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The Best Cream Blushes For All Skin Tones

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 28, 2020
The Best Cream Blushes For All Skin Tones

Every makeup look is beautiful with the best cream blushes

There’s nothing like a swipe of blush to complete your makeup looks, especially those with a creamy texture that blends effortlessly for a silky, dewy glow. That’s right… we’re talking about cream blushes. These beauty products are an excellent option for those who want a subtle sheen for an everyday makeup look, or wish to recreate that healthy flush to the face that you get after yoga or an amazing facial massage. It’s also easy to apply, often has major skin benefits, and won’t leave you with any streakiness or fallout that you get from powder blushes. Talk about one of the best 2021 makeup trends. So while we would never tell you to completely abandon powder blush, it’s time to consider these cream blushes for your skin tone that will revamp your look and make you feel rosy.

Fair skin

Lip + Cheek by Milk Makeup, $28

Lip + Cheek by Milk Makeup
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Beauty products from Milk Makeup are so simple, yet wonderfully unique… and this creamy lip and cheek color is no exception. The shade Werk is a soft, dusty rose shade that helps your fair skin look fresh and rosy, not clown-like, and nourishes your complexion with the best skincare ingredients. Just roll the stick across your cheeks and watch as the color melts seamlessly into your face, along with hydrating nutrients like Mango Butter, Peach Nectar, and Avocado Oil. The buildable shade isn’t just for your face, either… as this two-in-one product can also be applied to your lips for a pretty pop of color. Lip + Cheek doesn’t just produce a simple and chic makeup look for any fair-skinned beauty, this product also hydrates and nourishes your delicate lip skin with the “skin first” mentality that Milk Makeup does best.

Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush in Aura by KAJA, $19

Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush in Aura by KAJA
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Fun fact: this cream blush has a bouncy and squishy texture that resembles mochi ice cream. Hence the name. An even more fun fact? Once you’re done playing with it, the shade Aura will light up your fair skin and help you look rosy and radiant. Kaja is a Korean beauty brand that knows how to make you sparkle, and that’s just the beginning with the Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush. Aura is a warm peachy hue with a golden shimmer, and applies like a dream to make your pale skin pop. Mochi pop, that is. Those with fair skin need to be extra careful when applying blush, as using the wrong shade or blending technique can overpower your face… making you look muddy or clown-like. That will never be the case with this KAJA favorite, as MIRA BEAUTY guests agree that it’s blendable, smooth, and lightweight. A must-have cream blush for fair skin!

Medium Skin

PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush in Seashell by Juice Beauty, $25

PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush in Seashell by Juice Beauty
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Many people fall into this category, with a neutral beige appearance that’s neither fair nor deep. The best blush for you is one that isn’t so light that it washes you out, but also won’t look overpowering on your skin. Think bright pink, like the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush in Seashell by Juice Beauty! This pretty color won’t just pop on your cheeks in every season (tan in the summer, fair in the winter!), it’s also packed with vitamins to nourish the skin. Powered by plant-derived Phyto-Pigments and age-defying serum technology, this creamy formula is ultra-buildable and produces a natural flush of color that resembles your “back from the gym” look. It’s one of the best cream blushes on MIRA with top ratings for being smooth, creamy, blendable and long-lasting… and your medium skin will be obsessed.

The Multiple in Orgasm by NARS, $39

The Multiple in Orgasm by NARS
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The name “Orgasm” strikes up a lot of feelings in beauty lovers everywhere, in more ways than one. It’s the iconic shade from NARS that looks flawless on all skin tones - a universal peachy, gold-speckled hue that looks naturally rosy on your cheeks and fits all makeup looks. We’re talking everything from everyday makeup for Zoom school to a back-from-the-beach glow to traditional NARS glam. And this classic color gets an upgrade with The Multiple, a creamy blush (and eyeshadow, and lipstick) product that you can simply glide across your features for an effortless glow. Since medium skin is sometimes tan, and sometimes not… this versatile color will never rub you the wrong way. It’s known to suit all skin tones and blend out flawlessly for a sheer, shimmery accent that’s seductive and chic. It’s the NARS way, okay?

Olive Skin

Insta-Blush in Berry Kiss by Revlon, $12

 Insta-Blush in Berry Kiss by Revlon,
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The “Insta” in the name of this Revlon beauty product refers to several things. For one, it’s the best cream blush to give you a sheer, natural finish in seconds. It also looks subtle enough on camera to give you just the right amount of color in your Instagram shots, without looking too clown-like or risking the HD iPhone camera picking up any streaks. Those with olive skin need a blush that enhances the warmth and green undertones in their complexion, without making them look overly orange. And there’s no better hue to do just that than berry. The shade Berry Kiss from the Insta-Blush lineup is a pink-plum that enhances your features and adds instant illumination to your olive skin, and it’s only $12! 93% of MIRA guests say that Insta-Blush is blendable, while 96% call it long-lasting and lightweight.  

Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Rum by Fenty Beauty, $25

Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Rum by Fenty Beauty
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If you have olive skin, you already know that gold is your color. You can rock a golden bronzed look in every season, your jewelry collection is dripping in gold bracelets, and your new favorite cream blush is Rihanna-levels of golden glam. Yes, we’re talking about the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Rum by Fenty Beauty. While often used as a highlighter, your makeup routine will never be the same after using this gilded bronze shade as a cream blush. It brings out the warmth in your skin and provides a beachy glow even in the winter, and the sparkle specks create a luminosity that’s so Fenty. Just swipe this stick on the apples of your cheeks and blend it out for a golden glow that’s Rihanna-approved.

Creme Cheek Blush in Rose Pink by Honest Beauty, $13

Creme Cheek Blush in Rose Pink by Honest Beauty
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“Powder blush sits on top of the skin, where a cream blush just really melts into your skin and sort of blends seamlessly.” Jessica Alba said it while doing a golden bronze makeup look video for Vogue, right as she was applying the Creme Cheek Blush to her cheeks… and the Honest Beauty CEO definitely isn’t wrong. The best cream blushes (like this one!) create a lit-from-within glow that looks completely natural and enhances your best features, and Jessica Alba has been open about the struggles of finding makeup for her olive skin tone. Rose Pink is a neutral shade that brightens up her warm complexion, and it will do the same for you. The buildable texture lets you go from barely-there to bright and beautiful in just a few swipes, and 96% of MIRA guests say that Creme Cheek Blush is ultra-buildable. Step away from the berry hues and go back to basics with a pink that adds rosiness and radiance to your olive skin.

Deep Skin

Multi-Stick in A Fine Romance by ILIA, $34

Multi-Stick in A Fine Romance by ILIA
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Multi-Stick isn’t just one of the best cream blushes on MIRA, it’s also one of the most beloved products in the beauty world. Period. This creamy formula blends seamlessly into the cheeks and lips to distribute the ideal amount of natural color - producing a monochromatic makeup look that’s runway-ready. And it doesn’t hurt that this stick is formulated with Avocado Seed Oil and Cocoa Butter to deeply moisturize the skin while giving you a healthy glow. The best color for deeper skin tones? A Fine Romance. ILIA describes it as “a bright berry that pops on deeper skin tones,” and that doesn’t even do this hue justice. You can build up the color to match a multitude of deeper skin tones, and watch as it melts into the skin for a radiant and eye-catching finish. You’ll never have to worry about looking ashy, or the color not showing up properly on your cheeks, as ILIA has made one of the best cream blushes for your deep and dazzling complexion.

Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip by Fenty Beauty, $20

Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip by Fenty Beauty, $20
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This soft coral shade is as bright and beautiful as it looks, and designed to give your complexion a captivating wash of color. In true Fenty fashion, each shade of Cheeks Out is ultra-inclusive and looks radiant on all skin tones - but Daiquiri Dip is especially stunning on deeper skin. The best blush for your complexion is one that creates a warm, natural-looking finish that looks like you just stepped in from the cold. And Daiquiri Dip is a rich red that creates a healthy, natural flush of color - one that doesn’t just look like powder sitting on top of your cheeks, but works with your undertones to enhance your inner glow. Can you say red radiance? RiRi has never done us wrong, and you’ll be the lady in red with this Rihanna-approved cream blush.

Cloud Paint in Haze by Glossier, $18

Cloud Paint in Haze by Glossier, $18
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Blush is what balances out your complexion, especially when wearing other bold products like lipstick or eyeshadow. The deeper your skin tone, the deeper your blush should be. You may even want to incorporate a bit of purple, such as the Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze, to ensure that the color enhances your lit-from-within radiance as opposed to just sitting on top of your cheeks. Cloud Paint is known as one of the best cream blushes around, and top celebrity makeup artists agree. In fact, this very shade is Sir John’s (Beyonce’s makeup artist!) top pick for deeper skin tones.  "Even though these blushes look bright, once you put them on your face, they just give you this subtle, lit-from-within kind of glow," he told Allure. And we completely agree. This ultra-pigmented formula blends effortlessly into the skin and looks flawless on your deeper complexion, both IRL and on camera!

Shop all the best cream blushes for all skin tones on MIRA.