Best Liquid Blushes That Blend Like A Dream

  • 19 Aug - 25 Aug, 2023
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Sure, there's lots to love about powder and cream blushes, but don't sleep on liquid blushes, which boast pigmented formulas that are both buildable and blendable. Moreover, the best liquid blushes make it easy to achieve a vacation-like glow any time of year. Compared to powders and creams, liquid blushes have the thinnest and lightest consistency. Thanks to how buildable they are, it's safe to say that liquid blushes are easiest to blend and a little goes a long way.

In terms of application, New York City-based makeup artist Tobi Henney recommends starting with the apples of your cheeks and blending in an upward motion. Conversely, "if you want a more sun kissed effect, you can lightly apply across the bridge of the nose where the sun would naturally hit the face," she says. There are also several other blush techniques, including the TikTok-famous "W" application trick in which you apply blush in the shape of a "W" where the sun would naturally hit.

Additionally, keep in mind that the best liquid blushes are often infused with skin-care ingredients like glycerin, shea butter and aloe. As a bonus, some even double as lip and/or eye tints. We’ve rounded up the best liquid blushes to create a glowy, natural flush that’ll compliment any look.

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Selena Gomez really brought her A-game with Rare Beauty's Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, which has not only racked up several Readers' Choice and Best of Beauty Awards, but is also an Internet sensation, thanks to, its highly pigmented formula. Available in both matte and radiant finishes, the liquid blush is designed with an easy-to-use doe-foot applicator.

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour

Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour is "so unique because it is so sheer but has such great colour payoff." Apply a few drops of the weightless, water-resistant formula to the back of your hands and blend with a brush or your fingers. Best of all, it comes in 19 shades to suit all skin tones, from Acid (hot pink) to Hot Toddy (dark brown), and more.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand has already won over almost everyone for its stunning matte finish. Like the brand's best-selling Beauty Light Wands, the Beauty Blush Wands have a circular-shaped sponge applicator: simply dot, blend and voila! Choose from three shades: Pink Pop (a classic pink), Peach Pop (a peachy-nude), and Dream Pop (a cherry-pink cross).

Nars Afterglow Liquid Blush

While Nars' fan-favourite powder blush dates back decades, the Liquid Blush didn't come out until 2017. Since then, it's become a beloved staple for makeup pros everywhere, thanks to its iconic, peachy-pink hue with a hint of gold shimmer. Now the classic has been reinvented to include five shades. Plus, each tube includes a dose of skin-loving ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate and vitamin E for a radiant finish.

Tarte Blush Tape Liquid Blush

Tarte's Blush Tape Liquid Blush is the brand's latest and arguably most-anticipated launch. Its radiant finish is perfect for those seeking a lit-from-within glow and the sponge-tip applicator is incredibly easy to use. We'd also be remiss not to mention its skin-care-infused formula that features moisturising glycerin, as well as mango and shea butters, and brightening licorice root extract. Choose from shades Pink, Beach, and Berry for a buildable pop of glowy colour.

Danessa Myricks Beauty Vision Flush Blush

Danessa Myricks is amongst our favourite Best of Beauty Award-winning makeup brands. The Vision Flush Blush actually pulls triple duty as a liquid blush, eye shadow, and lip colour, making it the perfect pick for those looking to try out the monochromatic makeup trend. Its long-wearing, cruelty-free formula – which comes in ten shades total like Sugar Plum (a gorgeous plum orchid) – can be built up or blended out depending on the level of intensity you're going for.