Is that a swipe of NARS' Orgasm, or are you just happy to see us? In compiling the 171 product list for our annual Best Beauty Buys awards, we spent the better part of our year swiping colors and quizzing pros on their top picks. While some formulas were lacking, these four came out on top—and fun fact: two of them have been winners for over a decade. Scroll down to find out why we love them so much, and to shop each blush now.
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1. NARS The Multiple Stick
Is there anything this makeup artist darling can't do? We're obsessed with the cream-to-powder texture, the range of wearable shades, and the easy stick packaging. Dab it onto cheeks, lips, eyes, or anywhere that needs a touch of color.
Nars | $39
2. Stila Convertible Color
When the blush-lip-eyeshadow category first became a thing, the market was flooded with options. Years later, Stila's compact remains a must-have for its easy-to-blend texture and controllable pigment intensity.
3. NARS Powder Blush
Not only is this blush phenom a Hall of Famer, winning over 10 times in our Best Beauty Buys, but the Orgasm shade is one that flatters every skin tone. Fans rave about the coverage, which can be as light or as intense as you want.
Nars | $30
4. Chanel Powder Blush
Beauty pros can't get enough of this. The baked-powder technology means this is the smoothest, silkiest blush around. It's available in an impressive array of 17 shades,allowing you to mix colors whenever you want to feel like a pro makeup artist yourself.
Chanel | $45