If you’ve ever wondered how the impeccably-styled models on Japanese magazine covers achieve that effortless, milky apricot flush on their cheeks, look no further. These trending “peach milk tea” blushes give you the flattering look of an Instagram filter without the need for photo-editing apps – no wonder influencers on RED are obsessed!
Blush is a step that some women tend to skip, perhaps because the traditional bright pinks and reds are so easy to over-apply and rather tricky to fix once you have too much on. The tones might also be difficult to match with the rest of your makeup, or even clash with the colours in your outfits and accessories.
For those of us that struggle with finding the perfect subdued shade, hope is not lost! The low saturation of these delectable peachy tones means they won’t compete with the rest of your look, making them perfect for makeup newbies and experts alike. The pigments can be built up slowly, so apply your blush with confidence for a chic and sophisticated look that is never over the top.
Peach milk tea blushes to try
Chanel Ombre Joues Contraste Blush (608)
This earth-toned cinnamon shade from Chanel exudes low-key, elegant vibes. Its neutral tone and matte finish make it the ideal everyday blush for light to medium complexions, while its finely-milled texture ensures a seamless and fuss-free application.
The luxurious case with its integrated deluxe brush makes it a compact addition to your handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.
Chanel Ombre Joues Contraste Blush (608) retails for S$75 and is available at Chanel’s Fragrance & Beauty boutiques (ION Orchard, Raffles City, JEM, MBS and Vivocity) or online through Chanel’s e-concierge.
Chanel Ombre Joues Contraste Blush (604)
This gorgeous shade is reminiscent of a soothing milk bath filled with dried flowers and its warm tone instantly refreshes sallow or dull complexions. The silky, ultra-fine texture helps the colour melt into the skin, while the subtle, floral scent is unmistakably Chanel.
Use a light sweep across your cheeks for an understated look, or layer the buildable formula for a more glamorous feel.
Chanel Ombre Joues Contraste Blush (604) retails for S$65.40.
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush (Aflame)
Aflame is a soft strawberry mousse shade for those who prefer a more feminine style. Like all Tom Ford products, the Shade and Illuminate Blushes are the epitome of opulence and luxury.
Formulated with rice silk powder, this two-in-one powder cheek blush comes with complementing semi-matte and highlighting hues for a youthful, light-reflecting glow.
The lighter shade on the left has a fine sparkle, while the right is a silky matte. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can use them separately or mixed together to achieve that coveted fresh, radiant glow.
Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Blush (Aflame) retails for S$110.
Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush (05)
If the minimalist look isn’t your cup of tea, you just might fall in love with C-beauty brand Flower Knows. Its gorgeous blushes are a makeup lover’s dream – housed in decadent jewelled cases with coloured heart gems, they’re possibly even prettier once you’ve opened the lid to reveal the intricately engraved powders.
Shade 5 (Endless) is a nude caramel brown with a hint of orange, which brings to mind creamy butterscotch candy. Like the Tom Ford blushes, these are two-toned and can be mixed and matched to suit your preference.
Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush (05) retails for S$31.
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Melting Colour Balm
A cross between a cream and a powder, this airy, ultra-thin oil formula blends easily into the skin like a balm before setting into a powdery matte finish.
The Neo Nude line advocates for perfection that looks real, and shade 51 is a peachy pink that adds a beautiful, dried-rose flush to the cheeks. This multi-use product can be layered to add intensity and used as a shadow for that stylish monochromatic look.
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Melting Colour Balm (51) retails for S$51.
Chanel BLUSH COMÈTE (PÊCHE COSMIQUE)
A symbol of luck, comets inspired Coco Chanel for her first and only High Jewellery collection. Now, this celestial emblem appears on the new limited edition BLUSH COMÈTE for the Spring 22 collection.
The delicate white peach shade, which aptly translates to ‘Cosmic Peach’, features a fine champagne shimmer that gives your cheeks dimension without emphasising texture. We also can’t get enough of the powder blush’s magical 3D optical illusion! While the powder shows the star design, the iconic Chanel monogram is simultaneously reflected in the mirror. What more could you ask for from a blush?
Chanel Blush Comete (Peche Cosmique) is available for pre-order at ~S$94.