Now that Spring is here – and my skin is even drier than normal(?) – I have been all about the cream blushes. Cream blushes just add the nicest dewiness to your skin, and manage not to look powdery, dry or flat. I favour cream formulas that stay creamy… none of the ‘cream to powder’ bullshit please. Ever the peach blush addict, I have 3 orange hues that I think you will love and need all summer… 🙂
The bright orange is Stila’s Gladiola. Ugh, so pretty. Looks daunting in the pan, but blended in it gives the nicest finish, and this is one I reach for a lot when I’m wearing an orange lip. I am all about the co-ordination. Stila convertible colours are really nice, not too expensive and the compacts are adorable.
The sheerer choice is the Josie Maran coconut watercolour cheek gelee in Coral Oasis, which I picked up in New York. You can now order them online from Sephora though, for people in the UK. This looks even brighter, an almost orange red but it is the sheerest cream blush formula I’ve ever tried, making it foolproof. Ideal for cream blush beginners 🙂 It also feels really cooling when you apply it, which is crazy… I love this.
The peachiest of them all is my favourite, Kevyn Aucoin’s tansoleil. I just can’t express how gorgeous this is. Not too pink, not too orange – the perfect shade, and the formula is impeccable. It stays looking fresh and dewy all day long. 100% recommended.
So, those are my picks for some orange themed creamy blush goodness. The future’s bright…