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Mariella Avatar

Powder all the way. I have more than a few cream blushes but don’t reach for them all that much as powder is so much quicker and easier. One reason I love the MAC Extra Dimension blushes so much is that they give a glowy, almost “creamy” finish even though they are powders.

Nancy T Avatar

Because I weirdly still have a more oily skin type, although drier on my cheeks, I prefer powder or cream-to-powder formulas 90-95% of the time. My cheeks will literally EAT many a true cream blush! Makes no sense to me since I’m 63 y.o. and post menopausal due to surgery last March? But hey, if it keeps my skin in more youthful condition, I’m okay with it.

zizzie Avatar

Both! I used to follow conventional wisdom and use powder over cream, but I saw Patrick Ta did the opposite. I don’t have his palette so I used my products and was wowed by the beauty of the finish and it lasted all day with no need for touch up. I am 69 and it isn’t aging either. Bless Patrick.

Bibi Avatar

It really depends.
If I am wearing one of my super dewy moisturizing bases then I prefer cream blush as powders won’t apply with the diffuse edges I prefer on them. Powders tend to stick and not spread on satiny or dewy foundations and BB creams.

adonna Avatar

My skin eats blush……. ha ha Yes, Nancy T.
I have tried the cream-to-powder and it doesn’t last on me.
If I want to be ‘blushed’ for more that 20 minutes, I must apply a cream, then powder on top.
It’s a whole thing. But it’s the only way.

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