Nothing excites me more on the makeup front these days than a cream blush. I’ve been singing the praises of cream blush for months (years maybe?) because it just lasts so much longer on the skin and looks like a natural flush. I tend to be heavy-handed with my blush and cream blush allows me to get the depth of pigment I want with a finish that matches a medium coverage, natural finish foundation.
To break it down, since I prefer lightweight foundations these days, I like a blush that blends well with the finish of a natural-looking foundation. Conversely, when I used to prefer a full coverage makeup look, powder blush was able to give me the color I wanted with a flawless, matte finish!
My most used blushes these days are pictured above, with the Patrick Ta duo being one of my very favorites.
NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm. This is liquid, not cream, but since it isn’t a powder, I thought I’d include it in here anyway. I like to dot a little bit of it onto the back of my hand, then press a brush into the liquid. I’ll blend it onto my cheeks with a brush. I’ve used my fingers to apply as well, but I prefer the finish of a brush!
FENTY BEAUTY Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Strawberry Drip and Crush on Cupid. These were a discovery after seeing them on a beauty YouTuber. I love the formula and at $20 each, I find them to be a good price compared to the other two brands I have in the photo. I use a brush to apply with these blushes as well! They are pigmented and bright, and truly a great option, especially if you have a darker complexion or skin tone.
Patrick Ta Double Take Creme and Powder Blush. This has been my go-to since I received it in a mailer from Sephora (since I’m a part of the #SephoraSquad, I sometimes receive gifted products). I have the shade “That Girl” which is what I certainly would have chosen if I bought it for myself. The creme part of the duo is easy to apply, and similar in texture to the Fenty Cheeks Out blushes, and the powder blush is pigmented and sets so nicely into the creme. I like to use the same brush for applying both. It’s easy to get a great amount of color and pigment from this blush duo, and I love that you can also use each side individually.