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Your search for the best pink blush just got whole a lot easier! This roundup includes 11 of the best pink blushes all differing in formulation and price point, so rest assured there’s a pink blush for you.

Learn exactly what to look for when it comes to choosing the best blush formulation for your skin type, skin tone, and undertone. I’m sharing easy tips that’ll demystify all your pink blush questions!

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With so many products on the beauty market, shopping can feel overwhelming. After trying and testing over 20 different pink blushes, I’ve paired down my absolute favorites to help you find options that’ll work for your skin and budget.

If you’re looking for more color options, head to my roundup of the best peach blush and discover your perfect natural glow!

The Best Pink Blush:


Best Overall: Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion “Strawberry”

“Strawberry’s” silky smooth powder formula blends effortlessly, hugging cheeks with zero fallout. The pigments last all day offering buildable, medium to full coverage. With a light hand, you can also achieve a light to sheer finish. The powder formula is matte and finely milled, so it’s a great option for textured, mature, and oily skin types.
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Best overall
Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion “Strawberry”
  • Good for – all skin types
  • Coverage – buildable, light & sheer to bright & bold
  • Formula – powder
  • Finish – matte
  • Best on – light/medium skin tones
  • Rich pigments
  • No fall-out
  • A universally beautifying pink
  • A little pricey for a powder blush

Best Long Wearing: Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush “Encourage”

Oily and combination skin types will love Rare Beauty’s liquid blush formula because it lasts! (Boy does it last). The formula is extremely pigmented, and a little goes a long way. While it comes from Rare Beauty’s radiant finish line, I found it more matte on my normal skin. The neutral, mauvey-pink shade of “Encourage” is universally flattering for almost any skin tone.
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Best long wearing
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush “Encourage”
  • Good for – oily, combo, normal skin
  • Coverage – buildable, medium to full
  • Formula – liquid
  • Finish – satin/matte
  • Best on – all skin tones
  • Vegan & cruelty free
  • Long lasting all day wear.
  • Fluid, non-patchy formula
  • Great for oily and combo skin.
  • Shades can sell out fast.
  • Learning curve to applying such a super pigmented formula.


Saie’s Dew Blush is the answer your dry cheeks have been waiting for. The hydrating formula is super pigmented but blends like a dream, giving you plenty of time to work the product before it sets. While the finish looks dewy, it feels dry to the touch and will last all day.

“Rosy” is a universally flattering pink that works with all undertones and can look different depending on your overall skin tone. On my light skin, it gives a burnt cheeks vibe, while medium skin tones may find it’s more like a pinky-peach glow.
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Best hydrating
Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Flush “Rosy”
  • Good for – normal to dry skin
  • Coverage – buildable, sheer to full
  • Formula – liquid
  • Finish – dewy
  • Best on – light to medium skin tones
  • Hydrating.
  • Pigmented and easy to blend.
  • Sephora’s Seal of Clean Planet Positivity.
  • Long lasting.
  • Sets dry yet it still looks dewy.
  • May be too hydrating for oily and combo skin types.


The cream to powder formula in Valentino’s Eye2Cheek is so unique compared to most cream to powder formulas. It’s much more like a buttery powder than a cream formula, and it’s as silky soft as a butterfly’s wings.

“Rosa Emozione” is such a pretty and unique shade. It’s a warm rosy pink injected with a pop of cool lavender. It’s also infused with Valentino’s signature “Roma-Light Complex”, which they describe as “illuminating pearls”. These pearls definitely create a subtle shimmer that does add some depth and dimension.
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Best splurge
Valentino Eye2Cheek “Rosa Emozione”
  • Good for – all skin types
  • Coverage – buildable sheer to full
  • Formula – cream to powder
  • Finish – light sheen/shimmer
  • Best on – all skin tones
  • Buttery powder-like formula
  • No fall-out
  • Longwearing
  • Can also use on eyes. (Comes with an amazing eyeshadow brush).
  • Expensive
  • For the price, packaging should be metal instead of plastic.
  • Slight fragrance some might be sensitive to.


This pressed powder baked blush is an amazing value! Priced just under $7, you get 0.24 ounces of an Italian-made, baked blush that lasts! The talc-free formula is a great option for sensitive skin types can be applied dry or wet.

The shade is an illuminating pink blush that works on all skin tones. The pigments pop, but aren’t so intense to intimidate a newbie blush wearer. If you want to intensify the colors, apply “Rosy Rosewood” with a damp blush brush.
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Best save
Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush “Rosy Rosewood”
  • Good for – all skin types
  • Coverage – buildable, sheer to medium
  • Formula – baked/powder
  • Finish – sheen/shimmer
  • Best on – all skin tones
  • Amazing low price!
  • Vegan & cruelty free
  • Apply wet or dry
  • Generous amount of product
  • Shimmer finish may enhance textured skin and fine lines.

Beauty tip: For shimmer blush, use a primer!

If you have mature and/or textured skin, don’t write off shimmery blushes completely! Try using a primer beforehand. The right primer can do wonders to smooth skin, making products apply like silk. You might just find a shimmery blush you love.



Jouer Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duo is a multi-stick blush for cheeks and lips. I love the complexion boosting glow and velvety soft airbrush finish. It takes almost no effort to blend, so application is fool proof.

“Celebrate” comes with two rosy shades that can be used as a blush and bronzer on my light skin. The shades “Promise Me” (a cool rose), and “Celebrate Me” (a warm rose) are two naturally beautifying shades that can be worn alone, or layered together for a neutral undertone.
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Best duo
Jouer Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duo “Celebrate”
  • Good for – skin type oily, normal, combo, dry
  • Coverage – full, sheer, med.
  • Formula – liquid, powder, cream
  • Finish – matte, sheer, satin
  • Best on – light to medium skin tones
  • Leaping bunny stamp of approval
  • Velvety airbrush finish
  • Sleek packaging
  • Silky blendable formula
  • None


Milani’s “Dolce Pink” is a shimmery baked blush in the prettiest bright pink. Laced with gold shimmer, it brings dimension and highlights to the cheekbones, while the pop of pink pigments leaves a fresh, vivid glow.

“Dolce Pink” is the closest drugstore dupe to Nars Orgasm as they come. While the pigments aren’t as rich as the original, the formula is buildable, and it’s easier for novice blush wearers to apply.
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Best drugstore
Milani Baked Powder Blush “Dolce Pink”
  • Good for – normal, dry, combination skin
  • Coverage – buildable, sheer to medium
  • Formula – powder
  • Finish – shimmer
  • Best on – all skin tones
  • Drugstore price
  • Beautiful shimmer finish
  • Great dupe for Nars “Orgasm”
  • Shimmery finish may enhance textured skin and fine lines.

Check out this post for more affordable dupes for Nars Orgasm!”



“Ruby” is a lightweight cheek and lip tint in a swipe and go applicator. The hydrating formula is incredibly thin and melts into the skin, “tinting” the cheeks from within. While I’ve yet to find a multi-stick that won’t dry out my lips, this formula is less drying than most.

Ruby’s gorgeous pomegranate pink pigments have a neutral undertone, making it a universally beautifying pink! Don’t be alarmed at the amount of pigments with the first swipe. The formula quickly dissipates into the skin, and I find I need to apply a few extra layers to get my perfect pink flush.
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Best cheek tint
Pixi Beauty On-The-Glow Blush “Ruby”
  • Good for – normal, dry, mature, & textured skin
  • Coverage – buildable, sheer to medium
  • Formula – skin tint
  • Finish – sheer, dewy
  • Best on – all skin tones
  • Won’t settle into fine lines and large pores.
  • Lightweight, hydrating formula.
  • Dewy, glow from within finish.
  • Oily and combo skin types may not like the hydrating formula.
  • A bit pricey for a drugstore product.


“Caribbean” has the amazing Elf Putty Blush cream to powder formula in a rich raspberry pink color. This creamy blush melts into skin without settling into large pores and fine lines. Apply it in layers for a boost in color. It also sets to a beautiful satin-matte finish, leaving a soft, airbrushed-like glow.

The warm rose shade of “Caribbean” works on almost every skin tone, the key is how much you apply. On my light skin, it leaves my cheeks a sheer beetroot pink. The rich berry pigments glow on top of darker skin tones.
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Best cream to powder
e.l.f. Putty Blush “Caribbean”
  • Good for – all skin types
  • Coverage – sheer to medium
  • Formula – cream to powder
  • Finish – satin
  • Best on – medium to deep skin tones
  • Affordable drugstore price
  • Great color payoff that’s easy to blend.
  • Lightweight skin-like finish
  • None

Best for Travel: DIBS Desert Island Duo “1.5 Bloom Service & Bon Voyage”

With blush on one end, and bronzer on the other, the DIBS Desert Island Duo lets you bronze, contour, and define the entire face, so it’s perfect for travel. The creamy formula is blendable, buildable leaving a soft, natural finish.

The shade “Bloom Service”, is a subtle, barely their pinky-peach. It’s a great option for light and fair skin tones who want a “no-makeup” makeup look. “Bon Voyage” is a light tan bronzer with cool brown undertones. Since it has no shimmer, I love using it to contour my light complexion.
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Best for travel
DIBS Desert Island Duo “Bloom Service” & “Bon Voyage”
  • Good for – all skin types
  • Coverage – sheer
  • Formula – cream
  • Finish – skin-like
  • Best on – fair to light skin tones
  • Multi-use for cheeks, face, & lips
  • Creamy, hydrating formula
  • Leaping bunny stamp of approval
  • Line offers customized bronzers suited for all skin tones.
  • Sold online by a limited amount of retailers.

Cream Blush Tip: Set it With Powder!

Get your cream blush to last longer by setting it with a little powder. You can use a regular setting powder, or powder blush in a similar color.



“Bubble” is a lightweight, creamy multi-stick for cheeks and lips. Formulated with nylon, paraffin, and nourishing oils, “Bubble” feels and performs like a blush and primer in one. It sits on top of textured skin and does have a very slight blurring effect.

Don’t be intimidated by the Barbie pink shade. This unique cool toned pink blush takes on a different look depending on the person wearing it. On my light skin, the vibrancy seems to dissipate, and instead looks more like a soft dandelion pink.
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Best cruelty free
Persona DreamStick Cream Blush “Bubble”
  • Good for – mature & textured skin, all skin types
  • Coverage – buildable, light to sheer
  • Formula – cream
  • Finish – skin-like
  • Best on – all skin tone
  • Soft blurring finish
  • Great for mature and textured skin.
  • Multi-use for cheeks and lips
  • Vegan & cruelty free
  • May be too sheer on some skin tones.
how to choose the right pink blush
The perfect pink blush should be tailored to your skin’s needs.
Select a formula for your skin type
Dry skin – Look for cream and liquid blushes as they tend to have the most hydrating formulas for dry cheeks.

Oily/Combination skin – Extra sebum on oily and combo skin types can quickly degrade products. Look for long wearing formulas with saturated pigments like many liquid and powder blush formulas.

Normal – Lucky you! Normal skin types can get away with pretty much anything.
Choose a shade for your skin tone
This all comes down to vibrancy and saturation. Light and fair skin tones don’t need a whole lot of saturation in their pigments, and generally look best in softer shades. Medium and darker skin tones look amazing in vibrant colors with rich, saturated pigments.
Find the right undertone
There’s a plethora of pinks out there. Shades with undertones matching your own are generally the most flattering.

Warm undertones – Warm pinks with yellow, orange, or red undertones. These shades can be bright and vivid, leaning more towards the peaches, corals, and hot pinks.

Cool undertones – Pinks with undertones of blue, green, and lilac.

Neutral undertones – These pinks tend to be a balance of warm and cool undertones. If you’re a neutral undertone, you can wear almost any shade of pink.


All skin tones look great in pink blush! Skin tone refers to how light or dark your skin is, so you’ll want to look for a pink blush with the right amount of saturation that suits your skin tone. Light and fair complexions may want to go for light and soft pinks while medium skin tones may want a pink with even more vibrancy like a poppy pink or warm rose. Rich, vibrant pinks saturated in shades like berry, magenta, or fuchsia look amazing on darker skin tones.

That all depends on the individual’s undertone and personal preference. While one fair complexion may be warmer, another could be cool. In general, peach tends to be a warmer shade, but there’s also peach shades with neutral and cool undertones. Likewise, pink blush can be warm or cool depending on the undertones. Try them both out and see which you prefer!

The right pink blush can make you look that you’ve just taken a walk through the fresh mountain air. It can lift the cheekbones adding a youthful, healthy glow. Nothing adds more life and vitality into the complexion like a good pink blush.

How I Rate My Products

5 star ratings are based off the following criteria:

  • Color payoff – how saturated the pigments are.
  • Blendability – how easily the product blends.
  • Longevity – how long the pigments last throughout the day.
  • Wearability – how lightweight and comfortable the product feels on top of the skin.
  • Value for price – is the overall quality worth the price tag?

Meet the Author

Kristen Stuertz is the founder and creative director of A former school teacher with an obsession for fashion and beauty, she decided to follow her heart, launching the site in 2020. In addition to being a full time style and beauty writer, she and her husband are raising their two sweet kids and one spunky doodle.