The Ultimate Guide to bareMinerals Blushes

November 28, 2023


When we want to elevate a beauty look, we typically think of adding a statement lip, dramatic wing or smoked-out eyeshadow. But did you know that swiping on some colorful blush can offer a similar result? This versatile product can be used in a variety of ways (applied with everything from fluffy brushes to your own fingertips) to achieve multiple looks. Blush can awaken skin by adding a subtle, natural-looking flush of color, it can balance dullness with a sun-kissed warmth, or provide bold, look-at-me color. And, just like a good bronzer or eyeshadow, blush looks great when layered and blended for a custom result.

When it comes to selecting which is the best blush for you, we're all about wardrobing, so you have a variety of textures, finishes and colors at your fingertips. So, to help you build out a blush collection of your own, we're breaking down all the types of blushes we make, product by product and sharing what makes each formula unique. Prepare yourself to want every shade.


Mineral-Rich Pressed-Powder Blush

What it is: GEN NUDE Powder Blush

What's in it: A unique blend of mineral-based pearls that diffuse light for a blurred effect and Naturally Derived Color Pigments for a healthy-looking flush

Coverage Level: Sheer-to-medium

Finish: Natural

Shades: 12

Why it's special: The Talc-free, hypoallergenic formula with Blurring Mineral Pearls adds a natural-looking flush, in a range of nude and neutral shades developed with our decades of complexion expertise to flatter all skin tones.


Weightless Loose Mineral Blush

What it is: Loose Blush

What's in it: Buildable and blendable Mineral Pigments with a lightweight feel

Coverage Level: Sheer-to-full

Finish: Naturally luminous

Shades: 6

Why it's special: The clean formula is made with fewer than 10 ingredients for a soft, radiant-looking glow that's full of good-for-skin minerals and free of Talc and binders. Just like our ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation, this formula can be buffed on in layers for color that's as sheer or intense as you'd like.


Hybrid Blush + Bronzer

What it is: GEN NUDE Blonzer Blush + Bronzer

What's in it: An innovative clean blush + bronzer hybrid that combines the rosiness of a blush with the sun-kissed glow of a bronzer — in just one step.

Coverage Level: light-to-medium

Finish: Luminous

Shades: 5

Why it's special: Blush + bronzer hybrid features a silky texture that blends seamlessly and builds color effortlessly, Leaving a luminous finish that mimics your skin’s natural radiance after a day in the sun.


Hybrid Blush + Highlighter

What it is: GEN NUDE Highlighting Blush

What's in it: A 2-in-1 blush + highlighter hybrid that combines the rosiness of a blush with the "lit from within" glow of a highlighter - in just one step.

Coverage Level: Sheer

Finish: Luminous

Shades: 5

Why it's special: Achieve a naturally luminous, rosy glow in a silky, weightless formula. Finely milled pearls melt into the skin for a fresh, translucent "lit from within" glow.