Monday, 10 February 2014

Cream Blush 101






So I’m new to this whole cream blush thing. Though I have dry skin I’ve always sworn by powder blushes. It’s a common assumption that powder blushes win in terms of longevity and I personally always tend to go for blushes with finely milled shimmer in them so they never look ‘powdery’. I’d basically ruled out cream blushes for all eternity until I got my paws on these Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blushes, and boy am I impressed. 

I've been trying out two cream blushes in the shades Nectar and Rose. They have great pigmentation, are very creamy and leave quite a velvety and dewy finish on the cheeks. This is the first time I've ever worked with a cream blush and it was honestly so easy! I thought it may be difficult to blend out but not at all! They contain jojoba seed oil, soybean oil, safflower seed oil and vitamin E which help them glide on even smoother and leave you with a healthy-looking flush.

Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Nectar
Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Rose

They also last well through the day but they're so cute and dinky that I like to carry one in my make up bag for touch ups just incase! They have a great big mirror in them so it's such a great compact product to carry. You can apply them with your fingertips by gently patting and smoothing it onto the apples of the cheeks, but my preferred method of application is to take my MAC 188 stippling brush and stipple it on (pictured below) - both these methods work really well. These blushes can also be used on the lips to add a bit of colour. Rose is a warm rose-pink colour that looks so beautiful and natural on. Nectar is more of a vibrant and fresh rose-pink colour; it's great for the evening and adding a gorgeous pop of colour. It has an incredible brightening effect so I opt for this one when I want to perk up my complexion on the days I look a bit dull.

Using my MAC 188 stippling brush for touch ups in Starbucks!

L-R: Nectar & Rose
Top-Bottom: Rose & Nectar
I am so pleased with both of these products and they've made their way into my holy grail blushes! It's such a great alternative to a powder blush when you want to achieve a more natural and dewy look, and these Liz Earle ones are fantastic to work with and a great little handbag product - I highly recommend them!

Happy reading,

S.

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