Today I wanted to discuss the topic of cream blushes. I got my IPSY glam bag this month and in it was a MILK Makeup Cream Blush by MILK cosmetics. MILK is a well-known beauty brand that you can find at Sephora and other beauty outlets.
MILK is a makeup brand located in New York City and by one of the fashion editors at E! News creative director. It is a makeup brand that believes in “good” ingredients and is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan.
Cream blush is made for those who want a quick fix and would like the application to be less time-consuming. I find that cream blush is my new top favorite kind of blush as it takes less time to apply.
If you are looking for a natural look, then I would also recommend cream blush. Since it is a cream, it tends to look much more realistic than powdered blush. However, it also gives off a dewy look, so if you are looking for a matte look, then cream blush may not be the right choice for you.
Cream blush is usually low to high-end beauty brand, and I have yet to try the drugstore version. And being introduced has made me consider trying a drugstore version of the blush. However, the price for the MILK cream blush is $24, which in my opinion seems to be pretty high, so if your looking for something less expensive, your best place to be is at the drugstore or at Walmart, where you can find a good cream blush for a minimum of $12.00.
The cream blush application is effortless. All you have to do is dab your finger on the cream blush and take off a small amount. Then dab over your cheek (after you have applied your foundation etc.) I also find that you get more control when applying cream blush than blush with a blush brush, and it takes much less time to apply.
Benefits of using Cream Blush:
– Cream blush is moisturizing
– Less likely to Crease
– Looks more natural
– Easy to apply
– Less pigmented
To go over some of these bullet points, I find that cream blush is much more moisturizing than powdered blush and is excellent for mature skin. In addition, it contains moisturizing agents, which can be more beneficial to the skin.
Cream blush is also less likely to crease and is for aging skin. Because aging skin creases more than younger skin, you will find that powdered blushes tend to crease more. I would recommend a cream blush for aging skin as you will find that there is minor creasing on the skin.
The cream blush applies like a lotion and looks more natural than powdered blush. So if you are looking for a glowing look or a dewy look, then cream blush may be the right option for you. On the contrary, if you are looking for a matte look or are using a matte foundation, then I wouldn’t recommend a cream blush as it takes away from the overall look of the matte effect.
Applying cream blush is so easy. All you do is dab a few dabs from your finger, and you’re good to go. When I was first introduced to cream blush, I thought that you would have to apply the stick to your face. Of course, you can still do this but if you want more control, use your fingertips.
I can also imagine that removing cream blush would be much easier than a powdered blush. However, since it is a cream-based product, you may want to keep this in mind when using a cream blush.
Lastly, I have found that cream blush is way less pigmented. One of my pet peeves is that with powder blush, I would be taking so much powder in the blush, and it would give a clown makeup effect. Instead, I have been loving using cream blush to my cheeks as it is less pigmented and doesn’t make me look overdone.
Well, there you have. I have discussed everything you need to know about cream blushes. It would help if you gave them a try and always remember, there are lower-priced options at the drug store. I hope you enjoyed some of the tips I shared with you and my review of the MILK cream blush. Thanks for reading!