I'll openly admit I am a cosmetic hauder and lipstick and blusher seem to be my downfall. I have more powder blushers than I know what to do with, however when it comes around to summer and time to ditch a fuller face of make-up in favour for a fresher, dewier and overall more natural look I lean towards cream blushers.
Cream blush is a product I have a love/hate relationship with. The first I ever purchased was one of the infamous Topshop ones - which I HATED, and remains at the back of my blusher drawer unused, after its un-natural, chalky awful application and finish.
However skip forward a couple of months, after I'd got to rummage in the beauty cupboard after my internship I am a changed woman. The key to cream blush is all in application, in my opinion it really is a back to basics product, I've not been able to get any decent desired look using anything but my fingers. These are my top three cream blushers.
001|| Liz Earle - I'd first seen this on Gh0stparties, and adored the beautiful glow it seemed to leave people with. Out of the three of these blushers this is probably the heaviest and most pigmented, it most certainly is a CREAM blusher. Application wise you need the tiniest bit as it is such a bright colour, however you need to get it rubbed into the apples of your cheeks quick time because I do find this dries very quickly - however this is a god send later in the day as I can report no colour transfer on anything else. It has the best packaging of the three - ideal for topping up throughout the day. Its also great on the lips giving you a really nice 'just more than average' pink glow, I wouldn't buy this as your first cream blusher as the application can be a right pain - but if you fall in love, why not take the plunge and grab one.
002 || Maybelline - This is probably my most used of the three. Rosy pink in colour and although the dream touch has what looks like a hint of sheen through it in its packaging, it doesn't transfer onto the skin. This is a really subtle cream blusher, good to use for a natural face or alongside a bright lip or bronzer. Consistency wise its alot lighter than Liz Earle's offering and almost reminds me of a wet look eye shadow. Don't make the mistake of putting this on your lips, its abit like foundation lips! cracks and goes all awful looking, it also has the tendency to transfer if you don't allow a bit of drying time!. If you're looking for a first time cream blusher purchase this is the one for you.
003 || Lo'real - Surprisingly I don't actually own many Lo'real products. This product really confused me to begin with, what with the use of BB in the title. This product's formula is completely different to the latter two. Its a gel and is good to use without foundation - a feature where the other two blushers look a little too forced. Application is pretty easy too and the colour develops as your applying. This is more of a candy pink, it really pops on the cheeks. The only downfall of this gel formula is that applying over foundation can move your makeup underneath around and make you look patchy. If your looking to experiment this is the product for you.
So what do you think?
Will you be trying any cream blushers this summer?