Why you need a cream blush!

June 15, 2013Kelly Baum


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I didn’t really understand the hype surrounding cream blushes before I bought some-I though they weren’t as pigmented as powder blushes nor would they be as easy to apply and blend.


Here’s why you need a cream blush:

Blendability: if you get the right cream blush formula, they blend really well. I prefer to use my fingers when applying it but a small stippling brush is also a popular choice. I’ve not had a streaky, patchy, or uneven application yet!

Color: if you find that your powder blush fades easily, layering it on top of a cream base is a great way to help it last longer.

Pigmentation: as you can see from the swatches above, layering really brings out the color of a powder blush. I did the powder blush swatch first, the cream blush swatch second, and then layered for the third.

Keeping your complexion: when I’m going for a really dewy/glowy look I find that powder blushes look a little too cakey. Cream blushes melt into the skin and keep in line with a healthy glow!

The blushes I used are from e.l.f. (eyes lips face) and retail for $6 each. I’ve had really good experiences with these (click here to read my in depth review). If you’re looking to try something a little cheaper, try the Maybelline Bouncy Blushes or NYX cream blushes!

What do you think? Are cream blushes a staple in your makeup collection? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,
Kelly xoxo

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    Betzy Carmona

    June 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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      June 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks! xoxo

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    Jackie Washington

    June 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve never owned or worn a cream blush. I guess because my cheeks or so oily, I’ve learned to be afraid of words like cream, lol. I always thought powders would be better for my skin, but maybe products like these won’t be so bad for me after all. 🙂 Won’t know until I try, right?

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      June 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      I definitely recommend picking one up to try it! Who knows-if you layer it under a powder blush you might find that it lasts longer(: xoxo

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    June 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I love love love cream blushes. Although they are a bit pricey, I love MAC’s cream blushes. I’ve never tried the ELF ones before.

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      June 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      I’ve never tried MAC ones although I’ve always wanted to-they have such lovely colors xoxo

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