Powder, Cream or Stain- Which Blush Is Right For You?

There are so many different types of blush to choose from on the cosmetic market, so how do you know which one is right for you? Choosing the right type of blush is often based on the look you want to achieve and your skin type- oily, combination or dry. I have broken down different types of blush in order to create a guide that will help you on your quest for the right type of blush.


Powder Blush:

Powder blush is the most universal of all blushes and good for all skin types. It is considered the best for oily skin as it helps to mattify the natural oils in the skin. Powder blush can also be very long lasting depending on the quality of product and the products under it. It is also very easy to apply and easy to use as a contouring product.

Cream Blush:

Cream blush contains rich moisturizing ingredients, therefore it is considered particularly suitable for normal to dry skin. Cream blush offers a more intense color than powder blush, so apply it sparingly and blend well with your fingertips. It should be applied over foundation, but before powder. Cream blush is especially nice for a brighter cheek look.

Liquid Blush, Gel, Stain and Tint:

Liquid blush is considered to work best on oily to normal skin types, because most of these blushes are oil-free. Liquid blushes will add a sheer glow to your skin and are very long lasting. They can be difficult for makeup beginners as this type of product dries very quickly and sets on the skin. This type of blush tends to be very pigmented as well, so use it sparingly. It is best to apply after foundation, but before powder. Blend it in very quickly with your fingertips or else it will look streaky.

Cheek Pencils:

Cheek pencils are considered best for makeup beginners and are especially great for people with dry skin. Cheek pencils are often formulated with extra moisturizers and emollients to keep them soft and easy to blend. They can be long lasting depending on the quality of the product and the products beneath the blush. They are best applied after foundation and before powder. Blend it in with your fingertips.


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