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07/09/2014 10:03 am ET Updated Aug 05, 2015

Your Perfect Summer Blush Decoded

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From warming your fabulous features to creating some serious definition, blush is a must in your beauty bag. But not all of them are created equal. And with tons of colors, formulas and finishes, finding the right one can be a difficult task.

To aid you in your search, we've highlighted the best blushes for specific occasions. From drugstore favorites to high-end picks, these are the blushes that will keep your cheeks popping all day long!

  • 1
    Enhance your beach glow with a bit of bronzer. This duo will allow your bronzer to blend right in with your blush and you won't have to worry about any fading or melting makeup.
    $13, Target.com
  • 2
    Mornings can be a little crazy, so dab on this YSL blush to your cheeks AND lips and you've got yourself a good look in under five minutes.
    $40, YSLBeautyUS.com
  • 3
    Whether you're on a first date or having a candle-lit anniversary dinner, you'll exude romantic vibes with this NARS powder finish, which comes in just about every blush shade you could imagine.
    $30, NARSCosmetics.com
  • 4
    With a great neutral palette, MAC provides a basic selection in their creamy formula so you can achieve dewy-goodness that's still work appropriate.
    $21, Macys.com
  • 5
    Going dancing tonight? You'll want a nice liquid formula that will stick to you like glue -- no matter where your night takes you.
    $3, EyesLipsFace.com



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