Let's Talk Cheeks | 10 Best Affordable Blushes

Let's Talk Cheeks | 10 Best Affordable Blushes

Hello, gorgeousness! It's been ages since my last Let's Talk Makeup series. So many of you loved it and asked for a blush version. I'm a huge blush lover. I wear it every time I do my makeup and I've been going a bit crazy with it lately. I don't really have a reason for why it took me so long, but today I'm finally sharing my updated favorite drugstore blushes that I think are even better than the high-end ones.

10 best affordable blushes:

1. Catrice Blush Box Water-Sweatproof Blush | Budget: RM15-RM18
This is my favorite blush! They have the prettiest shades. If you love the classic Milani Luminoso blush, you’ll adore the one in Golden Coral—it’s the same color but less shimmery. It has a smooth matte finish that gives a healthy, natural glow. The formula is awesome, lasts all day on my oily skin, and blends so easily. My go-to everyday shade is Nude Peach!

2. Essence Matt Touch Blush | Budget: RM13-RM15
Don't be fooled by the name. It's actually so silky and has this nice little sheen that I like to call a 'glow from within.' It's funny they call these blushes matte. Anyway, Cherry Me Up is my favorite! It's the perfect rosy-pink flush that I always want on my cheeks. The staying power is surprisingly great for how affordable it is. It's not powdery and melts into your skin so well. The only downside is that it flakes a bit when you swirl your brush in the pan.

3. Essence Satin Touch Blush | Budget: RM13-RM15
 This blush gives you that natural, just-came-in-from-the-cold look. It makes your cheeks really rosy, like you're naturally blushing. It's effortless and looks so natural, like it's meant to be there without trying too hard. It's really pretty on the cheeks. However, Essence's packaging is the worst. I mean, it's not a big deal, but I keep losing the lid every time I use it, and it's getting annoying now.

4. Maybelline Fit Me Blush | Budget: RM25-RM30
Maybelline has these amazing blushes, and the one in Wine is my absolute favorite. I've used up so many of them already. It feels really soft, not flaky or dusty at all—it's like it's baked but it's not. The finish is just gorgeous, with a nice satin look. It's really pigmented too, so you can get a strong color if you want. I love going all out with my blush!

5. IN2IT Waterproof Single Blush | Budget: RM18-RM20
I used to love IN2IT blushes so much! I still do, but now I'm into trying stuff from different brands too, so IN2IT kind of got lost in the mix. But you know what? Their blushes are seriously underrated. I can't stick to just one shade from their collection. They go on my oily cheeks really nicely and stay put for ages.

6. IN2IT Sheer Shimmer Blush | Budget: RM18-RM20
If you're into a bit of shimmer on your cheeks, this blush is perfect. Some shimmery blushes can be tricky because they show every little texture on your skin, but not this one. The color is subtle at first, but you can layer it for a pretty look. It gives your cheeks a nice glow with just a hint of color. Plus, you can use it as a blush topper or even as eyeshadow, which is pretty cool.

7. Wet N Wild Coloricon Blush | Budget: RM20-RM25
Pearlescent Pink? It's such a classic! It's this really pretty peachy pink shade with a subtle golden glow. It gives your cheeks a nice, natural glow. I really like blushes that have a bit of shine and aren't totally matte. This one's just beautiful. You can layer it on too, which is great. And for the price, the formula's really impressive!

8. Rimmel Maxi Blush | Budget: RM23-RM25
Rimmel is one of those brands I have mixed feelings about, but I really like how their blushes feel. When you swatch it, it's quite light, but it looks really nice on the cheeks and blends in smoothly. Overall, I think it's good, though I'm not a fan of the packaging. But hey, as long as the blush works well, I'm happy with it.

9. Palladio Botanical & Vitamin Infused Matte Blush | Budget: RM25-RM28
I totally fell back in love with makeup because of this Chic blush! It's not super matte—it's more like a soft, velvety finish. The colors look amazing on my medium-tan skin. When you swipe your brush in the compact, it's a bit powdery, but it doesn't look chalky on your cheeks at all.

10. Milani Rose Powder Blush | Budget: RM50-RM53
I love Milani blushes, especially Romantic Rose. It's such a gorgeous shade—it's exactly what it says, a romantic rosy-pink. It's not too pink or dull, and it gives a nice glow on my cheeks. The color is amazing, and it works for so many looks. It's a bit pricey for a drugstore brand, but if you catch it on sale, it's totally worth it!

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What's your favorite affordable blushes at the moment?


  1. my favourite steal blush will be by sobella.. i love the texture and the color pay off. Andddd for the splurge will be tarte amazonian clay blush.. :)

    1. I've never tried any from Sobella. I hope it's lovely on me, I really wanna get at least one. Tarte blushes are gorgeous and no doubt the best for oily skin gals xx

  2. How have I not tried any of these?! All of these sound amazing. I love a good blush, and have been meaning to try the Milani rose one for so long xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    1. The rose blush is amazing! It's definitely worth the hype xx

  3. I'm not really a blush girl anymore but these all sound fab - I love Rimmel blushes x

  4. I haven't tried any of these, but they sound great and I love their price point! Side note: I just started following you on Insta and you are beautiful! xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

    1. They're all pretty affordable! And yes girl I saw you. You're beautiful too, doll! xx

  5. I haven't tried any of these but they sound lovely. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

  6. So many pretty blushes here! I have the Catrice blush and love it too. That Milano rose blush looks so pretty!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

    1. It's incredible and it's cheap! I love them all xx

  7. Thank you so much for writing this on affordable blushes! I'm adding so many of these to my wishlist haha!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

  8. I love the Maybelline blushes, they're beautiful. ELF blushes are nice, too! x