Are you still wondering why you need to add blush to your everyday beauty routine? Not only does it give an instant lift to dull skin, but it also provides a youthful glow. A cream blush is the perfect choice if you prefer that sought-after fresh, dewy look, which is why we trawled through the best of the best to give you the definitive list of cream blushes for every budget and skin tone.

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Chanel Blush Stick

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in Blush No 21 – R605

This cream blush has a great colour pay-off and when blended in, goes sheer with a semi-glow finish. It doesn’t give that powdery, dry look that we all hate and looks dewy on freshly moisturised or dry skin.

Essence Blush

Essence Soo Blush Cream to Powder Blush in Sweet as a Peach – R54

This cream-to-powder blush applies smoothly onto the skin, but has to be worked with quickly as it tends to go powdery in seconds. Apply on moisturised skin or mix with a little face oil or serum if you prefer a dewy look. The shade is better on lighter skin tones as a blush and on darker skin tones as a highlighter.

The Body Shop Blush

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in #02 – R145

Half bronzer and half cream blush, this dome gives a beautiful glow. This is a great outdoor or poolside blush as it has tiny glitter flecks that reflect light off the skin.

Clinique Chubby Blush Stick

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Amp’d Up Apple – R260

Clinique’s cream blush chubby stick is great for darker skin tones as the dusty pink colour looks very natural. It gives a ‘glow-from-within’ effect and dewy finish. The colour blends out quickly so you will need to reapply during the day to boost the pigment.


L’Oreal True Match Le Blush in Candy Cane Pink – R170

Although it is among a list of cream blushes, this powder blush has enough clout to deserve a mention. It has an impressive colour pay-off and a metallic pink finish. Fear not though, you will not look like a rosy-cheeked disco ball. Blend this blush into the high planes of the cheeks for a glamorous glow, perfect for an evening look.

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