-proof formula – which is beginner friendly! Whether you prefer a more sheen finish the Skin Fetish Divine Blush can be layered to create a bold explosion of colour, great for any editorial shoots coming up.
Ever wondered about the secret to the high-fashion model’s perfect flushed cheeks? The Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush (£33) is known as the MUA holy grail product for the perfect catwalk look. The formula comes in two shades which are incredibly versatile thanks to its colour revival technology which reacts to the skin’s moisture level which serves a customised effect for each user, leaving the skin with a healthy glow ready to take on the runway. This a must-have in all your makeup kits!
Pro Not sure whether you prefer a dewy or matte finish? We have the palette for you by renowned MUA Patrick Ta, who has made up the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Camila Cabello. The Patrick Ta Major Headlines Blush Palette Vol II (£40.50), this beautiful palette ensures a radiant complexion. With three creams and three powders, this formula is incredibly versatile to achieve whichever finish you’d like – the perfect product to shimmer your way through the summer. This is an excellent find to pop into your kits, with shades that can work as a highlighter, blusher and bronzer combined!
The Benetint by Benefit (£17.50). Benetint blush has returned from its debut in the ‘70’s this versatile natural glowing blusher is the perfect product for the summer. With all its reviews across social media, it has become a staple for the clean girl aesthetic and sunburnt look. Buildable and versatile, it creates that perfect inner radiance that we want to showcase this summer.
We are always on the hunt for an affordable product. Here’s a selection that are perfect to include in your makeup kit if you’re on a budget.
Starting off strong with the perfect dupe for the prestigious Glowgasm blusher wands by Charlotte Tilbury is Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush (£7.99). This lightweight formula is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Shea Butter, all contributing to achieving that lovely summer dewy radiance. Definitely a winner for any bridal or formal occasion, this versatile product can be used over the cheeks and eyelids for a glamorous look.
The E.l.f Putty Blush (£6) has been circling around for quite some time and has now come back more popular than ever with its viral reviews on TikTok. Interest first peaked with its unique cream-like texture, which sets into a soft matte powder finish. This natural finish formula is perfect for that inner healthy glow, great for film sets and beauty shoots. With Argan Oil and Vitamin E, this makes for a nourishing formula, leaving the skin feeling renewed.
Pixi by Petra On-the-Glow Blush Stick (£18), is slightly more expensive than your usual drugstore product, nevertheless a perfect dupe for the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush. A paraben-free formula that works great for sensitive skin, this versatile product is also for those who prefer a more intense finish.