Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise £21.50
Promise is a medium candy pink and like MAC these are highly pigmented and very creamy so you need such a small amount for the perfect colour payoff - one dab too many and you're left with severe clown cheeks which has happened to me on more than one occasion. Not cool. It's a beautiful colour and one I loved in the past but I don't find myself reaching for it these days because I sometimes find the colour a bit too intense for my pale skin.
DIOR Dorblush Cheek Creme in Capri £19.20
OK so this one isn't technically a cream but the texture is so unusual I just don't know how to categorise it. It has an almost gum-like texture that molds to where you press your fingers but it's not for its bizarre composition why I love it so. As you can see I've 'hit pan' on this because the colour is just so frickin' beautiful. It's a cool, light yet bright pink with the most minuscule of silver shimmer that makes for a real perker-upper. Is it a powder? Is it a cream? Who knows, but it works and I love it and that's all that really matters.
Paul & Joe Cream Cheek Powder in Marionette £18.50
This one is admittedly my least used of the bunch. The packaging is uber cute as is the colour in the pan but unfortunately it just doesn't translate too well to the cheeks. It's a cream to powder which aren't my favourite (I need the glow) and it also lacks in pigmentation kind of leaving me thinking 'what's the point?' It does leave the skin feeling very silky smooth though so, well, there's that.
Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels, Flush & Afternoon Tea £7.00 each
Just look at those little round compacts of beautiful colours. Again, these are cream to powder in formula and although I've got lots of wear out of them if they were pure cream I would be head over heels (pun) because the colours are just exquisite and the pigmentation wonderful. I've learnt to stop buying cream to powders because I just can never love them in the way that I love creams. A perfect choice for oily skins but not for someone who craves the dewiness.
Bourjois Cream Blush in Rose Tender & Bourjois Blush Exclusif £8.00 each
Now these are some cream to powders blushers I can get on board with. I don't know how but Bourjois just has a knack for having me love everything they produce. Blush Exclusif is one of those 'colour adjusting' types that I'm not convinced on, all I know is that on me it produces a flattering light, candy pink that I can never go wrong with. I went through a bit of a phase with Rose Tender where I wore it non-stop as it gives such a natural flush of colour that you can never go OTT with. It's a fab one for beginners to the cream blush world.
So there it is, my cream blush collection as it currently stands. I think people think cream blush is a lot more difficult than it actually is because it's so easy. Seriously, grab yourself a stippling brush, dab on that cream and blend out. Flushed, dewy cheeks in seconds. That's why I love it so much.