Cream blush is one of those products that I don’t know why I didn’t add to my daily routine sooner! Perhaps it’s an improvement in my own application technique, or a change in the product’s formulations…either way today’s latest cream blushes are way more user-friendly and most importantly, they look sooo gorgeous on! Once applied, cream blush leaves the cheeks with a beautiful glow that looks seamless…and well, just natural. Love!!
Cream blush is the perfect option for summertime for when the weather becomes too warm and fussy for a face full of powder. Applying cream blush is easy – try these tips for a natural flush:
- Apply your primer + foundation (or tinted moisturizer) first to create a balanced canvas.
If you don’t use foundation, use oil blotting papers to remove any excess oil from the skin – this will help the cream blush to glide on smoothly and evenly.
- Don’t powder just yet!
Cream blush should go on before any powder to avoid a ‘cakey’ look. Save that light dusting of translucent powder for the final step!
- To control the amount of cream blush you use, first set aside what you need.
Pump some cream blush on the back of your hand if from a pump dispenser or use a spatula to remove a small amount of the product if from a jar/container. (Bonus! Doing so will help to keep your product as sanitary as possible).
- Use a brush (1) or your fingers (3) to apply the cream blush.
I find that using a brush consistently produces the best results (try MAC brushes in 131, 188 or Make-up Forever’s Blush Brush #55N).
- Use a small circular motion to apply the cream blush.
Start at the apples of the cheeks and move diagonally upwards, using the cheekbone as a guideline (2). Essentially, apply it similar to how you would apply your powder blush! …and of course, blend!!
If you apply too much (it happens!), use your fingers to blend it out (3) or use a clean sponge (4) to blend away the excess.