When it comes to my makeup essentials, there's no forgetting blush. It's that pop of color that instantly brightens up my face and hides the fact that I was watching The Office reruns all night long. That's why you'll find a blush compact on my vanity, in my purse, on my office desk, and yes, even in my car's glove compartment. It's that much of an essential. And since I buy in bulk, when I find a good drugstore blush it brings me the same joy that Michael Scott does.
Luckily, drugstore brands have launched a ton of new blushes recently. So, I decided to put these affordable buys to the test, picking the buzziest brands and formulas. The result? A couple standouts that have made it into my permanent stash and some meh options that I could live without. Get the full recap of my trials, ahead.