I was doing some cleaning this weekend and realized it was time to retire some of my cream blushes. I thought I would do some quick swatching and share them here before I tossed them.
I think this NARS cream blush was one of the first high-end beauty products I purchased when I first started reading blogs. I didn't think I'd be able to find it online but it looks like you can also order it through asos. This is the one I'm most sad to get rid of because it feels so nice on the skin-- even when I was swatching it on my hand I was tempted to keep it because it's so creamy and soft. Lokoum has a little bit of shimmer in it, but it doesn't show up on the skin.
You can still get a couple of these blushes through the NARS website in other colors for $30, but they now have moved more to the multiples, which are a cream blush in stick form. I haven't tried any, but if the formula is similar to the other cream blushes I imagine they're amazing.
I picked up this Too-Faced Cream Blush in tea rose on a whim one day when I was working across the street from an Ulta and stopped in far too often! I ended up really loving the color and being impressed with the product overall. This is a product I don't think I've ever seen anyone else talk about. It's actually a product that can be used on your lips as well, but I've never tried that so I can't say how that would work, but as a blush it's really lovely.
I've talked about this NYX cream blush in boho chic a few times-- and it's one of my favorites and a fraction of the price of the other blushes. I will say that the staying power of this doesn't come close to the higher-end brands. Also, I swear it doesn't look as purple-toned when I wear it on my cheeks! When I swatched it I was like whoa- because it's showing up so cool-toned!
|top to bottom: NARS lokoum; Illamasqua rude; Too Faced tea rose; NYX boho chic|
These blushes are much more sheer than the others I've included in this post. They're natural and buildable which is really nice-- especially for berry bliss, I definitely don't want purple blush. Another thing I love about the JM blushes is how good they feel on the skin. The cheek gelees are refreshing because they're more of a gel finish.
Since I'm getting rid of the first three that means I have space for more in my collection, right? Are you a fan of cream blushes or do you prefer powder? Tell me your favorites!