How important is longevity in a cream or liquid blush?

If it has a dewier finish, I don’t mind if it fades a little faster, but I don’t like sliding around. It still needs to last decently for me–six to eight hours–and have an even fade.

— Christine


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Erica Avatar

I have like 2 cream blushes and 1 liquid so they are formulas I don’t mess with too often but for me, it’s not so much about longevity as does it fade away nicely. If it fades and leaves me a textured greasy mess then I mind much more and it gets tossed quickly!

xamyx Avatar

One of the main reasons I’ve moved on to cream/liquid cheek products is because it allows me to reapply sunscreen to my face. Since I do so about every 2 hours, and pretty much wipe everything down, longevity isn’t really a factor… On the occasion I need my base to last, I have plenty of reliable options, and would go with one of those…

kjh Avatar

Most of my life, my skin has ‘eaten’ cream blush, so trying the Fenty quadruple play was not a real good idea. That blush is doable if I let it set(disappear), then put translucent/setting powder over it, then reapply. Heavier app at the beginning gets greasy, but still loses most of the color. I love the lip and the HL stick in that foursome, so all is not lost.

Fatma Alici Avatar

In a cream/liquid blush, I don’t mind if it fades quicker, as long as it lasts at least 4 to 6 hours. It also has to fade evenly. Patchiness drives me crazy.

Genevieve Avatar

As I don’t use a cream blush, it’s hard for me to answer this question – but I think their lifespan is much shorter than for a powder blush. I guess if you only used one blush and that is a cream one, you would probably get through it, but otherwise – it could end up being a waste of money if the use by date comes around quickly.

Pan Avatar

I don’t like powder blushes, so finding good cream/liquid ones is fundamental for me. My favorites are Illamasqua (cream) and Daniel Sandler (liquid). They last all day on me and that’s what I want from a blush 🙂

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