Nothing in my makeup bag gets my blood flowing quite like a cream blush. Whereas many would rely on mascara for an instant-awake effect if pressed to choose just one hero product, without a doubt I'd dive for a fresh, flattering blusher.
Practically everyone looks better with a wash of colour across their cheeks – it makes you look healthier, less tired, and can really lift the face out of a slump.
Cream formulas are the lazy girl's godsend – simply smile exaggeratedly in the mirror, dab the apples of your cheeks with pigment and tap into your skin with your middle and ring fingers. The effect is dewy, super forgiving and it takes mere seconds.
The other advantage of a cream formula is that it is versatile and can be swept across your lips for tonal cohesion. This is an easy trick, excluding those with shimmer (frosted lips are not a vibe) or more liquid types (an odd texture), and it makes for a lovely, polished look.
How we chose:
- Flattering hue: We've tried the best cream and liquid blushes around, and we've swatched them painstakingly to find the most universally flattering shades. A pretty, natural-looking flush is what we're after - and all our selections fit the bill.
- Easy application: The formulas we tried were simple to apply, and blended into our skin seamlessly. Practically all the cream formulas worked well on our lips too - great for a uniform makeup look.
Hello! Fashion shares the best cream blushes for a fresh, healthy flush:
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