March 29, 2011

How To Apply Cream Blush

Monday night rolled around and while I had a good day, I hadn't gotten enough accomplished on my to-do list. What does that mean? In my case, laundry and Shredding in the middle of the night. Slightly crazy? Probably. But I'm determined to get the week off on the right foot. Thanks to my #shredcrew for some needed motivation!

Like bronzer, cream blush can be tricky. It took me awhile to figure it out and again, it comes down to the products and using the right tool to apply it.


Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks
Stila Convertible Color
These are my 2 favorite cream blush brands and bonus - you can use both on your lips, too. Cream blush can look so bright (read: scary) in the container, and yet almost every shade is universally flattering. Applied right they go on very light, very sheer, and are very wearable.


MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush

In my opinion, you need to apply cream blush with a brush. Some people use their fingers but I can't get that to work. I use a brush, and it's always this one. Just tap it in the product and apply it along the cheekbones and you're done. So easy and it lasts all day - so perfect in the summer when it's burning up.

Do you use cream blush? What's your favorite?

27 comments:

Val said...

I love cream blush! Thanks for the tips, I really need to look into that brush.

My fave is Nars Penny lane - very natural and a matte finish.

sacramento said...

I always use powder, but is good to know your always soooooooooooo good tricks.
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Collette Osuna said...

I use powder blush.....so proud of you for your shredding girlie!!!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How do you like cream blush vs. powder or liquid? Thanks for the tip and I would totally use a brush!

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Fashion Meets Food said...

Thanks for this... maybe eventually I will try it. For now I am hooked on my mineral makeup.

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Courtney Erin said...

I've always been too chicken to try creme blush and have just stuck with powder but I love the idea of it doubling as a lip color so I think I may need to be brave and try it out!

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Anja said...

Thx girl! I might try one in the near future. Need to get a brush like that first though! It's been on my wishlist for foundation as well. Do you use it for that also or only for cream blush?

Jamie said...

SO that's the secret?! A brush???!!!
All this time I've tried using my fingers and been very disappointed in the result (hence I still use powder!) I am DEFINITELY going to try this!!

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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Great tips. I am seriously blush challenged. My friend always tell me I need to wear more.

Ana said...

How do you like the Bobbi Brown blush, Katie? I've only used NARS...but I love it!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I've always used my fingers with cream blush but now I want to try it with a brush!

Jenn

Valerie said...

Great tips! I have to try this. Thanks!

Julie and Lauren said...

I think I need to try cream blush! It probably gives you that perfect dewey look for summer :)
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Megan said...

i have never used cream blush! i love cream eyeshadows, but have traditionally steered clear of cream blush because i didnt know how to apply it! i might give it a try now! :-)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Well, I'm impressed and a tad envious at your skills. ;) I can't even apply regular brush on myself without looking like a clown. Lol.

I might suggest this cream blush to my mom, however. She's the makeup artist in the fam!

la petite coquine said...

I have several shades of the Stila cream blushes, and I don't even use powder blush anymore! I'm a fingers girl though; I hate to dirty up brushes with such a creamy product!

Josie said...

THANK YOU for the tips, Katie! I love the look of cream blush but I've never been good at applying it... I'll have to try using a brush!
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Kayla said...

I have only recently tried cream blush but I love the Stila Convertible Color.

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shealennon said...

I've never thought of trying a brush for cream blush! I always use my fingers but it never looks quite right. Thanks for the tip!!

Laura said...

I have never used cream blush. What would you say is the advantage over powder blush?

Taj Acosta said...

I like creme blush in the summer too! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Great tips and I loved reading everyone's comments. You provide me with so much research data :) xoxo

Kavery said...

I don't use blush at all. Truthfully not sure how to. So this was a good post for me to read.

bachman's sparrow said...

Thanks for this - I haven't tried creamy blush before because I was worried it might make me break out, but I think it's worth trying!

xoxo Maria

Torrie said...

I've never tried, but actually have that brush, so now I know that I can use it for cream blush!

Kristin said...

Glad I'm not the only one to have Shredded at odd hours! : )

Mimi said...

yup, i use cream blush. i don't really have a favorite since i've only tried one, haha. i have the nyc cream blush. :D

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