Whilst we will always herald the tried-and-tested powder formulas, sometimes your situation will call for something less ‘messy’. Have you ever dropped a powder blush on the MRT? Then you know exactly what we’re talking about. When we’re late for a date, rushing in between appointments or attempting to look at our best on a last-minute girl’s night, a powdered blush is not the easiest to apply, and apply quick.
That’s why we will turn to liquid blushes – they offer up something a powder blush can’t give — the ability to double up as a lip tint. Yes, you can save even more time by using these bad boys on the lips and cheeks – score! Plus, their liquid texture makes it ultra breathable on the skin, definitely an added bonus in our hot and humid Singapore.
To point you in the right direction, we’ve rounded up five best liquid blushes that are lightweight and multi-purpose to offer you a rosey glow anytime, anywhere.
Benefit Benetint cheek & lip stain
Boasting of a smudge-proof formula, the Benetint adds a subtle cherry red radiance to your cheeks and lips with just a little dab. Don’t be fooled by the strength of the pigment in the bottle, it comes out much lighter than this. But be warned, once you stroke it onto your cheeks you need to start blending straight away, because it tends to set very quickly.
Easily applied on with your fingers with a buildable texture, you can choose to layer it on for extra coverage. We suggest adding several layers to your lips for the K-beauty feel.
Benefit Benetint cheek & lip stain, $21 from Sephora
YSL Beauty Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
While the texture is more ‘air whipped mousse’ than it is liquid, it remains ultra blendable, helping to sculpt and highlight your cheeks and lips.
We love the wide range of colours (think neutrals to rich plums), so there will definitely be a shade to your liking. Plus the gold accent of their packaging makes for a pretty add-on to your makeup pouch.
YSL Beauty Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, $55 from Tangs
Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush
Though Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush may be the newest kid on the block (recently launched on the 1st of June), the iconic Orgasm shade is no stranger to many. The signature blush was first launched in 1999, which quickly became the #1 selling blush in America.
The newest formula, a silky fluid blush in the beloved shade, is ultra lightweight with a subtle shimmer that can be used as a highlighter besides the usual cheek and lip routine. We must tell you though, a little goes a long way so use just half a pump and work it gradually over your cheekbones, extending up to the outer rim of your eyebrow.
Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush, $50 from Tangs
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
Exclusively at Changi Airport’s duty free section, we recommend getting the fluid sheer from Giorgio Armani on your next holiday or work trip. Luminous and sheer, it dresses the skin in a veil of radiance and has the durability to last the entire day.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, $74 from Dfs Galleria
Bourjois Aqua Blush
An ultra-fluid gel blusher, the Bourjois Aqua Blush boasts of a light, fresh and natural finish. A pea-sized dollop of it is enough as the colour pay-off is pretty good. Lasting up to 12 hours, pump some onto your lips for that light balm tint.
Bourjois Aqua Blush, $15.49 from Asos