Winters are almost here and its time to bring out the cream blushes! I have oily skin generally and I rarely use cream blushes during the spring/summer months but during winters when my skin leans more combination, I love a dewy flush of color on my cheeks! Here are some of my cream blushes along with my favorites that I use most often –
Ben Nye Cream Blush Wheel (pictured bottom right below)
This one is the ultimate one for cream blush lovers! The wheel contains 6 shades in a variety of hues ranging from bright reds to neutral soft pinks. The formula is like a dry cream so it doesn’t make the skin oily or greasy. I have used this a lot in the past and because of the satiny formula, I could use this in the warmer months as well. Ben Nye is available at Beauty Center in Mumbai and this wheel is priced around Rs 700-800, pretty sweet deal for 6 great colors in my opinion!
The Chanel cream blush formula is really versatile because it instantly transforms to a powdery finish when you blend it. Has a more satiny than dewy finish which makes it compatible with all skin types! If you like a more powdery finish but would like to try out a cream blush, do check this out. They have some beautiful shades too. Revelation is a warm coral pink that works great with light to medium skin. Price : Rs 2300.
Casual Colors was a limited edition launch last year sometime featuring lip/cheek cream products. The formula is very creamy, well pigmented and has a very dewy finish. So if you want that glowy, radiant look with just a single product, this is the one to go for though these can be hard to find, being LE. Keep it casual is a soft wine red color, looks a little intense in the pot but comes out really pretty on the skin! Price : Rs 1350.
This is a vibrant orange color in the pot but sheers down on the skin to give a warm sheer coral flush. The color is more suited for the summer months but I don’t mind using it any time of the year. The formula is slightly dry and has a satiny, powdery finish when you blend it out – similar to the Chanel formula but a lot less powdery than Chanel’s cream blushes. There are some pretty pink and wine colors in this range if you can find these (not available in India). Price : $7.99.
NYX Cream Blush Natural
NYX is known for its cream blushes and Natural is perhaps their most popular shade! Its a very natural tone of peachy pink that gives a soft flush of color to the skin. Best suited for light to medium complexions. The formula is quite creamy and has a dewy finish – would work great during the dry winter months! Price : $6.00.
This was my most used blush last winter! Canmake is a Japanese drugstore brand that makes these fabulous little cream blushes and this one is my favorite! The blush has a gel like texture, is well pigmented and blends down to a sheer dewy finish. This shade gives a really pretty rosy flush to my skin and it stays on really well too! Price : JPY 580 (Rs 350)
My Top Picks swatched below : Chanel Revelation, Canmake Cream cheek CL04 and MAC Keep it Casual
Other Options you might like to try :
MAC Cream bush : Posey (on my wishlist!)
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried Cream blushes? Which one would you pick from my collection? Share your comments below! [/note]