Budget vs. Blowout: Blushers


Bring a flush to your cheeks with our top picks of powder and cream blushers.
With milder weather and sunnier days peeping around the corner, we’re refreshing our winter make-up with a healthy, rosy glow of subtle blush. Whether you’re a powder queen or all about cream chic, we’ve selected our favourites to suit every budget.


Feeling the end-of-the-month pinch? These top three high street faves won’t break the bank and are perfect for everyday wear:

Rimmel Lasting Finish £3.99
Soft, natural colours that provide a sheer, lasting finish. Sadly only available in four shades, but hopefully you can find one that suits your skin tone, because this is an absolute beauty bargain!

Max Factor Flawless Perfection £6.99
A gentle shimmer really makes this product stand out for us. Perfect for work make-up – bringing a bit of subtle highlighting, which is ideal under dull fluoro office lighting. As with all powder blushes, don’t forget to tap excess powder off your brush before applying – think rosy blush, not rosé-wine flush!

Bourjois Little Round Pot £7.99
A smooth, silky cream that melts easily onto the skin. The joy of cream blush is that you can gradually build up your perfect level of glow – just use your fingertips to apply and blend. The cute little pot makes this one perfect for popping in your handbag.


Feeling flush? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!) If you fancy treating yourself post-payday, these three gorgeous blushers are worth the investment. Yes, they’re a bit pricier, but a small amount will last all day on your skin – and the pot itself will last for months!

Benefit Sugarbomb £23.50
The pretty Benefit boxes are as much of a treat as the blush itself. We love the rich, multi-toned Sugarbomb – swirl across your cheeks for a polished evening look.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge £19
A luxurious cream that doubles as a lip tint – perfect for travelling. Available in 10 beautiful shades – we’re loving the coral hints of Powder Pink. Bobbi is all about the apples, so dab on, then blend along your cheekbones with a domed brush for a healthy-looking, natural flush.

bareMinerals READY £22
A long-lasting powder, featuring skin-nurturing sea minerals. With 12 shades to choose from, this blush is an instant lift for every skin tone. Sweep on with an angled brush for a soft, dewy glow.

So there you have it – our top blusher picks for every purse! What’s your fave? Share with us @tweetjanes