The 7 Best Drugstore Cream Blushes of All Time, All $20 or Less

For a dewy flush.

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Once upon a time, the only decent cream blushes on the market came with fancy packaging and an expensive price tag. But on a recent drugstore raid, we found ourselves pleasantly surprised by the number of affordable options. Needless to say, we stocked up, and we weren't disappointed. We're all fans of cream blush here at Byrdie HQ, but we hold them to the highest standards. They have to be (extremely) easy to blend, deposit just the right amount of color, and stay in place (read: not melt off by our lunch break).

All of the products ahead have passed our stringent test with flying colors. The best part? They all ring in at an affordable price. So if you haven’t already made the switch, consider this your invitation to pack up the powders and pick up the beauty editor-approved staple. The best part is you don't need anything to apply these. Cream blushes are easily blendable and the warmth of your finger will do the trick.

Check out the best drugstore cream blushes below.

Best Overall: L'Oréal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush

Thanks to its wearable shades, our love of this blush goes beyond the soft, almost bouncy texture. Its blendable color and soft satin finish make it a cream blush even powder devotees will love.

Best Stick, Runner-Up: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick Blush

Blush isn’t the easiest of products to travel with, but Wet n Wild's stick applicator makes on-the-go touch-ups a breeze. 

Best Multitasker: e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick

E.l.f. Cosmetics’ cheek color is super lightweight and velvety smooth. You’ll want to scoop it up in all four colors. We love it most because it can be used in more ways than one to tint the eyes, lips, and cheeks.

Best Dewy Finish: REVLON PhotoReady Cream Blush

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

For a dewy, natural-looking finish, look no further than Revlon’s Cream Blush. The formula is incredibly pigmented but blends into a subtle flushed hue.

Best Gel-Cream: Pixi Beauty Sheer Cheek Gel

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel

When applied with a light hand, Pixi's gel formula offers a soft and subtle color. The three shades available create an ultra-natural, universally flattering look.

Best Highlighter: L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

loreal true match lumi

Sort of a blush-highlighter hybrid, this liquid from L'Oréal quickly blends into a smooth, seamless finish. The long-lasting formula is incredibly lightweight, leaving skin soft, smooth, and glowy.

Best Shade Range: Maybelline New York Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick

The incredibly smooth application and candy-colored shades make these shea butter–infused sticks an instant favorite. Grab a few or even just one and play up your cheeks, eyes, and lips.

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