Which blush is right for you?

A pop of colour on your cheeks can make you look healthier, fresher and more awake in less than 10 seconds. And, while it’s possible for most of us to pull of a range of shades, there’s most definitely an art to choosing the right blush for your skin tone and type.

Powder blushes offer serious staying power and more often that not, work well with oilier skin types. If you have a blemish or dark spot on your cheek, a powder blush will layer seamlessly over the top of your concealer while a cream blush can rub away your base.

The Blush


NARS x Guy Bourdin Limited Edition Blush in Day Dream $45

Got dry skin? Cream and mousse blushes add much-needed moisture to dehydrated and mature skin. These pretty pops of colour can also leave a dewy, more natural-looking flush, making your skin look lit from within.  When opting for a cream formula, remember to apply before your powder bronzer and after your foundation. To set, apply a finishing powder over the top of your cream blush.YSL


YSL Crème de Blush, $66

Revlon PhotoReady Crème Blush, $26.95

Cheek stains
are best applied using fingers onto the apples of your cheeks. Once dry, they won’t budge and they’ll resist against smudging. Perfect for balmy beach days, a cheek stain also doubles a flattering lip colour.



Benefit Benetint, $55

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Eleanor Pendleton
Eleanor Pendleton is an award-winning leading beauty and health journalist. Eleanor has held Beauty Editor positions at magazines including InStyle and FAMOUS. Eleanor has also written for publications including Harper's BAZAAR Australia, Harper's BAZAAR China and Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty. When Eleanor isn't editing her own beauty website, grittypretty.com, she is a Beauty Ambassador for SHOP Til You Drop magazine. In April 2013, Eleanor was awarded the highest achievement in fragrance journalism, The 2013 Jasmine Award for Journalistic Excellence, which is an internationally-recognised beauty industry award.