I know some of you dear readers must be like me: you’ll go to a drugstore and buy a makeup product (like blush) and, once home, you’ll find out that it doesn’t quite work on your skintone. But do we throw it away? Of course not! Instead, we put it in the back of our makeup bag, only to use it two weeks later when we’re in a pinch and need some cheek color, stat! Two weeks later, it looks as bad as it did when we first bought it. Yet, we don’t want to throw it away and back it goes into the depths of our makeup case. The point is, finding a good blush (or concealer or foundation or powder, etc.) at a drugstore takes a lot of time, effort, and money. Plus, trying all those different colors adds up to more than the price of a similar high-end product.
Your best bet is to simply go to MAC, Sephora, ULTA or any department store and try on the myriad of different shades until you find one that matches your skin tone exactly. Then spend the extra money to buy that perfect shade. Some of our favorites are NARS blushes ($25 at Sephora), MAC ($18.50 at MAC) and Benefit ($28.50 at Benefit). Whatever you do, invest in a high-quality blush and start actually saving money at the drugstore!