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It can be stressful sifting through case after case of blushes just to find the absolute perfect one for you. Fortunately, the rise in popularity of more expansive blush palette sets has made it much less of a chore.
Without further ado, here are 8 blush palettes that you can use to get the perfect rosy glow onto your cheeks:
While the Tarteist™ PRO Glow & Blush Palette does give a particular emphasis on blush, it’s not necessarily just a blush palette. This set by Tarte Cosmetics contains not only four blush shades (though if we had to pick at hairs, two of them do look just a bit too similar), a highlighting powder, and a bronzing shade. We appreciate that this product is already a full set for doing your cheek makeup, and the color and finish varieties of the blushes means it’ll take a really long time before this product truly “gets old.”
This may be a bit of a swerve because this blush isn’t a palette in the traditional sense. The Neo-Blush from Kevyn Aucoin is an ombré trio, meaning there are three distinct colors on the pan that gradiate from one end to the other. We’ve actually discussed this product here on the site before, but we also thought this moderately innovative take on a blush “palette” merited a citation here. If anything, the ability to use these colors individually or blend them together very smoothly (for your own custom shade) gives this product a great edge.
The Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette from NYX Cosmetics embodies the bright but light candy-pastel aesthetic that’s become quite the hit as of late. Featuring both matte and shimmery finishes within its range, this eight-pan palette gives you an abundance of choices to work with. In terms of drugstore pricing, the product is just slightly up there, but it’s still a great deal—significantly cheaper than plenty of blush palettes out there, especially for all the variety you can get with this one.
When you’re trying out any Anastasia Beverly Hills product, you can be secure about the quality of the item. This was our mentality when we started experimenting with the brand’s Blush Trio, and we’re happy to report that we weren’t disappointed. One of this product’s highlights is its availability in a variety of colorways that allow you to really hone in on what you want and need out of a blush or blush palette. And, of course, the formula ain’t no slouch either, serving up strong pigmentation and ultra-smooth blendability.
Probably one of the most inexpensive items on this list, the Powder Blush Palette of e.l.f. Cosmetics is quite wonderful. The four shades contained in this quad palette make for a pretty good range, even if we do wish there was a mauve or a darker pink or berry shade in there somewhere. But really, this is a fantastic buy if you’re just looking for a budget-friendly product to travel with—or even just experiment with.
The Exposed Cheek Palette from NARS Cosmetics has plenty going for it. In addition to a wonderful color selection, we were definitely wowed by the smoothness of this product as well as its finish. This product enhances the look of makeup by depositing a sheer glow of sorts that luminizes and softens the skin beautifully. Once blended out, the blushes in this palette look smooth and gorgeous. It may cost a pretty penny, but the product itself is really, really pretty, too.
This drugstore blush palette from Maybelline has got to be one of our favorite blush palettes. The FaceStudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit features three blush shades and a highlight shade. This palette will undoubtedly make you look amazing with a rosy lit-from-within glow in a pinch. If it weren’t limited to just one colorway, we probably wouldn’t hesitate to declare it our absolute favorite blush palette.
Out of all the products we considered for this list, this palette from Benefit Cosmetics probably stood out the most—in a decidedly good way. The Cheekleaders Cheek Palette takes some of the brand’s most iconic products—the legendary Hoola Bronzer included—and packaged them as a set. The results have this whole set feeling like more than just the sum of its parts—and the parts were already great to begin with. Having all these amazing products in one set felt not only convenient, but beautifully, amazingly fortuitous.