Our Top Picks for Cream Blushes


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Powder blush is great and all, but as the weather turns colder, we start to turn to cream blush for a dewy flush of color that looks like our skin achieved it on its own. Because of their hydrating, emollient-based formulas, cream blushes are easy to apply with just your fingers—simply tap and pat on the apples of your cheeks until the color diffuses across your skin. Ahead, Beautylish editors’ favorite cream blushes for every skin type. They’re pigmented, long-lasting, easy to blend with your fingers and never, ever powdery.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, $56

Kjaer Weis’s cult-favorite cream blush will make you rethink everything you know about clean makeup. Formulated with skin-loving jojoba, almond and rosehip oils, the creamy formula melts with the warmth of your fingers, sinking into skin for a buildable veil of color. Even better—the sleek, weighty packaging is refillable.

ILIA Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment, $32

If you prefer a slightly more matte finish, look no further than these multipurpose pigments from ILIA. The cream formula blends easily and builds up nicely without settling into fine lines and pores, and then dries down to a natural-matte (but not flat) finish. The metal applicator makes it easy to pop them onto lips and lids for a multichromatic wash of color that pulls your whole look together.

Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color, $25

Stila’s Convertible Color is a classic for a reason. This balmy cream blush imparts sheer color with the perfect radiant sheen—great for those with dry or dehydrated skin. Despite the moisturizing formula, it still manages to feel weightless on the skin, and the pigment lasts all day.

rms beauty Lip2Cheek, $36

Sensitive skin types and clean beauty lovers alike flock to these lip and cheek pots from rms beauty. Infused with coconut, argan, jojoba oils and shea butter for a shot of moisture, Lip2Cheek imbues skin with a juicy, dewy tint that looks just as good on lips as it does on cheeks. Warm up a bit between your fingers and pat onto skin for the prettiest flush.

Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze, $32

Hate touching your face with your hands? Nudestix has your back. These creamy sticks come with a built-in, vegan buffing brush so you can swipe and blend with just one product. Choose from blush and bronzer shades for an easy, sunkissed glow—even in the dead of winter.

BY TERRY Glow-Expert Duo Stick, $48

Blush and highlighter in one twist-up stick? Yes, please. Glide the blush shade along your cheeks and then run the highlighter along your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, browbones and cupid’s bow for a luminous glow. The formula has a silky-smooth, weightless feel that glides over skin without tugging or streaking.