Thursday, 31 July 2014

Best Of The Creams.


Part of my summer tips post was to avoid anything cream, but there's something that draws me back time after time. Sure, my NARS numbers get used the most, but there's something so natural and dewy about using a cream blush or highlight. Of course, on the unbearably warm days I stay well away, but on the dull, cooler days, there's nothing like it to brighten a complexion. Here's some of my favourites.

I have to start with Bourjois, and their Little Round Pot Cream Blush. I've owned 02 Healthy Glow since it came out around a year ago, and got 01 Nude Velvet recently. Both are beautiful, natural shades that blend into the skin so easily and give a really pretty sheen of colour to the cheeks. If I'm stuck for a blush, one of these will be what I'll pick as they're just so wearable and will pretty much go with anything. They're a bargain too, someone hand me the rest of the colours!

Another favourite is the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter - this is currently my highlight of choice, and buffed into the skin around the cheekbones, nose, cupids bow and brow bone, my face has an effortless glow which is so longlasting after a bit of powder is popped on the top. I also have the Pop & Glow in Mango which admittedly has got a little less wear, but is equally lovely. It's nicely pigmented so just a tiny amount popped on the fingers and blended in is perfect. It's a perfect peachy shade that's so flattering with a tan, I really need to wear it more before I'm back to being deathly pale again.

Next up, I have a couple of really bright shades that are perfect for dull complexion days. My first experience with theBalm has been a seriously positive one, having got their 'Pie' Cheek and Lip Cream. This is such a gorgeously bright shade and blends in really well so it doesn't look too over the top on me. I'm so tempted to get their full cheek and lip cream palette, all the other shades look lovely too. And last but not least, is Topshop Flush. I've had this for quite a while and it's barely even got a dent in it because it is so pigmented, it's a little crazy. It means you can go a little over board so take caution, but it feels lightweight with a lovely formula. I wear this a lot during winter for a classic english rose flush.

Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite cream products?





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31 comments

  1. I've been dying to try the Bourjois ones! They look so lovely!

    The Sunday Chapter xxx

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  2. Manouk10:09

    I'm a big fan of the Topshop cream blushes! I also love the packaging, bonus! :)

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait
    drawings)

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  3. Sadly none of these have been around here.. :-| I do have a few high end loves though.. the Chanel Cream Blush and also Bobbi Brown's pot rouges..! The Chanel is definitely the best thing out there!

    TheConscienceFund

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  4. Adorable post, I love the finish of cream blushes! The No7 cheek crayons look so cute! Wish I could get a hold of them here in Australia! I really want to try the theBalm cream blushes too.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  5. Stephanie Eva15:16

    I've been looking at the "Pie" cheek/lip cream for a little while now. Looks so nice! However I wouldn't mind having any of these creams for my own, haha!


    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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  6. Lauren Parker16:31

    Love the topshop cream blushers!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love cream blushes. The Topshop ones are lovely. I really want to try some Mac cream blushes!

    xprincessjas | xx

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  8. I haven't actually tried ANY mac blushes! Definitely need to sort that out.

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  9. They're lovely, aren't they :)

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  10. It's gorgeous, I really want the whole big palette!

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  11. Well, I'm pale too and I find 01. and 02. suit me really well!

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  12. Thank you :) I love the little No7 numbers, I always contemplate picking up the other shades too.

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  13. Aaaah, that's a shame! Yeah, I really need to be trying the Bobbi Brown ones, I've spotted some on other blogs and they always look so gorgeous.

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  14. Yeah they're really lovely, and the packaging is cute, such a bargain for the price!

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  15. I really like that blush from The Balm too, such a pretty shade! xx

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  16. Belle23:27

    I'm obsessed with the No7 sticks, the Bronzing Highlighter is so good aswell! Plus I can stock up while they're giving out those vouchers!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. Julie00:45

    Love the Bourjois blushes! I really want to try the No7 sticks. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  18. I really want to try that The Balm palette because apparently it works well on lips and cheeks!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  19. Sarah09:09

    The Balm is worth investing in! I adore mine :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  20. Next time I fancy adding to the collection it'll definitely be with the palette!

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  21. It does, I think I forgot to mention that! Pie is really lovely on both :)

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  22. I absolutely adore the highlight from No7, it's pretty much a daily essential for me now so I'd definitely recommend that :)

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  23. I've not seen the bronzing highlight, I'll have to have a look next time I'm in Boots!

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  24. It's gorgeous, such a lovely bright, uplifting shade :)

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  25. RMS Beauty!! If you're into indie makeup, I would also suggest Pumpkin & Poppy's cream blushes.

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  26. What a beautiful picture lovely! I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of cream blush but I do have several of them. I am however also a big fan of theBalm's Cheek and lip cream in 'Pie', it's just gorgeous and I'm also tempted to go for the whole palette x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  27. Thank you :) I'll definitely be picking up the palette next time I fancy adding to the collection.

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  28. I'll look into them! Thank you :)

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  29. Ooh, I'll look into both of those :)

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  30. Love cream blushes, Topshop Flush is definitely a favourite of mine!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  31. Gorgeous photo and lovely post! I really like cream products, I find in the Summer especially, they give a dewier look. Illamasqua cream blushes have a gorgeous formula! x

    theamberspyglass.co.uk

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