Powder Blushers | Top 5

As someone who likes a higher coverage foundation on her cheeks to even out redness, there’s nothing like a dusting of blusher to avoid that ghostly pale look, and bring back some colour.

I have enough blushers to apply product onto at least 50,000 people, so digging through trying to find my top 5 has proved to be quite the challenge!

Nevertheless, I thought it’d be fun to share my crème-de-la-crème of my stash with you.


We’ll start with the most affordable and pocket-friendly. This Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Nude Mauve is really good enough to eat.

I have very few mauve-toned blushers but have started experimenting with them recently, and have discovered that they suit my yellow-undertoned skin rather nicely!

This blusher is incredibly easy to blend and is a gorgeous autumnal shade. It also works great under the cheekbones as a subtle contour.

This’ll only cost you £8.99 and I purchase my from Boots!


The next blusher that I want to discuss is quite possibly my most worn blusher of all time – it’s called Blush and it’s a Shimmer Wave from The Body Shop.

Somehow, this product gives the cheeks an incredible glow, but there’s absolutely no glitter particles within it whatsoever. It really does baffle me that my skin just looks naturally radiant when I wear this – no disco balls here! As it’s sheer I apply it with a big fluffy blush brush.

This one’s a little more pricey at £16 from The Body Shop’s website, but keep an eye out for discount codes online (that’s what I did!).


We’re getting up there in terms of the brand now: my next blusher is the Dainty Mineralized Blush from MAC!

I’ve had this for just under a year now, and fall in love with it every now and again. Although I try to be adventurous and try different things, it’s always one that I find myself going back to.

The colour is a really lovely baby pink with a slight coral-ly twist, and I think anyone with a fair to medium skin tone could pull it off. It’s fantastic for building up, as you can just add a sheer wash of colour or really intensify it!

I paid £21 for mine but I believe it’s now gone up to £22 (cheeky, MAC, cheeky). I purchased mine from a MAC store!


*SPOILER ALERT* but my final two blushers are both from Benefit – totally unintentional, but man do I love their boxed powders.

The first is Coralista, which I purchased first, back in the summer. I wore this blusher to death – I didn’t touch anything else all the way up to the autumn time, because this was more than perfect for me!

I never imagined coral, peachy tones to suit my skin, but I was totally wrong. This, in my eyes, is the ideal way to look bronzed and tanned without using a muddy bronzer – it does the job of both! The formula is beautifully blendable and very longwearing.

Coralista costs £23.50 usually, but on Debenhams it’s currently 10% off – GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN!

Check my review here.


And finally, finally, finally, we have Rockateur, which I only purchased recently but it has changed my life for the better, dare I say it!

Similar to Coralista, it has a blendable and longwearing formula, but this is a slightly darker, brown-toned pink that’s much more suitable for these colder months.

I’ve just been pairing it with a vampy lip or a smoky eye, and it looks so gorgeous!

Again, this costs £23.50, but grab that offer while you can from Debenhams!

benefit blush

What’s your favourite blusher?

El xx

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