I have been obsessing over blush for almost a year now. Time sure goes by fast when you have an unhealthy addiction to blush!
During this almost-year, I have fallen deeply in love with cream blush. Entirely different from powder blush. And from time to time, superior.
There are a lot of people who aren’t huge fans of cream blushes. That’s just because they don’t know how to use them and they feel intimidated. And that is what this post is for.
If you want to venture into the world of cream blush but have no idea where to start, I got you covered!
For Combo/Oily Skin
People with oily skin tend to steer clear of cream makeup because in general, it always makes you look dewy. That can be the case with some cream blushes. But, not all of them are created equal.
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek
You cannot go wrong with Colourpop Blushes. They’re affordable and they come in a few different colors and finishes.
The formula isn’t necessarily a cream but it’s close enough. It’s a bouncy formula that blends really well and dries down quickly. Since it dries down it won’t go anywhere and it’ll last for a long time.
These will not look dewy on the skin but depending on the finish you choose, you might see a bit of shimmer in there.
Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush
I’ve talked about these blushes a lot on the blog but it’s for a good reason! Plus the concept is really freaking cute.
These have a really creamy formula but when you blend it on the cheeks it transforms into a powder. That means the formula dries down but this one does leave a bit of a sheen behind. These blushes aren’t super pigmented so you have much more control over them.
And, of course, since the formula sets it doesn’t slip n slide everywhere.
For Dry Skin
Cream blush always looks amazing on dry skin because it makes it look really healthy and dewy. If you have dry skin, working with cream products will keep you looking fresh and it will hide your dry patches.
Flower Beauty Blush Bomb
Flower beauty is one of the best brands at the drugstore. And these blushes definitely reflect that.
The presentation of the packaging makes these babies look really similar to Cloud Paints but they’re quite different. The formula is liquid-y like Cloud Paints but the Blush Bomb is a lot sheerer. This doesn’t dry down completely and it looks really dewy and delicious on the skin.
Despite that, it does wear well throughout the day and it doesn’t migrate to other parts of your face. With dewier products it can sometimes be hard to layer them over makeup but these work perfectly!
Juice Beauty Last Looks Blush
If you suffer from extreme dry skin you need to try these blushes out. Also if you’re into organic makeup you’re gonna be all over this.
The formula of these is a very traditional cream, with a balmy texture when you apply it. It will not dry on your skin and it’s a bit sticky but it looks beautiful. It doesn’t have lasting properties but it lasts a good amount of time.
Unfortunately these do move around a bit but it’s nothing extreme. If you suffer from dry patches on the cheek area you’ll definitely love this formula. Since it’s so dewy, it doesn’t accentuate them at all.
There are formulas that will work well for one skin type or the other. But, every now and again, there are magical formulas that will suit everyone’s skin needs.
Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color
There’s no greater invention than stick makeup. Seriously.
The fact that this blush is on a stick, makes the formula a bit dryer. But once you start blending it in, it becomes super creamy. These set on the skin but they don’t dry down completely so you’re still left with a bit of dew.
Despite this one being a bit more creamy it doesn’t move throughout the day and it lasts for a long time. They are really good for layering under powder as well.
Glossier Cloud Paints
I’m not gonna lie. These are the best blushes on the planet and I’m gonna need Glossier to come out with all the shades possible asap.
Cloud paints are extremely pigmented and they last forever on the skin. My favorite part is that they dry down completely and leave the tiniest bit of a glow behind.
The formula of these is unlike any other. It’s more of a liquid than a cream but honestly, what difference does that make? The blush still blends like a dream and it looks really natural on the skin.
And that concludes my cream blush guide!
Remember, this is just a guide that can help you identify the type of cream blush your skin might suit best. I’m not saying you can only use on or the other.
Let me know what you favorite cream blushes are because I need to feed my addiction!
Thank you so much for tuning in!
Lots of love,