I tend to wear cream blush everyday under whatever powder blush that I am wearing. I think it helps to make the powder last longer. Half of my cream blushes are high end and half are drugstore. I have my eye on a lot of high end ones at the moment, especially the Bobbi Brown pot rouge formula. Also I do want to point out that I am pretty fair skin so these colors work well for me. So here is what's in my cream blush collection:
|My Entire Cream Blush Collection|
The first ones that I am going to talk about are my NYX cream blushes. This formula is a very wet formula that doesn't sink as well into the skin as the others. For some reason though I still love them. I don't have oily skin so these are not a problem for me. They are really cheap and I recommend picking them up if you don't mind the wet formula. The colors are amazing. Boho Chic is a pretty pink color which more blue undertones, Natural is also pink but with more peach undertones, and then Glow is also pink but with more red undertones.
|NYX Cream Blush (left to right, Boho Chic, Natural, and Glow)|
|Swatches L.R. Glow, Natural, Boho Chic|
The next ones that I want to talk about are my Nars ones. I have Nars Penny Lane and Nars Orgasm Cream Stick. I love Penny Lane. It is a cream to powder formula that goes into the skin so well. Orgasm I don't really reach for much for some reason. It's a pretty dry formula but I think I just don't like all of the shimmer in it for everyday. Penny Lane is a peachy nude color and Orgasm is a pink/peach color which gold shimmer in it.
|Nars Penny Lane, Nars Orgasm|
|Swatches Penny Lane (left), Orgasm (right)|
Next up is a recent purchase which is my new cream blush from Illamsqua in Zygomatic. This is from their new collection. I wasn't sure if this was limited edition or not so I snatched it up right away. This is a pretty rosey/nude/brown color. I am so excited to wear this for Fall. Compared to Nars Penny Lane this color is darker and more rose colored while Penny Lane seems to have more peach undertones in it.
|Illamasqua Zygomatic Swatched|
Next up is my MUFE HD Blush in #5 or otherwise known as Nip Slip. You only need the tiniest amount of color with this product. I kind of don't like that because sometimes I have a really hard time only getting a lit bit out and then end up wasting the product. I don't reach for this one much either and it already looks like it is drying out. Sometimes I feel like this is a purchase regret. I am going to try and give it more love though and see what happens. The color is really pretty pink flush on your cheeks.
|MUFE HD Blush #5|
|MUFE HD Blush #5 Swatched|
Next up are my two cream stick blushes from NYC Color. I think that these are discontinued but if you ever see them anymore pick them up. I love these to keep in my bag for on the go or for just a quick swipe of color. They are not as long lasting as some of the other ones but that's ok for the price. They are a drier formula which you would probably like if you have oily skin. You also get a ton of product so these will last you forever. Plaza Pink is more of a pink/peach color and Big Apple Red has more of a rose/pink coloring. I prefer Big Apple Red for Fall/Winter.
|NYC Blushable Cream Sticks in Plaza Pink and Big Apple Red|
|NYC Plaza Pink, NYC Big Apple Red|
I thought I would also include in this post my liquid blushes or cheek stains. I only have samples of these since I'm not really a huge fan of this concept. I find that most of these dry to quickly to be able to blend them really well. I tend to keep these in my bag for a quick flush of color. Cha Cha Tint is a peach/coral color, Benetint is similiar to the Balm but the Balm has a more gel consistency where Benetint is more of a liquid. I prefer The Balm to Benetint. They both give you a nice flush though. Finally Poisetint is a pink flush to your cheeks so less red then Benetint.
|l.r. Cha Cha Tint, Stainiac, Benetint, Poisetint Stains Swatched|