As someone who once struggled with severe rosacea, the initial thought of an extremely rosy cheek stirred hesitation within me. The heat that rose to my face amidst embarrassment at one time caused me great anxiety and self-consciousness. Over time though, I have come to embrace the natural flush that comes to my cheeks when I am filled with laughter, embarrassment, or a bit too much time in the sun. My favorite makeup product now? A powder pink blush from Dior in shade Rose Caprice.
As we step into the middle of a summer steeped in sunshine and SPF, we all face the collective desire for a perfectly sun kissed glow. Whether you are like me, and have a strong fear-turned-affinity for a rosy cheek, or you are relatively new to the blush game, the cream products below are perfect for achieving a romantic, lit-from-within look from summertime and beyond.
If you are looking to start on the safe side of your blush journey, Glossier Cloud Paint is a great choice for you, but if a more daring look appeals to your eye, we recommend a touch of Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from Rare Beauty for a full-on flush.
01. Saie Beauty Dew Flush
The Dew Blush from Saie Beauty is a water-based product that gives the skin a hydrated and irresistibly glowy look. $24.
02. Florence By Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush
Created and loved by Millie Bobby Brown herself, the Cheek Me Later Cream Blush from Florence by Mills comes in a cream-to-powder formula for a long-lasting wear. $14.
03. Glossier Cloud Paint
We are all familiar with the magic-like Cloud Paint from Glossier. Available in 8 glow-boosting shades, this creamy blush is perfect for adding a touch of color to the skin. $20.
04. R.E.M. Beauty Eclipse Cheek & Lip Stick
The Eclipse Cheek and Lip Stick from R.E.M Beauty comes in 10 moisture-enhancing shades to help take you from day-to-night. $18.
05. Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm
BeachPlease Tinted Balm is perfect for bringing a warm glow to the face. Creamy enough for use on the lips, cheeks, and eyes, this one product creates an all over radiance. $20.
06. Pixi On-The-Glow Blush
In a stick form perfect for on-the-go application, the On-the-Glow Bush by Pixi is available in three absolutely magical shades. $18.
07. Nudestix Nudies Bloom
Nudies Bloom from Nudestix is a highly-pigmented and long-lasting formula created for those looking to create a colorful, yet uniform makeup look. $34.
08. Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick
This Lip and Cheek Cream Blush Stick from Milk Makeup is infused with avocado and apricot to bring a healthy and hydrated glow to the skin using natural ingredients. $21.
09. Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm
This lip and cheek balm from Chanel brings an immense amount of pigment and plumping power to one pretty little pot. $45.
10. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
Selena Gomez is the Wonder Woman of blush products. With a soft brush applicator and unmistakable pigment, the Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from Rare Beauty will last you a lifetime. $20.
Feature Images from Left to Right Via: R.E.M. Beauty, Saie Beauty, Rare Beauty, Chanel, and Pixi Beauty. Design by Her Campus Media.