Waking up your complexion on early mornings (especially after an all-nighter) is easy with the right blush. With just a little dab of powder, cream, or liquid blush, you can achieve a fresher complexion and a healthy-looking flush. Though buffing blush on the apples of the cheeks is foolproof and timeless, we've also seen it worn a ton of different ways this year—brushed over the nose for a sunkissed look, extended to the temples for an '80s vibe, and even worn heavily to create a dramatic flush. Whichever style floats your boat, it always helps to have a reliable formula in your collection that you know can give you that effortless radiance any day.
Ahead are the 10 best blushes in different formulas that we tried this year, if you have yet to find "the one":
Best Powder Blushes
1. Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks Duo in Miss Independent + Summer Nights
For a girl who's always on-the-go, this mirrored compact blush comes with two cheek colors that you can mix and match. Its delicate powder formula is infused with aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E that nourish skin while giving that natural glow!
PINK SUGAR Sweet Cheeks Duo in Miss Independent + Summer Nights, P349, Landmark TriNoma
2. Claudia Schiffer Makeup Blusher in Hot Sand
For a sun-kissed look, this blush is the perfect choice. Its light, nude-ish peach tint is reminiscent of '90s makeup, and it can give the cheeks a subtle flush while also slightly sculpting it with a warm veil of brown.
CLAUDIA SCHIFFER Makeup Blusher in Hot Sand, P1650, Beauty Bar
3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion
This "hybrid" blush provides a multidimensional yet barely-there color that gives cheeks depth without looking like makeup. It comes in a couple of modern hues for different skin tones, too!
HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion, P2350, Sephora.ph
Best Cream Blushes
4. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint in Demure
This multitasking cream for the lips and cheeks hydrates and protects while creating a beautiful, natural tint on the skin. With its nourishing and clean formula, you can achieve either a sheer or intense flush for any kind of look.
RMS BEAUTY Lip2Cheek Tint in Demure, P2250, Adora Greenbelt 5
5. Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color in Gerbera
This compact product from Stila Cosmetics is suitable to be worn both as lipstick and blush. Its sheer, non-greasy finish provides a radiant pop of peachy color instantly without any fuss. This is perfect for on-the-go days and when you want your makeup kit to be extra travel-friendly.
STILA COSMETICS Convertible Color in Gerbera, P1050, Rustan’s
6. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe
Fenty Beauty's Skinsticks come in shades that you can use on your cheeks and eyes as an effortless or bold wash of color. It has a weightless cream-to-powder formula that won't feel heavy on the skin, and the shade Yacht Lyfe is a shimmery pink shade that we love because it's blendable and incredibly buildable.
FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe, P1450, Sephora.ph
7. Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sonoya
This air-whipped, cream blush won this year's Preview Beauty Awards for the blush category for its comfortable wear and soft-matte finish. Add that to how effortless it is to blend across the cheeks, thanks to its mousse-like texture that transforms into a featherweight powder that can last for up to eight hours.
SHISEIDO Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sonoya, P2000, Powerplant Mall
Best Liquid Blushes/Cheek Tint
8. BLK Cosmetics Creamy Cheek Paint in Peony
Anne Curtis swears by this foolproof K-beauty-inspired blush for a quick and sweet-looking flush. Since it's a cream, it gives the skin a soft veil of color and a healthy glow, plus its silky texture seamlessly melts without feeling heavy and sticky.
BLK COSMETICS Creamy Cheek Paint in Peony, P399, Watsons
9. EB Advance Lip & Cheek Stain in Tipsy
This affordable, cult-favorite tint has a refreshing gel texture that adds a natural-looking color to your lips and cheeks. The brand recently expanded this product's shade range this year, so no matter your skin tone, you can achieve your perfect rosy and sunkissed flush. Enriched with Vitamin E, it'll keep moisture on the skin for longer so you'll have a healthy sheen all day long.
EB ADVANCE Lip & Cheek Stain in Tipsy, P165, Watsons
10. Perricone MD No Makeup Blush
Perfect for a "no makeup" look, this sheer liquid blush from Perricone MD adds a flattering pinkish hue to the cheeks that will never look heavy. Its natural shade and serum-like texture gives the skin a youthful radiance as it provides more dimension to your cheekbones, simulating the most natural flush.
PERRICONE MD No Blush Blush, P1850, Rustan's