Cream Blush

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 10, 2017)

When I was in seventh grade and just entering the world of makeup, I thought that all makeup was pretty straightforward. You had your foundation, powder, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and blush. How little I knew. Really makeup is a whole world full of an infinite number of shades, types, and qualities all in a muddle of hundreds of cosmetics companies. How to know which to choose?

Unfortunately there is no quick answer to that question—the best advice I can give for that is to just dive right in. Helpful, right? I can be decidedly more helpful if I can get more specific. Take blush, for example. You have countless numbers of shades from which to choose, and then you have choices with what kind of blush you want—powdered, compact, or cream. Let's focus on the cream blushes; powdered and compact blushes are more straightforward, whereas cream blushes are a little more difficult to figure out.

First of all, how do you know if cream blush is right for you? Cream blush works best if you're a little older and your skin not as vibrant as it once was. As you grow older, your skin ages as well, needing more protection from outside influences. Cream blush can help with that, because the powdered or compact blushes don't always provide the coverage your skin needs as it ages. Cream blush also works well on dry skin, giving your skin added moisture. (Another great tip is to combine cream and powder—it might give you the look you want!)

To apply the cream blush, first wash your face. No makeup will stay on like you want it to if you don't first start with a clean face. Once you have washed your face, apply your foundation (whether that be a liquid foundation or foundation powder), and then once you have your foundation evenly applied, you can start on the blush. Just put a dab of cream blush on your middle finger and then start evenly applying the cream to your face. Use your ring finger to help apply the blush so that the clean finger can pick up any excess blush that comes off your middle finger. If you don't want to use your finger, you can also experiment with a makeup sponge.

The big thing to remember with cream blush is that you need to apply in small amounts and you need to make sure that you blend the makeup; it's easy to go wrong with liberal amounts of cream blush and no blending—talk about clown. After you're finished applying the cream blush, take a sheer powder and apply that all over your cheeks and face; that will give your complexion a sophisticated, finished look.

With all the cosmetic choices available to you, you're bound to make a wrong turn here and there. With cream blush, however, if you follow these simple guidelines, you should be able to try cream blush the right way, being better able to decide if cream blush is the way you want to go.

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood


Getting Rid of Age Spots

Age spots happen, especially as you get older, and they may not be the most attractive. If you have age spots and want to ...

Discover More

Perfect Pot Roast

Who doesn't like pot roast? Pot roast is a family staple and making the perfect pot roast is a gift. Fortunately ...

Discover More

Overcoming Fear of Dentists

Going to the dentist is rarely a pleasant experience. If you harbor a fear of dentists, then here are some tips to help ...

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Choosing the Right Blush

Blush is sometimes just the right touch you need to set off your look, so you need to find the right one. Here are a few ...

Discover More

Applying Blush

Blush is one of the simplest cosmetics to use and is a quick way to start finishing up your look. Just remember a few ...

Discover More

Applying Powder Blush

Powder blush is a powerful make-up tool that helps your face to look healthy and refreshed. With just a few simple tips, ...

Discover More

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."


If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four more than 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)