If there’s one product that can improve the look of your skin in seconds, it’s blush — and the glow only improves tenfold when the formula is a cream. Not only are they multipurpose, but can work to lift, brighten and energise the skin in an, ‘I-do-Pilates-and-drink-green-juice’ kind of way.
So here we’ve rounded up 5 of the very best cream blushers that will give good glow with zero to little effort.
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Creamy, luxe and made with nourishing jojoba and grape seed extract, this blush stick from makeup artist Gucci Westman glides over the skin like silk. The finish is really emollient, making it an excellent pick if you want a super-dewy finish, or find most blush formulas settle into fine lines.
These teeny-tiny compacts pack a lot of pigment, and despite the cream consistency the finish is a soft matte, so it’s great for a stained, natural-looking flush (very French girl beauty). You can pat them onto your eyes and lips, as well.
One of the original and still the best, Lip2Cheek is made on a base of coconut oil, so it works well to pep up dry or dehydrated skin. The organic formula also contains shea butter, cocoa seed butter and buriti oil to further nourish.
If you’re after a glamorous, polished look, these sticks from Hourglass have a soft liquid to powder finish and high colour payoff. The clean formula is free from all irritants, and the triangular tip makes it easy to sculpt and shape the face.
Cheap, cheerful and highly pigmented, there’s so much to love about the Off Duty Sticks from Mecca Max. Swipe one or multiple shades across cheeks, eyes and lips for a tonal, fresh, poppy makeup look. The shade ‘Juicy’ is like summer, while moody gives you a sunburnt-but-not wash of colour. Pat a little across the bridge of your nose to look as if you’ve just returned from a week in Ibiza.