The first time I used a cream blush, was probably about 7 years ago when I first started getting into makeup professionally. I was not impressed with the concept of a cream color and quickly returned to the comfort of my powder blush compact.
Now that I am more experienced in the field of makeup and have learned to use cream products properly, I decided to give cream blushes a try again. I have used them on clients, but was always hesitant about using it on my own skin. After giving it a shot my perspective has changed from a double negative to totally obsessed with cream blushes!
My recent fixation with cream blush sparked when I tried the new Kett Cosmetics Crème Blushes. Kett Cosmetics may not ring a bell to average consumers, but they are well respected amongst professional makeup artists. Their products are top notch and appear like second skin in HD, especially their airbrush products.
They have a new collection of six Fixx Crème Blush Compact shades inspired by warm places and cool drinks.
Here are the four colors that I tested out (Left to Right):
Bermuda– Soft pink
Daquri– Bright pink
Morocco– Warm brown
Mai Tai– Pale peach shade
These colors offer buildable coverage, to easily achieve a barely there look or a full flash of color. An added bonus is that they are a multi-use product, which can be worn on the cheeks, lips, and eyes. The creamy colors contain vitamins A, C, and E and licorice root extract. So not only do they look great, but also they are also good for your skin.
I think many women shy away from cream products because they are don’t know how to use them properly, like I once did. Since cream blushes are not the same as powder blushes, it’s important to know a few do’s and don’ts of how to wear cream blush.
Do use a cream blush if:
- You have dry skin
- You have mature skin
- You would like buildable coverage
- You live in a cool climate with low humidity (For us Floridian’s, that time is NOW!)
- You have the proper application (Fingers, stippling brush or a beauty blender)
Don’t use a cream blush if:
- You have oily skin (it’s going to slide right off)
- You live in a warm or humid climate
- You are using a traditional blush brush
Application is everything when it comes to cream-based products. I personally like to apply cream blushes using my fingers (clean hands of course!) and gently patting the product in a “C” motion starting from the temples of my cheeks and working it to the apples. Since you are dealing with a cream base, the warmth of your fingers allows the make up to melt into your skin, for a very natural appearance. This doesn’t mean you can skip on blending, which is why I finish off my cheeks with a beauty blender.
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Do you currently use cream blushes? What are your tips and tricks for a flawless finish?