Once upon a time, the only decent cream blushes on the market came with fancy packaging and an expensive price tag. But on a recent drugstore raid, we found ourselves pleasantly surprised by the number of affordable options. Needless to say, we stocked up, and we weren’t disappointed. We’re all fans of cream blush here at Byrdie HQ, but we hold them to the highest standards. They have to be (extremely) easy to blend, deposit just the right amount of color, and stay in place (read: not melt off by our lunch break).
All of the products ahead have passed our stringent test with flying colors. The best part? They all ring in under $14. So if you haven’t already made the switch, consider this your invitation to pack up the powders and pick up the beauty editor–approved staple. The best part is you don’t need anything to apply these. Cream blushes are easily blendable and the warmth of your finger will do the trick. Check out the 10 best drugstore cream blushes.