Page 1
Beauty Style Fitness Wellness Living #RealTalk #EmbraceYourAge
Stay up to date

Get on the List

Unlock our weekly newsletter packed with tips on living authentically, healthfully, and stylishly at every age.Get on the List: The best beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness tips straight to your inbox

5 Reasons to Choose Cream Blush

Powdering your cheeks is like powdering your nose: dated. Time to switch to cream. Celebrity makeup artist Birgitte Phillippides, who has groomed the likes of Beyoncé, Susan Sarandon, Glenn Close, and Mary J. Blige, says, “Cream blush gives luminescence to skin, making it appear more translucent and youthful.” Need she say more?!

stila convertible color

Stila Convertible Color

A favorite of Phillippides, this compact offers a creamy pop of translucent color that is silky and easy to blend. She recommends the color Peony, a brownish rose that works on most skin tones, for a dewy glow. Available at stilacosmetics.com, $25.

ilia beauty blusher

Ilia Multi-Stick

The convenient stick is good for a natural, sheer tint. Just swipe on, pat out, and go. The line is heavily organic and cruelty free for an all-around feel-good glow. We like At Last, a muted, dusty rose. Available at iliabeauty.com, $34.

bite blusher

Bite Beauty Multistick

Though the product is touted as a three-in-one (for eyes, lips, and cheeks), we’ll personally vouch for its wearability on the latter two. It’s buildable, though boldly pigmented, and feels as light as powder. Dusty pink Macaroon gives a fresh glow. Available at bitebeauty.com, $24.

color pinch cream blusher

BeautyCounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher

A pop of color and a hint of hydration are what you get with this terrific tube. Swipe once for a light shade and twice for something darker. Choose Hibiscus in spring and summer and Umber in the cooler months. Available at beautycounter.com, $38.

clinique chubby stick

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Cheek Color Balm

You can’t go wrong with this classic. We sweep a bit of Plumped Up Peony on our cheeks and lips on “no-makeup” days, so people think we have a natural glow. Available at nordstrom.com, $23.

No matter which cream blush you choose, Philippines advises to use your fingertips to apply cream blush from the tops of the apples of the cheeks up the cheekbone. Use a circular motion to blend edges, and keep color along the cheekbone.

Photos: Courtesy of the companies

You Might Also Like

Problem/Solution: Thin Eyebrows
Beauty

Problem/Solution: Thin Eyebrows

Loss of eyebrow hair and lack of growth is a malady of...

read
Yes, You Can Be Pro-Age Empowerment and Pro-Fillers
Beauty

Yes, You Can Be Pro-Age Empowerment and Pro-Fillers

When The Fine Line’s editor-in-chief Allison Hatfield first had her lips filled,...

read
Road Test: Gua Sha Facial
Beauty

Road Test: Gua Sha Facial

A centuries-old Asian skin treatment is fast becoming the favored facial for...

read
9 Nontoxic Sunscreens With Personality Plus
Beauty

9 Nontoxic Sunscreens With Personality Plus

Thanks to the sunscreen ban in Hawaii and the Environmental Working Group annual...

read
5 Ways to Go Gray
Beauty

5 Ways to Go Gray

One gray hair can turn into a legion seemingly overnight, and though...

read
6 Natural Deodorants for 6 Different Women
Beauty

6 Natural Deodorants for 6 Different Women

Natural deodorants have become mainstream thanks to increasing backlash over harmful chemicals...

read
share
To Top