A touch of blush brightens up your face. (Picture: Pixabay)

Just a swipe of blush perks up your countenance - rosy cheeks gives your face a healthy glow. 

If you’ve had a late night, feeling tired and looking a bit pale, what better way to brighten up your face than with a touch of blusher. 
Don't have blusher in your makeup bag? Here’s a breakdown of the different types of blusher to help you choose one that's best for you.

Powder blush: 

Probably the most common type of blush would be a powder blush. If you’re going for a full face, matt powdered look that requires using all the brushes in your kit, then powder is perfect. Using any other texture blush will not work on top of powder foundation. In fact, it would create a huge mess as you can imagine mixing cream and power. 

Powder blush we love: WBeauty Face powder-Blush (R190,00)

Cream blush:

This is one of my personal favourites. It’s easy to apply with your finger and if you make a mistake it’s just as easy to remove. Blending a cream blush is super easy! If your going for a dewy look then this is perfect. Unfortunately, it has very little staying power. Due to their creamy texture, most of them can be used as lipstick. 

Cream blush we love: 

Stila Convertible Colour Lip & Cheek Cream (R355,00)

Tint blush:

If you’re looking for a long lasting blush then a tint is for you. It comes in a fluid form and it literally stains your skin. The only downside about using a tint is that you need to be very precise about where you apply it. Using your finger you have to work very quickly. You’ll notice that your finger will stain as well. 

Blush tints we love:

Benefit’s Benetint (R465.00)