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How I Apply Cream Blush

If you have always struggled with how to make cream blush work, this post is for you! This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, but I chose the products to feature and bought the products with my own money.

Below are links to the products I’m wearing in this post!

Cream Blush Hack

Everyone has been talking about the whole Westman Atelier line, especially the cult-fave cream blush, Baby Cheeks Blush Stick (I have shade Minette). I love cream blush- the finish never looks dry, they have great staying power, and it just looks like more of a natural “lit from within” flush. However whenever I rubbed a blush stick directly on my cheek and blended out with my fingers or Beauty Blender, it always disturbed the foundation underneath. And as a result, the melasma, sunspots, or other imperfections I had covered up surfaced again.

But try it this way! Take a stiff foundation brush (like this one from Hourglass) and swipe it across the Baby Cheeks Blush Stick. Then, instead of dragging the brush across your cheek, bounce the brush up and down, stippling the color onto your face. Concentrate most of the color high on your outer cheekbones to create a lifting effect.

To extend the weartime of the cream blush, lightly tap Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Powder on top (I use the larger side of this double-sided Hourglass brush). Then after you are finished with all your makeup, spritz with a setting spray. My current favorite is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray.

For a video demo of the cream blush application, watch my Instagram Reel here:



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