So many women I speak to are hesitant about trying cream blush. “It goes on too bright!” “It’s difficult to blend with my fingers!” A little secret, though, is that cream blush is the way to go during hot summer days, especially if you’re by the beach or pool. The main difference is that creams sink into your skin, while powders tend to sit on top. During blistering heat, powder blushes can get cakey – a look that’s not cute on anyone.

Don’t freak out about creams being difficult to apply – it’s quite simple actually. Just dot a little with your fingers onto the apples of your cheeks, then blend, blend, blend until you can’t see any awkward lines. If you’d like, you can go over it with your typical blush brush or Beauty Blender too. Read on for our top five cream blushes…


Make Up For Ever makes phenomenal products for the summer – waterproof, vibrant, long-lasting – and their HD Blush is no exception. The particular color shown above, 410, is universally flattering, like NARS’ classic Orgasm: it looks great on just about everyone.

Stila’s Convertible Color is a classic – I vividly remember it from my middle school days. It was one of my first beauty ‘splurges’. The 2-in-1 product can work as both a lipstick and blush – perfect for the low maintenance girl who wants to pack as little as possible, but still look put together. There’s a little mirror in the compact, so touch ups are easy.


NYX’s Cream Blush is fantastic for someone who’s not looking to spend too much, but still wants a high quality product. Boho Chic is a light pink that works beautifully for daytime dewiness. Take the look from day to night by popping on a bit more. Another amazing thing about cream blush is that it’s very easy to build up so it works for wherever the day may take you!

Dare to go bold? Try a vibrant color like this pinkish-purple by Illamasqua. Keep lips and eyes simple, and let your cheeks do the talking!


Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée is an innovative hybrid that combines the sheer look of a cream blush with the longwearing hydration of a gel stain. The coconut water in the blush gives it that unbelievable moisture – this is a must-try.

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    Make Up For Ever makes phenomenal products for the summer – waterproof, vibrant, long-lasting – and their HD Blush is no exception. The particular color shown above, 410,