Crème de la Crème: The Best Cream Blush Formulas and How to Apply Them

Best Creme Blushes - Slide
Photo: Courtesy

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.

PHOTOS: Crème de la Crème: The Best Cream Blush Formulas and How to Apply Them

01 of 16

M·A·C Crémeblend Blush

M·A·C Crémeblend Blush
Courtesy

($22; maccosmetics.com)

02 of 16

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color
Courtesy

($29 ; sephora.com)

03 of 16

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips And Cheeks

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips And Cheeks
Courtesy

($27; bobbibrown.com)

04 of 16

L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush

L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush 
Courtesy

($13; lorealparisusa.com)

05 of 16

Le Blush Crème De Chanel

Le Blush Crème De Chanel
Courtesy

($38; chanel.com)

06 of 16

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick 
Courtesy

($45; chanel.com)

07 of 16

Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color
Courtesy

($65; nordstrom.com)

08 of 16

Make Up For Ever HD Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Blush
Courtesy

($26; makeupforever.com)

09 of 16

Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick

Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick
Courtesy

($21; sephora.com)

10 of 16

Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze

Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze 
Courtesy

($7; drugstore.com)

11 of 16

Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush

Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush
Courtesy

($38; yslbeautyus.com)

12 of 16

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick
Courtesy

($22; josiemarancosmetics.com)

13 of 16

NARS The Multiple

NARS The Multiple 
Courtesy

($39; sephora.com)

14 of 16

Ciaté London Blush Pop Crème Blush

Ciaté London Blush Pop Crème Blush
Courtesy

($19; sephora.com)

15 of 16

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color
Courtesy

($25; nordstrom.com)

16 of 16
Best Creme Blushes - Slide
Courtesy

($12; drugstore.com)

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles