Crème de la Crème: The Best Cream Blush Formulas and How to Apply Them
Though intimidating to the uninitiated, cream blushes grant a natural, long-lasting flush when applied onto the apples of the cheeks—which is perhaps why they're a secret weapon in many celebrity makeup artists' kits.
Despite their pro-loved status, application couldn't be easier—even for novices. Simply daub the blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend up and out using a blush brush. Alternatively, gently blend with your fingers using the same motion. It's really that simple. (For an especially luminous effect, tag-team your pop of pink with other dewy products, like liquid foundation and BB cream.)
Shop the Blushes Pictured Above:
Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush, $12; drugstore.com. Ciaté London Blush Pop Cream Blush, $19; sephora.com. Make Up For Ever HD Blush, $26; makeupforever.com. NARS The Multiple, $39; sephora.com. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick, $21; sephora.com. Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze, $7; drugstore.com. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick, $45; chanel.com.
Ranging from compacts to sticks, the cream blushes in our curation below will leave you with a summer-worthy glow.
M·A·C Crémeblend Blush
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color
($29 ; sephora.com)
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips And Cheeks
L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush
Le Blush Crème De Chanel
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick
Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color
Make Up For Ever HD Blush
Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick
Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze
Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush
Josie Maran Argan Color Stick
NARS The Multiple
Ciaté London Blush Pop Crème Blush
Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color