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Rosy Blushes
Credit: Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Elizabeth MacLennan

All Southern women know that the power of blush cannot be underestimated. With just a flick of the wrist, you can bring your whole face to life. Southern gals also know that applying blush is an artform that can go from touch-of-color to tragedy at the drop of a hat. We all want a natural rosy glow that doesn't look overdone, and there are certain classic powder blushes that can certainly get you there.

Find the perfect blush to match your skin tone and budget with these popular rosy shades designed to create the subtle sun-kissed tint you're after.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Wine
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Maybelline Fit Me! Blush

Our Shade Pick: Wine

Dramatic or downplayed? Pick your preference with this powder that earns an A+ for ease of application and offers 10 customizable shades to choose from. 

BUY IT: $5.99; ulta.com

Patrick Ta Velvet Blush
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Patrick Ta Monochrome Moment Velvet Blush

Our Shade Pick: She's Adorable

Patrick Ta's patented Biomimetic Pigments mirror your skin's ceramide structure for the most natural finish possible.

BUY IT: $32; sephora.com

True Match Blush in Barely Blushing
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L'Oréal True Match Blush

Our Shade Pick: Barely Blushing

For year-round radiance that looks incredibly natural, choose this subtle shade that melts into the skin. Go beyond the cheekbones and dust wherever the sun would naturally kiss.

BUY IT: $7.97; amazon.com

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
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tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Our Shade Pick: Natural Beauty

A fan favorite, tarte's Amazonian clay line has micronized Amazonian clay infused in the formula for an oil-controlling, moisture-infused blush.

BUY IT: $29; sephora.com

Makeup by Mario Blush
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Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Powder Blush

Our Shade Pick: Wildberry

This beautiful berry color is ideal for darker skin tones. The matte finish gives skin an instant silky pop of color.

BUY IT: $24; sephora.com

Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink
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Bobbi Brown Blush

Our Shade Pick: Pale Pink

Create a flushed-from-within look by swiping this mattifying blush from the cheeks up and over to the hairline. It's been an industry favorite for over a decade. 

BUY IT: $34; sephora.com

Nars Blush in Bumpy Ride
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NARS Blush

Our Shade Pick: Bumpy Ride

This pressed-powder formula with warm undertones is available in both shimmer and matte finishes worth your while. The shimmer version makes cheekbones glow as if fresh from the beach. 

BUY IT: $30; sephora.com

Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk
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Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic

Our Shade Pick: Pillow Talk

This creamy, color-rich blush with glow-inducing pearls is the master of luminance. Use the outer shade to trace your cheekbones and the center for adding a pop of color to the apples.

BUY IT: $40; nordstrom.com

Milani Blush
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Milani Baked Blush

Our Shade Pick: Corallina

Shoppers rave about the buildable pigment packed into this blush. This shade in particular is great for darker skin tones.

BUY IT: $9.99; ulta.com

Physician's Formula Murumuru Blush
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Physician's Formula Murumuru Butter Blush

Our Shade Pick: Vintage Rouge

Infused with three different butter blends, this blush packs a whole lot more than just moisture in its formula. Two subtle pigmented shades result in buildable and smooth coverage.

BUY IT: $13.49; ulta.com