The Best Beginner Blushes

The Best Beginner Blushes - Tarte Exposed, NARS Deep Throat, Rimmel Soft Rose & Milani LuminosoNot everyone’s a blush lover. For some people, it can be a tricky thing to get right. I was well and truly one of those people when I first started loving makeup but it’s all about finding the blushes that work well for you. Nothing too intense, just a subtle flush of colour. Using a light hand and the right formula can make all the difference to a makeup look and really pull everything together.

For those afraid of blush or those just starting to dip their toes in, these are the blushes you should be checking out. The kinds of shades that you just can’t get wrong and in formulas that are just too good. My go-to’s on lazy days where I want to look put together but not too glammed up.

Tarte Exposed

My all time favourite blush of all time, I’d say. The reason I love it so much is because it works with everything. It’s a beautiful earthy-nude that works beautifully for just about any skin tone and Tarte’s blush formula can’t be beaten. It’s subtle on the skin but incredibly buildable, it’s pretty much impossible to stuff up. After my first one was destroyed, it took me about a week to replace it – I couldn’t live without it in my collection.

NARS Deep Throat

Another one of my favourite blushes – you can tell I’m all about those barely-there shades. NARS Deep Throat is the little sister of NARS Orgasm. Less glittery, less golden and the perfect way to liven up your face without looking OTT. A little bit goes a long way when it comes to making me look wide awake. I’m not crazy about the NARS formula across the whole shade range but Deep Throat is the exception. It’ll always have a place in my blush collection.

The Best Beginner Blushes - Tarte Exposed, NARS Deep Throat, Rimmel Soft Rose & Milani Luminoso

Rimmel Pink Rose

A newer favourite, replacing the now-discontinued Santa Rose shade from the Rimmel range. This is quickly becoming my favourite blush found in the drugstore aisles. This teeny little brush pan looks like it has a bit of chunky glitter in it but on the cheeks, it’s nowhere to be seen. Pink Rose gives a natural, pinky flush to the cheeks that I just keep reaching for.

Milani Luminoso

I’m not normally one to reach for coral shades, I’ll admit, but the Youtuber-favourite, Milani Luminoso is sometimes just what I need. The baked blush formula from Milani truly deserves all credit – you only need the tiniest dusting on your brush to add a beautiful, healthy glow to your face. If you’re more into coraly, peachy tones over the pinks – this could be the one for you.

The Best Beginner Blushes - Tarte Exposed, NARS Deep Throat, Rimmel Soft Rose & Milani LuminosoL to R: Tarte Exposed, NARS Deep Throat, Rimmel Pink Rose, Milani Luminoso

What are your favourite no-fuss blushes?

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  • Bernadette

    I need to get more shades of the milani baked blushes, especially luminoso.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

  • I agree that Rimmel do ace blushes! So easy to use as well 🙂

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • Kez

    I love these shades! The Tarte blushes are always a great choice, the pans are simply divine! One of my favourite drug store blushes at the moment is the Bourjois blush in Brun Curve, it has such a gorgeous, subtle touch of colour! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    • The pans are just beautiful! And ooh, it’s been ages since I’ve checked out the Bourjois range – will have to have a look!

  • Exposed is such a fave amongst the beauty community! I think it’s such a universal shade for many skin tones!
    I remember when I was first starting out like 10 years ago, I loved a blush from Revlon, some along the lines of dusty rose or something. I’m still loving the Zoeva Coral Spectrum blushes!

    xo Kat @ Katness

    • It is! It really does work on so many skin tones! I’ve loved Revlon blushes in the past but haven’t tried any Zoeva ones yet!

  • The little Rimmel blushes are great and so affordable. I’d like to try the Tarte blushes as I haven’t tried the brand before.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • Tarte Exposed is my type of shade. Such a pretty one! All the others are lovely as well 🙂 I’ll have to check ’em out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge