I love powder blushes as they work well with my combi-oily skin. However, I was once addicted to blushes that I tried out creme ones too and found some that I really like. I sometimes use them when I'm home or as a base for my powder blushes to make them last longer though I most of the time skip that step or just simply forgot about it. My first ever creme blush was from In2It way back when I was still in college and I never liked it so I used powder blushes instead. Then two years ago, I purchased NARS Penny Lane but found that it made me look pale when a few people I know, including my ever so observant mom, asked if I was sick or something. I tried the Nichido South Beach which a lot of girls claimed to be a dupe of NARS Orgasm The Multiple but I hated its consistency. It felt sticky and made me look sunburnt. I decided to stop trying out creme blushes and stick to my trsty ol' powder ones but I think it was destined that I find a couple that I will really like and keep. Oh, I sold Penny Lane and Nichido - it just got lost never to be heard from again. No remorse or sad feeling at all. :D Since these three are the last "men" standing, these are basically my top picks out of the creme blushes I've had.
NARS Lokoum - this is a reddish-brown shade of blush that needs a very light hand when applied as it have the tendency to be overdone and give you a natural flush. This is a pigmented blush too so all you need is one gentle swipe. Texture is smooth and a little creamy with very fine shimmers that is almost non-existent. I find that this is best used with the fingers as it looked splotchy when I used my stippling brush to apply this. This has a compact but I switched this one with my NARS Torrid tester.
NYX Glow - a very creamy bubblegum pink blush that is really pigmented. You will end up with doll cheeks if you do not apply this sparingly. The texture of this blush is unbelievably creamy and you have to very carefully dip your finger or your brush on it as you might just suddenly hit the pan. Best used with a stippling brush to get that pretty pink cheeks.
NYX Natural - my favorite among the three. A peachy-beige shade that has a very faint hint of pink. The name of the shade says it all - Natural. It also has a very creamy consistency just like Glow and lasting powder is great. A little goes a long way as this is also pigmented. Out of the three, this is what I use the most. Best used with a stippling brush as well.
What are your favorite creme blushes?
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