Blush is one of the most beginner-friendly products to add to a makeup newbie's daily makeup routine. Learning how to apply it yourself is pretty straightforward, but choosing the right shade and formula for you can get a little tricky. While plenty of blush products go viral on TikTok every day, we suggest sticking to tried-and-tested picks that give you the best bang for your buck. Basically, these are the best ~effortless~ blushes to invest in if you're a student on a tight budget! See all the deets below.
The Best Fresh, Glowy Blushes Under P500 for College Students on a Budget
1. Colourette Coloursnap
For a travel-friendly option, try Colourette's multi-use tinted balm. All of its eight shades flatter Filipino skin tones!
2. Strokes Crush Blush
Although Strokes is best known for their eyebrow products, their cream blush is a hidden gem. So fresh and glowy!
3. Issy & Co. Creme Cheek Blush
Another cream formula that we love is Issy & Co.'s newest release. Did we also mention that you can choose from 10 vibrant shades?
4. Barenbliss Spark-Tacular Party Blush On
Barenbliss' luminous blush is a K-beauty fave for a good reason! It's affordable, ultra-smooth, and so easy to use.
Barenbliss Spark-Tacular Party Blush On, P299, Available on Shopee
5. Clocheflame All Around Flush
If you have a thing for gel textures, try Clocheflame's bestseller. Tip: Try mixing different shades together to find your perfect match.
6. Essence The Blush Compact Powder
This handy compact from Essence will give your cheeks some color without accentuating fine lines and pores. We're especially obsessed with its ~silky-smooth~ texture.
7. Maybelline Fit Me All-Day Natural Lightweight Blush
Struggling to work with powder blushes? Maybelline's powder blush is lightweight and easy to blend!
8. Sunnies Face Airblush
The Airblush is your BFF when it comes to a smooth, seamless finish. Trust us—it's a must for that sun-kissed glow!