Sunday, 5 May 2013

Battle of the Cream Blushers, I need your help!!

I have never used a cream blush before and really want to try one. From what I've read they give a more sheer natural finish that is build-able and softer. I have always used a powder blush and have a slight obsession with them. For some reason I thought  cream blushers would rub off and not last as long as the powder versions, I now understand this is not true and some cream blushes actually last longer. There are so many out there that is hard to decide which is the best to go for. I am looking for a peachy coral tone, Pinks just don't seem to suit me that as much at the moment. I found some that I like and I would really appreciate your thoughts on them and weather there worth purchasing.

Nars Orgasm multiple £30.00 -
"The original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Its unique, creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer colour for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Creates perfect, glowing complexions and is conveniently designed for failproof application.The original multifunction colour stick Mistake-proof colour; quick and easy to apply."
I love Nars blushes but can't find a cream blush in a colour I liked, so thought this would be the next best thing. I have heard some not so great reviews, but I love the look of the orgasm blush so I'm not too sure to go for it as it is one of the most expensive out of all I've seen.

Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera £16.00 -

"This versatile favourite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent colour. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant colour. Our two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup."
These blushes have been raved about by loads of beauty bloggers, the price i think is very reasonable and I really like the colour!

Jouer Cheek and Lip tint in Poppy £16.00 -

"The lightweight, easy-to-blend formula is sheer enough to quickly blur any mistakes, durable enough that you won't need to keep reapplying and just glossy enough to subtly enhance"
This brand is new to me but I know that their tinted moisture has gone down well with fellow bloggers. The blush looks a bit scary in the pan but comes off a lot better when swatched, its more on the coral side compared to the previous two which we're ever so slightly more pink.

Revlon  Photoready cream blush in Pinched £7.99 -

"Inspired by the glowing skin of a beach beauty, these silky cream Revlon PhotoReady Cream *Blushes glide on smoothly provide a dewy flush of colour for a healthy, gorgeous glow.
*Creamy blush provides buildable, beautiful flush of colour
*Lightweight formula with silky soft feel on skin
*Blends evenly over cheeks for smooth application
*Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to provide cheeks with a beautiful glow"  A lot cheaper than the previous, I like the fact that it gives a dewy finish because I'm all about that at the moment and the most accessible as the others I can't swatch and have to buy them on line.

By Terry Veloutee blush in peach nude £29.50 -,en_GB,sc.html

"Half-cream, half-powder, this blush allows you to sculpt and enhance the curve of the cheekbones for a radiant "neutral skin tone" effect with a long-lasting matte finish.
Its creamy, moisturising texture easily melts into foundation or powder. This elegant on-the-go accessory is indispensable for an instant healthy glow." Second dearest in price out them all , I'm not too sure about the matte finish and I haven't heard a lot about this product or brand but I do really like the colour!

Bourjois cream blush - £7.99

This is a new release which is available from 15th May. The only information I have on it is from bloggers that have been sent them to review. The overall censors is that their really good. The blush transforms from a cream to a powder finish which melts into the skin it give a youthful dewy finish that lasts. Now my experience with the Bourjois powder blushes is not good, I found them to have poor pigmentation and gave up using them out of  frustration because I couldn't get the blush to show up on my skin.
By the sounds of it these are a lot better and I really like the colour of the two on the right, they look a gorgeous peachy coral and just what I'm looking for.

What would you go for? Have you tried any of these? What are favourites? I would love to know what you think and a help me decide which one to go for.

Thank you for reading


  1. Just to add more to the mix; Illamasqua cream blushers are excellent and I use mine every day

  2. my absolute FAVES are the topshop cream blushers, i have a few and they are the best i have used, and i have a lot haha, the revlon ones go really powdery so not great for my dry skin, and i have tested the bourjois and they look awesomex

    1. Oh yes I've heard lots of good stuff about TopShop cosmetics! Thanks Hun xx

    2. Just tried the Revlon and your right, it's really powdery, I wanted something more dewy. I'll keep looking! X

  3. I'd agree with Topshop cream blushers and maybe start with bourjois to see if you like cream ones - bourjois is a great brand and if you don't like it then at least you wont have spent a bomb. But by terry and NARS looks good x

    1. Your right I should start with the cheaper options first as I've never used them. Don't think I can wait till the 15th to try the Bourjois!! Xx

  4. I can't wait til the Bourjois blushes are released but I've heard good things about Topshop too!

  5. Those Bourjois blushes look fab! I haven't tried any of these but just to add something else to the mix I use Bobbi Brown pot rouge which is great xx

  6. Love this post. I am obsessed with NYX cream blushes! They last all day on my oily skin and are super cheap (under $5 idk UK/Euro pricing)

  7. I've tried the NARS cream blush and although its really lovely, just didn't suit my skin type, I tend to stick to my Clinique powder blush. But the cream ones do give a lovely glow :)


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