It’s time to ditch the powder blush because we’re about to introduce you to the best cream blush for every skin tone. And yes, they’re worth investing in.
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Best Cream Blush by Skin Tone
While we strongly believe that any woman can pull off whatever blush shade she has her heart set on — with the right dosage and attitude, of course! — we also know that there are blush colors that look better on some skin tones than others, and vice versa. However, as we all very well know, finding the right shade for your skin tone, be it foundation, lipstick, or blush, can be quite the challenge. Especially for those with very pale or dark skin.
To help you get your natural flush on, we’ve rounded up cream blushes we’ve tried ourselves and have fallen in love with. One feel of cream blush on your skin and you’ll be a convert. We guarantee it.
When it comes to blush, cream blusher is widely regarded as the most natural way to get a healthy glow. It’s best for dry and normal skin; oily skin beauties are better off with a gel formula, while acne-prone ladies would do best to stick with powder, since it’s easier to apply over concealer. If you can switch to cream blush, do it! You won’t miss powder at all.
Enough with the chit-chat and let’s get on to the best cream blush by skin tone!
Fair Skin Tones
If you have pretty pale skin, choose a blush that will look natural and won’t overpower your delicate coloring. Pale or baby pink blushes will give fair skinned ladies a subtle flush of color.
Too Faced – Full Bloom Lip and Cheek Creme Blush in Tea Rose is a nude pink with a satin finish that looks great on cool undertones.
While Revlon – Cream Blush in Rosy Glow is a sheer pale pink blush that’s great for warm tones.
Medium Skin Tones
Dramatic shades are easier to pull off on medium skin tones. Warmer pinks with undertones of rosy-gold, coral, or even a brown-based pink, will create a soft glow while contouring killer cheekbones.
(Did you know that orange lipstick looks great on olive skin tones? It’s true! Check out our guide to orange lipstick here!
Bobbi Brown – Pot Rouge in Powder Pink leaves a delicate-looking flush of color on those with cool undertones.
Josie Maran – Cream Blush in Sunset is best for warm undertones. Using a warm peach shade will make your skin glow from within and that’s exactly what you want from a good blush, right?
Deep Skin Tones
With your beautiful dark skin, let your cheeks sing! Richly pigmented tones look stunning on darker skin tones and helps create dimension in your complexion.
Make Up For Ever – HD Microfinish Blush in #1 is a red-plum shade that looks gorgeous on darker complexions. It has a hint of gold shimmer that adds luminosity to cooler undertones.
Revlon – PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef is a juicy tangerine color that looks amazing on warmer undertones. It will leave a wash of subtle color.
Regardless of the season or occasion, blush is always a must-have in your makeup kit. When used properly, blush brings out your inner glow, gives your cheeks color, and face definition. It’s youth in a bottle and, I don’t know about you, but I am all about that.
Just remember one tip, ladies: blush goes on the apples of your cheeks; not the cheeks themselves. The ’80s are in the past and that’s where we’d like them to stay. 😉