Cream blushes are becoming more prominent among drugstore brands, and I ain’t even mad. Especially good to use for the fresh and dewy face trend, cream blushes tend to give your skin a healthy shine with a dose of color.
Jordana just released six new shades of their Color Tint Blush Sticks for Spring 2015. The new colors offer a more diverse range than their first release, from neutral to bright.
I love when cream blushes are housed in twist-up stick form, because it makes for super convenient application. The Color Tint Blush Sticks stand about two inches tall, and you’re getting 0.21 oz of product. This is slightly less than the Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks, but with a price tag of $2.99, that’s nothing that you’ll catch me complaining about.
New shades in the collection include (L-R in order of swatches above):
Baby Pink – light pink with lavender undertones and strong shimmer
Sunkissed – this one looks more peach to me!
Golden Sheen – light orangey bronze with subtle shimmer
Peach Nectar – warm coral
Hot, Hot, Hot – bright fuchsia
Rouge Romance – cool red
You can definitely get away with using the shimmery shades as both your blush and highlight.
All shades have strong pigmentation, which was surprising coming from a product that has “tint” in the name. However, they’re not completely opaque as they still let your skin show through a bit. I find it easiest to apply by dabbing onto the cheeks so that I don’t get too much color, because it’s easy to overdo it with this kind of blush.
Don’t be turned off though; the blush glides on smoothly and blends out really easily— I always use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, but you could also use your fingers to apply and blend. Above, you’ll see Hot, Hot, Hot, blended out to a more wearable look.
The formula is moisturizing and gives your skin that slight dewiness for a bright face. Staying power varies between colors. The lighter ones will fade more quickly than the deeper ones, but overall you can get 4-6 hours… perhaps longer if you set with a powder, or if you have drier skin.
To be honest, I get better wear out of these than I do from the Maybelline Blush Sticks, and at less than half the cost. Another point for Jordana’s spring releases! I’m also glad that the new shades will seemingly work for many different skin tones, since they are so pigmented and they included the deeper red and pink.
What’s your favorite way to apply cream blush?