This Is the Only Makeup Product I'm Wearing Right Now, and It's Game-Changing

If you’d have asked me this time last year what my desert-island makeup products were, blush wouldn’t have even made the top 10. In fact, I think I probably only had one blush in my otherwise excessive makeup stash. You see, I have always championed a streamlined, simple routine. As far as I was concerned, all I needed for my daily routine was a hefty layer of concealer, some bronzer and maybe a quick coat of mascara on my lashes. Anything else was just added faff that I couldn’t be bothered with.

But then, a cream blush came my way, and everything changed. I realized that the thing that stressed me out about blusher the most was the application process. With powder formulas, it’s all too easy to make mistakes, from applying too much to getting it in the wrong place. However, cream blushers are basically foolproof. Not only can they be patted into the skin with fingers really quickly, but they also can be blended out super easily.

On top of that, they essentially melt into the skin, leaving a dewy, glowy finish. I have become such a fan of cream blushes that they’re basically the only makeup product I’m using at the moment. In fact, I can’t imagine leaving the house without at least a little dab of dewy color on my cheeks. Bronzer, highlight and even (dare I say it) concealer have taken a back seat. All my face needs to look alive and well is a little bit of cream blush.

And my newfound love for cream blush means I’ve been trying every product I can get my hands on. I’ve given them all a whirl, from liquid formulas in tubes to putty-like textures. These are the best cream blushes money can buy.


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Shannon wears Morphe 2 Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse in Wish.

1. Westman Atelier Pink Baby Cheeks Blush Stick

2. Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm in Rush Hour

3. E.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Blush in Bahamas

4. Morphe 2 Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse in Wish

5. Bite Beauty Daycaton Whipped Blush in Watermelon Marg

6. Tata Harper Vitamin-Infused Cream Blush in Peachy

7. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow in Colour of Dreams

8. Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn

9. Beauty Pie Supercheek Cream Blush in Bare Blush

10. Iconic London Sheer Blush in Fresh Faced

11. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Petal Poppin

12. Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour

13. Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip & Cheek in Astro

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous. Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics. While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best. When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.