(Closed) Powder blush Vs cream blush?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
335 posts
Helper bee

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
4009 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@al1988: what kind of blush do you use? I highly recommend Nars – they have so many different colors and their pigment is amazing!

Post # 7
4108 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
48 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 😀

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