I'm Getting the Perfect Spring Flush from Both Cream and Powder Blushes

These four are my current favorites.
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These four are my current favorites.

You guys know I’ve been about that glow life lately, and although I’ve always worn blush, I’ve branched out to a few different formulas that really enhance those glowy looks and give my face a fresh-looking flush. 

I’ve mentioned some of my favorite shimmery blushes, but these blushes have textures that I think aid in giving me a really lovely look.

Clockwise from top left: Stila Watercolor Blush, Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush, Tyra Beauty Cheek in a Stick, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush,.

Clockwise from top left: Stila Watercolor Blush, Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush, Tyra Beauty Cheek in a Stick, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush,.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat

I got this blush after I wrote about some of my shimmery faves, or else this definitely would have been included. This blush is infused with the brand's signature Ambient Lighting Powder, so where you think the shade might be too bold, it comes out as this very lit-from-within glow with a pop of color. 

Hourglass Diffused Heat

Diffused Heat gives me a nice poppy glow.

I like this particular poppy-ish shade, especially when I’m rocking a matching lip. I think the combo is really complementary.

Sonia Kashuk Crème Blush in Petal

Cream blushes are hit or miss for me, but this one is definitely a hit. The pigmentation is moderate so you don’t have to tap on too much product, but it builds to a really nice flush. 

I used this one for #xoLOTW recently.

I used this one for #xoLOTW recently.

I typically tap it on with my finger and then blend with a stippling brush so the flush is nice and natural.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Poppy and Rosewater

These have been my go-to for the weekends because I pretty much only do concealer, brows, blush, and tinted lip balm when I’m “off-duty.” These blushes are lighter, so you can really customize the level of blush you’re wearing. There’s a soft shimmer to these but it’s not over the top glittery. 

Stila Water Poppy

This is Water Poppy on the cheeks. 

Rosewater is my favorite, but sometimes I layer Water Poppy under the Hourglass Powder.

Tyra Beauty Cheek in a Stick

This is a product that I wrote about before and I was surprised by how much I like it. This formula glides on smooth and gives just the perfect amount of color. 

Tyra Cheek in a Stick

I still love this blush stick!

It’s also super easy to blend, and I usually bring this with me on vacation so I don’t have to carry my whole powder-blush palette.

  • What are your favorite formulas for creating a glowy flush? 
  • Do you find cream, powder, or liquid products lend themselves best for this effect?