But never mind, like a true beauty junkie I had to give cream blushes one more go before I completely banned them from my make up case.
Egged on by some of my blogger friends on Twitter, I decided to buy Rude from Illamasqua, a beautiful warm coral shade.
|Illamasqua cream blush in Rude|
Illamasqua is one of my favourites brands, if not THE MOST favourite makeup brand of all, so I don't know why I didn't buy it sooner!
- the consistency is almost gel-like cream, very lightweight, doesn't feel heavy at all
- feels very light on the skin, and most importantly it's non-sticky
- lasts about 4-6 hours on my dry skin before fading away. Unlike other cream blushes I've tried, this doesn't go patchy as it fades, instead the colour just seems to lighten and then fade away to nothing.
- gives a lovely natural sheen to the skin
- can be worn under or over powder. Normally with cream blushes you have to put this on over your foundation, as putting it over powdered skin will make it go patchy. However with this one I normally use it after I've powdered my face and had no problems blending.
- can be worn on the lips, but you'll need some balm on first as it can be drying.
I use my Artiste by Manicare angled blush brush ($14.95 from Priceline and Myer) to apply this cream. I use the flat top bit, and use a patting motion rather than swiping like I would a powder blush.
|Artiste by Manicare angled blush brush - $14.95aud|
Because of the fact it's not very long lasting, I would not wear this at work because I need something that will last me a full work day. However this is perfect for weekends when I have more time to freshen up.
Here's what it looks like on my face, with and without flash.
Do you like using cream blushes?