This Rare Beauty liquid blush dupe is less than $7 at Chemist Warehouse

Snag the viral and waitlisted look for less

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 18 2024

Regardless of the amount of horse hoof cleaning videos and dance challenges flooding our TikTok For You page, we come across at least a handful of creators singing their praises for Rare Beauty’s liquid blush. 

While Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty offers a cream blush compact, it’s the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($34 at Sephora) that’s won everyone over.

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Highly pigmented, you only need a few drops per application to get a fully flushed, dewy, sunkissed look. The lightweight formula is also infused with soothing and nourishing skin care ingredients such as lotus, gardenia and white water lily. You can even blend the formula over dark circles and under your favourite concealer to minimise shadow using the TikTok blush under eyes hack, too. 

Image credit: @rarebeauty

Image credit: @rarebeauty

The only downside is that the liquid blush’s popularity has resulted in the product being consistently sold out. And while we're happy to sign up for a spot on the lengthy waitlist, we want something we can use in the interim. 

That’s where these Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush dupes come in…

#1 Flower Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks in ‘Melon’

Trust resident rain-lover and the physical embodiment of Piscean whimsy, Drew Barrymore, to bring us an equally lovely liquid blush at a mere fraction of the price. 

Flower Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks in ‘Melon’ ($6.99 at Chemist Warehouse) is a peppy, watermelon-pink liquid blush formula that packs a punch of healthy, dewy cheek colour. It’s also an uncanny doppelganger for Rare Beauty’s liquid blush in the shade ‘Lucky’.

Flower Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks in ‘Melon’

#2 ColourPop Serum Blush in ‘Bubbles’

The ColourPop Serum Blush in ‘Bubbles’ ($10.40 at ColourPop) isn’t just a great dupe, it also boasts a glass-skin finish that not even Rare Beauty can rival. Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E, this beaming flush of a blush helps to hydrate and brighten the complexion too.

ColourPop Serum Blush in ‘Bubbles’

#3 Revolution Blush Bomb Cream Blusher in ‘Peach Filter’

While it may be the (second) exxiest option on this list, forking over $12 for the Revolution Blush Bomb Cream Blusher in ‘Peach Filter’ ($12 at Revolution Beauty), seems a mere pittance when you consider how similar in finish and feel this stuff is to Rare Beauty’s liquid blush. 

This lightweight, dewy, sunkissed cheek colour is enriched with vitamin E and packs the same pigmented punch we’ve come to know and love from Liquid Pinch.

Revolution Blush Bomb Cream Blusher in ‘Peach Filter’

#4 Designer Brands Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush

Designer Blush Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush

If you did a blind test with the Designer Brands Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush ($14.99 at Designer Brands) and Sel-Go’s OG Rare Beauty blush, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference. With hard-hitting pigmented colour and skin-nourishing ingredients (hyaluronic acid) this fraction of the price blush offers up a seamless, dewy finish that’ll leave you questioning if you’ll be paying the big bucks again. 

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Main image credit: @hungvanngo

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).