Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you prefer cream or powder blushes? Why?

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27 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Do you prefer cream or powder blushes?

  1. Aimee

    I’ve been using powder blushes pretty consistently since I used to have really oily skin. Recently my skin condition has been a ton better so I ordered my first cream blush in Pink Raspberry from Bobbi Brown. I’m excited but at the same time very, very intimidated. How do you apply this stuff anyhow?

    • Chica

      I apply it with my finger (just use hand gel first because I’m a germaphobe when it comes to my make up!) – dab it on and then pat it in. Cream blush takes longer to apply but you can fix mistakes more easily because to remove you just pat it in and it blends out.
      Hope that helps – and hope you enjoy your new blush! :)

  2. Kristine

    I generally prefer powder blushes, but I do like Jelly Pong Pong’s Jelly Flush, but that’s more of a stick though.

    • Claudia m

      That name is adorable!! Is it sold in the U.S? I hope it’s not online only.
      Sorry about the obvious question, I’m at work (shhh!) and most websites are blocked. Thankfully, this one is not, otherwise, I’d go mad!

  3. Chica

    I love cream blushes because they give your skin a ‘dewy’ look that is really natural. However I find them more time consuming to apply, powder blush is super easy to use.
    Hmm tricky one, I guess I’d have to go for cream blush :) MAC’s Blossoming and NYX Tea Rose are my favourites.

  4. Claudia m

    Most powder blushes break me out so I’m all about cream!!! and benetint of course. I do like that “dewey” look like Chica said, it’s more natural-looking, even though the powder ones have the most gorgeous shimmer *sigh*. I think I have cream blushes down, I’m not used to powders so I usually end up looking like bozo then I have to do it again.

  5. KyaLyn

    I’m a powder girl, I love the shimmer. Creams seem messy and I’m totally intimidated by them.

  6. Leigh

    Powder. I’ve actually never tried cream because like most others who have posted here, I’m too intimidated by them! Plus cream would probably break me out.

    • Claudia m

      Have you tried Tarte or Benetint? Those are my dailies, if I have a party or night out, I’ll risk the powder b/c they’re just gorgeous, but those two don’t break me out and I have mega sensitive, oily skin.
      The first cream blush I tried was in a Hard Candy, but I think they’ve changed to only online sales now.

  7. viv

    I like both… yes cream blushes give that more natural look compared to powder… but the main thing I found is that powder stays on a lot longer compared to the cream ones. Maybe it’s just my skin – but that’s what’s happening! :P

  8. Reesa

    I generally use powder blushes, since I have very oily skin. I’ve used creams, but they seem to just melt away throughout the day.

  9. Porcelain

    I usually use powder – it’s easier to control the application and it works a lot better on my mildly oily skin. It’s also essential for a classic glamour look! :)

  10. Powder as I have combination skin =]

  11. B

    Powder on top of cream. I use the cream as a base, so when I dab some powder on top of it, i find that i don’t really need to reapply during the day and it still gives a really good dewy finish. I generally use brit wit as a base (because that’s all i have and i’m dark or it) and merrily or nuance on top.

  12. Luv J

    Definitely POWDER.. it’s foolproof.. I like cream blushes for a natural dewy look but there’s more chances of streaking and they don’t last as long unless layered with another powder blush..

  13. mars

    Creams/tints are great for natural looks as they blend into the texture of the skin better than powders which sit on top of the skin. I usually use a cream after foundation & powder, then powder blushes, a neutral,a bright,a contour and a highlighter as well as bronzers & beauty powders.
    Of course this isn’t for everyday but for work when anything less than a 4-6 product cheek just won’t cut it.
    For everyday I just use Benetint with bronzer or beauty powder.

  14. Shannon

    I use a powder blush everyday because i have really oily skin. But i want to get a cream blush and play with that a little

  15. Gigi

    Powder blush…I have oily skin, plus I use powder/mineral foundation so cream is hard to blend on top of it.

  16. sej

    Usually just powder blush or Cream Color Base. I find the CCB easier and not as sticky as cream blushes.

  17. kat

    Powder for sure; but dior has this moussey blush which I just adore, too!

  18. Isabel

    I’ve always used powder blushes just because I was intimidated by cream blushes, but now they are my new obsession!! i have a MAC cream blush in a color called ladyblush which i apply with MAC’s 187 brush and I was so surprised at how easy it was to put on and I LOVE the fresh dewy look it gives!!

  19. claudine

    i prefer to use powder blushes because i have oily skin (faves are mac’s hipness from the fafi coll., pleasantry from the sonic chic collection and frankly scarlett which is from MACs perm line)

    ive used cream and mousse blushes on others though and there are some nice ones out there :)

  20. Theresa

    Powder blushes without a doubt! Cream blushes tend to make me break out BIG TIME!

  21. It seems to be that powder blushes are less messy for me personally. But I’m yet to try cream blushes so it would be pretty interesting to see a tutorial and comparision between the two :)

  22. I own mostly powders but adore MAC’s Ladyblush. I love powders because off the effects you can get like matte, slighty shimmery etc. I think you get more options for colours. However I love my blushcreme because in the winter it feels more moisturising, you get that dewy glow and lasts a bit longer than powder. I don’t find it any more time consuming for application at all…I use my 187 and it works like a charm. So I love each for different reasons but would take a powder over blushcreme anyday, purely because of my favourite blushes are all powders.

  23. Sash

    I’ve never tried cream actually.