The Under-$8 Blushes You Need to Master Fall's Best Makeup Looks
Ask anyone from Gen Z, and they'd probably tell you makeup looks these days are all about the eyes, but even they can admit their looks aren't complete without blush. Whether they're pulling inspiration from the '80s draping technique or mimicking the dramatic flush of E-girls, blush is an essential in their routine — and should be in yours, too.
Since the fall season has officially entered the building, you may be feeling extra inspired to try new and creative looks that require a blush you actually love and want to reach for when doing your makeup. With that said, we've rounded up the best budget-friendly blushes from e.l.f Cosmetics for you to try.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Face Duo
There are a lot of impressive duos out there, but few beat the e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Face Duo ($3). Each duo features a blush or bronzer shade and a complementary highlighter to help you create a natural and healthy-looking flush. We don't usually play favorites, but the duo shade in Pomegranate may be our fall go-to.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Primer-Infused Blush
Do you feel like your blush fades within seconds of applying? Same! Luckily, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Primer-Infused Blush ($6) was made to fix that problem. As the name suggests, this blush is infused with a primer powder so it locks onto your skin and lasts for hours. Even with this unique inclusion, the blush is still extremely easy to blend and build upon for your ideal flush.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter & Blush
If your highlighter and blush had a baby, it would look a lot like this e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter & Blush ($4). The baked formula is creamy and smooth and creates an illuminated effect on the skin that looks good on everyone. We suggest swirling both shades together for a truly beaming glow.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Jelly Pop Flush Blush
This jelly textured blush is far from being just a trendy gimmick. In fact, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Jelly Pop Flush Blush ($6) is made to seamlessly melt into skin to help create a natural wash of color that you'll instantly love. Bonus: the nonsticky formula looks just as good on eyelids, too!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick
If you prefer routines that take less than 10 minutes, you'll love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick ($4). The versatile stick can be used on your eyes, cheeks, and lips and can also be applied using just your fingertips; talk about ease! Not to mention this shimmery and blendable blush comes in eight flattering shades.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Blush
Anyone who prefers a shimmery glow should opt for the e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Blush ($4). It's natural-looking on the skin, but it helps to create a radiant flush of color that takes your look up a notch. This looks especially good when brushed over the bridge of the nose for that sun-kissed effect!