Nothing says healthy, youthful skin better than a flush of blush. In fact, for a beautifying boost that will instantly knock off the years, a blush will make a much bigger impact than an expensive skin cream. Not only can it transform dreary, dull complexions in a flash, but it also gives skin a gorgeous glow, lifts and sculpts the face, dispels signs of tiredness, and creates the illusion of skin so healthy that it radiates from within.
These are just some of the reasons we’re obsessed with cheek tints that, incidentally, can be used on lips too. Their liquid formulas sink seamlessly into the skin – no telltale powdery film or unsightly streaks here – and they’re easily buildable. They also couldn’t be easier to use; simply dot your chosen tint onto the apples of your cheeks and use your fingertips (or an applicator if it comes with one) to gently buff it upwards and outwards using circular motions. Scroll through to discover (and shop) the ones we love.
Becca 'Beach Tint'
For that just-stepped-off-the-sand glow, Becca’s ‘Beach Tint’ is just the ticket. Not only is it water-resistant (making it the perfect pick-me-up to pack in your beach bag), but it also contains Nylon-12, a polymer that evens the complexion by continuously absorbing excess serum. It also protects skin thanks to vitamin E, which helps repair and soothe. An all-round winner.
Becca ‘Beach Tint’
Tata Harper 'Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint'
Get a gorgeous, natural looking flush naturally with this chemical- and nasty-free offering from Tata Harper. It blends 100 percent natural and good-for-you ingredients such as minerals, lavender, lipoamino acids, and natural moisturizers to plump skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and refine the skin’s texture – all whilst loading cheeks with a dewy pop of color, of course. You can see why Gwyneth Paltrow’s a fan.
Tata Harper ‘Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint’
Benefit 'Benetint' Cheek and Lip Stain
Following the success of ‘Benetint’, Benefit has gone on to launch a variety of different colored cheek tints, but we’re still obsessed with its original iconic rosy hue. Originally created in the 1970s for an exotic dancer, it fast became a cult classic thanks to its long-lasting formula that loads cheeks with a sexy flush that won’t budge or smudge. A word to the wise: this one dries almost instantly, so be sure to blend it in as soon as you apply.
Benefit ‘Benetint’ Cheek and Lip Stain
Guerlain 'La Petite Robe Noire Lip & Cheek Tint'
This tinted two-in-one gel comes in a universal pink hue that reacts to the skin’s pH to cleverly adapt to each tone. Easy to blend and build, it can be used for a super natural hint of color or a pop of intense pink, depending on your makeup mood. Its light texture helps preserve moisture in the skin, too. But here’s what we love most: this tint is scented with notes of Guerlain’s ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ fragrance, so it smells sublime.
RMS Beauty 'Lip2Cheek'
The supermodel secret to a beautiful blush? This magical multi-tasker from RMS Beauty. The likes of Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr swear by it to give their cheeks a pop of color without harming their skin as it’s free from chemicals and harmful ingredients. Instead, it is loaded with organic oils (including virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil) to hydrate and nourish while providing a sheer slick of luminous color.
RMS Beauty ‘Lip2Cheek’
By Terry 'Aqua Tint Lip & Cheek Color Touch Duo in Splash Tonic 1'
This dreamy duo provides both a cool coral and a pinky-red hue, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Gliding onto skin like silk, they provide a sheer wash of color with a satin finish that doesn’t dry out skin or feel sticky. They also load skin with antioxidants and detoxifying organic cherry water.
By Terry ‘Aqua Tint Lip & Cheek Color Touch Duo in Splash Tonic 1’
Ere Perez 'Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint'
A tint that uses beetroot to boost your blush? Genius. This all-natural liquid stain is rich in rosehip extracts and organic beetroot pigments to create beautifully flushed, rosy cheeks and brighten your complexion. And while it’s vegan, and oil-free, we suggest using just a touch if you want to keep things subtle.
Ere Perez ‘Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint’