Tricks To Apply Cream Blushes And Stick Blushes


Like most makeup, blush looks best when applied sparingly and with a light touch. Blush is available in several formulations: cream, powder, and stick. Generally, powder formulations are the easiest to apply and blend. And today we will be talking more about cream blusher and stick blush.

Gel blushes can look really translucent and sheer, so they give a natural, flushed look. But gel blushes usually dry quickly, so you have to work fast. It’s best to use your fingers and blend into the cheeks. With stick blushes, you can use your fingers or a brush. An easy way to know where you are applying the blush is to smile and apply blush to the round apples of your smile. The trick is not to go too far below the apple and don’t streak the product or it won’t look natural. You can apply directly from the stick and then blend out with your fingers or a brush. The warmth of your fingertip tends to help keep the blush movable. Or your other option is to work off the stick and then apply to the cheeks with your fingers.

  MAC Cosmetics Cremeblend Blush MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush, ($26)
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD BlushMAC Cosmetics Cremeblend Blush, ($26)
Butter London Cheeky Cream BlushButter London Cheeky Cream Blush, ($20)
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream BlushLa Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush, ($70)

Blusher sticks are the new make-up-bag staple. They snuck in there, slipped in between the kohl and the concealer, and have stayed due to the fact that they’re simple (no brush required, easy to blend, and easy to apply on public transport) and clean, in their little snap-shut casings. Having a stick formulation is great because of the convenience factor –- you can easily use it on your eyes and lips, too! But you can’t get the same variety and choice of colours that you would find in powder blushes, and if too much is applied it can tend to look greasy, so be wary of how much you apply. Twist up the blusher stick and and make sure the tip appears slightly above the container level. It will be easier for you to apply. Place the tip at the center of your cheekbone and stroke it lightly upward and outward toward your ear. Blend the blushing cream upward and outward with your fingertips to achieve a subtle effect.

Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick  Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick, ($22)
NARS The MultipleNARS The Multiple, (£30)
BENEFIT Fine One OneBENEFIT Fine One One, (£24)
Maybelline MasterGlaze Blush StickMaybelline MasterGlaze Blush Stick, ($10)
Dior blush Cheek StickDior blush Cheek Stick, ($34)