Blush Crush: 6 Hydrating Formulas To Try This Winter

Adam Katz Sinding

While the winter months can be cruel for contributing to the fade of your hard-earned summer glow, this season is actually the best time to pinch your cheeks with a peachy pink or warm rose hue via a flush of blush. Instead of looking to pressed powder blushers, which can instigate dry chapped skin when the climate allows, opt to mix up your beauty regimen by incorporating a hydrating formula instead. From gel-based tints to multipurpose sticks, breach out of your comfort zone and try one (or more) of these innovative staples for yourself—you won’t regret it!

Our Fave Formulas


Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride, $30

Not only is this one of the best products we've ever used, this cheeky stain also comes wrapped up in the prettiest packaging.


Guerlain Meteorites Bubble Blush, $42

Cream-based with a light violet fragrance, this new blusher from Guerlain is perfect for the gal who prefers a lush dewy complexion.


Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Blush, $8

Promised to stay put all day, we're pining for Ulta's popular whipped formula. Even better, it's available for under $10.


Smashbox O Glow Intuitive Cheek Color, $28

This tried-and-true tube contains a gel-based liquid that adjusts to your unique skin tone to provide you with the perfect touch of color—how major is that?


NARS The Multiple 413 Bleecker, $39

NARS' creamy multiple stick is a must-have—use it on your lips, cheeks and lids! We adore this rich new shade more than ever.


By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace, $58

Not only does this luxe blush leave your skin feeling hydrated, it also plumps your complexion for a fresh and youthful appearance.