“Cream blush is the ideal formulation for my combination skin. I love Stila’s in particular, and usually wear the Peony shade. But when it gets warmer, sometimes it’s fun to go with this brighter pop of color like Poppy, which also works well as a lip stain.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer
Stila Convertible Color in Poppy, $25, stilacosmetics.com.
“This shade works year-round; it’s how I apply it that changes. I use it sparingly in the winter. Now that it’s getting warmer—and I just got a spray tan—I go a little stronger.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director
Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30, narscosmetics.com.
“This peachy shade has the perfect punch of pink, adding just enough color to my fair skin without looking too summery.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor
bareMinerals Blush in Cheerful, $19, bareescentuals.com.
“My skin is so pale that it is hard to find a blush that looks natural. With its satin finish, this peachy-pink shade gives me some color without making me look like a clown.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant.
Make Satin Finish Blush, $25, weseebeauty.com.
“My rule of thumb for the freshest-looking skin in the world is to pick the brightest possible color and apply it with the lightest possible touch. This all-natural tint is easy to sheer out and go super subtle.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved, $36, rmsbeauty.com.
“The peachy pink make my pale skin look lightly sun-kissed.” – Christina Caldwell, Digital Director
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Poppy, $25, lauramercier.com.
“It adds a hint of pink to your cheeks, and is super moisturizing—great for a dewy look.” – Erin Simon, Photo Producer
Josie Maran Argan Color Stick, $22, josiemarancosmetics.com.
“This blush’s translucent sheen is just the thing for Spring.” – Nora Milch, Accessories Editor
Nars Blush in Albatross, $30, sephora.com.
“As an ex-Californian, I have finally come to terms with the fact that I no longer have a year-round tan. I’ve traded bronzer for blush, and embraced the look of rosy cheeks on pale skin. I love Per-fekt’s Cheek Perfection Gel in Blushed. It goes on a bit bright, but layer a powder luminizer on top to tone it down, and you’ll look like you’re glowing from within.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director
Per-fekt Cheek Perfection Gel, $28, perfektbeauty.com.