Blush is one of those makeup products that has been around since the ancient times — and has remained true to its purpose from the start. While many women love a good powder blush, when you are rocking a full face of makeup, you turn to cream blushes when trying to achieve that spent-the-day-in-nature glow. It’s an easy way to achieve a hint of added rosiness without taking it over the top — which can be easy to do with more pigmented products. Here are some tips:
Choose the right application method: Applying cream blushes is simpler than its powdery sister, because you can apply it using a wide variety of beauty tools — including your fingers. Cream blush is much loved for its skin-like finish and ability to look good on anyone, no matter their age. It is particularly good for women with dry or mature skin because it doesn’t cling to dry spots like powder products tend to. You can apply using a stippling brush that blends cream product like a dream. Another tip is to use a damp beauty sponge to achieve the most natural finish.
Layer your blush to make it last: Cream blush fades much faster than powder. To combat this, use both powder and cream blush to create a dynamic duo. Here’s how: after applying a cream blush, set it with a powder product to lock in the color without losing the natural, rosy hue. Pair with a cream or liquid foundation (if you’re wearing foundation). The similar formulas will allow for easier blending. Ditto with highlighter.
Find the cream blush for you: Whether you choose a brush, a sponge, or even your hands, it’s important to choose a formula that’s easy to apply and comes in a range of colors that work for your skin tone. Warm tones for warm skin; cool tones for cool skin. That said, don’t be afraid to experiment. Also, don’t be afraid to wear cream blush if you have oily skin or if it’s hot outside. You may be surprised by the way cream blush helps balance your skin’s natural oil production. Also, cheeks tend to be less oily than skin in your T-zone. Start with a light layer: Most cream blush is buildable, so you can always go back and add more as needed. Vary your application for desired effect. For a sweet, youthful flush, focus cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. For a more sophisticated, sun-kissed definition, apply cream blush along your cheekbones.