The World's Best Blush Has Been Hiding at the Drugstore


Ellie Benuska

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!

Next, study up on the most common blush mistakes to avoid.