Photo: Courtesy Maybelline for Naeem Khan

Sure, lipstick is an instant pick-me-up and highlighter gives you that extra pop of glow, but nothing warms up the skin like the right blush. It’s the perfect addition to any makeup look and ties everything together. Blush comes in a wide variety of shades and finishes — from creams to powders and formulas that do a little bit of both. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best blushes out right now, from the blush palette makeup artists need in their kits to an illuminating stick you’ll want to use all over.

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