This article was first published on 14 February 2022.
Contour and highlight products were the beauty community’s objects of obsession in the past few years, but now it’s safe to say that cream blush is stealing their place.
In 2022, cream blush purchases received an 89% increase from the previous year. One of the suggested causes for this newfound love for cream blush is that they tend to have a more natural, skinlike finish. Another reason is along with tint and stick blushes, cream blushes are usually considered a multitasking beauty product that can be used on other parts of the face like the eyes and lips.
On social media, the growing number of TikTok trends centred around blush products also add to the blush rush. And, of course, buzzworthy celebrity beauty looks like Sofia Richie’s recent wedding makeup (where cream blush was part of the routine) also help it gain more popularity.
Ready to step up your blush game by adding cream blushes to your current makeup routine? Here are 16 to get in Singapore ASAP.
CANMAKE Cream Cheek in 07 (SGD11.92) is proof that you should never underestimate budget-friendly drugstore finds. This cream-gel hybrid has a comfortable texture that feels soft on the fingers and glides effortlessly onto the cheeks. While you may think at first that this blush’s colour will be too vibrant, it actually melts into a subtler shade which means you can easily build it up without worrying that you’re putting too much.
Want a blush that will pair well with your neutral lippies? Look no further than the Milani Cheek Kiss Liquid Blush in Nude Flush (SGD17.55). This 100% cruelty-free pick boasts a blendable and creamy yet lightweight formula that will look good with your MLBB (my lips but better) bullets. Another plus is it’s infused with skincare ingredients such as pomegranate, rose extract and watermelon.
ELLE Cream Blush (SGD24.99) is a fuss-free cream rouge that melts nicely when applied. It’s good for those who have dry skin as it has a rich, moisturising formula that will guard against any unsightly dry patches. It’s also housed in a sleek, understated pot that’s travel-friendly.
Rare Beauty’s Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Neutral (SGD34) is a mistake-proof cream blush that’s a great pick for makeup newbies or go-getters that don’t have a lot of time to perfect their blush. Just a few swipes and you’ll have a natural-looking flush that’s — wait for it — water-resistant.
While all of Fenty Beauty’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blushes (SGD36) are designed to look great on all skin tones, the Rose Latte shade is easily the most versatile with its natural flush that would match well with almost any eyeshadow look. What’s more, this beautiful sheer cream blush can also stand on its own and uplift your complexion even if you skip the rest of your makeup routine.
The Tarte Sea Breezy Cream Blush in Peach Sunset (SGD48) doesn’t just give a nice, “just pinched” look but it also minimises the look of pores and fine lines so you can achieve a youthful glow. You can also expect smoothing and hydrating benefits thanks to its “slip grip technology™” that’s made from marine plants, coconut, and sodium hyaluronate which helps retain moisture.
Nars’ Orgasm Powder Blush may be the most iconic product from the beauty brand, but you shouldn’t sleep on The Multiple in Orgasm (SGD60). If you’re on the hunt for a blush that you can also use on the eyes and lips, this pick is definitely what you’re looking for. It delivers a sheer colour that’s peppered with shimmers for a touch of glam. Plus, you can also use it to sculpt your face!
Do you always pair blush with highlighter? The Natasha Love Cheek Duo Cream Blush & Highlighter (SGD63) offers a hassle-free way of doing this makeup technique with its two-in-one palette. It features a rich cream blush with a high colour payoff and a luminous highlighter that’s created to complement the rouge. This duo also comes in a cute packaging finished with glitter accents.
Love the easy application cream blushes offer but prefer a matte finish? Consider getting the Hourglass Vanish Blush Stick in Devoted (SGD80). This luxurious stick blush has a silky cream-to-powder formula that also has the ability to blur the appearance of pores. What’s unique about this pick is Hourglass’ signature triangular tip which makes precise application easy breezy.
This cream blush (SGD40) has lychee and vitamin E that help nourish and hydrate the skin. It melts into the skin with a dewy but non-greasy finish and is smudge-proof, waterproof, and transfer-proof.
Get it in the shade Rebel Red, a medium-dark copper shade that’s great for days when you’re feeling bold and adventurous but still want a versatile colour.
This multi-use stick (SGD63) will not only give your cheeks a healthy glow but also streamline your beauty routine because it’s an eye and lip product in one package. You can also take the highlight stick down to your neck and décolletage and use it like a body illuminator.
Get it in the shade Bare, for a versatile nude pink shade that flatters most skin tones.
This long-lasting cream blush (SGD52) can go from a sheer touch of colour to a vivid flush. It doesn’t smudge or streak even when layered and can be worn on its own or to complement your other complexion products.
Get it in the shade Peach Caramel, which can work as a blusher and bronzer in one.
This sheer-to-buildable blush (SGD21) is infused with murumuru and cupuaçu butters to keep your skin hydrated and radiant. Its velvety texture applies effortlessly to the skin and dries to a blurring, matte finish.
Get it in the shade Wild Wine, for a sexy, drunk-blush look.
This cream-to-powder blush (SGD57) gives a soft-focus, soft-matte natural finish that’s perfect for a no-makeup makeup look. It also comes with a blending brush – perfect for use on the go.
Get it in the shade Nude Buff, a brownish-pink shade for a fresh-from-the-beach sunkissed look.
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