Winter is here, which means dry skin is the new daily battle many of us are facing. When the weather turns cold, I find myself reaching for more and more liquid and cream cheek products to give me color and hydration in one little package. Here are a few items I have been adding to my daily routine over the past few weeks!
When I saw these new liquid blushes from Flower Beauty at Ulta, I had to try them out. I picked up the color Pinched because I cannot get enough of peachy nude blushes, especially in a formula like this. While the initial drops are extremely pigmented, this blends out a lot sheerer than I expected. I like how buildable this product is, I can continue adding color until I get the look I want, and it never picks up the foundation or concealer underneath. I usually put a drop or two on the back of hand and apply it to my cheeks with a damp beauty blender. This is extremely long lasting, and it doesn’t fade patchy or dry.
I picked up this tiny cream blush from Amazon after reading about it on Into The Gloss. I have been loving Korean skincare for a long time now, but I have just recently been getting into Korean beauty as well. The blush is a lot pinker than I usually go for, but it actually gives me a very fresh, youthful looking flush. This is a thicker formula than I am used to working with, but it blends easily once I warm it up a bit on the back of my hand. I like applying this with a beauty blender because it thins out the product without losing any of the pigmentation.
This is my favorite of these products, mostly because the color is so unique to me! It has a lot more orange in it than I usually go for, but something about the rosiness makes it both wearable but eye catching at the same time. I like to apply this with a synthetic fiber brush because I really want the color and pigmentation to come through. This lasts all day on my cheeks, and when it does start to fade, it does so naturally and evenly. I will definitely be picking up the rest of the colors in this line!
My local CVS has begun carrying a lot more Korean beauty, and I picked up these cushion products from Peripera to see how the line performed. When I first swatched them, I was kind of underwhelmed, but on the face they are both beautiful. The highlight is extremely subtle, making it perfect for adding just a touch of glow to bare skin. The contour’s undertones are perfectly balanced, and it blends out beautifully under the cheekbones. The contour lasts longer than the highlight, so I like to sometimes add a powder highlight on top.
Let me know your favorite cream cheek products!