I’d been keen to try a cream blush for a while and after reading a few reviews on different cream blush products, I went out and bought Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in “Flushed” (#200). It’s a bright, hot-pink fuchsia colour in the tub, but once applied to the skin it appears more as a slightly flushed sheer pink.
The transparent plastic pot has a black screw top lid, which is perfect for travelling and the product can be applied with either fingertips or a small, fairly stiff brush. The silky, creamy formula glides on evenly and blends easily while the colour can be built up from sheer to full, making it a versatile blush for a daywear or evening wear.
Cream blushers do need to be applied on top of foundation or BB cream before applying any powder. If you try to apply it after powder, it will not blend easily and the colour will look patchy. I find the best way to apply the cream blush is to dab a small amount onto my cheeks and gently blend it outwards towards my temples or top of my ears (where my hairline meets my ear) by using a light patting motion if I’m using my fingers, or to use small circular motions if I’m using a small brush. Work fairly quickly and do one cheek at a time, as the product does begin to “dry” once it comes into contact with skin and becomes a little more difficult to blend. Once the colour has been built up to your liking, dust lightly with some translucent powder to set, as the colour will start to fade during the day if it isn’t set with powder.
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush is great for dry or mature skins, as it won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles and doesn’t look cakey. Available from Farmers, Revlon counters, selected pharmacies, department stores and online.
If you don’t use blush often, rather opt for a liquid cheek tint or a powder blush as cream products tend to start drying out and can go hard in the tub after a while. For a more affordable liquid equivalent, try Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint.
Are you wondering which kind of blush would be best suited to your skin type? Read more on this by visiting “Beautiful Blusher: Powder, cream or gel?“