beauty mark: cream blush
welcome spring with a full-on flush.
photo by nicholas ong
If the past few months of sun deprivation have left your complexion looking a bit vampiric, you might want to consider faking a rush of blood to your cheeks. Cream blush is the quickest route to that just-ran-through-a-meadow glow.
For the most believable faux flush, pinch your cheek and match your blush to that color. Just rub a little on the apples of your cheeks, then blend outwards along your cheekbones, and you’re good to go. Here are a ten that will wake up your face.
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze Blush Stick in Pink Fever, $9
Do the dew with this stick! Pearl particles are the key to looking radiant.
Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush in Pistol Pink, $20
With a trio of natural butters, this double duty blush also keeps cheeks hydrated.
Stila Convertible Color in Camellia, $25
If you prefer a barely-there flush, reach for this super sheer option.
DuWop Cheek Venom, $24
Who knew snake venom (in conjunction with essential oils) could produce such a natural-looking flush?
Tarte Airblush Maracuja Blush in Shimmering Peach, $25
Get an airbrushed look without having to use one of those complicated airbrush machines with this blendable blush.
Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 210, $26
Created with the harsh reality of HD technology in mind, this weightless blush is basically imperceptible to the naked eye.
NARS Matte Multiple in Laos, $39
The cult fave Multiple is now available sans sparkle. Because not everyone wants their face to shine bright like a diamond.
Chanel Le Blush Crrème de Chanel in Chamade, $38
It’s a cream! It’s a powder! It’s both! With the smooth texture of a cream and the satiny finish of a powder, you get the best of both worlds.
Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy Blush, $21
The transfer- and water-resistant formula gives this stick serious staying power.
Josie Maran Argan Cream Blush in Sunkissed, $22
Packed with complexion-loving ingredients like argan and avocado oils, jojoba, and flax seed, this all-natural formula does amazing things for dull, dry skin.