Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What do you think of cream blushes? Always wear ‘em? Have you never used them? Why do you like them (or dislike them)?

I’m learning to overcome my dislike for cream blushes, but it’s a very slow process!

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43 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you think of cream blushes?

  1. Athina

    i use mac cream color base as blush all the time!!they are really nice,and make my cheeks look sooo smooth and glowy!! (soft rose is my favorite,i consider it a must have)

  2. Nell

    I use Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge (Velvet Plum, Pale Pink and Raspberry are wonderful colors), but over that I wear a powder blush, too. Although I´m a nc20 and don´t have oily skin my blush seems to be disappearing on me, hence the double whammy. I´m thinking about using MAC cream blush soon, as soon as I´m financially recovered from my latest lipstick acquiring frenzy ;)

  3. Tonee

    I used to avoid cream blushes at one point because I have combination/oily skin. I hate make up that disappears after a few hours, or even changes color and didn’t want to take a chance with cream blushes.

    One fine day I saw Clarins Tender Lychee and fell in love with it. The quality was amazing and it looked so natural. I then bought a couple more (Apricot and Rasberry) from Clarins and moved on to MAC CCBs’ – right now I love Tint, Improper Copper and Fawntastic. I like cream blushes because I find them easy to use, with a natural sheen and they are great to use when you need to change the color of a powder blush.

    I also like Stila CC in Rose, Petunia and Peony. There are many more cream blushes I would like to own but I am on a “no buy” since I have quite a few right now ;-)

    • Hey Tonee! I too don’t want my blush disappearing within a few hours! Do you do anything special to keep them lasting throughout the day or are the brands you mentioned just good?

      • Tonee

        Clarins and Stila are both quite long lasting. I have never had to re-apply either product. MAC CCBs are long lasting if layered properly – I use three lightly applied layers to get the finish I want and it lasts pretty much the whole day. Plus, I use a light dusting of powder before applying a cream blush if I look a little too shiny.

  4. taj

    I love cream blushes as they kinda melt into my skin and make me blushed with sheen. But cream blushes may go flaky on humid days, and dust a little more powder blush on top would solve the problem.

    My current fav is Stila Lithium.

  5. Sarah

    I loooove cream blushes. They seem to look more natural on me than powder or gel blushes. and they’re really easy to use and get the right amount of color. I just wish I could find more cheap ones. ;_;

  6. Sara

    powder blushes always seem too bright or uneven on me, but cream blushes seem easier to blend and control, for whatever reason

  7. My first ever blush was a cream blush, MAC’s Fabulush…I loved it….then I discovered powder blushes and the two loves of my life: Sweet as Cocoa and Format..never leave home without them!!!

    I’m looking for a nice pink blush..not like sweet baby pink…but more of a fuschia pink, I guess….and preferably with shimmer (not gaudy glitter though…one that gives a glow), and also one that doesn’t turn red on me…any suggestions? (I’m NW43 in studio fix for reference)

  8. Tekoa

    I have never tried cream blushes. Its because my brain thinks they’ll dry out before I can use it all. *lol* Anyways, I’ll have to try one once I recover from my N collection purchases.

  9. I absolutely love cream blushes. you can slowly build the colour and its sheer enought to give the dewy glowy effects. my fav now is bobbi brown pot rouge in pale pink.

  10. Shefali

    I’m like Christine – trying to get over my dislike. I have oily skin and have been advised to stay away from cream blush. However, I just purchased a NARS Multiple and am wearing cream blush today for the first time in YEARS. I absolutely love the light color and I agree, I feel like I have more control over how deep I want the color to be. We’ll see how it looks at the end of the day and what it does to my skin over time.

    Off topic, but I’m in love with my Multiple. I used on my eyes, cheeks, and lips today and I’m thoroughly impressed and in love :) I purchased Mustique.

    • Please give us an update on how it wears for the rest of the day :D I’m eager to know!

      • Shefali

        The cream blush ended up looking really great by the end of the day. I was really impressed. I moisturize quite a bit before I put on foundation (I use Kate Somerville’s Quench and then Peter Thomas Roth Sunscreen), then foundation, then the Multiple. I set it with MAC’s loose powder. It looked fine all day.

        What didn’t look good was the eye. I’ve found that Urban Decay Primer Potion is the best primer before eyeshadow. However, underneath the Multiple it didn’t work. I had put the primer, the Multiple, then used MAC’s Gladabout eyeshadow on lower lid and blended. It looked really pretty in the morning but by the end of the day – totally creased. Haven’t had that in months since I started using UDPP.

        • Awesome, Shefali! I’m happy to hear it. I will definitely have to try it sometime :)

          Interesting to hear that the Multiple did not work so well on the eye!

  11. I’ve fallen in love with cream blushes. I use one almost every day, whether it be alone or as a base to make my powder blushes last longer.

    • What are some of your favorites to use as a base? How is the staying power of them?

      • My favorite is Sweet William. I use the 188 and just kind of dab & swirl in a circular motion on my apples. You can build the coverage by applying a few layers, but I usually just use one layer. It gives a nice subtle pink glow to my cheeks, kind of dewey, by itself. Or provides a great base for any Powder Blush. The staying power I find is fantastic compared to the Powder Blushes alone. I find that my cheeks do not hold the Powder Blushes for more than a couple of hours. With a cremeblush, my cheeks stay rosey nearly all day. At least through a 9 hour work day :) HTH!

        • I’ve heard that the 188 is the best brush to use for creme blushes, actually. I think it’s time to do some trial and error with creme blushes!

          Thanks Ariele!

  12. addicted_2color

    I don’t like them. i had the two that came out with lure…maidenchant and i forget the name of the other. i liked the color payoff of maidenchant, but i could never get them to blend correctly that i just gave up.

  13. Tanya

    I think cream blush is ok on a clean/foundation free face but I find that it blends really poorly on top of foundation.

  14. Melissa

    I really like my blushcremes. My first favorite was Summer Lily (I’m NC25), but then I’ve since added Fancy Ray, Uncommon, and Brit Wit (love this). I was recommended by an MA to use my 190 brush to apply, and even though my fingers work great too, I find this brush does a great job. I’ll usually add a layer of powder blush or MSF to top it off, but really, I find that blushcremes wear longer on me than do powder blushes.

  15. Avatar of Monica Monica

    I’m really on the fence about cream blushes some days I love em and some days not so much. I do own two MAC Lilicent & Blossoming which are both quite natural. I like how it gives you the blushing from within look. Sometimes I set it with another blush but if I want it to be softer translucent powder

  16. Zsofi

    if i want to do a fresh spring makeup look,i use my old Clinique cream blush. i bought it many yeras ago,b/c Jamie King wore it on a Cosmo cover.
    i think cream blushes are more natural sometimes than powder,and it gets into the skin more.
    it need very careful blending,and if someone uses too much,she ends up looking like a clown :-D
    generally i like all blushes.

  17. Rabi

    I love cream blushes for the winter time, and then gel blushes for warmer months. They build really well, and have a more natural looking color, and are a good base for powder to make the color last all day. Nars makes really great cream blushes and a little bit really goes a long way. My favorite is Cactus Flower. It looks bright coral in the compact, but goes nice and sheer. I like Stila as well, and Benefit has some really nice ones lately.