Blush can sometimes feel like an afterthought in a world where brows and flawless skin take center stage, but a pinch of color is just what we need when lackluster winter skin takes over. In fact, a cream blush is ideal for giving dull skin the pretty flush and dewiness it craves. A cream formula provides more of a subtle sheen than a pigment-packed powder and the result is natural-looking color that enhances your skin's look. It's a foolproof product that is incredibly easy to apply (and blend!) and our favorite way to liven up sad winter skin. From bright fuchsia to a versatile neutral, here are our eight favorite cream blushes right now.
This pretty pink color found in this playful compact is reminiscent of candy and its creamy texture gives off a natural flush.
My Parisian Cream Blush in Rose Haussmann, $39 at Lancôme
A little bit goes a long way with this hot pink blush and the cushion applicator ensures that application is as easy as possible. The formula itself is super hydrating and gives skin a gorgeous dewy glow that lasts all day long.
Ah Much Real My Blusher in Pleased Pink, $16 at Soko Glam
Make Up For Ever
Make Up For Ever is always on the forefront of cosmetics, so it's no wonder the brand has one of the best cream blush formulas out there. As the name states, this product really feels like a second skin thanks to how easily it blends and the color selection in this lineup is one of the best.
HD Blush Second Skin Cream Blush in Raspberry, $26 at Sephora
This gel-based cheek color comes with its very own mini applicator and feels completely weightless when worn. Plus, the compact size makes it easy to stash in the smallest of clutches, which is a total bonus.
Cream Cheek Color in Coral Pink, $25 at Beauty.com
Milk Makeup's collection is all about makeup one can apply on the go. This couldn't be truer for the lip and cheek stick that comes in a twist-up stick. The avocado oil-infused color goes on perfectly sheer with just one stroke but is buildable if you fancy a bolder look.
Lip + Cheek in Swish, $24 at Sephora
This antioxidant-rich blush is also blended with fruit extracts and comes in the most beautiful neutrals to suit every skin tone.
Crème Blush in Truly Teasing, $22 at Honest Beauty
Illuminate cheeks with a pop of color using Smashbox's latest range of punchy cream hues that boast a flat sponge tip for seamless blending.
L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Fairfax Fuchsia, $29 at Nordstrom