I know I’m not the only one who’s spent a majority of their life associating blush with old people. Ever since I saw my grandma apply a bright pink or coral to just the apples of her cheeks, I can’t see someone wearing bright blush and not flash back.
It wasn’t until recently, when I snapped a selfie of my ghostly face, that I realized that, after applying my full coverage foundation, I had lost all the natural color in my face and looked, well, dead.
Since, like most people, I prefer to look, you know, alive and whatnot, I decided that I needed to just take blush for a test drive and see if I could make it work without looking like a 97-year old woman who spends her days playing bingo.
I headed into Sephora that day and swatched every blush I could find, looking for a shade that would give me life but still look nice and natural. It was at that moment when I first swiped on the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in “Exposed” ($28) that I began my love affair with the cheek enhancer.
After buying that blush and wearing it legit every single day, I decided I didn’t hate blush so much and that it was time to do a little more experimenting. Now, blush is probably one of my favorite things to apply in the morning. Many times, I even like to make it the main attraction of my makeup look.
This whole to blush or not to blush thing is probably something that many other people are on the fence about, so I decided to round up some inspiration from some real beauties for you. Keep scrolling for more beauty inspo!
What are your favorite blushes? Let me know in the comments!