Is there a more classic summer makeup look than fresh skin and rosy cheeks? To fake a natural flush, try swapping your go-to powder blush for a dewy, dab-and-go option in a soft watercolour hue. Offered in an array of shades and textures, gel and cream formulas are completely foolproof to use: dot the product on your cheeks, blend with your fingers and you’re done—no brushes required. From a cult favourite to a brand new, ultra-pigmented pick, we’ve rounded up the best gel and cream blushes for a radiant glow.
Maybelline Cheek Heat Sheer Gel-Cream Blush
If a natural flush is what you’re after, look no further than this sheer gel-cream blush that comes in six wearable hues that can easily be built-up for a more dramatic look.
Originally published 2020; updated 2022.