There’s no denying how blush can make you look fresh and well-rested. Apart from finding the right color and applying it correctly, it’s also important to choose a formula that works for your skin. According to makeup artist Chab Ocampo, "Cream blushes look better on mature skin because they can make the skin look more plump and hydrated. Powder formulas can accentuate wrinkles and dry skin while creams look more natural and won’t settle into lines." Here, a few cream blushes you can try for a natural-looking flush:
1. Careline Multi Pot in Head Over Heels
Careline’s Multi Pot features a lightweight but longwear formula that can be used on the cheeks, eyes, and lips. The cream-to-powder product comes in three ultra-wearable shades, including Head Over Heels, a brick rose color that’ll look good on every skin tone!
2. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe
For that enviable glow, try the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick by Fenty Beauty. Each shade boasts a light-as-air shimmer formula that highlights, blushes, and enhances with a few swipes. Described as a “glimmering peach-pink,” Yacht Lyfe will give your skin a fresh, healthy glow.
3. FINN All Around Palette
If you're looking to make cleaner beauty choices, FINN's Original All Around Palette is your best bet. It's made with locally sourced ingredients and also comes in a vegan option (where candelilla wax is used instead of beeswax.) The palette includes five cheek, lip, and eye shades, a highlight shade, and a lip balm.
4. Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour Blush in Praline
The Crème Cheek Colour Blush by Laura Mercier offers translucent coverage that can be built up for a bolder color. It helps brighten the complexion thanks to a silky cream-to-powder finish. The shade Praline is a warm golden taupe color, perfect for a no-blush flush.
5. Ellana Cosmetics Lip Drunk Blush in Paloma Italiana
P798 (with palette), Ellana Cosmetics
Ellana Cosmetics Lip Drunk Blush has a creamy texture that gives the cheeks a soft, natural-matte finish. It’s infused with camellia (or tsubaki) seed oil, which helps lock in moisture for hydrated skin. The collection features cocktail-inspired shades, each with a unique scent. For a natural-looking flush, try Paloma Italiana, a pink-toned nude brown color in a delicious grapefruit, sweet orange, and lemon scent.
6. 3CE Take A Layer Multi Pot in Cabbage Rose
3CE Take A Layer is a cult-favorite thanks to its light, longwear, and blurring formula. It also boasts intense color payoff—one light tap on the pan is all you need to cover both cheeks! For a just-pinched flush, try it in the shade Cabbage Rose.
7. Stila Convertible Color in Peony
For a sheer pop of color, go for Stila Convertible Color. Its creamy, non-greasy formula works for both the lips and cheeks, giving the skin a gorgeous glow. The collection comes in six flower-inspired shades, including Peony, a beautiful brownish rose color.
8. blk Cosmetics Face Stack Multi Pot in Room Service
P399 (pan and lid), blk Cosmetics
The stackable packaging is undeniably one of the best things about blk Cosmetics’ Face Stack, but the collection’s pigmented shades and velvet matte formula make it a true winner. Apart from being easy to blend, the product is long-lasting so you won’t have to worry about your blush coming off whether during a work day or a vacation. Try it in Room Service, a wearable terracotta shade.
9. NARS The Multiple in Orgasm
With a sheerer, more natural finish compared to the original NARS Orgasm Blush, NARS The Multiple features the same universally flattering color in a cream-to-powder formula. It's also enriched with skin-loving ingredients like antioxidants, vitamin E, and açai oil.
10. Ever Bilena EB Matte Color Stick in Doll Face
P195, Beauty Beat
If you want a quick flush of color, try Ever Bilena’s Matte Color Stick. The creamy matte stick can be used as a blush, lipstick, or subtle eyeshadow, and can be applied on the go. For a brighter complexion, try Doll Face, a terracotta orange shade.