I’m a pretty big fan of cream blushes. I don’t usually apply them with my fingers, instead I apply with my regular blush brush, it tends to give a very pretty, glowy look. I also love how long cream blushes usually last, I get a pretty flush all day with a cream blush, that doesn’t always happen with a powder blush.
So, while I have great love for cream blushes, I admit that I haven’t really broken out of the mold and tried many of them. I tend to stick with my favorites, from Maybelline and Stila. And I haven’t tried a blush that comes in a tube. So, I was excited to try out the new Blur blushes from L’Oreal. Now my list of favorite cream blushes has grown to 3. That’s huge people!
There are currently three shades of this blush:
501: Soft Peach
502: Soft Pink
503: Soft Berry
They come out of the tube looking pretty intense. The texture is a bit like a thick mousse, and not at all sticky. I really recommend applying it out of the tube to the back of your hand, spreading it out a little and dipping a brush in the blush. I then dot the blush on to my cheek and blend out the blush.
The blush is really very pretty and glowy. I apply it directly over my foundation/concealer, then set with my powder. This makes the blush about half the intensity it was before, so either apply too much to begin with or you can add a little more blush over the powder. I’ve found that the setting with powder step is very important. Without the powder, the blush fades by late afternoon, but if I’ve set it then my blush is still perfect when I wash my face at night!