I’d been meaning to do this post all winter, but the time just kept slipping away from me. I figured winter was a good time to think about cream blushes, as most of us face 😉 more dryness during that time and might be wanting to get a bit of that dewy glow back into our cheeks.
However, you know what Steinbeck said about best laid plans… and, it turns out, what with all I’ve been doing to try to get my skin into shape for summer, it’s been fairly dry anyway. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to give my cream blushes more of a go and thought I’d share a few of my faves.
First up, a long time love. Illamasqua’s Zygomatic. Love the name, love the shade, basically, it’s a love-fest. It’s definitely on the dewy side, which for me translates to a little goes a VERY long way.
Speaking of seriously dewy, my next pick is Glam Natural’s Barely There. I reach for this every time I want, literally, just a barely there bit of dimension. You get a ton of product in this lovely bottle, and I am serious when I say a pin head’s worth will be plenty to cover both cheeks.
Then we have Sonia Kashuk’s Blossom. I reach for this one when I want a bit more of a pinky flush and/or a bit of a dryer cream formula.
Last, but not least, my 2 newest acquisitions, Cate McNabb’s Summer Lovin’ and Tuscany. This, in my opinion, is the driest of the formulas I have, and it’s actually marketed as a cheek and lip tint. I’ve been obsessed with Summer Lovin’ lately for a gorgeous light pink glow, and I’ve actually been preferring Tuscany as a warm red lip stain. I have a feeling when (i.e., if) I get any bit of tan this summer, I might start liking Summer Lovin’ better as a lip product and Tuscany for a cheek flush.
Finally, I can’t very well discuss cream blushes without mentioning the winner of my cruelty-free fave brush for cream blush, my ELF Small Stipple Brush.
That’s it for me. What are your thoughts on cream blushes? 🙂
*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer. I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional. There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.
**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.