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12 Best Drugstore Blush Products

These wallet-wise blushes bring color to your cheeks like picks five times the price
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The best drugstore blush has a few key characteristics. Not only is it under $15, the best drugstore blush is also easy to blend, highly pigmented, creamy in texture and offers a wide selection of shades. So, how hard is it really to find a quality drugstore blush?

As any beauty junkie will attest, not every drugstore blush rises to the occasion. Some drugstore blush picks fade within a matter of minutes, apply like chalk and end up looking more like clown makeup than a pretty, natural flush. So how can we differentiate the best drugstore blush from the products to avoid?

Luckily, we have our TotalBeauty.com reviewers. These dedicated beauty gurus have combed through the drugstore makeup aisles, writing beauty product reviews of every drugstore blush on the market. They've analyzed the pigmentation, blendability, staying power, color selection and more of every drugstore blush out there to come up with the following 12.

These are the best drugstore blush picks: The ones that compare to their department store counterparts, offering all the perks of a pricy blush at a fraction of the price. Count down with us to find the No. 1 best drugstore blush. Your cheeks (and your bank account) will thank you.

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Best Drugstore Blush No. 12: CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush, $6.14
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.0*
Why it's great: Reviewers love how this "versatile" product offers "lots of choices and combinations." One user writes, "I love how easy this product makes it to contour... The three shades work together to give you instant cheekbones."

Though some wish the pigments were a bit more matte and saturated — and most recommend not using the included brush — overall, readers say the product is "easy to use" and "blends well."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush here.

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Best Drugstore Blush No. 11: L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Blush, $10.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.2*
Why it's great: "For those looking for a high quality blush but don't want to pay $25 ... try this," one reader recommends. "It's really blendable, and you can build the color for a sheer or dramatic look."

Other reviewers find that the product has "the perfect amount of shimmer to it," offering "a perfect, naturally pretty ... color that gives a great flushed look."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Blush here.

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Best Drugstore Blush No. 10: E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, $4
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.5*
Why it's great: Reviewers say the powder blush and bronzer in this affordable duo have a "lovely, imperceptible sheen to them." One reader writes, "For three dollars, you really can't get much better than this product." Others agree, adding that the colors are very "complementary," last all day and look very natural.

Most readers say that since the texture is quite powdery, it's a good idea to tap off extra product off your brush before applying. But overall, it's "quite worth the price."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder here.

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Best Drugstore Blush No. 9: Revlon Powder Blush, $10.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.5*
Why it's great: "Let me say [this] is probably the best quality blush you'll find in the drugstore," one reader raves. "I actually prefer this over many mainstream department store blushes."

Others agree that this product "goes on smooth, stays on throughout the day" and offers a "great selection of colors." Another reviewer adds, "It's very pigmented and it gives you this soft glow." Overall, readers give this blush an emphatic "thumbs up!"

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Revlon Powder Blush here.

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BY AMANDA MONTELL | AUG 8, 2017 | SHARES
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