Beauty on a Budget: Blush

Beauty on a Budget: Blush


Hello beauties! Today I’m going to be talking about some of my favorite budget blushes. Products I’ll be discussing today are:


I’ll start first with the Essence Makeup Satin Touch blush.

Left: 20 Satin Love – Right: 10 Satin Coral

These blushes are $2.99, and are sold on the Essence website, as well as at Ulta. Ulta runs bogo 50% off sales on Essence pretty frequently, so taking advantage of that plus one of Ulta’s $3.00 off coupons could make this product even more affordable. The description of this product from Ulta’s website reads:

Blush addicted! This silky-soft, highly pigmented powder Essence Satin Touch Blush instantly provides your cheeks with glowing color and a light pearl effect. Not tested on animals.

These come in two shades, satin coral and satin love, both are pictured above. Each compact contains 0.17 ounces or 5 grams of product. As the name implies these are a satin formula, but even as someone who leans towards matte blush most of the time, I still really love these, and as of right now they are my go to blush. They are nicely pigmented, but not so pigmented you have to be careful when using them. My favorite feature of this product has to how buttery smooth they are, and that they are sooo easy to blend. I really hope Essence comes out with more shades soon so this product can cater to a greater range of skin tones.

Makeup Revolution The Matte Blush:


Revolutionary color! Makeup Revolution’s The Matte Blush gives your cheeks a rich natural look. The ultra-fine powder allows you to apply for whatever style you desire. A soft glow or fabulous color can be achieved with these easy to apply blushers.

This blush runs for just $5.00 at Ulta, and again Ulta runs bogo sales on Makeup Revolution quite often so there are usually opportunities to get an even better deal on products from this brand. The shade pictured above is Fusion, and there are two other shades available on the Ulta website. Each compact contains 0.31 ounces or 8.9 grams of product. I really enjoy the blush, it blends easily, and boy it is pigmented! This is definitely a blush you have to be light handed with because it’s easy to end up with way to much product on your brush. Because it’s so pigmented, for $5.00 this blush is definitely worth the price because it’ll last a long time with how little product you need to use.


bh Cosmetics Glamorous Blush 10 Color Blush Palette:


Glamour is at your fingertips with this 10-color blush palette! It includes a combination of complementary matte and shimmer shades in soft nudes, pretty pinks and deep berry. You can even blend to create a custom shade that’s perfect for you!

This blush palette is normally available on bh Cosmetics website for $9.99, but it is available currently for $6.69 as a part of sale bh is having. I also purchased mine for around $7.00, as bh runs these sales frequently. Individual weights for the pans are not listed, however the total net weight is 0.96 ounces or 27 grams. The blushes in this palette are nicely pigmented, and blend well. The only downside for me is the darker colors are not wearable for me personally because I’m usually really fair skinned. However, they may work on darker skin tones, or someone who is into creating more dramatic looks.


E.L.F Blush


This blush adds a radiant, healthy glow to any makeup look. Available in a variety of complexion enhancing colors, the pigmented formulas create a sheer, natural look for every day wear.

This blush sells for $3.00 on the e.l.f cosmetics website, as well as anywhere else e.l.f is sold such as Walmart, Target, or online from Ulta. I no longer have the box, but from what I’m finding online this product contains 0.16 ounces of product. I enjoy that this product is buildable, and easy to blend. There are 7 total shades available of this product on the e.l.f website, and the shade pictured is Mellow Mauve. It is commonly said that these can be used as a dupe for NARS blush, but I don’t own any NARS products unfortunately, so I cannot personally vouch for this. Overall, my only complaint about this product, and honestly most e.l.f products is the cheap packaging. I struggle to open these, especially if it’s newly purchased, I’ve broken way too many nails on these things R.I.P.


So there you have it, my favorite budget blush products! Hopefully this is helpful for those of you who love to save money and look cute, and to those starting out looking to build their makeup collections. Feel free to comment with your favorite budget blushes.

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