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10 Drugstore Blushes Professional Makeup Artists Use and Love

by Martha Adams

Rosy, flushed cheeks give the face a healthy glow. A quick jog on the treadmill will help you get that look, or you can fake it with a simple swipe of the right product. Swing by your local drugstore , and you'll find some of the best blushes on the market—most of which are under $10. To help you narrow down the options between the creams, powders, and sticks, we spoke with 10 professional makeup artists . They told us which drugstore blushes they use on their celebrity clients and themselves.

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CoverGirl TruBlend Blush , $10

“The marbled baked formula creates this beautiful glow while adding a wash of color to the cheek.”— Jessica Smalls

Honest Beauty Cream Blush in Truly Flirting , $22

“It's a cream blush and the perfect pop of pink for everyone. I like to apply it on the lips sometimes, too. It’s a great texture with great color payoff.”— Kira Nasrat

Doucce Cheek Blush in True Tangerine , $28

“It works well on almost all skin tones. It gives a kick of color. Simply apply at the apple of the cheeks and blend it outwards.”— Min Min Ma

Milani Baked Blush , $8

“It is highly pigmented, buildable, and long lasting because it is sun baked. [The blush line] has both matte and shimmery finishes. You can highlight and contour with the warm and cool shades.”— Kristine Cruz

L'Oréal Infallible Paints Blush , $17

“There's a variety of colors with enough pigment to show up on fair and deep skin tones without coming out blotchy. The colors blend easily and anyone can wear any color. I suggest sweeping across all the shades and applying to the apples of the cheeks.”— Andrew Sotomayor

Fiona Stiles Soft Cheek Veil in Sweetwater , $10

“It's the perfect soft pink for light-to-medium skin tones. I love the matte texture and how smooth it goes on.”— Mai Quynh

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Tea Rose , $6

“It makes for the perfect glowy cheek. It has really good coverage and is really blendable. It also works on eyes and lips."— Sarah Appleby

Revlon Powdered Blush in Tickled Pink , $9

“Revlon offers their own ‘orgasm’ for a fraction of the price [of Nars]. This blush gives you a pinky, pinched cheek kind of glow.  Drugstores often have promotional weekly deals like ‘buy one get one half off,’ which gives you the opportunity to go wild and take risks on things you may not have considered in the past due to heftier price tags.”— Tiffany Saxby

Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Light Rose , $6

“The pigment is beautiful, blends easily, and wears well throughout the day. It's the perfect pop of color to brighten up your look.”— Holly Gowers

Pixi by Petra Multibalm in Petal , $12

“It's sheer and luminous which makes it easy to blend. I love that I can pop it on cheeks, lips, and even a touch on the lids to add a little tone.”— Julianna Grogan

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