The Best Pink Blushes For A Sun-Kissed Glow

Blush is a secret weapon a lot of us have incorporated into our makeup routines. It’s a simple step that adds dimension, a pop of color and creates a beautiful sun-kissed glow. Whether you’re a recent or a long-time user, you know that adding a little bit (or a lot – you do you!) of blush to your skin can do a whole lot to your appearance. The best thing about blush is that it comes in all different shades, making it easy to find one that pairs well with your skin and makeup preferences.

Pink is probably one of the most popular blush shades – along with any coral and peach shade. It looks great on any skin color and can give you a sun-kissed glow we all know and love during the spring and summer months.

Keep reading to see our favorite pink blushes that give you that just kissed by the sun look.


Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint in Washed Pink


You can never go wrong with a cream blush. This Multi-Stick Cream Blush from Ilia can be used as a blush, highlighter and lip tint. It can be easily carried around in your purse for a touch-up whenever you need it. You’ll fall in love with its dewy finish and pretty pink color.

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Happy


The shade Happy in this Rare Beauty liquid blush is a dewy, cool pink color that you’ll love finishing your makeup look with. The liquid formula allows you to add as much or as little as you’d like. This shade is a brighter pink, which is perfect for creating a sun-kissed look all year round.

BYO Blush Color Changing Blush Oil


Youthforia color changing blush oil will give you the right amount of flush to create that “natural blushing” look. It works by reacting to your skin’s natural pH to give you a universally flattering glow. The blush is light and small, easy to be thrown into your purse for easy on-the-go touch-ups.

On-The-Glow Blush in Juicy


If you love that rosy, flushed look after spending the day on the beach (which may ultimately be sunburn – don’t forget your sunscreen!), achieve it in a less skin-damaging way with Pixi On-The-Glow Blush in the shade Juicy and Ruby. It’s a beautiful sun-kissed that will blend easily on your skin, giving your skin a touch of glow.

Multi-use stick provides a hint of color while hydrating and conditioning skin in one swipe. This hydrating solid cheek tint is formulated to blend effortlessly on the skin for a natural finish on cheeks and lips. Enriched with botanicals and fruit extracts to create a nourished natural glow.

Blush in Orgasm – Peachy Pink with Shimmer


While liquid and cream blushes are having a moment, we’ll always have room in our hearts for Nars Orgasm Blush. The shade is a peachy pink with a touch of shimmer. It’s perfect to use all year round, and will always give you a sun-kissed, golden glow. The powder formula is buildable, allowing you to get as sun kissed as you’d like, and a silky finish.

Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 04 Crush On Cupid


The only cupid we’re crushing on is this gorgeous, soft cool pink cream blush from Fenty Beauty. Miss Rihanna blessed us with this light-as-air blush that will melt into your skin. The pink shade will blend into your skin, creating a seamless and natural-looking finish, even with how pigmented it is.

Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum


This powder-gel blush formula is extremely lightweight. It applies on your skin like a powder, and melts into your skin like a cream. The pink plum shade may be the perfect pink color that will look great with any and every skin tone. It’s the kind of color that makes you feel fresh and ready to tackle your day.

Blush Color Infusion in Passionfruit


If you’re searching for a sheer powder blush that is also long wearing, look no further than the marvelous Laura Mercier. The Blush Color Infusion in the shade Passionfruit is a lighter pink color with a hint of warm coral. The blush adds a sheen to your skin, giving you a gorgeous glow and sun-kissed look instantly.

Cheek To Chic Blush in Love Glow


Charlotte Tilbury’s richly pigmented blush will brighten any complexion. The blush comes in a stunning compact, which just adds to the experience of using the game-changing Cheek To Chic Blush. The Love Glow shade will give you that coveted sun-kissed glow. Its formula is rich and will blend beautifully on your skin.

Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She’s That Girl


Not only is this blush ideal for creating a natural, but noticeable finish, the formula locks into your skin for extended wear. It comes with a cream and powder blush. The powder goes on first to set the tone for the sun-kissed glow, and the cream goes onto the apples of your cheeks to create the dewy and natural glow. The beautiful shade and glow will make you feel like you’re really that girl.


As you can see, there are many products out there to help you create that kissed-by-the-sun glow we all know and love. Whether you’re a cream-based or powder-based fan, we’re sure you’ll find your new go-to pink blush with the list we’ve curated.

Youthforia Blush Review: Clean and Fun Makeup

Say what you want about TikTok, but it most certainly gets BeautyLeeBar credit for all of its beauty suggestions. Thanks to the app and our frequent 4 a.m. viewing, we have managed to be kept in the loop with some of beauty’s most viral products before they’ve sold out, including THE ICE FACIAL TOOL That Kourt and Kendall Love and now, the Youthforia BYO Blush.


The BYO Blush is the world’s first color-changing blush oil that is said to include all skin types and skin tones (you had me at inclusive). Its formulation reacts to the skin’s natural pH to give your cheeks a unique pop of color. It’s supposed to make your cheeks look naturally flushed and works with and without foundation. While it is a blush, it’s technically formulated as a makeup and skincare product, which is a double win. For context, the Founder; Lee has a dry-sensitive skin type which doesn’t cause her too many issues, however certain makeup products, whether powder, water, or oil-based can leave her skin with evident dry patches, or leave her skin break out instantly, particularly on her cheeks and forehead. But there wasn’t a day that she couldn’t go on TikTok to see this infamous blush so she decided it was time put the innovative $36 BYO Blush to the test to see whether it was as good as she hoped.


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Youthforia truly created some next-generation blush technology, but does it work as great as it sounds? Keep reading to find out if this blush oil does create an ideal, lasting shade.


Lee has been using her BYO Blush religiously for almost a week now and each time she is blown away by just how glowy and glass-like her cheeks look. A little certainly goes a long way with the application, and the brand recommends you start by adding two dots to your cheeks, wait a few seconds for the color to change, and then blend it out with a brush, sponge, or your fingers. Lee oscillated between her blush brush and fingers, with the latter being her preferred way as the blush looked extra glowy, and it felt much easier to control the application. However, using a brush is great for applying when out and about and when you don’t feel like coating your fingertips in a product.

The TikTok-worthy packaging includes a vibrant coral cap and transparent bottle, which unveils the green-Ish oil formula (it applies as a sheer oil and then instantaneously reacts to the skin’s pH to unveil a universally flattering shade) and is a nod to Youthforia’s super fun and playful brand message — which is exactly what founder Fiona Co Chan envisioned when creating the brand. Youthforia is a post-Covid company, and Chan tells BeautyLeeBar that she wanted the customer experience to be filled with constant excitement and optimism for all the upcoming occasions customers plan to wear their blush, whether that’s a dinner with friends, or like Lee, a long-overdue mooch around Target.


In terms of the ingredients inside this little tube of joy, it contains 20 plant-based antioxidant-dense oils that provide targeted treatment for your cheeks, including jojoba oil and Macadamia seed oil. It’s also fragrance-free, silicone-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, making it a great option for anyone prone to sensitive skin. Each Youthforia product is certified by USDA BioPreferred Program to contain 98% biobased content (meaning there’s only 2% of fossil fuels within the formula) which has helped to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint, which is pretty impressive considering the brand is still fairly new.


The Value: Pricey but a unique, worthwhile find

Youthforia’s BYO Blush is out of this world, and it’s the most unique product—it’s beneficial for the environment as well as your skin. At $36 for 0.22 oz., it’s a little pricey for a blush, but there’s nothing else like it on the market. A little goes a long way, so it will last you quite a while, plus the results are stunning, with a healthy, custom flush that complements any makeup or non-makeup look. The product is quite simple to blend, works wonders on Lee’s dry, sensitive skin, and heralds the beginning of something truly fresh in the makeup industry. BeautyLeeBar thinks it’s worth the investment, especially if you’re having trouble finding the right shade of blush for your skin tone.


Final Verdict

Overall, Youthforia’s BYO Blush is definitely worth the hype and is Lee’s new go-to blush (Rare Beauty, you still have our heart okay chica). The consistency and formula have impressed us far more than any other powder and liquid blush has before — and that’s coming from a beauties who loves to coat their cheeks in a liquid blush or two.


Youthforia’s BYO Blush Color Changing Blush Oil is the most unique and creative blush Lee has ever used. It goes on clear but quickly changes to pink on your cheeks. The texture is very smooth on the skin, and the unique technology provides the ideal natural glow appearance for your skin tone and gives your lips that natural rosy color. Youthforia’s BYO Blush works and builds beautifully. It doesn’t feel greasy, just hydrating and smooth. Oh, and the color lasts. Best lazy girl makeup product ever!


We hope that other brands will follow in the footsteps of Youthforia, which has paved the way for pH color-changing blush oils. If you’re on the lookout for a new beauty staple for the Fall/winter, then look no further than Youthforia’s BYO Blush.


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Beauty Q and A: Does This TikTok Blush Trend Really Work?

There are a lot of useful TikTok beauty trends out there — from powder foundation tricks to self-tanning tips. Some, however, raise our collective (and well-groomed) eyebrows, like a certain blush hack that involves applying blush all over the face and layering foundation on top for a dewy, radiant, and flushed finish. To get to the bottom of whether this blush trick works, we tapped makeup artist Kasey Spickard for his thoughts.

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So, Does This Tiktok Blush Trend Work?

“Here’s the thing, it does work,” says Spickard “Should you do it? No.” Although it’s an eye-catching and entertaining video, he doesn’t recommend incorporating it into your everyday makeup routine. “This trend is using the concept of adding deep contours and bright highlights under the makeup for definition, however, you’re going to end up going through a lot more productive than if you did a standard base and buffed in cream blush later,” he explains.

Spickard also notes that some formulas are simply not meant to be applied all over the face. “I see folks packing liquid lipsticks all over their face and layering foundation on top, which is a total recipe for a breakout,” he says. “These products are not designed to be used that way, and can risk causing skin irritation and breakouts.” 

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The Right Way to Apply Cream Blush for a Flushed Finish

Spickard much prefers to keep it simple when applying cream blush — and guess what? The same, flushed, and radiant finish is possible his way, too. “My favorite method is to start by warming up the cream blush on the back of my hand and using my middle and ring fingers to buff it out onto the cheeks, cheekbones, temples, and nose bridge,” he says. We love the NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Luminous Cheek Serum for this. Complete the look by setting the cream formula with a powder blush using a fluffy brush (his favorite is the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush).

nyx professional makeup luminous blush serum, it cosmetics brush

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Patchy, streaky and blotchy blush is certainly not ideal. It happens to the best of us: One minute, you have rosy cheeks, and the next, you have hot pink product clumps that resemble clown makeup. While a botched blush job can leave much to be desired, the correct blush application and products can help give you a naturally flushed, rosy and fresh complexion. To help you say goodbye to blush mishaps once and for all, we’ve listed our top tips for avoiding too-pink, streaky cheeks, ahead. 

Blush Tip #1: Exfoliate Your Skin

One of the best ways to ensure smooth makeup application is by creating a smooth base. If your skin is dry and flaky, your blush — or anything else for that matter — will look streaky and uneven. Lightly exfoliate once or twice a week with a gentle scrub like the Lancôme Exfoliating Rose Sugar Scrub. It will help remove dead skin cells and flakes that could be messing with your makeup.

Blush Tip #2: Prime Your Complexion

Make sure to moisturize. A hydrated base helps create a supple canvas for makeup. To take it a step further, use a pea-size amount of primer to help blur imperfections and give you a more flawless foundation application that will stay on and look fresh throughout the day. Recently, we’ve been loving the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer. 

Blush Tip #3: Use the Right Tools for Application 

In the same vein of keeping things smooth, it’s important to have an even base of foundation before applying your blush on top. We like to use a beauty sponge or foundation brush, like the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7, so that the product is distributed evenly across the face. (Pro tip: If you have naturally oily skin, opt for a matte foundation so that your skin’s natural oils don’t interfere with cream or powder blush.) 

Blush Tip #4: Select the Right Cheek Product 

Selecting the right formula can have a big impact on how your product applies and wears throughout the day. If you have dry skin (thanks, winter!) look for formulas that are cream or liquid and easily blendable to help your complexion stay hydrated throughout the day. We’re obsessed with the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat. It gives a natural looking flush, comes in six different shades, is buildable and leaves behind a gorgeous glow. 

Blush Tip #5: Use a Clean Brush

Blush brushes are designed to have tightly packed bristles for splotch-free application. They’re normally tapered or angled for even distribution and a naturally blended look. But, if your blush brush hasn’t been cleaned in a while, all the excess makeup and oil from your skin will build up on the bristles and keep your blush from going on smoothly. Be sure to wash your brushes around every two weeks. If you’ve cleaned your trusted blush brush and are still experiencing splotches, it may be because the density and shape of your brush may have changed. Try switching it out for the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Boutique Blush Brush #4 — our personal favorite. 

Blush Tip #6: Blend it Out 

After applying blush to the apples of your cheek, make sure you blend out the product with your brush or a makeup sponge (ideal for gel or cream products) to create a natural, diffused look. If you’re using a gel-like blush, you can also use your fingers.

Blush Tip #7: Set it! 

As the day wears on, your blush tends to wear off. Once the flush fades away, it can start to look blotchy as the pigment breaks down. To avoid this, after blending your makeup, set everything in place. Do a quick spritz of setting spray before walking out the door. We’re loving the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray

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