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The 10 Best Cream Blushes For Dewy, Flushed Cheeks

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Are you still using powder blush when you can have your pick from a plethora of cream blushes that are made for a dewy, sunlit, golden-hour look? Read ahead to find your plus-one for rosy cheeks.
The 10 Best Cream Blushes For Dewy, Flushed Cheeks

The perfect pick-me-up on a dull day, cream blushes are endowed with the power to facilitate an unmistakable, radiant glow. Their buttery, luscious texture adds instant freshness to your face and lends you a lit-from-within, sun-kissed look without having expended much effort. Moisturising and blendable when compared to their powder counterparts, the humble cream blush pretty atop your cheekbones, offering the perfect daytime, dewy look. For a night on the town, dab and blend more blush and layer with a highlighter to accentuate your best features.

Powder Blush vs Cream Blush vs Cheek Stain

It all boils down to your preference and the look you’re trying to achieve. For a matte, full-coverage finish, turn to a powder formulation, whereas for a dewy, blendable finish, opt for the cream variant that melts onto your skin. Lastly, apply a cheek stain for a more natural, all-day look.

Cream blushes piqued the interest of beauty enthusiasts when Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty dropped their beloved highly pigmented and smooth liquid blush range. If you missed out on this celebrity-launched offering, fret not, for we explore our exhaustive range of the best cream blushes for Indian skin on Nykaa.

How To Choose The Best Cream Blush

Cream blushes don’t run out that easily, hence, there are two things you need to keep in mind before investing in one.

1. Skin Type

If you have oily skin, plump up your cheeks with a matte blush. A shimmery blush will only get shinier as the day goes by, giving you an unnatural look. Trust us, you don’t want that over-the-top flushed look from our annual day events (high school trauma). If you have dry and combination skin, you can opt for a glittery blush that glistens as the light falls on your face.

2. Skin Tone

If your skin has warm undertones, go for warmer blushes like darker shades of red, burgundy, and maroon. Choose peach, pink, and mauve shades if you have cooler undertones. These colours will blend with your skin tone and give you a natural finish.

Top-Rated Cream Blushes In India

Best Luxe Buy

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks - Pale Pink
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks - Pale Pink
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Bobbi Brown’s highly pigmented, silky-smooth cream colour doubles up as your lip tint, too! Blend this best multitasking dewy blush along the apples of your cheeks for a sun-smooched appeal.

Best Everyday Blush

Kay Beauty Creme Blush - Rustic Rush
Kay Beauty Creme Blush - Rustic Rush
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Add this mousse-like texture to your cheeks for a glowy, flushed look. Super lightweight, long-lasting, and transfer-proof, dab and blend this formula along your cheekbones for an understated glam face.

India-Proud Purchase

LoveChild Masaba - Crème Blush - 04 Cinnamon Choli
LoveChild Masaba - Crème Blush - 04 Cinnamon Choli
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This Made-in-India formulation is available in six flattering, rosy shades—and boasts a slew of moisturising ingredients such as squalene, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and niacinamide. Consider adding a tinge on the tip of your nose for a sun-kissed complexion.

Editor’s Pick

Nudestix Nudies Blush All Over Face Color - Moodie Blu
Nudestix Nudies Blush All Over Face Color - Moodie Blu
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Ditch the rosy hues and welcome a striking purple shade to stand out from the crowd. Nudestix’s Nudies Blush All-Over Face Color Balm glides on your cheeks, lips, and eyes—leaving your skin feeling super-fresh and radiant.

Best Stick Blush

PIXI On The Glow Cream Blush - Juicy
PIXI On The Glow Cream Blush - Juicy
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Power-packed with ginseng, aloe vera, and an amalgam of fruit extracts, PIXI’s On The Glow Cream Blush in this warm, coral hue makes it the best blush for dry skin in India. One sweep across your cheekbones and lips is enough for a dewy, glowy appeal.

Collector’s Item

Typsy Beauty Enchanted Garden Rose Blush - Bleeding Heart 03
Typsy Beauty Enchanted Garden Rose Blush - Bleeding Heart 03
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It’d hurt while using this one—simply because it’s almost too pretty to destroy! Typsy Beauty’s offering in the shade Bleeding Heart is a highly buildable, blendable formula that will seamlessly melt into your skin.

Best Lightweight Blush

Insight Cosmetics Blusher - Dusty Rose
Insight Cosmetics Blusher - Dusty Rose
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A super lightweight, creamy blush for under INR 100 sounds like a dream come true. Housing six flawless shades, this pigmented, long-lasting formulation blends on super-smooth and suits varied Indian skin tones.

Best Full Glam Blush

Huda Beauty Lovefest Cream Blush - Tosted Tangerine
Huda Beauty Lovefest Cream Blush - Tosted Tangerine
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This limited-edition, pearl-infused blush is every makeup maven’s go-to—and for good reason. Lending instant colour pay-off, Huda Beauty’s Lovefest Cream Blush in the shade Toasted Tangerine delivers an unmistakable pop of colour in just one swipe!

Expert-Approved

Simply Nam Velvet Cream Magic Blush - Sister From Another
Simply Nam Velvet Cream Magic Blush - Sister From Another
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This value-for-money offering by celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni features a creamy consistency—courtesy of a concoction of natural oils and butter. Paraben and sulphate-free, this formulation leaves your skin with a velvety smooth sheen.

Worth The Splurge

Smashbox Halo Sheer To Stay Color Lip and Cheek Tint - Terracotta
Smashbox Halo Sheer To Stay Color Lip and Cheek Tint - Terracotta
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Yes, it’s a cheek and lip tint, but it mimics a blush, and we just felt compelled to add it to the list of the best creamy formulations. A primer-infused product—boasting sunflower, jojoba, and apricot oils—Smashbox’s Halo Sheer To Stay Color Lip and Cheek Tint is a makeup kit must-have for a fresh, radiant appearance.

Steps To Apply A Cream Blush

● Prep your skin by carrying out a simple CSMS routine to ensure your makeup lasts the whole day without your skin feeling tired.

● For the next step, there are essentially three schools of thought, some apply blush before they apply foundation, some after, and few skip foundation altogether. When you apply blush before foundation, you get a mild flushed look, and when you apply it after, you get a glam look. For a more cottage-core aesthetic, skip foundation.

● You can either apply it using a blush brush or your fingertips. We prefer a brush for a more precise application.

● Start by applying it on the apple of your cheeks and swipe upwards to give yourself a modest facelift. Trick light itself to make your face look sleeker and more youthful.

Top it off with a highlighter or bronzer; our pick would be a straightforward highlighter that ties your whole look with a healthy glow.

FAQ's

1. Which is the best cream blush for mature skin?

Cream blushes work perfectly on mature skin. Since mature skin is drier, a cream blush will get absorbed and not look patchy. All the blushes in our top picks list will suit mature skin.

2. Are cream blushes good?

Yes, cream blushes are very good for all skin types, as they get absorbed into the skin and give a natural finish. You also have more control over the application and the amount of product you wish to dispense.

3. Which type of blush is the easiest to apply?

Cream blushes are the easiest to apply. There’s no risk of the colour smudging or spreading everywhere like powder blushes, and you don’t even need a brush to apply cream blushes, you can use your fingertips.

4. Why should I use a blush?

Blush helps brighten, lift, and plump up your face, leaving you with a natural, glowy, sun-kissed look.

5. Do I need a blush brush?

Not necessarily; cream blushes can be applied using your fingertips.

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