NYX’s Pinched powder blush (.14 oz for around $5 at drugstores, Ulta and Target) is a peachy pink with a lot of fine gold shimmer, and yes, the shimmer is visible on cheeks. In fact, I usually don’t highlight when I wear this one because it kind of does both jobs for me.
Laura Geller makes some mighty fine blushes. I picked up this Baked Cheek Dreams Blush and Highlight Trio with a set last year, and I’ve been meaning to get around to the review for a long time!
MAC Gingerly Sheertone Powder Blush ($21, Nordstrom) is a warm light brownish peach matte. On the skin, it tends to pick up a stronger orange or red tone. This has to be pretty common, because the MUA at the store mentioned it to me, and my results confirmed it.
Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powders ($45 at Sephora) are designed to mimic the looks of great lighting on your face. This line has 6 shades, of which I have the three that have no shimmer and therefore a little more natural look.
NARS Angelika Blush ($29 at Nordstrom) is a medium pink with blue undertones, gold micro-shimmer and silver glitter. Despite the blue undertones, it’s really just slightly on the cool side of neutral and works for me with my warm undertones.