If you’re looking for a flushed glow that holds up well even under a mask, why not switch to a cream blush? Easier to blend than a powder formula, they’re also long-lasting and give your complexion a rosy finish that looks healthy and radiant. Whether you apply with your fingers or a brush, here are some of our favourites:
There’s a reason why this blush is always sold out in most Sephora stores. Available in different finishes, ranging from matte to radiant, Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush has been a hit amongst the masses, especially since it went viral on TikTok. A little goes a long way with this blush too – all you need is a dot or two on each side of your cheeks and you’re good to go.
Achieve that naturally flushed look with this Soft Cream Cheek Blush from Amuse. Boasting a velvety finish, this blush gives you that nice rosy, velvety finish that looks and feels like second skin. Not to mention, the adorable star applicator also makes for a good excuse to get this blush.
This Tinted Moisturiser Blush from Laura Mercier offers you the best of both worlds. Besides adding a pop of colour to your cheeks, the blush also doubles as a moisturiser and makes your skin look fresh and healthy all day long.
We’re no stranger to Fenty Beauty’s iconic line of makeup essentials, and if there’s one particular product we can’t stop obsessing about, it’d have to be the brand’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush. Creamy, smooth and light as air, this cream blush is notoriously easy to apply and difficult to mess up. What’s more, it’s also sweat-resistant, water-resistant and doesn’t feel greasy – which is perfect, especially with Singapore’s humid climate.
Similar to the brand’s Water-Fresh Tint, this blusher features pigments suspended in a hydrating fluid to lend skin a glowing bloom while keeping it moisturised.
Coordinating lip, cheek and eye colours is a non-issue with this two-tiered compact, which holds a sheer tint and a clear balm that can be used on all three areas. Use the tint for a natural-looking flush and the balm for the coveted “glass skin”.
Another on-the-go option, this feather-light blusher melts into skin, blending with ease to liven up your look with a vivid hit of colour (apply using your fingers), a soft romantic tinge (blend out using the built-in brush) and everything in between.
Gliding on like a dream, this ultra-lightweight mousse transforms into an easy-to-blend velvety powder on contact for a second-skin effect.
Not into an overly luminous finish? This one goes on matte, with the neutral rose hue flattering just about everyone. Bonus: The colour stick comes with a detachable blending brush at one end—super handy for touch-ups on the move.
The rounded head of Sisley’s blush means it sits perfectly on the apples of your cheeks, helping to define your cheekbones and replace sallowness with a youthful gleam.
This article was first published in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.