Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Jennie's Top Three: Cream Blushers.

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! 
xoxo

42 comments:

  1. I love Neon Rose. The other two look amazing :) xxx

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  2. I may have to try the NYX or Topshop blush, they look so nice! And interesting that they don't emphasise dry patches as this is something I often struggle with.

    Looks like a couple of additions to the wish list!

    Zoe xoxo

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  3. I have a topshop cream blush in 'Flush' and you're right, they are super nice :)

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  4. I LOVE Neon Rose but sometimes I can never find it in my local Topshop :(.

    xoxo

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  5. I love cream blushes. My favourite (and only one, so I'm slightly bias) is MaxFactor. I love it sooo much. But now I think I need to try your recommendations. x

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  6. Great colours! I don't own any cream blushers but I do love Rimmels cool bronze mousse 003 deep glow! It's fab!

    www.glamourrougenotes.blogspot.com

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  7. Personally, I do the good old-fashioned trick of blending a bright lipstick on my cheeks. It matches my lips and it saves space in my makeup bag!
    xx

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  8. I've been umming and ahhing over getting a Topshop blush for a long time now, but this post is really making me want one now! xxx

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  9. Gorgeous shades! I really want an nyx blush I never thought about looking on Fragrance Direct! x

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  10. @Tat :)
    @Zoe - With a good moisturiser underneath they apply really nicely!
    @Beccy - Ahh I need to try that shade, it looks beautiful!
    @Dreams that Glitter - It's the same with mine, total pain! Silly topshop haha.
    @KatieWrites - Really recommend the topshop one!
    @glamour rouge - Ooh I'll have a look at that!
    @cbsg5861 - That's a great tip!
    @Charlottie - I think you should totally get one! :)
    @GoldenGlow - The sometimes have them on there, usually in the summer!

    xoxo

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  11. Im really loving cream blushers at the moment, i cant wait to get my hands on a few they really make a change from powder blushers, loving the dewy finish x

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  12. Hi Jennie! Thanks for the comment, I think this blouse will see me through summer! I've been meaning to try the Topshop blusher, I've heard it's good. I'll probably try it when my benefit Sugar Bomb runs out, it's good and smells nice, but Topshop is definitely more affordable! x

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  13. I think you might like the MAC cremeblend blushes - they are really good quality!
    I need to try Topshop makeup, the blush looks stunning xx

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  14. These are sooo pretty! Promise is one I like a lot, but Illamasqua Rude must be my absolute favorite for cream blushers!

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  15. such pretty colours...and i'm excited now because i ordered Promise with my ASOS Groupon voucher yey! i actually googled for swatches and a pic of you appeared x

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  16. I've been dying to try out NYX in general and their blushes always look so great but I always end up buying other stuff instead! I also must give their round lipsticks a try.

    We don't get topshop make up here how annoying :( X

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  17. I have much love for cream blushes, I don't own any at the moment, sob, but I've used MAC ones before and umm...oh bugger...I forget which now (memorable, eh?)

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  18. @Make up owns my heart - They definitely do! Lovely for the summer <3
    @Harriet - Ahh yeah, definitely more affordable!
    @Zoe - I may have sneakily just ordered a MAC one. Hehe shh don't tell anyone!
    @Musing on Beauty - Ooh I'd love to try Rude, I think it's next on my list!
    @Emma - Yay, I hope you love it!
    @Carla - I only have 1 NYX round lipstick but I love it! Super cheap too.
    @Laura - I've just ordered a MAC one, I'm excited!

    xoxo

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  19. They all look goregeous colours :) x

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  20. I love the look of Neon Rose - especially the packaging!!

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  21. I love Neon Rose - it's one of my favorite products! I was a bit disappointed in the other Topshop make up items I've tried, but this blush is amazing. I also like using Eyeko Minty Fat Balm as a cream blusher because it's quite natural looking but has a nice shimmer.

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  22. I've still never tried a cream blusher! Very tempted by that Topshop one though - gorgeous colour and a bargain. x

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  23. i love all of your cosmetics pictures - they make me want to buy all of the products! i wrote down the nyx one for my wishlist - i'm in love with that color!

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  24. Oh I love Neon Rose for the colour but I'm not 100% sure about the formulation of it... I'd prefer it to be a bit more 'creamier'. I do love the maybelline mousse blushes! Not actually sure if they still do them but I looooove the consistency of them.

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  25. I adore cream blushes too! They look so natural and make your skin look really healthy!
    I have a topshop one and I adore the formula but I'm not sure I dare try Neon Rose yet!
    The NYX one looks fab too, great post xx

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  26. I love NYX glow, it gives such a natural flush of colour to the cheeks and like you say, it lasts well throughout the day. It's been sitting unloved in my make up bag and your post has reminded me to start using it again.

    Have you tried the Maybelline mousse blushers? They do some gorgeous colours and although not as long lasting as the NYX, they are easier and quicker to apply x

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  27. I haven't tried a ton of cream blushes, to be honest, but I definitely want to because I really do love them! I may have to get my hands on some Illamasqua and NYX ones once my Project 10 Pan is over :) x

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  28. I've only just discovered the joys of cream blush. I picked up Illamasqua Dixie and I love it! I use the elf stipple brush too, it picks up the perfect amount of blush. My first attempt with finger application was pretty scary :P

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  29. I have glow and it's so lovely.. I like NYX cream blushes more than MAC ones.. Although the new MAC ones are now becoming a favourite of mine..

    Really wanna try Neon Rose.. The colour is just stunning!

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  30. hey jennie great post ive wanted to try the topshop cream blushers for ages, but ive never used one before. maybe you could do a post on the best way to apply them? sponge/finger or brush? xo

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  31. That Neon Rose looks beautiful! I absolutely love Graftobian cream blushes. I just did a review of them on my blog.

    Heather x

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  32. Great post! I have Neon Rose and I love it! The other two blushers looks gorge, I might have to look into those :) xx

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  33. I'm a recent cream blush convert, they're beautiful! Great post :)

    x

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  34. I've recently discovered cream blushers, so much more natural than powder sometimes! :}
    Atm I'm using MAC'S Ladyblush cream blusher and I loveeee it! I'm gonna try Neon Rose next time I'm in Topshop

    xx

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  35. Gorgeous selection, but you HAVE to try Inglot's cream blush in 84. Tis beautiful.

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  36. @Gemma - All perfect for spring/summer!
    @Kat - Thanks!
    @River - It is super cute!
    @Carrie - Oh that's a shame that other items aren't as good!
    @Lily - It definitely is! A great place to start because it sets to a powder.
    @Irs - Hehe <3
    @Alison - Yeah I'm not crazy about the cream to powder in general. Illamasqua's blushers are much creamier, I really recommend Dixie if you're after a nice corally colour.
    @Lauren - It's a scary colour in the pan but it's so pretty!
    @Fei - I'd forgotten about mine for a long time too! A sure sign that I've got too much make up haha!
    @Tiffany - I definitely recommend them. They look lovely set with a powder too!
    @Gemx - Haha the same happens to me when I use my fingers to apply. It's not a good look!
    @Delyteful Speaks - NYX are a really amazing brand!
    @Vicki - I tend to just use the ELF stipple brush! :)
    @Heather - Ooh I've never heard of that brand before!
    @Joy - I think neon rose is super popular!
    @Rachel - Thanks!
    @Charls - Definitely agree!
    @Kat - I wish Inglot was easily accessible here!

    xoxo

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  37. All three look good but i love the first one, i use it all the time.

    ***Beauty Junkie***
    http://beautyjunkiecorner.blogspot.com/

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  38. What do you use to apply them? Those colours are incredible! the Topshop packaging is super cute too :) x

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  39. @Anni - The ELF studio stipple brush, mentioned it in the post :) x

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  40. They all look so pretty! Havent tried any makeup from Topshop yet but it's definately the next makeup Im buying! xx

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