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.
Cream blusher also works particularly well on those with dry skin, as most formulas are made with hydrating ingredients. Start with a good foundation for dry skin, then perk up those cheeks with a dab of cream blusher.
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.
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…
Boasting six colour rich shades, Illamasqua's cream blush blends easily for a seamless pop of cheek colour (plus the square packaging will look great on your dressing table).
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. They're subtle shades 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.
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.
A hybrid blush that starts as a cream when you apply, but quickly turns into a a powder on the skin. A really easy to use product that you could definitely do without a mirror.
It's called a powder blusher, but really it has a creamy texture that's super pigmented and light as air.