Follow make-up artists everywhere and invest in a cream blusher to enhance (or create) killer cheekbones
If you’re still attached to your favourite old powder formula, allow us convince you that a cream blusher might just be the best blusher.
The secret weapon of make-up artists and celebrities, a cream blusher is widely regarded as the most natural way to create a healthy glow. Easy to blend and long-lasting, a cream blusher is pretty much fool-proof to apply and perfect for giving that enviable no make-up make-up look.
A cream blusher layered onto a light BB cream, with just a dusting of setting powder over the top, is a standard make-up routine for supermodels. It’s a look that anyone can achieve, though, for healthy looking and radiant skin. And of course, most cream blushers will double up as a lip tint too, making them a great beauty investment.
The new Insta Blush by Revlon is the perfect choice if you prefer a sheer finish and a hint of colour. It’s one of the best high street buys around, and for less than a tenner it’s serious bang for your buck.
Choose from the best of the best and invest in Burberry’s Lip and Cheek Bloom, or save your pennies and try a drug store solution – both will reveal luminous skin and become firm staples in your make-up bag, along with your best make-up brushes.
In fact, find the perfect blush for your skin type over on our sister site Powder, who tailor beauty recommendations to you.
Compliment pale skin with a dusty rose, or amplify olive tones with a hot orange blush. Dab onto cheeks using a dense headed brush (or just your fingers), and admire how much more awake you look – even without the addition of any other make-up.
Have we got you totally convinced? Read on for tips and advice on how to use your cream blusher and discover the perfect version for your skin…
The new kid on the blusher block, Insta Blush by Revlon is an ideal choice if you favour a sheer finish with just a hint of colour. The handy, chubby stick format makes it seriously easy to apply and blend out with your fingers or a chunky brush.
There’s a reason this is one of Bobbi Brown’s best sellers; a multitasking cream formula that works perfectly on both lips and cheeks, available in nine different shades, from bright and bold to pastel nudes. The cream blusher comes in a small round pot with a mirror, making it ideal for on the go face touch ups.
MAC’s Cream Colour Base will seriously go the distance. Baby Don’t Go is a subtle shade perfect for if you only want to add a hint of colour to your cheeks. It’s got that gorgeous dewy finish that’ll make your skin look super healthy and glowy, but not over shiny.
Its unique creamy formula and sheer colour blends effortlessly to create shimmering accents; contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.
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Hold onto that holiday feeling for as long as you can with the Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Blush in Orange Poppy. This light, sheer colour is a must for post-summer skin – wear over a BB cream for that fresh glow that looks completely effortless.
Benefit really knows how to make us want to buy all of their products – and the new Majorette Booster Blush is no exception. Born from the idea that a majorette routine gives you a natural flush, after photos were discovered in the Benefit office of the co-founders in majorette uniforms, the booster blush aims to give the most natural and flirty fix of colour on the market.
Use under one of Benefit’s box blushers to give your favourite hue more staying power, or wear alone (this cream-to-powder formula gives a full coverage that has pretty good staying power all of it’s own). And of course, the amazing retro-style packaging is worth having, even without the product inside…
This sheer tint adds a subtle glow to your complexion, that can be built up for a more intense look. This one is a soft formula that’s perfect for anyone who suffers from dry skin, and is gentle enough on the lips to add a pop of colour to your pout too, too.
Mistake-proof and effortlessly buildable, the light-as-air formula delivers a subtle sheer wash or an intense result with fine mother of pearl particles.