12 Glowy Blushes That’ll Have Everyone Asking You The Secret To Your Radiant Look


Want that glowy, lit-from-within look this festive and wedding season but haven’t mastered the art of glowy base makeup yet? Or maybe you’re running short on time. Fret not, because a glow-enhancing

The perfect glow blush lends the skin a hint of colour and a sheen that plays with the light to enhance the cheekbones. But first off, how do you find a glowy blush? Simple. Look for words like ‘luminous’, ‘glow’, ‘sheen’, ‘illuminating’ and/or ‘radiance’, . A word of advice though, steer clear of blushes that come with chunky gold or silver particles – that will take it from ‘glow’ to ‘oh no!’ pretty quick. The key is to have as natural a glow as possible.

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Balm-like blushes, that look almost good to eat in those little pots, are a good way to glow up with a natural ‘I was born with it’ kinda look. Baked blushes are another good option as these are more pigmented and finely milled and give the skin a gorgeous shimmer. Did you know baked blushes are actually liquid that is, yep, baked until they reach that consistency? Glowy blush wands and luminous jelly blushes are a safe bet too.

So, if you’re looking to get your hands on these, from budget to high-end, we got you covered. Get ready to glow up with these:

e.l.f. Halo Glow Blush Wand – Rosé You Slay

Who needs a fairy godmother when you’ve got your own magic, er, blush wand?! We love the Halo Glow range from Elf and this blush wand is another winner. With its illuminating formula and easy-to-apply sponge applicator, this blush has our hearts. Just dab it on, blend and go.

NARS Blush Powder – Orgasm X


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If you thought the cult-favourite Orgasm was a stunning shade of blush by NARS, try the Orgasm X version. A shimmering deep coral with gold pearl versus the original peachy pink Orgasm, it is a gorgeous shade for deeper Indian skin tones. Its gold pearl shimmer gives the skin a reflective look and catches the light beautifully.

PIXI On-the-Glow Blush – Ruby


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These popsicle-like blush sticks went viral and for a reason. Juicy fresh colours, a hint of tint and a super easy swipe on application gives you that instant glow on the go! It is also travel-friendly and spill-proof, and is formulated with ginseng, aloe vera and fruit extracts to ensure conditioning effects with every touch of a tint! Yum!

MAC Mineralize Blush – Petal Power

This beautiful baked blush has a lightweight luminous formula and is buildable so you can go light it or layer it on for more oomph. It enhances the cheekbones with a pearlized shimmer and its baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide an exceptionally sheer application.

Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand – Pinkgasm

This gorgeous rosy pink luminous blush went viral and is often out of stock, no surprise. Just dab this on with the sponge applicator and blend well for that stunning glow. The glowy gel enhances the skin’s luminosity for a high gloss highlight and Lindera extract mimics the effect of light for a radiant-looking glow.

Laura Mercier Powder Blush – Passionfruit


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Now that Laura Mercier has launched in India, get your hands on this long-lasting, sheer powder blush with 10 hours of buildable, natural-looking cheek colour. The shade ‘passionfruit’ is a warm coral luminescent pink and will suit all Indian skin tones.

Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Perfect for that sun-kissed flush with a hint of glow, this underrated product gets the job done. Richly pigmented and buildable, these blushes are sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles to give your skin a warm finish and radiance that looks striking and natural. So, what if you can’t take that Italian holiday, your blush just did!

Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush – Warm Hibiscus

Said to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm, this coral pink blush with its subtle gold shimmer is like summer in blush form! Not only does it give you a pop of colour on the cheekbones, but a lit-from-within look as well. Let’s just say we came for the embossed flower imprint on the blush cake and stayed for the glow!

Makeup Revolution Balm Glow – Peach Bliss


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If shimmery cheekbones are not your jam, try this Glow Balm, that’ll give you that dewy glazed donut look along with a radiant flush of colour on your cheeks. This can also be used on the eyelids and lips for a monochrome look.

Bindt Beauty Touch of Color Multi-use Tints – Rust Pink


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These multi-use tints for cheeks, lips and eyes are balmy and beautiful. Just swipe on the rich pigment onto the cheeks and blend well for a glowy look that says you’ve just returned from a relaxing beach holiday.

Diam Beauty Cheeky Affair Liquid Blush – Coral Crush


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With hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, cupuacu butter, this is a blush highlighter that also leaves the skin nourished and looking and feeling glowy. The thick doe-foot applicator is designed to make application easy with its one-dot pigment.

O&O Beauty Glow Blush – Raise A Toast


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A rose gold pink, this glowy blush is infused with vitamins E, C, SPF 15, botanical oils and fruit extracts. It can even be used as a bronzer and tint. A skin-loving formula with a creamy texture, it melts onto the skin giving just the right amount of sheen. Oh, and you simply have to swipe the cute dome over your cheekbones to get the look.

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