If you've scrolled through #BeautyTok in the last few weeks (a.k.a. the side of social media app TikTok that's obsessed with all things makeup- and skincare-related), you may have noticed that many beauty junkies have been obsessed with purple blush. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. As of writing, the hashtag #purpleblush has over four million views.
Normally when you think of blush, shades of peach, pink, and red come to mind, but it looks like makeup fanatics have been going for a bolder look recently. The trend came about as a result of popular brands recently releasing cream blushes in bright violet tones. Now, we know that sounds intimidating, but don't worry, you won't look like you've got huge bruises on your cheeks. Purple blush provides a finish similar to what you might get from a vibrant hot pink, creating a soft flush on the face that's more noticeable than your average peach, but can still work with both natural and bold makeup looks. Below, we list some purple blushes you can shop in Manila in case you want to give it a try.
Try Tiktok's purple blush trend with these makeup products:
Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Drama Cla$$ from Fenty Beauty
Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Drama Cla$$, P1,350, FENTY BEAUTY, Sephora.ph
Rihanna's makeup and skincare brand is so beloved in the beauty community that almost every new release makes headlines, so it's no surprise that Fenty Beauty's Drama Cla$$ blush was definitely a catalyst of the purple blush trend. Don't be intimidated by the neon purple shade in the pan—the finish is a soft violet that can be diffused into a subtle flush of color or built up to a more striking shade. The versatile color would work for a variety of skin tones from fair to deep.
Crush Blush in Fatale from Strokes
Crush Blush in Fatale, P378, STROKES, strokes.ph
If you'd prefer to go for a local (and budget-friendly!) purple blush, check out this product from Strokes. The Crush Blush has a lightweight and buildable formula, promising to melt effortlessly into the skin. While the violet shade known as Fatale looks pretty bold in the pan, the finish is sheer and even leaves a subtle glow on the cheeks thanks to hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil.
Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Faith and Grace from Rare Beauty
Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Faith and Grace, P1,350 each, RARE BEAUTY, sephora.ph
One of Rare Beauty's most popular and highly rated products since launching in late 2020 is their Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, which is available in a variety of shades including two purple hues: a deep berry shade known as Faith and a rosy mauve called Grace. You can go for the former if you have a deeper skin tone or just want really bold look while the latter promises a softer, more natural finish. This line of blushes is known for packing a punch when it comes to pigment, so be sure to start with just a dot or two on the cheek and take your time blending.
Nudies Blush in Moodie Blu from Nudestix
Nudies Blush in Moodie Blu, P2,010, NUDESTIX, sephora.com
Stick blushes like this one from Nudestix is a great option for those always in a rush who prefer to apply their makeup with little to no fuss—the product even has a brush attached, making it great for traveling or on-the-go touch-ups. Try the shade Moodie Blu if you're curious about the purple blush trend. It’s a cool, deep shade of eggplant with a balm-like formula that will blend out easily and leave a natural matte finish.
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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