For the past few weeks I have been going through a major anti-powder phase. In fact I went away last weekend for 3 nights and completely forgot to take a powder with me! Madness I know, as my MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural is usually such a staple in my makeup bag. I have instead been preferring to skip powder, leaving the skin looking so much more glowy and natural and using cream formulated face products instead. That means cracking out my Chanel Tan De SoleilÂ bronzer and Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream highlight, and for blusher I have been using 3 on a constant rotation.
First up on the left is my most recent purchase, the Stila Convertible Colour for lips and cheeks in Gebera. I had umm-ed and ahh-ed over this purchase for a while and after swatching a few of the shades in my local Boots and ruling out Stila’s other popular shade Lilium for being too pink, I picked up it’s more peachy counterpart. The formulation of the this cream blush is very thick and creamy and it leaves much more of a glow to my cheeks than my other top picks. I actually love it for that and it’s slick consistency makes it great as a lip colour too! The brightest pick of the bunch is Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels in the centre of the picture. I think I mentioned this in one of my more recent videos and unfortunately it’s no longer in stock on their website, but if you see one hanging around then nab it! It’s the definition of a ‘peachy-pink’ and is much more of a classic cream to powder formula on the cheeks, making it a good choice for oily skinned gals or perhaps those of you who haven’t tried cream blushes before. Something in the middle of these two formulas is the Jemma Kidd Blushwear Creme Cheek Colour in Paw Paw. Although it may have a stiff consistency in the pan, it blends really smoothly into the cheeks and gives a gorgeous peach glow.
One of these had been a guaranteed ‘slap-on the cheeks’ everyday for the past weeks, it’s safe to say I’m well and truly having a blush phase! Any more peachy-pink cream blush recommendations? Pop them below!