It’s the little pot of feel-good goodness you can use to add freshness to your face with minimal effort. Makeup does not require a love for it. There’s almost a cliche to it-like a blooming rose that drinks up morning dew, dancing under the spotlight of the sun, or looking like you just got back from a vacation that made you glow on the inside-but it really works.
The simple act of putting cream to skin and watching it melt to become part of you is mood-lifting. Dab dab dab, blend, blend, blend, and that’s it. Cream blush makes you feel alive, as well as looking alive. And it’s simple. While it will sit comfortably on your cheek, it will also provide a degree of support to your eyelids or lips as well. “I love using this texture on my eyes, it creates a harmonised look when the eye and cheek are blended together,” says makeup artist Marianna Mukuchyan.
My trick to achieving a dewy, flushed look on a daytime is to apply sunscreen on freshly cleansed and moisturised skin, followed by my cream blush. Every mood is catered to-a moody burnt orange, a cheery cherry-red, or a dreamy, rosebud-nude. I use as much or as little of the product as I want, depending on my mood, and let it be my own. My favorite way to do it is to go full-on, blending in big, bold strokes without caring about boundaries; or simply dab right on the apples of my cheeks to get a barely-there glow when it catches the sun. It’s nourishing and gives your face a natural flush of colour, making you want to smile more often. “Cream blush gives you a kind of glow that stays on your face and looks so natural if you apply it properly,” says Mukuchyan.
Cream Blush Rules
Despite it being simple and effortless to apply, it’s important to learn how to use a makeup product that has the goal of making you look ‘natural’. So, when using a cream blush, you should blend it in so it looks like your skin, but better. While I prefer to melt it in with my fingertips, Mukuchyan believes in the blending power of a fluffy, rounded blush brush. In addition, she advises pairing dewy with dewy, “Avoid patchiness by never applying cream over powder.” Add your blush after foundation, when it is still moist, and set it with powder or setting spray. Tanvi Chemburkar suggests using a drop of liquid highlighter when applying cream blush to your cheeks and lids to highlight your she recommends picking a blush shade that is slightly warmer than your skin tone, and if you have oily or combination skin, opt for cream-to-powder blushes. Get one if you want a product that sticks to your skin and makes you look like a daisy, or whatever flower you like.
Here are our picks for the best blendable, hydrating, dew-dropping cream blushes.
Gulaabi Noor Nikhaar Cheek Tint by Forest Essentials
This cheek tint has a mousse-like texture that is easy to blend and provides buildable coverage. Noor Nikhaar Cheek Tint is named after its beneficial qualities for the skin. ‘Noor’ translates as ‘light’ and ‘Nikhaar’ as ‘glow’. ‘Roop nikhaarna’ was an ancient Indian tradition that descended from civilizations that had a highly developed sense of self-beautification that affirmed the use of coloured cosmetics by both men and women.
Lip2Cheek Cream Blush, Demure, RMS Beauty
We created lip2cheek with a unique formula that combines hydration and protection with mineral color for a natural finish on the lips and cheeks. The pigments are concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Some computer screens exhibit different colors; on the skin, they may appear lighter.
The ASA Beauty Lip & Cheek Tint, Luscious Apricot
Our curated, mindfully created clean beauty solutions are especially for the Global Indian. These products are part of our ‘Bestseller’ list, specially selected so that you will always Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good
Rouge Rose Lip and Cheek Tint by Daughter Earth
Give your lips and cheeks a naturally flushed look with these blendable cheek and lip tints enriched with Vitamin E.
Peachy Coral Herb Enriched Lip & Cheek Tint by Just Herbs
You live a busy life? Do you want makeup that will keep up with the demands of your daily life? You’ll need just a quick touch-up with Nourishing Lip & Cheek Tint to achieve an instant glamorous look!
This is a natural makeup product that is perfect for everyday use since it contains all-natural pigments that give lips and cheeks a natural glow and day-long moisture.
Orchid Ruby’s Organics Crème Blush
Ruby’s Organics supports and values individuality and self-expression above all else. Because the journey to discovering beauty is truly an inward journey and transcends far beyond the surface, we do not make false promises or claims. It is everyone’s right to feel beautiful, and makeup is simply a tool.
As a company, we strive to create products that are clean, simple, effective, and purposefully formulated using innovative plant-based formulas that do more than simply sit on the surface, but also nourish the skin with active skin-care ingredients.
The Ilana Dream Blush cheek tint and lip tint, Peachy Peach
A long-lasting, easy-to-blend light gel*cream blush made with natural ingredients that creates a seamless matte finish on the cheeks, eyelids, and lips.
Pink Pot Rouge by Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown’s best-selling, multitasking cream color for lips and cheeks comes in a mirrored flip-top compact for on-the-go application.
Glossier Cloud Paint, Spark
Simply dab it on cheeks and tap into skin for a natural, flushed-from-within glow — it’s sheer enough to work with and layer without going overboard.
Blurring Pigments create a soft-focus effect that does not highlight pores or texture—as if you were always in golden hour lighting.
Fenty Beauty Reveals Freestyle Cream Blush and Summertime Wine
Using the cheeks out Freestyle Cream Blush instantly gives your skin a rosy flush that makes it look like you’ve been getting plenty of sun, sleep, and water. With blush the way you’ve always wanted it: easy to use, impossible to overdo, and in a range of shades designed to enhance every complexion with a youthful glow.