4 perfect blushes for rosy winter cheeks

You've heard of the sunburnt blush summer trend. But this winter, it's all about the look of flushed cheeks (and noses!) from the cold air. Think: the apples of your cheeks and the tip of your nose turning rosy after ice skating outside while it's chilly. Even if your winters aren't that cold (or you prefer to stay inside), you can achieve this look with these four gorgeous blushes!

Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain

Benefit, $18

This cheek and lip stain is a cult favorite for a reason. The liquid formula (and doe foot applicator) are super user-friendly, and the rose color is incredibly flattering and perf for that naturally flushed look. Because of the Benetint's staining abilities, work with a light hand at first and layer to your desired color payoff. Swipe a bit on your lips as well to pull it all together with a subtly monochromatic moment.

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique, $28

Super quick application? Yes, please! This blush stick from Clinique is another option that you can easily throw in your bag for an on-the-go winter flush. The cream balm formula of this stick is easy to blend with your fingers (no makeup brushes necessary) and looks gorgeous applied on a bare face. All four of the shades are made to give you a healthy-looking, natural glow—like you've just been in a snowball fight with your BFFs.

NYX Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush Glow

NYX, $8

Prefer powder blushes over cream or liquid blushes? We've got you. This powder blush (with 12 gorg shades!) from NYX is not only a more affordable option, but also easily buildable with a makeup brush. The subtle shimmer in the pigment will give you that dreamy, radiant glow from within. Don't forget to dust a little blush on your nose!

Flower Beauty Color Bomb Blush Drops for Cheeks

Flower Beauty, $10

Yep, we're *officially* obsessed with this gel-cream blush from Drew Barrymore's makeup brand. If you heart Glossier's iconic Cloud Paint, you need to give this lightweight and silky formula a try. The unique gel-cream consistency of this Flower Beauty blush makes it super easy to dab and blend across your cheeks for the most naturally flushed look ever. And with the beautiful shade range, feel free to mix multiple colors together to find the perfect winter-kissed hue for Y-O-U!

Check out these posts for more winter-inspired beauty tips:
☃️ You *need* these body care products for winter
☃️ 5 ways to *really* help your hair this winter
☃️ 7 things to know about winter skincare

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by Jinny Kim | 1/10/2023