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Best blush for Indian skin to match every tone and budget
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Best blush for Indian skin to match every tone and budget

January 18th, 2022 | by

Blush is certainly one of the most versatile products in the makeup world. A little dab on the cheeks, eyelids, lips and voila, you have fresh and youthful skin! It is a must have in the beauty kit especially for Indian women. Given our unique skin tone, many of us don’t flush naturally. Our wheatish or darker skin tones don’t turn red in the sun or cold weather like fairer ones.

So, picking the best blush brand for Indian skin can certainly be challenging. But it’s not always us, sometimes it’s the product too. Certain blushes can be extremely powdery and pigmented, appearing too heavy on lighter skin tones.Others are too light and not pigmented enough, reflecting inadequately on wheatish or darker skin tones. Now, how do you pick the right type of blush? With us!BoldLyfe is here to help you out with its list of 10 best blushes for Indian skin. 

  1. The L’Oréal Paris Lucent Magique
  2. Wet N Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush
  3. Lakme Face Sheer Blusher Sun Kissed
  4. Swiss Beauty Pro Blusher & Highlighter
  5. Lakme 9 To 5 Pure Rouge Blusher Peach Affair
  6. Ruby’s Organics Crème Blush Peach
  7. Milani Rose Powder Blush Romantic Rose
  8. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush – Coral
  9. Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo Palette
  10. NARS Blush in Orgasm Pink

1. L’Oreal Paris Lucent Magique Blush

This blush comes in three gorgeous hues and is ideal for Indian skin. It is easy to blend and gives the skin a natural and healthy glow. The product is great for everyday use as it’s not too heavy on the cheeks and makes them appear fuller and youthful. 

Product highlights 

  • It’s ideal for everyday makeup due to its silky-smooth texture and natural colour 
  • It’s travel friendly 
  • It’s highly pigmented, therefore you don’t need much of it during application

Pros

  • Good pigment
  • Silky texture
  • Easily blendable 
  • Adds glow
  • Can be used as highlighter too
  • Travel friendly

Cons

  • Expensive

2. Wet N Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush

This is the ideal product if you’re into more peachy good blushes tones. It’s lightweight and goes on smoothly over the skin. The product has a highly blendable formula, is long-lasting and adds a natural glow to the face. You can also use this blush as an eyeshadow to give your eyes a pop of colour.

Product highlights

  • A peachy blush that is easily blendable
  • The blush has a lightweight texture that applies smoothly on the skin 
  • It is extremely budget-friendly 

Pros

  • Smooth texture 
  • Lightweight 
  • Natural peachy colour 
  • Ideal for everyday makeup 
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No mirror provided in the palette

3. Lakme Sheer Blusher &25 Highlighter

If you’re a sucker for shiny, glass-like finish to your skin, go for this blush! This product has an intense colour payoff and adds the perfect sun-kissed glittery glow to the cheeks. It can also double up as a highlighter. A win-winner here!

Product highlights

  • This blush is versatile and can even be used as a highlighter 
  • It is highly pigmented and adds an instant sun-kissed glow to the cheeks 
  • It is budget and travel friendly

Pros

  • Highly pigmented
  • Natural-looking
  • Affordable 
  • Comes with a mirror

Cons

  • Not easily blendable 
  • Sponge applicator can be difficult to use and clean

4. Swiss Beauty Pro Blusher & Highlighter

This product has a luminous silky formula and can be blended easily due to its lightweight texture. The shimmering colour accentuates the natural flush to the cheeks and adds an instant glow. This product is versatile as it comes with six different shades of good blushes and two highlighters.

Product highlights

  • Value for money as you get a blush and highlighter both in one product 
  • The shimmery texture adds a bright glow to the skin and makes it look young and fresh 
  • A silky formula that is lightweight on the skin

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Blends easily
  • Variety of colours
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Can be too shimmery for some

5. Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher, Peach Affair


This product is unique in its texture as it contains a powder formula that provides a sheer, lightweight matte coverage to the cheeks and gives them a natural glow. The blush is also highly pigmented and you just need a tiny amount during application.

Product highlights

  • The product has a unique peachy colour which adds a natural flushed look to the skin, making it look radiant and youthful 
  • It is lightweight and gives a matte finish
  • You get a versatile product that can also be used as a highlighter

Pros

  • Lightweight and easy to blend
  • Good coverage
  • Long-lasting 
  • Can be used as highlighter

Cons

  • Expensive

6. Ruby’s Organics Creme Blush & Lip Stain

This is a cream-based product and is especially formulated to be a lightweight blush balm. The product has been created using oils and clays which have healing properties. What makes this cream blush unique is that it’s 100% vegan and preservative-free.

Product highlights

  • The cream-formula of the blush blends easily into the skin and gives a natural flush to the cheeks 
  • The ingredients have healing properties
  • It is 100 % vegan and preservative-free

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Organic
  • 100% vegan
  • Easy to blend
  • Enriched with healing oils and clays
  • Paraben-free

Cons

  • Too expensive

7.  Milani Rose Powder Blush Romantic Rose

This blush provides the soft natural flush you have been desiring – the kind you get on lovingly pinching the cheeks. The brownish tint to it makes it ideal for every skin tone, therefore crowning it the best blusher for Indian skin. 

Product highlights

  • Due to its unique tint, the blush is ideal for every skin type, especially Indian skin 
  • The packaging is pretty and convenient 
  • The product offers a clean matte finish

Pros

  • Visually appealing packaging
  • Unique colour
  • Easy to blend
  • Matte effect
  • Travel friendly

Cons

  •  Expensive

8. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush – Coral

This is a high-end product but certainly worth every penny. The Bobbi Brown blush is popular in the makeup world and rightfully so for its unique tint and the dash of shimmer it provides to the cheeks. The best part? It adds a glow to the cheeks without making them appear too shiny and provides a natural finish. The blush is formulated with pear pigments and adds an instant pop of colour.

Product highlights

  • The subtle shimmer to the product adds a natural glow to the cheeks 
  • It can double up as a highlighter 
  • It is travel friendly

Pros

  • Smooth texture 
  • Can be used as highlighter
  • Suits even the darkest of skin tones

Cons

  • Pretty expensive

9. Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo -03 Malibu Barbie

This product is enriched with radiance-boosting minerals and has a long-wear formula that suits every skin tone. The coverage is buildable and the colour adds a natural flush to the face. The product comes in two colours of blush, one dark and the other light.

Product highlights

  • This product is ideal for daily wear due to its buildable formula and lightweight texture 
  • The radiance-boosting minerals add a natural flush to the face
  • Its available in dark and a light tint

Pros

  • Adds a glow 
  • Natural finish 
  • Two colours 
  • Long-lasting 
  • Buildable

Cons:

  • Pricey 
  • No mirror in the palette

10. NARS Blush In Orgasm Pink

This blush is truly the holy grail of the makeup world. The product is named ‘Orgasm’ as it derives inspiration from the pink flush of colour your cheeks get right after good sex. (We are sold!) The product is suitable for all skin types and as a weightless texture that blends perfectly into the skin. 

Product highlights

  • This product is highly pigmented so you don’t need much of it for application 
  • The natural colour adds a healthy, fresh flush to the skin making it look youthful and radiant. 
  • It is suitable for all skin types

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth texture
  • Natural shade of pink
  • Suits Indian skin tone perfectly

Cons

  • Too pricey

FAQs about blush 

1. How do I make my blush last longer? 

For starters, it’s advisable to opt for blushes with long-lasting formulas. Aside from that, you should always set your blush with a translucent powder. A powder ensures that your makeup doesn’t move or come off with greasiness and sweat. 

2. Should I apply blush first or bronzer first? 

There are no rules in makeup! Even though the recommended order is bronzer-blush-highlighter, you can even go in with your blush right at the beginning of your makeup routine and then build it up after you apply your base. It’s all up to you! 

3. Which is better, cream blush or powder blush? 

It has all got to do with your skin type. If you have dry, flaky skin, then a cream blush is advisable as it moisturizes the skin. If you have oily skin, applying cream on top of it will be a waste since it has a greater chance of wearing off. Go in with a powder blush as that will soak in some of the greasiness of the oily skin.


Rashi Girdher