The only makeup item you need to master a summer glow
There is no question that bronzer works wonders when it comes to faking our way to a deep, golden tan. However, the real trick this summer is mastering that fresh-off-the-beach, sun-kissed rosy glow that’s slightly pinker than what our bronzers are able to offer.
The best way to achieve it (without getting partially sunburnt of course..)? Cream blush.
How to apply cream blush
To achieve the look, apply your cream blush to the points on your face where the sun would typically hit. Using fingers or a dense brush, dab the creamy pigment across your nose, the apples of your cheeks and even extend upward slightly under the eye for a lifted effect (hey, Em Rata does it...).
Here are our favourites for mastering an ‘afternoon at the beach’ glow, minus the European summer and potential heat stroke…
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm
Clinique’s balm-like blush glides effortlessly across the skin, making for quick and easy application. The hydrating formula contains vitamin E, providing a long-lasting rosy tint that won’t require much attention or re-application.
Read more about Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm here…
Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Blush
This oil-free and water based skin tint provides a super blendable flush to the cheeks. The buildable formula means you can add as much or as little as you like to create your desired effect.
Read more about Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Blush here…
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Blush
This creamy balm is perfect if you are after a softer, matte finish (rather than dewy). Available in four different shades, blend a small amount to create a natural lit-from-within flush.
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Do you use a cream blush? Will you try one?