Best Drugstore Cream and Powder Blushes for a Natural Flush


By Nicole M. Arcano


A look is rarely complete without blush, so much so that most of us won’t dare to skip it every time we do our makeup. In fact, it’s often one of the first products that run out; because admittedly, we don’t only use blush on our cheeks—we apply it on our eyes and lips, too. So to make sure you never have to go without it, it’s best to find an affordable formula that you could easily repurchase multiple times. Below, we list a few of our cream, liquid, and powder blush picks from the drugstore that you should check out:

Best Drugstore Cream/Liquid Blush

Cream and liquid blush formulas are the best for creating a natural flush without needing tools. Provided that they’re easy to blend and are pigmented enough, these can double as a lip stain as well if you’re on the go! Here are some of our favorite affordable creams and liquids that get the job done:

1. EB Advance Lip and Cheek Stain

The lasting power of this cheek stain already makes it such a steal for its price tag, particularly if you have a tricky skin type. However, what we love more about it is the squeeze tube packaging, which allows for a sanitary and even application on both your cheeks and lips!

EB ADVANCE Lip and Cheek Stain, P175, Robinsons Department Store

2. Human Nature Perfect Flush Cream Tint

If you prefer a dewy flush, you’ll love this creamy, all-natural formula from Human Nature. It comes in three rosy shades that look flattering on different skin tones, and it blends like a dream even on dry skin.

HUMAN NATURE Perfect Flush Cream Tint, P395, SM North Edsa The Block

3. BLK Creamy All-Over Paint

This versatile, three-in-one tube can be used as an eyeshadow, blush, and lip color. While it may be called a creamy paint, its texture is comfortable and lightweight on the skin so you’re always left with a fresh-faced finish after application.

BLK Creamy All-Over Paint, P399, Watsons

4. Banila Co Cheek Water Cheek

For those who have a habit of accidentally overapplying blush, we recommend opting for sheer, watery tints you can slowly build up in layers. In order for this to work, however, you’ll need a very blendable formula like this milky tint from Banila Co that glides easily over the skin without disturbing the makeup underneath.

BANILA CO Cheek Water Cheek, P595, SM Beauty

5. Colourette Colourtint Fresh

Your cheek tint game will never be boring with Colourette’s wide range of shades that have everything from bright corals to muted purples. Infused with beeswax and argan oil, the Colourtint Fresh promises to nourish the skin while giving it a longwearing wash of color.

COLOURETTE Colourtint Fresh, P249, SM Megamall

6. Careline Multi Stick

Stick blushes make for a more pigmented and precise application, so if that’s your thing, check out the pigmented rose and peach shades of Careline’s Multi Sticks. Not only are these easy to swipe on, the cream fuses naturally with bare skin and a foundation-covered base.

CARELINE Multi Stick in Peach, P205, Watsons

7. L’Oréal Lucent Magique Cushion Blush

The mineral water in this cushion blush helps achieve that “glass skin” finish that’s favored in K-beauty but without the sticky feeling. Instead of rubbing the product on your cheeks, the cushion sponge carefully deposits the vibrant pigment until fully blended.

L’OREAL Lucent Magique Cushion Blush, P900, Watsons

8. Pixi Multibalm

Pixi’s Multibalm sticks offer all the benefits of cream blush but in a powder-like finish even those with oily skin types can appreciate. That said, it does contain moisturizing ingredients like rosehip oil and shea butter to maintain that skin-like sheen.

PIXI Multibalm, P695, Glamourbox