The Best Drugstore Blush Dupes to Fake a Gorgeous Flush

For the pop of color your face is craving.

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We get it—that bright pink pigment looks pretty intimidating in the pan. But trust us when we say that no look is complete without a kiss of color. It makes you look alive, and just gives that extra oomph you've been missing. Whether you’re going for rosy and light or vampy and intense, here are our top drugstore blush picks to achieve the ultimate #blushgoals.

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1
Best Two-in-One
PhotoReady Instant Cheek Maker
Revlon
$11.99

There's no need to contour with this creamy one-swipe application. It's made to fit perfectly with the grooves of your face to give your cheeks a pop of pink and highlight your cheekbones at the same time.

2
Prettiest Compact
Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
Physicians Formula
$11.95
$8.96 (25% off)

We’re definitely heart-eyed over this compact, which has reflective pearls to give your cheeks a vibrant rosiness. Fun fact: It's made with natural plant extracts and violet scents that are said to create a rush of endorphins upon application.

3
Best Subtle Shimmer
Baked Blush
Milani
$6.97

Two is better than one: Made from a mixture of matte and shimmery shades, this Milani blush draws inspiration from terra cotta and is streaked with glowing glitter for a warm finish.

4
Most Nourishing
Jelly Pop Flush Blush
e.l.f. Cosmetics
$6.00

If you don't like chalky powders, jelly is the way to go. Formulated with hydrating oils and vitamins, this formula is nourishing and effective without the stickiness.

5
Best for All Skin Tones
New York Fit Me Blush
Maybelline New York
$4.97

Don't worry too much with shade-matching when it comes to Maybelline's iconic formula. This blush will seamlessly match your skin tone and add the perfect amount of color to enhance it naturally. 

6
Most Versatile
PAC-MAN High Score Blush Palette
Wet n' Wild
$9.99

Throwing it back to the 80’s, Wet n' Wild's collab is inspired by the best arcade game of all time (don't @ me). With four shade options to choose from, your makeup game will be hitting all the right points. 

7
Best for On-the-Go
Bare With Me Cheek Tint
NYX Professional Makeup
$10.00

Just one swipe gives your cheeks a sheer and lightweight finish (no brush needed). Plus, it's infused with aloe to keep your cheeks super hydrated.

8
Best for Skipping Concealer
True Match Blush
L'Oreal Paris
$10.95
$7.89 (28% off)

For those days where you don't want to look like you tried, this easy-to-blend blush will give you that perfect no-makeup vibe. It matches your skin tone and texture to conceal any unwanted bumps, while delivering a natural finish for a barely-there effect. 

9
Best for Beginners
Cheekers Blendable Powder Blush
Covergirl
$3.29

They say great things come in small packages. This no-fuss option comes in the cutest compact and offers a quick blush touch-up for an on-the-go glow.

10
Most Foolproof
Cheeky Wink Flushed Blush
Neutrogena
$6.47

This bouncy blush has a buildable formula that allows you to get from subtle glow to more intense color (without overkill).

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