The Beauty of Cream Blush


Cream blush is a great alternative to powder for the transition into winter. It can easily be applied with the fingers and leaves you looking dewy and flushed, as if the cold weather naturally brought the color to your cheeks. The prospect of actually using one can be a little daunting—their color can look so concentrated in the packaging, but once blended on the skin, they tend to take on a beautiful tone. Most cream blushes also do double duty and can serve as a lip color. Here are some great cream blush picks to ensure you never get it wrong.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, $56 | shop it

Kjaer Weis combines high-performance, organic ingredients with sleek modern design to create some of the most beautiful natural makeup available. Her blushes come in a variety of shades designed to flatter every skin tone and blend into a lovely, sheer wash of color. The formula melts from the warmth of the fingers as you blend it into the skin, leaving you glowing with a natural sun-kissed look.

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow, $26 | shop it

Kevyn Aucoin was a master formulator so it’s no surprise that his cream blushes carry through on his impeccable standards. The texture is smooth but despite being cream-based has a dry, almost powdery texture. It blends beautifully into the skin and is imperceptible to the touch. The visual effect is natural and very pretty. These can easily be worn without any other makeup, or combined with a full face to bring a flush of color to the cheeks.

Nudestix #gonude Lip & Cheek Holiday Set, $49 | shop it

Nudestix combine a creamy formula with a pencil format, giving you light-weight, easy, on-the-go options for lip and cheek. The brand designed their shades to provide a wide range of no-makeup-makeup colors that can be used to enhance any look. Simply draw a few lines on the cheek and rub in with the fingers to get a natural, effortless flush. You’ll be surprised by how creamy these pencils are and how easily they blend.

rms beauty Lip2Cheek, $36 | shop it

rms beauty is created with some of the highest standards that can be applied to the category of natural makeup, ensuring that you have one of the purest products available. Rose-Marie Swift, the genius creator behind rms beauty, is a highly celebrated makeup artist with years of experience and a laser-like focus on purity and quality of ingredients. The natural aspect doesn’t stop it from performing beautifully, however. This unique formula hydrates and smoothes while delivering gorgeous, natural-looking color to both lip and cheek.

RCMA Cream Cheek Color Palette, $30 | shop it

RCMA has been an industry secret since 1962 and can be found in kits of top makeup artists around the world. Each shade is meticulously hand-poured in small batches to ensure color consistency. They have the highest pigment-to-filler ratio on the market, so a little goes a long way. Their blush palette offers five shades that can be mixed to create the perfect tone. You only need a whisper of this product to bring out the cheeks. Their products remain workable until you set them with powder and a powder-puff, which helps remove excess moisture and keeps them in place all day long.

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