Exploring The Best Peach Blush

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Last updated on: 02/07/2024 at 9:46 pm



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Although we all may have an idea of what we think peach blush is in our minds, the category is more diverse than you think! There are several different shades of blush that are considered under the umbrella of “peach”. This can make selecting one a difficult task, but there is no need for fear! We have got you covered with our picks of the 15+ best peach blushes that will flatter a variety of skin tones!



We think you can rock whatever shade you want but if you are looking for some guidance, choosing one based on your skin tone can be helpful. Different shades of peach can complement and enhance different skin tones. 


For those with fairer skin, a coral blush can work wonders! While orange-heavy blushes can often weigh your face down instead, going for a lighter coral can help to warm the face up for a soft and glowy finish. If you have a cooler undertone, looking for something with hints of pink can be helpful as well whereas warmer skin tones can try a darker peach.


For medium skin tones, apricot blushes are a great option. Brown blushes can often be too close to contour in colour, therefore, opting for a beige-peach can be the key! This can help to create some definition without too much of a contrast between the two areas. If you have cooler undertones, apricot blushes with a bit of pink in them can be flattering whereas warmer skin tones can stick with the darker apricot shade. 


For darker skin tones, a deep orange can be best suited for you. Darker peach blushes can be stunning on darker skin tones and add a new dimension to your look. Finding one with a hint of gold can also serve as a substitute for highlighter. Additionally, those with warmer undertones could try a bit of a purple hue in their blush, whereas cooler undertones can be best served with the rich darker peach shade.



Below find our recommendations on the 15 blushes that will be flattering on a range of skin tones.jane iredale PurePressed Blush

Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush (Whisper) $32

For a light, soft finish, you should consider the line of PurePressed Blushes from Jane Iredale. Created with a combination of minerals and antioxidants, this collection includes shades that are sure to compliment every skin tone! For a warmer look, consider “Whisper” or “Cherry Blossom”, each of which contains a faint shimmer to these peach-pink shades. “Flawless” or “Copper Wind” are excellent options for a more neutral tone. While the former contains a hint of a darker brown, the latter has a lighter apricot hue. 



100% pure fruit pigmented blush peach

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush (Peach) $40

100% Pure’s natural blush provides a neutral peach color with bronze undertones. Made from a blend of skin-beneficial ingredients including rice powder, antioxident rich fruit pigments the cruelty-free formula is a definite winner. Key ingredients to be on the look out for include the nourishing Rosehip Seed and Avocado oils, free radical fighting plant extracts from the likes of goji berry and powerhouse vitamins c and e.


Alima Pure Cream Blush

Alima Pure Cream Blush (Wink) $32

Supersaturated and this refillable, this natural cream blush from Alima Pure in shade “Wink” is a perfect no-fuss peach blush. Applied and blended with your fingers or a brush, the formula can be worn alone for a flush of color or used in a more elaborate, detailed makeup look. This versatile little formula can be a great option for those of us who want one product for all occasions.


stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream

Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream (Gerbella) $25

Winner of InStyle’s best cream blush for 12 years, it should be clear why we love this multi-use line of blushes from Stila. Each with a sheer finish, these colors can provide a hint of peach to both cheeks and lips! For a rosy pink tint, we recommend the shade “Gerbera” whereas for something with a more coral hue, look to “Petunia”. If you prefer a darker shade of peach, “Camellia” is a great option. 


Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint

Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint (Petal) $28

A velvety smooth cream blush from Jillian Dempsey, we love the Cheek Tint blush in the shade “Petal”. A light peachy-pink hue, this blush delivers long-lasting, stunning color. Additionally, this collection is formulated with natural and organic ingredients like sunflower seed wax and bamboo stem extract to deliver hydration to your cheeks all day long. An added bonus is that the Jillian Dempsey is 100% vegan and cruelty-free!


LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush (Prism Peach) $23

Looking for a beautifully buildable powder blush? Look no further than the color source buildable blush from Lorac. Light and silky-smooth, these blushes can be used sparingly to create a naturally flushed look or layered on to create a more dramatic effect. This collection contains skin-beneficial ingredients like pomegranate and acai berry to help create a moisture barrier on the surface of your skin and help fend off fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend the color “Prism Peach” for a peachy pink look.



Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm (Rush Hour)Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm (Rush Hour) $20

If you’re chasing that golden hour, sun-kissed look, “Rush Hour” a bestselling pinch tinted cheek balm from Tower 28 can be just what you’re looking for. Formulated with plant-based ingredients like green tea extract and aloe vera extract for a burst of hydration, simply dab this blush onto cheeks or lips for a natural, effortless, peachy flush. No one will be able to tell that you don’t just sit on the beach all day every day, basking in the sun.



Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick (Chouchette) $48

Packed with powerful, clean ingredients, this prestige beauty peach blush stick will give your skin a healthy glow while maintaining skin health. With berry flux vita, jojoba seed oil, and Vitis vita grape extract providing some moisture and rejuvenation to stressed skin, the absence of parabens, PEGs, talc, phthalates and synthetic fragrances makes this product ideal for those with sensitive skin, looking to avoid irritation. We recommend the shades “Chouchette” for a more low-key nude peach hue and “Minette” for a luminous peachy glow.


Vapour Blush Powder

Vapour Blush Powder (Mischief) $28

A smooth, velvety powder blush from Vapour, this product creates a semi-translucent hue on the skin to deliver a natural, youthful complexion. We love this blush in the shade “Mischief”, a stunning peachy-pink color that could become your next makeup staple.

Additionally, if you prefer your blush in a cream form, we recommend the popular aura multi-stick from Vapour in “Intrigue” ($36). It’s the same classic, radiant look, but in a stick!


Han Skincare Cosmetica Pressed BlushHan Skincare Cosmetics Pressed Blush (Glory) $18

Formulated with oil-absorbing rice powder, the line of pressed blushes from Han Skincare is a great choice for those with blemish-prone, oily skin. We love the shade “Glory” for medium skin tones as it has a peachy-beige hue with a subtle shimmer to add some warmth to your look. “Coral Candy” is a stunning peachy pink with a gold shimmer that can be a good option for those with cooler undertones to help create a radiant glow.



Antonym Cosmetics Baked Blush

Antonym Cosmetics Baked Blush (Peach) $39

Antonym Cosmetics’ innovative baked blushes combine the benefits of both cream and powder blushes to create a blush that can satisfy everyone. The cream formula is baked in terracotta pans to create dome-shaped and powder texture. The baked powder feels lightweight and transparent like a powder but has a silky texture reminiscent of cream blushes. Swirls of color are then added to make a unique color imprint for each blush. We recommend the shade “peach” for a glowing, natural flush.


Kosas Color + Light Crème

Kosas Color + Light: Crème (Velvet Melon) $34

The only palette on our list, we made sure to pick a good one! The Kosas Color and Light cream palette pairs brilliant highlighters and stunning blushes based on its undertones in order to ensure flattering combinations. We love “Velvet Melon” from this collection as it uses a warm peach blush to create a youthful, luminous complexion. Additionally, if you prefer a powder palette, we recommend the Kosas Color and Light High Intensity: Pressed collection in shade “Papaya 1972” ($34). This item’s blush and highlighter duo combine to deliver a bronzed, sun-kissed glow.



NARS Blush

NARS Blush (Deep Throat) $30

A cult-favorite and award-winning, it is not difficult to see why the NARS Blush collection is so well-loved. Highly-pigmented shades with a smooth, blendable formula, this collection can deliver a natural-looking flush thanks to the pink undertone in each blush. Plus, these micronized powder pigments are each available in both matte and shimmering shades to ensure that there is a shade for everyone! Our favorite three peach-tinted options are “Amour” (Peachy Pink), “Deep Throat” (peach with a shimmer), and “Sex Appeal” (Soft Peach).



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush (Captivating) $29

Looking for a blush you don’t have to worry about? That will deliver beautiful color all day long without reapplications needed? We present to you: the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush, an award-winning blush that has been clinically proven to last all day. While the Amazonian clay is responsible for this blushes staying power, mineral pigments in the formula help to soothe the skin and Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative and antioxidant. For a luminous peachy hue, we recommend the shade “Captivating”. If you are looking for something more low-key, the shade “Peaceful” is a softer, nude peach.


Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion

 Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion (Peach) $32

A sheer powder blush formulated without parabens or sulphates, the Blush Colour Infusion collection from Laura Mercier has shades for every skin tone in both matte and shimmer varieties. Plus, these blushes can deliver a natural-flushed complexion for up to 10 hours. For a matte finish, we love the peachy coral shade “Bellini” and if you are looking for a sheen shade, we recommend, unsurprisingly, “Peach”!



Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush


Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush $23

Inspired by 6 hot-spot vacation destinations, this line of primer-infused blushes from Buxom promises a just-back-from-the-islands flush. The formula was created from a colorless base mixed with hyaluronic acid to ensure seamlessly blendable application and a burst of hydration with every wear. The shimmering peachy shade “Mykonos” is our fave option for a warm, radiant look that can have you looking like a greek god or goddess any day of the week.



As a general rule of thumb, blush is applied to the cheek and cheekbones where your face would naturally flush. But, if you want to be a pro about it, you can apply blush to different areas of your face depending on what you’re looking to achieve.


If you’re going for an au-natural look, apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards toward the temples and ears. You won’t want to build too much, either. Just a bit of blush with high-performance pigment will accomplish the natural look you’re going for.


You can use blush to lift your face and make it look more oval-shaped, if you know what you’re doing. For this look, you’ll want to apply the blush only to the back of your cheekbones and then sweep it upward toward your temples.


Blush can also be used to shorten your face. To do that, apply blush to the center of the apples of your cheeks and outward. Move toward your eyes but don’t blend too far toward the temples, because that’s going to create an elongated effect.


For a sun-kissed glow, apply the blush underneath your eyes, across the bridge of your nose and back towards the ear. In terms of color here, you’ll want to consider what color you turn when you tan (so peach may not be the answer here).



Cream blush is exactly that: a cream. It can come in compacts, sticks, and tubes, and it’s usually applied using sponges, fingers, or a stippling brush. Typically easy to use, creams give you a lot of control over how much product you’re playing with. However, some creams dry quite fast, so you need to blend it into your skin quickly and before it dries.


Cream blushes are best for people who have dry or mature skin because they tend to be formulated with moisturizing ingredients that infuse the skin with hydration while they’re being worn. They also go on smoothly and don’t get caught in cracks or end up looking cakey. They’re also great if you like long-wear makeup because they tend to bind to the skin better and stay in place longer than powders.


Powder blushes are the only way we used to know blush. Most come in compacts and they’re applied with a fluffy round or angled brush. There are also loose powder blushes (which are a bit more difficult to use because it’s easy to put too much or too little onto your brush).


Powder blushes are a good choice for people with oily skin, because the powder tends to absorb oil and moisture and make the skin appear less greasy. If you want more of a shimmer with your brush, powders are the way to go, as cream blushes tend to dry more matte.


Last but not least are liquid blushes. These are relatively new to the market. They’re generally super sheer, blendable and soft. They can be applied using a stippling blush, but they take a bit of precision and know-how, so we only recommend these if you’re really good with makeup application.



Peach blush is for everyone! No matter your skin tone, there is a shade for you if you are willing to look for it. Luckily for you, we have done most of the searching for you. Although we know that you can rock any shade you want to, if you’re looking for some direction, we recommend coral shades for lighter skin tones and deeper orange ones for darker skin tones, with an intermediary of the two for medium skin tones.



Published on: 04/24/2022 Last updated on: 02/07/2024

Anne Pelletier is a part-time writer at The Youthist, who has cultivated a love of writing early on through avid reading and an I-can-do-that-too attitude. She aspires to reach the greatness of the literary giants in her well-established personal library like Arthur Conan Doyle, Vladimir Nabokov, and Sylvia Plath. When she isn’t trying to internally translate Goethe into modern English, she can be found working her way through a pursuit of exploring the human condition. Her belief in nurturing mental health above all else has led to a keen interest in health and skin, as a good face mask can often be the best remedy for a stressed out student.

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