8 Blushes We’re Crushing on This Valentine’s DayFebruary 01, 2023
We don’t need an excuse to pile on the blush; it’s one of our favorite beauty products no matter the day or the makeup look we’re creating. But if there’s any holiday that calls for a sweet, fresh-faced flush, it’s Valentine’s Day. Below, find the best blushes to apply on February 14th and beyond, from whimsical bubblegum pink shades to romantic berries and reds.
The Best Blush Products for Valentine’s Day
Valentino Beauty Eye2Cheek Blush and Eyeshadow in Born in Roma
Light up your complexion with this luminous, pearl-infused powder. You can focus the product solely on the cheeks, or dust it on the eyes as well for a sweet monochromatic moment. Plus, if you’re thinking of gifting this blush to a special someone for Valentine’s Day, you can get the pink-and-gold compact engraved with a sentiment of your choice.
Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Coral Ember
For a soft, sun-kissed flush, look no further than this coral-meets-nude blush. The gel-cream formula feels weightless on the skin and swipes on easily with your fingers or a blush brush. The color is buildable too, making it a great beginner-friendly option.
NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick Blush in 01 Light Peach and Baby Pink
Get two blush shades in one with the dual-ended Wonder Stick. Available in three colorways to suit fair, medium and deep skin tones, this blush takes the guesswork out of finding your perfect shade. Try applying the deeper shade where you would normally contour, i.e. the hollows of your cheekbones, then dabbing the lighter shade on the apples of your cheeks. Right now, we’re loving 01, shades of pale peach and pink.
Lancôme Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque
These powder blushes are silky, buildable and long-lasting — though they come with a mini brush stashed in the compact just in case you need a touch-up before your V-Day plans. The shade “Rose Fresque” is the perfect pinky-coral to suit a variety of skin tones.
YSL Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint in Chills
Give your lips and cheeks a kiss of color with this creamy, two-in-one product. The shade “Chills” adds a bright, berry-pink burst of color that mimics the natural flush you’d get from a meandering walk through the snow
Kulfi Beauty Mehndi Moment Blush in Pinky Promise
Calling all blush enthusiasts: This pigment-packed cream blush is one of the boldest we’ve tried. A little goes a long way, and once you blend the color in, you can trust that it won’t stray from where you applied it. For Valentine’s Day, we’re opting for the warm salmon pink shade, “Pinky Promise.”
Half Magic Beauty Cheek Fluff Soft Blur Blush in Only Drama
This blush is a true purple that shows up vividly on deep skin tones and can be applied sparingly for a vampy look on fair to medium skin tones. Dab on the mousse-y formula with your fingers or a blush brush for bold pigmentation.
Persona Super Blush in Bubble
Bright, bubblegum pink blushes are dominating our TikTok feeds, and we can’t think of an occasion more appropriate to rock the shade than Valentine’s Day. The beauty of hot pink blush is that you can layer the color as much or as little as you please to make the shade work for every complexion.