Using a pink blush – well, passe.
Purple blush has taken over TikTok and Rihanna is probably the most iconic celebrity to have sported the look and started the trend.
And we’re happy that it’s in trend now, particularly because those with darker skin tend to find themselves washed out by baby pink or apricot blushes. Purple blush, on the other hand, livens up medium, olive, and deep skin tones.
If you’re ready to wear plum with pride, here are the best purple blushers you could try.
NUDESTIX Nudies Matte All Over Face Colour Blush & Bronze in Moodie Blu
This has a balm-like formula that delivers a naturally flushed look.
Unlike blushers that come with horrible brushes, this has a great blending brush on the other end of this stick blush. There’s also a mirror inside the tin that carries the product for easy touch-ups.
This product comes in several colours, but for the perfect deep shade of eggplant, try Moodie Blu.
NUDESTIX Nudies Matte All Over Face Colour Blush & Bronze in Moodie Blu retails for S$50.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Faith
Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty makeup line made waves earlier this year and the liquid blush is certainly a standout product you couldn’t have missed.
Besides being long-lasting, it also delivers a natural-looking finish.
Go for Faith, the purple blush from the range that everyone is talking about.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Faith retails for S$33.
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Drama Cla$$
This is the product that has arguably brought back the purple blush trend, so it’s impossible to have this article without including it.
Cheeks Out blushes feel hydrating but are non-greasy, and melt into your skin and instantly brightening your complexion.
For the purple shade that you see Riri sporting, go for Drama Cla$$
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Drama Cla$$ retails for S$33.
Clinique Cheek Blush Pop in Pansy Pop
Bring out your natural glow with Clinique’s adorable flower Cheek Pop blusher.
Made from both setting powder and blush, Cheek Pop feels smooth against your skin and will leave you fresh-faced and with a natural look.
Clinique Cheek Blush Pop in Pansy Pop retails for S$32.50.
Ciaté London Dewy Blush in Pomegranate
Those with drier skin types may find powder blushes too drying on the skin. If you fall into this group, try this gel-balm blush that delivers a dewy finish.
This applies and blends softly into your skin, brightening it instantly with a splash of vibrant colour.
Pomegranate blush retails for S$34.50.
NARS blush in Mata Hari
Unlike the other deep purple blushers featured in the roundup, NARS’s Mata Hari blush is on the lighter side with undertones of pink. Mata Hari has a very light texture that blends easily to create a natural blush effect. If you want to create a statement-making look, you can apply it multiple times to add more intensity.
NARS blush in Mata Hari retails for S$51.50.
CANMAKE Powder Cheek in P39
If you’re on a budget but still want to hop on the purple blush trend we’d suggest the CANMAKE’s P39 blush. While acting as a blush, it also contains moisturising powder which gives your skin a smooth and silky texture.
CANMAKE’s P39 blush is also long-lasting with it even absorbing excess oils produced by your skin so you can keep looking refreshed and vibrant all day long.
CANMAKE Powder Cheek in P39 retails for S$11.92.
Tony Moly Crystal Blush in P01 Pink Purple Tea
If you’re a fan of K-Beauty products then give Tony Moly’s Crystal Blush in P01 Pink Purple Tea a try. This light purple blusher has a sheer finish that even if you’re new to purple blush, you’d never be intimidated.
Tony Moly crystal blush in P01 Pink Purple Tea retails for S$17.35.
Coloured Raine, Blush in Butterfly Cream Blush
Try out this new cream blush from Coloured Raine, which has a silky cream formula infused with jojoba seed oil to moisturise your skin. This vibrant purple blush is not only eye-catching but also has anti-ageing and plumping benefits!
Coloured Raine, Blush in Butterfly Cream Blush retails for USD$16 (S$21.73).
Eglips Cheek Fit Blusher in Pansy Cheek
Some of you may already be familiar with this popular Kbeauty brand Eglips, but if you’re not then get familiar with their Pansy Cheek Fit Blusher. It is a glittery purple blusher which is long-lasting and waterproof.
Eglips Cheek Fit Blusher in Pansy Cheek retails for S$7.60.