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Makeup Tutorial: How To Apply Cream and Gel Blushes

March 9, 2014

Over the last few months, I found myself reaching for my cream and gel blushes instead of powder. Why? Because cream and gel formulas are not only great for creating a dewy look, they are also super easy to apply! So here are a few tips on how to apply cream and gel blushes, including a brief tutorial.

Cream and gel blushes

How To Apply Cream and Gel Blushes
Start with freshly moisturized skin or a liquid base. Taking minimal amount, apply the product onto cheeks. Next, using a brush or sponge, buff upwards and out. You can also use your fingers but remember to blend in a patting motion to avoid rubbing off the product. Blend and blend until you do not see any harsh edges. If you require more coverage, go back and add more.

How To Apply Cream and Gel Blushes
Blending cream blush on the cheeks
Buffing out cream blush on the cheeks

A Few More Pointers
• Cream and gel blushes work best on those with normal to dry skin. Those with oily skin are better off with powder formulas.

• For a flushed-within look, apply a heavier layer over bare skin then add foundation on top.

• Applied too much? Do not use powder on top (you will risk looking cakey). Instead, tone down the color by dabbing a clean sponge over the area.

Products I Have Tried and Loved
• Make Up For Ever Flash Color
NARS Multiple
Stila Convertible Color
MAC Cremeblend Blush

Need help picking a blush color? Check out these tips by makeup artist Erin McCarthy!

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  • Reply Rose Delali August 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Hi, I am in love with the makeup tips. I wish I can do same n look like a Princess.

  • Reply Vikash Ranjan May 18, 2017 at 3:56 am

    You’ve shared a very nice tutorial with all makeup lovers about how to apply CREAM and Gel Blushes.

  • Reply Starfish425 May 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    This is a great tutorial! A really handy trick for a naturally flushed look. I usually use my Mermaid Professional Makeup Brush Set for any makeup. Thanks for the tutorial! It helps a lot!

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