Best Bet: Bare Escentuals Ready Blush

When it comes to blush, the typical choice is between creamy sticks, like Nars and Clinique, and old-school pressed powder. Bare Escentual’s new Ready Blush bridges the gap. The formula packs antioxidants and cold-pressed camellia oil, a noncomedogenic plant-based oil that hydrates and replenishes dull skin. (It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances and dyes, so it won’t irritate sensitive complexions.) The blush blends easily — no grandma-esque blotches or streaks — and has a smooth, non-drying feel. It comes in ten shades, from the peachy Aphrodisiac to a poppy pink Faux Pas, with a finish that has a subtle shimmer (more glow than glitter). Though it’s slightly pricier than the brand's original loose powder blush, this line doesn't rub or melt off like the former.

Bare Minerals READY blush, $22 at Sephora or online.