For years and years I’ve been a powder blusher girl through and through but I’ve recently started getting back into cream blush…. woweee times they are a changing!
Cream blush gives a much more natural finish on the cheeks – it’s dewy and glowy and provides a hit of colour without looking too ‘made up’
Easier to blend than powder, cream blush is also ideal for the cold, dry conditions that Winter/Spring brings by keeping your cheeks looking soft and glowing.
Oh, and it also makes my cheeks feel like velvet. And I liiiiike velvet.
Today I’m trying out Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush – a little pot of peachy air-whipped goodness.
If my French (aka Google Translate) serves me correctly – this colour “Joues Pincees” translates directly to “Pinched Cheeks”. And it gives that exact effect!
Very nice and subtle – it is perfect for the “im not wearing any make up” look.
I wear this on a (nearly) bare face with some curled lashes for that natural wide-awake look.
But slap-fans dont rule this out completely – it can be built on in layers to give a not-so-subtle flush of peach on the cheeks too!
How does it feeeeeel?
The texture is sublime, it’s a lovely velvet-feel finish but not too oily either. Think Benefit Porefessional & Dr Feelgood, Clinique Pore Refining Perfector, Estee Lauder Idealist…
I’m still not 100% comfortable with cream blushes though – I still worry that they block my pores – if you’re non-comedegenic, put it on the label please!
How to apply?
You can easily apply this with your fingers, but for pore-purists like me, I have to use a brush due to my paranoia about the bacteria on my hands. (This makes it sound like i have dirty hands… err)
FaceValueTip: A stippling brush is IDEAL for cream blushes – the different layers in the brush fibres help to seamlessly blend and buff colour into the skin. I use the Studio Stipple brush from E.L.F.
I now use this almost daily – it really does give that natural glow without the need for highlighter..
And you can use it on lips too! I know it’s meant to be a no-no but i love matching lips and cheeks. I think its the organising control-freak in me…
Do you prefer Powder or Cream? Or let’s widen the net- how about liquid cheek stains?! What’s your texture of choice?