The Best of The Best: Creme to Powder Blushes

The product of the moment at the Beauty Bug household is creme to powder blushes. The Beauty Bug likes them because they are so blendable and buildable and tend to last longer than the average powder blush. Determining the right amount of product for your skin tone is a fun exercise in color and the best part is, it’s impossible to mess up. The blushes remind The Beauty Bug of watercolor paints – beautifully sheer, soft and delicate, with just a touch of pigment. Here’s what’s on Her vanity right now:

Ramy Beauty Therapy Juicy Cheeks in Melon Rouge – This beautiful romantic pink looks hot in the compact, but is very feminine, subdued and soft on. The smooth formula, which is almost like a stain, leaves skin with a dewy finish that really brightens the face. A good choice if MAC’s True Romantic is one your blush picks…

Mally Beauty Get Cheeky Dewy Blush in Ipanema – This is perfect color for achieving that natural, sun-kissed glow. While the color in the compact looks like a deep bronze, Ipanema works like a charm on The Beauty Bug’s pale skin. It provides Her with a healthy glow with a hint of shimmer and perfectly warms Her face. The compact comes with a brush, but The Beauty Bug chooses to use Her fingers instead – She gets more product that way, and has more control of the color. Just call Her The Girl from Ipanema…

Three Custom Color Specialists Creme to Powder Blush in Pink – Out of all 3 blushes, this color is the most universally flattering. The creamy formula blends out to a medium pink that gives cheeks that true flushed look.

Some quick tips before application:

  • Apply on a light layer of powder so the product doesn’t mix with the powder and lighten
  • Apply the most product on the apples of the cheeks and blend out and up
  • Apply the product to your finger, and tap/dab the color on the cheek, then smooth
  • Most creme blushes are extrememly versatile – experiment with using on your lips, or use the sheerer, lighter shades (like Ramy’s Pure Juice Pearl Gloss) as a highlighter on the brow bone.

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