Multi-tasking beauty products are in vogue, thanks to the fact that you get the best of both worlds, where you use just one product to cover multiple makeup steps at the same time.
Other than skincare products that help you to skip steps (e.g. moisturisers that give you a glow-up), another beauty product that has stepped up to help us save our time (and money!) is none other than the blush. It is little wonder then that we’re seeing lots of newly-launched blushes promising to not only breathe life into your complexion, but also give your skin a subtle glow.
If you’ve been planning to invest in a highlighter, you’ll probably change your mind after you see these 10 new blushes – read on and find out why!
- 1. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Pillow Talk Intense
- 2. Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Blush Compact
- 3. Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette
- 4. Sephora Collection Face Shimmering Pressed Powder
- 5. Etude Heart Blossom Blossom Cheek
- 6. Innisfree Cherry Blossom Luminizer
- 7. Benefit Cosmetics Georgia Golden Peach Blush
- 8. theBalm Hot Mama Shadow & Blush Pressed Powder
- 9. NARS Overlust Cheek Palette (Limited Edition)
- 10. Cute Press Nonstop Ombre Blush
1. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Pillow Talk Intense
What’s better than a blush that highlights at the same time? A blush in Charlotte Tilbury’s universally-flattering Pillow Talk shade, which is well-loved by superstars and models alike!
This powder blush comes in two tones: one is a deeper rosy-pink colour that looks naturally gorgeous on darker skin tones, coupled with a shimmery Pillow Talk shade that is formulated with Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light.
You can swirl both colours together on the apples of your cheeks for a gorgeous ombre glow, or just use the Pillow Talk shimmer on your cheekbones for a draping effect.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Pillow Talk Intense retails at SGD70 in Sephora.
2. Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Blush Compact
There are five complementary shades of this blush powder in each compact, which you can freely mix together to create your ideal blush shade. Each combination of colours is guaranteed to leave your cheeks blooming with a radiant glow reminiscent of spring.
In addition, although the Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Blush Compact is meant to be blush powder, the essence-in-base makes this feel moist and comfortable, as though the blush colour is melting into your skin. The colour blends easily onto skin, so you don’t have to worry about sporting the same red cheeks as Pikachu.
That being said, we’re already in love with its beautiful packaging – the bejewelled cover, together with a brush that comes with a Swarovski rhinestone attached, is enough to entice us into buying it!
Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Blush Compact currently retails at SGD50 in Sephora.
3. Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette
Our favourite vegan and cruelty-free K-beauty brand, Dear Dahlia, has just launched pocket-sized, dual-sided palettes that allow you to mix and match curated shades to create a variety of makeup looks on the go.
The Multi palettes are a combination of two creamy and silky balms, while the Match palettes contain an eyeshadow duo and a multi-balm. Both types of palettes are versatile and can be used on your eyes, cheeks, and lips, so you’re effectively getting an eyeshadow, tinted lip balm, blush, AND highlighter with just one product!
Besides boasting beautifully coordinated colours that are universally flattering, the dual palettes are all infused with Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract, which has excellent anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties that make sure your skin doesn’t lose that healthy and youthful glow.
Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette Face Palette at SGD49 in Sephora.
4. Sephora Collection Face Shimmering Pressed Powder
Is this a blush or a highlighter? It doesn’t matter, because this new launch from Sephora Collection acts as both a blush and a highlighter on your face!
Thanks to its lightweight, easy-to-blend texture, fine pearlescent particles, you’ll find that this shimmering pressed powder applies smoothly on any skin type without accentuating bumps or zits on uneven skin.
There are four different shades of this powder to choose from, but Precious Glow and Delicate Glow are our top picks for a rosy radiance to welcome spring.
Get Sephora Collection Face Shimmering Pressed Powder at SGD26 in Sephora.
5. Etude Heart Blossom Blossom Cheek
Beauty junkies know that spring has arrived when they start seeing lots of blushes in light pink shades, and Etude is no exception.
This new blusher that is part of the K-beauty brand’s Heart Blossom collection contains shiny pearls and extra soft oil powder to give you a rosy and even-looking blush. The ultra-buildable formula also allows you to layer on the blush if you desire a more radiant flush.
P.S. Did we also mention that it not only comes in lovely pink packaging, but is also engraved with cherry blossoms?
Etude Heart Blossom Blossom Cheek retails at SGD12.90 in Etude House stores and Lazada.
6. Innisfree Cherry Blossom Luminizer
Want to achieve the Koreans’ natural dewy look? You can do so effortlessly with Innisfree’s new Cherry Blossom Luminizer!
The colour of this blush highlighter is inspired by pastel petals of Jeju’s cherry blossoms, which is why it comes in sparkling cherry pink tones that add a bright touch of spring to your complexion.
Formulated with a clear base and highly reflective smooth pearl pigments, this face and body highlighter glides on your skin evenly to create a healthy luminescence that you can’t get enough of.
Innisfree Cherry Blossom Luminizer retails at SGD16 in Innisfree stores.
7. Benefit Cosmetics Georgia Golden Peach Blush
Fans of Benefit’s cult-favourite golden peach blush will be happy to know that it’s back with a new shade, new formula, new packaging, but the same golden glow that you crave.
The NEW Georgia is a warm, vibrant peach shade with a soft, golden shimmer that will give you absolutely peachy cheeks, which are always in season.
We know you’ll definitely love the silky-smooth, blendable formula that makes it easy to build colour on your cheeks, coupled with the fresh peach-floral scent that is already getting you in the mood for summer!
Benefit Cosmetics Georgia Golden Peach Blush will retail at SGD53 in Sephora from 7 May onwards.
8. theBalm Hot Mama Shadow & Blush Pressed Powder
Beyond blush and highlighter, theBalm’s aptly-named Hot Mama is a three-in-one product that we guarantee you’ll hit pan on faster than any other product.
Whether you are using it as a warm eyeshadow, rosy blush, or subtle highlighter, you just need this one compact in a peachy pink hue that will serve up sizzling hot looks.
Sounds too good to be true? We’ll have you know that this baby has already received multiple rave reviews on Sephora even though it’s only been launched recently, so we’re not exaggerating when we say you NEED this in your makeup pouch ASAP!
theBalm Hot Mama Shadow & Blush Pressed Powder retails at SGD18 in Sephora.
9. NARS Overlust Cheek Palette (Limited Edition)
NARS is well-known for having some of the best blushes in the market – Orgasm, for example is a cult-favourite – which is why their newest palette has gotten beauty junkies scrambling to get their hands on it
The palette consists of a trio of powder blushes in versatile shades for a natural-looking rush of colour, which you can then use innovative gel-to-powder highlighters to go over for a pearlescent lustre that glides effortlessly and layers seamlessly.
That being said, you can use both the highlighters and the blushes separately, as the former comes with a tinge of pink and the latter with a pearly sheen.
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD90 in Sephora.
10. Cute Press Nonstop Ombre Blush
If you haven’t already heard, the affordable drugstore brand Cute Press just landed on our shores recently, and they’ve brought their popular silky-smooth gradient blushes for Singaporeans to get that glow-up!
The blushes come in two different variants, Fresh Pink and Peach Passion. Each one comes with shimmery pearls so that you can effortlessly pull off glowing, dewy skin.
The ombre gradient, coupled with the pearl shimmers, gave our skin a radiant glow that is normally only possible with high-quality highlighters, so you are actually getting a blush and a highlighter at the price of one.
You can read our full review and see swatches of these amazing blushes here.
Cute Press Nonstop Ombre Blush retails at SGD17.90 in Watsons.