I am so happy to see that cream/liquid face colors are finally getting the recognition they deserve! I know how easy powder products are, but there is something that just looks and feels so natural yet luxurious about applying a liquid blush to the cheeks. As the weather gets warmer, I know I am going to be piling on the blotting powder to keep my oil at bay, so I have been trying to phase out as many unnecessary powders as possible, enter the cream/liquid face colors. I feel like I am always talking about a new cream highlight, so I wanted this post to focus more on blush and bronzer because those can be a bit harder to accomplish formula-wise.
Let’s get into a review of some of my current favorite cream face colors and how I like to wear them!
NARS released 4 liquid blush shades a few months ago and I fell in love immediately. I initially only wore the cult classic Orgasm, but after wearing this peachy shade I think I have a new favorite. This shade Luster is described as a ‘sheer golden apricot’ and it gives so much warmth and life to the cheeks without pulling too orange. This has a very subtle sheen, so you get a glow without any chunky, noticeable glitter.
The formula of this product is extremely thin and watery, but every drop packs an insane amount of pigment so the tiniest bit goes a very long way. I like to pat this on with my fingers then quickly blend it out with a damp beauty sponge. Once this stuff dries, it stays put all day, so it’s perfect for long summer days!
I’ve talked about these cream blushes from Glossier a million times, but they really are that amazing! The two colors I have been wearing the most recently have been Puff (light, cool pink) and Beam (coral-peach), sometimes I even mix them together to get a pink based peach shade that matches every eye look. These have a thicker texture than the NARS blushes, but they are just as easy to blend and they last even longer on my skin.
These don’t have any glitter or shimmer to them, but they don’t look too matte or flat on the cheeks. I like to apply these with my fingers because they are just so easy to blend out for a natural flush.
I’ve had this product for a while now, and never really knew exactly how I wanted to wear it. I am pretty pale, but as I start to use some self tanner on my body, my face needs to catch up! I love adding just a drop of this to my moisturizer/primer to give me a bronze, glowy base that doesn’t look orange glittery. This stuff truly looks like sunshine in a bottle, and I recommend it to everyone that wants to add some glow without piling on bronzer.
This has a creamy texture, but it is thin enough that it doesn’t sit heavy on the skin. It blends very easily, so I can use it as a base or pat a drop onto the high points of my face for a natural looking tan.
I am not huge into contour, so I was hesitant to try this product out, but I’ve found that using it as a bronzer is perfect! The tone of this shade reminds me so much of my beloved Sunkissed Custom Enhancer Drops from Cover FX, the perfect neutral bronze glow. I have pink undertones so most cream contours are way too orange on me, but this never looks orange or ashy. It is very pigmented so you just need the tiniest bit, but it blends naturally and never looks muddy.
I just add a dab of this right on my cheekbones by my ears, then blend it out with a synthetic fiber brush. I like to blend it a little above and below my cheek bones to both contour and lift my face.
Let me know your go-to cream/liquid face colors!