Getting that healthy, ethereal glow with just the right amount of color is not as easy as it might seem. If your skin is on the dry side, chances are you’re not a big fan of powder blushes, especially in the winter when cheeks need a little more TLC. Cream blush, a good one, works on all complexions and melts into skin for a natural-looking flush, unlike powder, which sits on top of skin.
How to apply cream blush
One of the best parts about cream blush is that you use your fingers to apply the product. Although you can use a brush, the warmth of your fingers loosens the product and disperses the pigment onto cheeks, making it easier to control the placement for a seamless, natural-looking flush. Always start with a really small amount so you can build up to the desired intensity.
Cream blush isn’t just for cheeks
The best cream blushes on the market are multitaskers, which makes them suitable for eyes, lips and cheeks. Yep, wearing the monochromatic makeup trend just got a whole lot easier. Not to mention all that space you just saved in your makeup bag.
Choosing the best cream blush for you
There are many cream blush formulas out there, from cream-gel and cream-to-powder to cheek stains and the traditional solid. The right formula depends on your skin type. If you have dry skin, you’ll want to avoid a cheek stain and opt for a hydrating cream blush instead. If your skin is oily, a cream-to-powder blush might be your best bet. The fun part is testing them out (here’s a great excuse to restock your makeup bag) to find the one that works for you.
To get you started, we’ve selected nine of the best cream blushes that reviewers love. Click through the slideshow above to find your newest Holy Grail product.