Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Best Blush for Dry Skin that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

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23 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Blush for Dry Skin

  1. Melissa

    My favorite blush for my drier skin are the new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelees. Super hydrating, long lasting, and is the most natural looking blush I have ever used. Poppy Paradise & Getaway Red are my holy grail blushes (a title previously held by Chanel’s Rose Initiale) – i was extremely pleasantly surprised by them! They also make a really pretty lip tint!

    • Jen

      I also love the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee! With great ingredients like coconut water, argan oil, and glycerin, my normally-dry skin actually looks vibrant and dewy (also a fan of the Poppy Paradise!). I’ve tried using it as a lip tint, but without much success. I’m so glad someone else is a huge supporter!

      • erin

        I also love these. i bought like 3 of poppy paradise because I do not want to be without this blush. Beyond fantastic and with lovely colors.

  2. yellowlantern

    I would suggest mixing a bit of cream or gel blush with a bit of moisturizer if your skin is very dry.

  3. Le Blush Creme de Chanel. No words can fathom how great this product is.

  4. I really like the Stila cream blushes. That and Benefit Watts Up can sort of help fake glowing skin.

  5. A. Mar

    I love the Illamasqua Cream Blushers. They look wonderful on my skin. Very dewy and natural. The Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee is also amazing. Even during humid summer days, it stays on and looks quite fresh.

  6. My skin is oily, so I really can’t say for sure but I assume cream blushes are great for drier skin.

  7. Veronica

    NARS all the way, for me. I have normal to dry skin, but I’ve never found a cream blush that I prefer over my powder blushes from that brand.

    I’m also very fond of Maybelline’s cream mousse blush, but it’s sadly discontinued now. :(

    • Cassie

      I loved the dream mouse blushes! They were incredible. I bought a couple right before thy were discontinued. And the dream bouncy blushes aren’t as good in my opinion.

      Otherwise I love my stila convertible lip and cheek color.especialu when I top it with a powder blush it really does last all day.

      • Veronica

        I’ve been warned away from the new line, so I’m not surprised to hear they’re subpar. I don’t know why they reformulated them to something less appealing. I’m still kicking myself for not picking up a backup for Soft Plum – it’s the only blush I’ve hit pan on!

        I keep hearing great things about the Stila convertible color pans. I really might just give in and grab one eventually. One of my favorite fashion bloggers swears by them. :)

  8. xamyx

    As someone with drier skin, I find it all comes down to what I’m wearing underneath. If I’m going for a dewier look, and forgoing powder, I like a cream blush. L’Oreal Magic Smooth is a good one. It’s also good on days I need to go heavier on moisturizer.

    On days I wear powder, I find NARS blushes (and bronzers) to go on evenly, and not get patchy, as long as my foundation holds up over my moisturizer, which is where a good primer comes in.

    Overall, I look for something that is high in pigment, and lower in talc, since I don’t have the natural oils for anything to adhere to, so baked formulas work well, too.

  9. Meiya

    NYX Creme Blushes are wonderful

  10. thanks to all for the suggestions/tips!

  11. Maddie

    I like mineralized/baked blushes for the overall finish and versatility (Milani and MAC especially, but I’ll look into other brands). I adore La Femme because they STAY ON. Plus, they have many shimmer finishes available so I never look dry. Even their mattes look good! I don’t care for NARS blushes’ wear nor price, even though the colors themselves are nice. For cream blushes, honestly I don’t bother — I just use a sheer lipstick or a teeny bit of lipstick to use as a cream blush. There, easy peasy, no extra money spent to get the same result.

  12. Marian

    I’ve got to say…I recently bought a NYX cream blush and it was so fabulous, I couldn’t believe it!…and only $5.00!

  13. Although my skin is on the dry side, I still prefer powder blush because I seem to make a mess of my foundation when I apply cream blushes…I end up blending away the very coverage I need where I have some broken capillaries. But one “liquid” type blush I do like is, unfortunately, LE and it’s gone now – and that’s the Eclat Minute blush in Vitamin Pink from Clarins. Tarte’s powder blushes have such a beautiful finish, however, that I can’t imagine them being anything but great even on dry skin.

  14. Laura

    In my experience, I’ve found that Tarte’s Cheek Stains work really well for dry skin! The fact that they are a stain, leave the skin looking dewy and not flaky like some powder blushes do. Especially when it comes to dry skin!!

  15. Stila Converitble Color. These creamy compacts are awesome for dry skin, plus they can be blended out to nothing if you are afraid of going to bright. There are so many colors available, they work on eyes, lips and cheeks. Truly a makeup artist must have!

  16. Lauren

    Blush Creme de Chanel! I love cream blushes for dry skin, and this is the best formula I’ve tried. I have it in Inspiration, which is great on fair skin :)

  17. I really like Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge cream blushes.