Our guide to cream blush

Cream blushes can be tricky to use, but we have come across a guide to rock cream blush this spring!


There are several finish you can get out of cream blushes:

1. Cream to powder: It applies like a cream but when in touch with the skin it transforms into a powder finish, perfect por combination skin, if you don’t want things to look too shiny. The two options I have are Nars Penny Lane and Bourjois Cream Blush in the shade 01 Nude Velvet. Both are quite neutral colours, Penny Lane is a muted pink with brown undertones, and Nude Velvet is a soft pink with peachy undertones, the powder finish is perfect for hot summer days, so it stops your makeup from melting in the sun.

2. Creamy: This is the classic cream blush, dewy and shiny leaving juicy cheeks. I like to use it in the winter and spring, it blends really nice and naturally with the rest of your makeup. I like to apply it with my finger tips and blend the edges over with a brush. My favourite ones are; Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and cheeks in Fresh Melon, a true peach; Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Cardinal, which looks red but leaves a nice rose tone once blended and finally Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Rose Petal, an earthy toned blush.

3. Liquid: This is a particular case. I only have one, the Benefit Posie Tint and I’m not to keen on this formula, but from time to time I give it a go, because the colour is a lovely true pink that can be used on the lips too, but within a couple of hours it fades leaving a pink stain. Applications wise, the lid comes with a brush so that you can apply the product directly onto the cheeks, but it’s so liquid that interferes with the rest of the makeup leaving a matte stain. As you can see this is my least favourite of the bunch.

4. Illuminators: Nars bring it on when it comes to illuminators, as you can see I’ve got a bronzer in this format, South Beach which is absolutely gorgeous, specially in the summer time when you are tanned. It’s a bit shimmery but you don’t end up looking like a disco ball. You can wear it on its own, under or on top of your foundation or you can even mix it with your base. The same applies for the blush version, which is Nars Orgasm illuminator, I have a mini sample size, and is lasting for ever, because you only need a tiny amount and leaves a really nice glowing looking skin.