Post # 1
Ive been doing a search about make up lately. I usually wear make up, I dont of course smack it right on my face! So when I take a picture or something, it BARELY shows!! then in person, when ur close you can see.
Im trying to figure out which is best.. powder blushes or cream blushes? I usually wear powder blushesss– but I never tried cream.. did anyone ever try it??
I need it to pop and show but not look so made up– but to look uber pretty!
Post # 3
i don’t wear make up very often, but i have experience with both powder and cream blushes. honestly, i just liked the cream blushes for the novelty of it, but i think i’ll be sticking with powder from here on out just because it’s SO much easier to control. at least, it is for me (who knows very little about makeup). with cream blushes, i tend to end up with too much on and then have a hard time getting it off.
Post # 4
I use both cream blush and powder blush. I only use the powder blush when I wear minimal makeup such as concealer and/or liquid foundation because you have to blend it well and it definately doesnt go with my usual Bare Minerals powder. It just turns into a mess!
Post # 5
@al1988: what kind of blush do you use? I highly recommend Nars – they have so many different colors and their pigment is amazing!
Post # 6
I have tons of blushes, but theyre all powder and one is a tarte cheek stain. Hmm, Im actually considering NYX cream blushes.. will check out NARS though!
Post # 7
It depends on your skin. If it’s on the normal-to-dry side, try a cream blush or stain. My drugstore gem is maybelline dream mousse blush & jemma kidd cheek stain. Also Benefit’s stains.
If your skin is on the oily side, I’d go with a powder blush though.
Post # 8
The powder for oily and cream for dry skin is a good way to go. Also, personal preference. Some people prefer to use powder, others prefer creme!
Some makeup artists will actually layer both.. lightly blending a creme foundation first then using a similar toned powder later over the top. Probably sounds overkill in theory, but it has the same effect as layering a fragrance.. the colour will last longer. You just have to be careful not to be too heavy handed!
Post # 9
Like others have said it totally depends on your skin type. If I used a cream blush it would be melting off my oily skin, lol.
I’ve heard that NARS is great, I’ve never used it though, it’s expensive. I use MAC (which isn’t much cheaper but part of a deal for buying $50 or more).
Blush lasts a long time so I wouldn’t waste my money on too many different colors and types or you’ll end up having to throw away 2/3rds full packages after a few years when they get yucky—coming from experience 😀