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The Best Drugstore Blush for Your Skin Tone

by Jessi Wilson

The Best Drugstore Blush for Your Skin Tone

The secret to finding the perfect blush for you is selecting one that enhances your skin’s natural flush. We’ve rounded up the 15 best drugstore blush options for five different skin tones to create this guide. After all, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the perfect blush color; you just have to know what you’re looking for. To check if you’re warm- or cool-toned, look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they look green, you’re likely warm-toned; if they’re blue or purple, you’re cool.

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Cool Tones

 

 

maybelline fit me drugstore blush for fair skin

 

 

Lori Depp, celebrity makeup artist and president of Serendeppity Lip Gloss, says she likes using mauve-ish pink shades for fair skin. Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Mauve has a subtle but flattering color that’s good for everyday wear. The pinky mauve will give you that healthy looking glow without looking overdone on fair skin.

 

Get it! Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Mauve, Target, $4.99

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Cool Tones

 

 

best drugstore blush for fair skin l'oreal true match

 

 

Designed with cool undertones in mind, the L’Oréal True Match Blush boasts its ability to create the most natural flush possible. We love the shade Baby Blossom for those with fair skin.

 

Get it! L’Oréal True Match Blush, Target, $7.39

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Cool Tones

 

 

revlon stick drugstore blush in pink

 

 

The Revlon Insta-Blush Stick is a different kind of drustore blush product for light skin with blue undertones. Use this cream-to-powder formula on-the-go on the apples of your cheeks for a quick refresh to make your skin look glowing and natural after the midday slump. If you lean toward the fairer side, try the Rose Gold Kiss shade; if you’re in the light camp, you can step up to Candy Kiss or Pop Pink.

 

Get it! Revlon Insta-Blush Stick, Target, $6.49

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Warm Tones

 

 

milani best drugstore blush

 

For light complexions with warm, yellow undertones, turn to blush shades that will enhance your skin’s natural warmth, like the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. This peachy pink product will give your cheeks a natural pop of color. It’s also a cult-favorite and known as one of the best drugstore blush formulas out there.

 

Get it! Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Target, $6.99

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Warm Tones

 

 

wet n wild drugstore blush

 

 

We’re in love with the insanely affordable and still crazy good Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush In Apri-Cot in the Middle. The apricot is a peachy shade perfect for enhancing warm skin tones without going overboard for lighter skin. Just ask Julianne Hough who is hooked on this exact shade of $3 blush.

 

Get it! Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Apri-Cot in the Middle, Walmart, $2.93

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Light + Warm Tones

 

 

best drugstore blush revlon in coral color

 

 

Similar to the apricot color, this natural-looking drugstore blush is a coral shade that enhances warm skin tones. Revlon Powder Blush in Melon Drama is a hidden gem that will leave your skin looking as if you just stepped off the beach even in the dead of winter.

 

Get it! Revlon Powder Blush in Melon Drama, Amazon, $6.25

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Neutral Tones

 

 

nyx drugstore blush in pink beige color

 

 

If you have trouble determining if your veins are purple-blue or green, you’re likely a neutral skintone. Lucky you! Neutral skin tones can pull off either pink or coral blush shades, but we love the NYX High Definition Blush in Hamptons Beige if you’re looking for a luminizing shade that lies somewhere in the middle. This NYX blush combines blush, bronzer, and illuminator in one, so its a potent drugstore blush you can layer for more definition or give a light sweep for everyday wear that gives you a beachy glow.

 

Get it! NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush in Hamptons Beige, Target, $6.49

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Neutral Tones

 

 

best drugstore foundation milani rose powder

 

 

The Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose is another one of our favorites for neutral skin tones. This product not only gives skin a pop of color, but it’s also super blendable, and come on now, how adorable is the packaging?

 

Get it! Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose, Target, $6.19

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Neutral Tones

 

 

physicians formula drugstore blush for neutral skin tones

 

 

Coral, mauve, and bronze shades all in one palette? Yes, please! The Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural creates an allover radiance great for neutral skin tones. And how could you not get a mood boost just looking at this heart-filled blush?

 

Get it! Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural, Target, $10.69

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Cool Tones

 

 

pixi drugstore liquid blush gel in a tube

 

 

For deep skin with cool undertones, we recommend enhancing your complexion by opting for cool, berry-colored blush shades. The Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in Flushed is a favorite liquid blush, pigmented enough to add a pop of color enough to complement your tone. Bonus! It also works to hydrate your skin while you’re rocking it.o

 

Get it! Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in Flushed, Target, $13.99

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Cool Tones

 

 

l'oreal drugstore blush for deep cool skin tones

 

 

Each shade of L’Oréal True Match Blush is tailored so you can choose a color made for warm or cool tones. For deeper, cool tones, we recommend the Spiced Plum, a rich berry shade that is specifically designed to give the most natural-looking flush on your cheeks.

 

Get it! L’Oréal True Match Blush in Spiced Plum, Walmart, $7.97

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Cool Tones

 

milani best drugstore blush

 

 

This particular drugstore blush may look intimidating in its packaging, but the Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa is a vibrant raspberry shade that’s easy to layer and looks amazing against deep skin tones.

 

Get it! Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa, Amazon, $6.74

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Warm Tones

 

best drugstore blush palette with pink and brown shades by elf

 

For deep complexions, Depp recommends a brownish pink shade of blush. The e.l.f. Powder Blush Palette in Dark has four different shades in various well-pigmented pinks and browns that can be blended and applied to perfectly bring out the natural warmth of your skin.

 

Get it! Powder Blush Palette in Dark, e.l.f Cosmetics, $6

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Warm Tones

 

drugstore blush in ombre shades of red and orange

 

 

This super-cool NYX ombre blush helps to layer color to get to the shade you’re looking for. For deep, warm skin tones we’re hooked on the sunset-looking Insta Flame, filled with a brick-orange pigment.

 

Get it! NYX Professional Makeup Ombre Blush, Target, $9.89

 

 

 

Best Drugstore Blush For Deep + Warm Tones

 

covergirl drugstore blush in a pink brown color

 

 

To add depth to darker skin tones, Depp says a pinkish copper shade of blush with a hint of bronzer, like the CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink, should be your go-to.

 

Get it! CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink, Walmart, $3.44