How to Shop the Best Blush at the Drugstore

by Lexy Lebsack

Shopping the drugstore beauty aisle isn’t easy. Whether it’s foundation, lipstick, or blush, an expert’s opinion can make the difference between scoring a new must-have or a drawer full of subpar products. We put celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali in front of a table of over 50 drugstore blushes (and a pack of face wipes) and challenged her with finding the best. Which formulas would she use on her own clients like Christina Hendricks, Ashley Greene, and Anna Kendrick? After weeding through blushes that are too-sparkly, streaky, or not-pigmented enough, she found seven formulas that compete with department store brands that are four times the price.

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