This Blush Balm Stick will be your new favorite blush.

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Summer Fridays lip balms nearly broke the internet when they launched in 2020, and thanks to TikTok, they’re still a steady sellout with each and every repost, racking up waiting lists of 7k people in their wake. The viral skincare brand also makes a ton of other editors, including its lightweight skin tint and milky mineral sunscreen, but our latest favorite is its award-winning Blush Balm Stick ($28), which is an absolute must for long-wear, go-to summer makeup. The multi-use lip and cheek stick delivers an effortless veil of sheer color in just a few swipes with a hydration boost to boot, and it’s now available at Sephora. *cue applause.*

fridays of summer blush balm stick in dusty pink

Summer Friday, Blush Balm Stick — $28.00

Main ingredients: hyaluronic acid, glycerin

Sheer but buildable, hydrating but not greasy, natural but not wet or matte: Summer Fridays Blush Balm Sticks are your new everyday makeup staple.

Shades: 4

Blush Balm Sticks are currently available in four super-wearable shades: Heat Wave (a vibrant red), Warm Desert (a sun-kissed terracotta), Pink Skies (a true pink), and the most recent release, Dusty Rose, which has us swooning. The soft, muted mauve gives it a subtle pinkish tint with a hint of toast, making it just warm enough for a “sunburnt” look without compromising your skin’s health. AND It looks just as good on your lips as it does on your cheeks. For me, it is a solid shade, my lips but better.

the author wears the fridays of summer blush balm in dusty pink
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The pigment is sheer and buildable to a degree, if you’re used to full glam this isn’t it, so there’s zero risk of exaggerating. And that is what makes these blushes so perfect for makeup beginners or no makeup wearers like me. “(Gives) a soft, natural hint of color that’s subtle and just enough for those days without makeup, sunscreen, blush, and lip balm,” writes a Sephora shopper. “(Dusty Rose) is beautiful and the texture of the product is very smooth,” says another buyer in a 5-star review. “It is easy to apply on the lips and/or cheeks. Perfect for a rosy/tan cheek look.”

Since it’s summer Friday, you’d be correct to assume that the Blush Balm Sticks are packed with quality skincare ingredients that do double duty when they’re on. The creamy blushes contain hyaluronic acid (everyone’s favorite hydrating ingredient) and glycerin, the dermatologist-approved moisturizer that draws water into the skin to support a strong moisture barrier. Together they give the blushes a buttery (but not greasy) feel that glides on easily and blends seamlessly into skin in just a few swipes. The effect couldn’t be more natural: not wet or sticky, but not matte either. and It stays put well throughout the day, which is surprising for a blush formula as buttery as this. “This stick is so perfect!” says a happy buyer in a 5-star review. “It stays all day and the color is super flattering!” Yes, even on such hot days when it seems that the sun is going to melt your skin, the balm does not move.

Tl;Dr: The next time you find yourself scrolling through Sephora, go solid and add one of the Blush Balm Sticks to your cart.

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