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Iron Maiden Avatar

None, IMO. I think the reason people think cream blush is hard to apply is because they use brushes. Fingers are best–it warms the product and makes it easier to spread and get a very natural look. I use cream blush almost exclusively now and have not found a brush that works anywhere near as well as fingers.

kjh Avatar

Fingers, Zoeva cream cheek, a Japonesque, stipple, or RT duo fibre. Might get a Zoeva small stipple, bec the ones I have are large. That brush could be useful for CP highlighter, too. Often tap on with fingers for placement, then blend with one of those synthetics. Natural fibre does not cut it at all. Speaking of Zoeva, they added PayPal to their pmt choices. IDK if the shipping rate has changed. Missed the holiday sale, bec my card would not go through the new portal. Hopefully, PayPal fixes that glitch.

Deborah S. Avatar

I almost always use my fingers but if I can’t get it to blend as nicely as I would like I usually use the Real Techniques stipple brush. I almost always use my foundation brush with whatever remaining product on it, to blend out the edges for a seamless transition.

Lulle Avatar

With cream blushes that are not too intensely pigmented, the Real Techniques Face Expert works well to deposit the color and diffuse. If it needs more blending I go for the Stippling Brush, also by RT.
For more pigmented cream blushes that require a lighter hand, I use a fluffy slanted kabuki from It Cosmetics that I got in a set a couple years ago. It works beautifully for a natural finish with brighter colors. It was LE but it looks a lot like their Heavenly Luxe Blush Brush #4, except in a kabuki format.

Anne Avatar

I honestly don’t remember the last time I used a brush for cream blush. I usually go in with my fingers and to blur the edges out I just use whatever brush/sponge I used for foundation.

Zoe Avatar

Ecotools Skin Perfecting Brush!!!
It’s angled, dense, and slightly duo-fibered.
Stiff enough to blend the driest cream blushes, but soft enough to diffuse and stipple.
Not my favorite for a foundation, but it does very well with cream blush and contour/highlight.

zeezee Avatar

i use the wayne goss brush 1. it’s billed as a foundation brush but imho, it doesnt perform well for that. it sucks up too much product and foundation looks patchy no matter how well i blend or stipple.

it, however, found a new life as a cream brush! its small diameter fits easily into most cream pots and the duo fibre stipples and swirls the colour well. i also use it to blend undereye concealer (if not used for blush).

Tracey E Avatar

I use my fingers though, if need to blend further, use Bobbi Brown’s Full Coverage Face brush. I know the larger WG 1 brush works with creams but I haven’t gotten the nerve to break it in.

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