For years, blush took a backseat to other products as contour, matte lips, highlighter and brows were at center stage—but right now, blush is having a moment.
Brands all across the board are debuting new blushes, from drugstore to high end. I, personally, am embracing this spring trend with open arms. Blush adds a beautiful glow to the cheeks making you appear fresh and vibrant—a look I am desperately clinging to, especially since I have now been quarantined in my apartment for over two weeks.
While there are tons of great powder blushes, my favorite blushes ATM are cream. While cream blushes might seem daunting or difficult to use, they aren’t. In my opinion, they give you the most natural look and they blend seamlessly into the cheeks.
We’ve probably all been taught that blush goes on the apple of the cheeks and is blended outward and upward to the temple. Obviously, you do you, but I like to apply blush higher up, closer to the actual cheekbone, and sweep it across the face (including the bridge of your nose!). I also like to blend blush on my temples to tie everything together. This gives a more natural-looking, soft-focus flush to the face.
If you’re just starting to use cream blushes, I would recommend giving this one a try. It can look intimidating right out of the tube, but it sheers out really nicely on the face. You can apply it with a brush, a sponge or your fingers, but I find that using your fingers is the quickest and easiest way.
I love, love, love this product but, oh, boy, a little goes a long way. You can use this on both your lips and cheeks, and it blends out beautifully. It’s very creamy and surprisingly long-lasting. Every time I put this on I feel like I’ve been at the beach.
This product was so intriguing to me. I’m not sure that this is technically considered a cream blush, it’s more of a cushion compact but I’m including it in my list either way.
I was nervous to try this because it felt almost gimmicky (?) to me. It comes with a heart stamp applicator, which I assumed would be a piece of garbage, but it’s not! I always use it to apply the product directly to my cheeks and then blend out with either my fingers or a duo fiber brush. This probably has the least staying power of any of the blushes on the list but is still a great option.
This was the first cream blush that I tried. I had started really getting into cream products ( both bronzers and highlighters) and wanted to venture out into blush. I love this product. It seems counterintuitive, but I would not apply this directly to the cheeks. Instead, I warm it up on the back of my hand and then apply with either my fingers or a sponge. (Rubbing it directly on your face is likely to move any of the makeup you already have on your face!).
I would consider this to be the most fool-proof blush of the bunch. Dab your fingers in it, tap on your cheeks and you’re good to go!
I love the blush trend for spring! Do you have any favorite blushes you’re using at the moment?