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Blush vs. Blush Balm: Choosing the Best Blush for Your Skin

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Whether you prefer more natural makeup or a full face of your favorites, one product that enhances and perfects any look is blush. It has been used since ancient times to give a healthy flush of color for a more youthful-looking appearance. 

“Blush can instantly balance your face shape, add warmth and brightness to your complexion and help contour your overall look,” Rosalba Martone, Perricone MD’s Director of Education and Licensed Makeup Artist, shares. 

Though blushes come in a variety of formats (powder, creams, liquids and more), each with their own perks, we’re partial to a liquid gel or solid cream blush, depending on your skin type. 

Blush vs. Blush Balm: Which One Is Right for You? 

No Makeup Blush 

  • Best for: Normal to oily or combination skin types 
  • Texture: Liquid gel 
  • Shade: Natural rose 

No Makeup Blush is our original gel-cream bestseller that’s both blendable and buildable to provide an instant, natural-looking rosiness and a visibly healthy glow. Formulated with Vitamin C Ester and Chinese ginger plant extract, it improves the appearance of skin dullness and discoloration for visibly brighter, more even-toned skin over time. Simply use the doe-foot applicator to apply one to three dots (depending on how much color payoff you’d like) on the apples of your cheeks, gently patting and blending in an upward motion toward your temples. 

Pro Tip: Add a dot under your eyes, press and blend to help color-correct dark circles before applying concealer. 

No Makeup Blush Balm 

  • Best for: Normal to dry skin types 
  • Texture: Solid balm to cream 
  • Shade: Rosy pink 

Our latest blush is in a convenient balm format that’s perfect for popping in your bag or taking with you when you travel. It’s formulated with camellia flower seed oil and ceramides, which give it an easy glide, prolonged staying power and the instant ability to blur the look of imperfections. Because these ingredients help to moisturize, replenish and support skin’s moisture barrier, this is an ideal format for anyone with normal to dry skin types. It delivers a healthy flush of color and a radiant finish for skin that’s visibly smoother and more radiant over time.To apply, dab onto the apples of your cheeks as desired and blend in an upward motion toward the temples. 

Pro Tip: Apply to your lips to give your pout a natural pop of color. 

Know which blush is right for you? Give it a try to instantly enhance your natural beauty upon application and visibly improve your skin over time. 

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