So I am not a cream blush girl. Or I never was. Due to my combination skin I always found the cream blush to slide down my face by midday and cause my face to appear almost a little blotchy. But since I started blogging I have been exposed to the world of cream blushes and have strayed from my usual NARS or Sleek powder formulas. The following blushes are (excuse the pun) the cream of the crop and have been tried and tested by yours truly after reading pretty fantastic reviews on some of my favourite beauty blogs.
1. Bourjois cream blush pot in 02: Healthy Glow: New to the market, the Bourjois mini pot cream blushes are extremely cute and hyped up on the Blogsphere. I love this shade as I am a fan of peachy blushes, and this is one of the best. The formula is slightly powdery which is why it works so well on my skin.
2. Maxfactor Miracle Touch creamy blush in 14: Soft pink: This is undoubtedly my favourite of the bunch. Admittedly I have slightly stolen this from my Mum's makeup bag after hearing SO much about it lately. The texture of this is its best feature as it is almost like a cream/gel hybrid and stays put on the skin whilst adding a really beautiful glow.
3. Revlon Photoready cream blush in 100: Pinched: This was the first cream blush I picked up and admittedly, although it's not my favourite, it is still the product responsible for me delving deeper into the cream blush phenomenon. I especially like the colour as it is subtle and pretty; a good starting point for cream blush-a-phobes.
4. Topshop cream blush in Neon Rose: I bought this aaaaages ago, as in years, and so admittedly I'm pretty doubtful they still do this shade, but have a search at the Topshop makeup stand and you will be sure to find something similar. This shade is a really bright, shocking pinky colour which has to be used sparingly but really brightens up your face. The formula is not my favourite as it can get a little chalky, but I am a big lover of Topshop makeup, and I also own this blush in an old colour, 'Butterscotch' which was a beautiful champagney gold which I used as a highlighter.
So there it is, I am an official cream blush convert. Although I will occasionally reach for a powder blush, I think cream blushes will be my summer staple.
Are you a powder blush or a cream blush girl? What are some of your favourite blushes?