I’m a blush addict. Okay, okay, I’m a makeup addict. But, blushes are probably my second favorite makeup items next to lipsticks! I admit I prefer powder blushes to cream blushes because I find that powder blushes stay longer on my face.
I’ve tried a few cream blushes and while some of them are mediocre in my opinion, there are still some which stood out to me. As you may have already guessed from the title, I’ll be sharing my favorite cream blushes in this blog post.
I have a good mix of drugstore and pricier brands in my cream blush favorites. So let’s delve right into it shall we?
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow
This, I think, is the very first cream blush I’ve ever purchased and I still love it up to this day! This blush is SUPER pigmented. Too bad I took a crappy photo of the swatch, but the swatch looks deeper and more vibrant in person! The shade is a nice coral pink color which would look good on any skin tones. NYX Cream Blushes are very soft and very blendable and build-able. A word of caution though; these cream blushes are very pigmented. It’s best to apply a tiny amount first and build on from there. This blush also has great staying power even on my oily skin.
Carmen Claire Kiss My Apples Lip and Cheek Cream in Berry Buttercream
I love Carmen Claire cosmetics! Carmen Claire is a local brand which sells great quality makeup items! I’m a fan of their lipsticks and when I learned they were doing cream blushes, I knew I just had to get me one! Their cream blush in Berry Buttercream is very similar to the NYX cream blush in Glow in color, pigmentation, consistency and staying power. The only difference is that this blush also doubles as lip tint!
Smashbox Airblush Whipped Cheek Color in Berry Bliss
This cream blush is the most unique out of all the cream blushes that I own because of its whipped consistency. This cream blush is my go-to blush at the moment because I love its color and the subtle flush it gives my cheeks. This is not as pigmented as the NYX and Carmen Claire blushes but I still love it because it looks very natural on the cheeks and stays on my face for about 4-6 hours!
Julie Hewitt Cheekie Cheek and Lip Shine Palette in Jami
Like the Smashbox blush, this cheek and lip tint from Julie Hewitt is not as pigmented. But I love it for the same reason as I love the Smashbox blush. This blush looks very subtle on the cheeks but if you are going for a more intense color, you can definitely build it up.
What are your favorite cream blushes? Do you prefer cream blushes to powder blushes? Please comment below coz I’d love to know!