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I love when they have a dewiness to them and some sheerness/buildable coverage, as I find they are more forgiving of skin texture or flakiness. They can be too emollient or prone to dragging/migrating while worn, though.

— Christine


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Z Avatar

I’m a super dry-skinned girl so I love everything cream and liquid. Especially when it’s not heavy or weirdly suffocating on the skin. So I love a blush that’s a little hydrating with a sheen. Pass on blushes that are patchy or greasy.

Maggie Avatar

Like: how forgiving a texture it is on drier skin prone to flakiness. I also like the glow.

Dislike: how picky I have to be of the formula: whether it would blend well, blend well on top of foundation without disturbing it. It also might not last very long, cream ingredients tend to have a shorter shelf life than powder. It can also set off an acne outbreak, depending on the ingredients.

Gilad Avatar

I’m a fan. I like the easy application, dewiness and natural looking finish. Only con is that sometimes they aren’t pigmented enough/if too emollient they don’t last as long.

Angie Avatar

I really like that they blend into my makeup and look more natural. I find some of them don’t last as long though and are more likely to transfer to my mask (I have to wear one intermittently throughout the day).

Genevieve Avatar

I think a cream blush in a stick format would work well on dry skin, especially if it has a softer kind of sheen to it. I think those cream blushes in a tube would be harder to handle, in terms of getting just the right amount out.
I think it depends on the formula and application a lot.

WildDove Avatar

I don’t like cream blush at all. It’s hard for me to control, hard to apply, too bright at first, and then wears poorly or unpredictably. Everything is better and easier with powder blush.

Jennifer Avatar

As a woman who is now 3 years shy of 50, I swear by cream blushes only. Giving up products like my beloved NARS powder blushes wasn’t easy, but as I moved further into my 40s, my skin became drier, and with that, the texture changed too. Because of these changes in my skin, powder blushes just didn’t work anymore, so I began to use cream blushes exclusively (I used some previously, such as Stila Convertible Color, but for the most part, I’d always stuck with powders).
I love the soft sheen and dewiness a good cream cream blush can provide, along with that “lit from within” glow they give. I also love how easy they are to apply, and how I can often freshen them up with a simple swipe of a clean finger over the area where it was applied to gently push it back into place, rather than having to apply more.
It’s been hit or miss with some products, and even though I don’t really wear much makeup anymore, I’m still tempted to try one of the new Fenty cream blushes, since I’ve been very happy with the other Fenty products I’ve tried.

Emma Avatar

Like most have said, i love the dewy, glow-from-within sheen they can give to my cheeks and that because of that, i can sometime forgo a highlighter (depending on the formula). I also love that they melt in to the skin making my complexion look more cohesive, if that makes sense?

I don’t like that the majority i have found, work better when applied with my finger. But that’s just me being lazy as i then have clean up my hands. I also find the shade range slightly lacking of a good pale-girl neutral blush. I would love some suggestions on this..

Celesta Avatar

I love cream blush! For me, it makes a great base blush to use under a powder blush. Powder blush alone never lasts on me and once I get it to the pigmentation I like it looks cakey and powdery, so cream blush is a great way to lay down some base color without being too heavy.

Ori Avatar

I love everything about them except how the product itself, in the pan, always picks up little bits of dust and dirt and whatever else. No matter how clean my fingers or brushes are, the product always ends up looking awful! T__T

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