Call it a bold statement, but we're certain blush will never go out of style. It originated in ancient Egypt, after all, so if it's sustained thousands of years of various trend periods, we can't see it dissipating anytime soon.
The thing with blush is that it's incredibly transformative; in just a few swipes, your complexion is instantly livened. Your cheeks naturally flush, so when you're playing up your natural beauty, heightening the rosy hue of your cheeks is a given.
What's more, good blush doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, we at Byrdie HQ have found true hero blushes in the aisles of our neighborhood drugstores. So to find the absolute best formulas for a fraction of the cost of prestige brands, we connected with our friends at Rank & Style, who have aggregated the best-selling blushes according to real women. Keep scrolling for the results!
A skin-friendly blush that's dermatologist-approved and has high color payoff? Consider us sold. Dip into the separate hues for targeted color, or swirl them all together for a symphonic blend.
You only need to pick up a little bit of product to reap the benefits of this high-powered blush. It's got megawatt color and packs a big punch with even the faintest dusting of your brush.
Trust us when we say that this $3 blush is as good as a department-store offering. It's super pigmented, it's blendable, and it lasts all day long.
Just like the line's foundation and concealer, the True Blend blush matches virtually every skin tone and undertone for the perfect pinched-cheek effect.
Here it is—the most popular blush on the internet. Don't let the low price tag fool you, though. The formula is luxuriously sunbaked on Italian terra-cotta tiles to create the perfect blend of shimmer and matte powders for a luminescent finish.
Visit Rank & Style for the full list of best-selling drugstore blushes.
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