Okay, I'm going a bit blog series crazy at the moment. Like I mentioned in my first Five Things I Love Friday post, I love organisation which would be surprising to you if you knew me in real life because right now I'm probably one of the most disorganised people ever. Recently my make up storage, particularly my lip and blush drawers, had begun to overflow and as I was sorting through them I rediscovered some old gems and I've been using them non stop ever since. So as a little reminder to myself to constantly switch up my make up, every so often I'm going to do a 'top three' products post. Oh dear, I've managed to write the most long-winded introduction ever again, haven't I? Sorry!
I love cream blush. I absolutely love it and because I have dry skin, on me cream products look so much more natural, never emphasise any especially dry areas on my face & give me that dewy look I always crave. I've tried cream blushers from a few different brands and I've discovered that in this case, you don't always need to spend a fortune to get a really great quality product.
My first favourite is one of the Rouge Cream Blushes from NYX Cosmetics in the shade Glow & I think I purchased this from Fragrance Direct last summer for the bargain price of £3.50. Glow is the perfect rosy pink shade that when applied lightly gives a super natural, well, glow. It's very aptly named! This is so pigmented that you really only need the tiniest amount & I think one of the best ways I've found to apply this is with a stippling brush. The formula is a little on the thick side so it's perhaps not the easiest to blend but it's still not difficult, I mean if I can do it anyone can, and I'd say it's worth the few extra seconds in the mornings making sure it's seamlessly blended. It lasts all day with absolutely no need to touch up which is important for little miss lazy over here because for some reason I hate reapplying make up!
Neon Rose cream blush is the only item I've tried from the Topshop make up range, but if everything is as good quality as this blush then I'm definitely missing out on some great products! This is a little bit different from the NYX in that it sets to a powder finish so it definitely stays put on my cheeks all day. I'm not the biggest fan of cream to powder formulas, I think I'm one of those people that either wants to use a powder product or a cream one & not an amalgamation of both! However I can't deny that Neon Rose has a lovely formulation & it's one that I would recommend to all skin types. The fact it's a cream means it blends perfectly into my dry skin and its powder finish should ensure it lasts well on oily skin. The colour in the pan is absolutely insane and this is another one I have to use with a light hand because it's incredibly pigmented. A small amount gives a super pretty coral flush to my cheeks and it's perfect for the summer time. Even looking at the colour in the pan in the mornings instantly puts a smile on my face, it's like summer in a pot! For only £6 these are a total bargain & I really recommend them.
Lastly I just have to mention Promise cream blush from Illamasqua because it's my absolute favourite. Not only is the colour beautiful, the formulation is perfect. Mine looks a little funny because I've been using it with my Eyes Lips Face stipple brush which manages to apply the perfect amount of product for a warm pink flush that looks nothing but girlie and cute. On my dry skin this lasts all day with only a tiny bit of fading and keeps my cheeks looking dewy & fresh. If I'm ever not feeling or looking very healthy I'll reach for this to instantly brighten my complexion and I just adore it. I would absolutely love to try some more colours and I think I may have to treat myself this summer. At £16.50 these aren't as inexpensive as the other two I've mentioned but I honestly think that they're worth every penny and I'm positive that everyone will be able to find a colour that they love!
What are your favourite cream blushers? Are you shouting at your computers 'Jennie you HAVE to try this cream blusher, you're missing out!!'? Well, you're probably not. But please do let me know if you think there's one I absolutely need in my life!