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MA Beauty Expert: The Art of Blushing - Creamy Color for Summer’s End

Sunday, August 09, 2015

 

Ever see an innocent blush spread across someone’s face? Uncomfortable for them but charming to watch. For non-blushers, that natural glow is easier to come by with a cream blush. But once upon a time, women shuddered at the thought of using a non-powder blush – creams melted off too quickly and played havoc on even slightly oily skin. We’re lucky today because cream blushes are now made with non-greasy gels and offer saturated and buildable color that stays put. They work especially well in late summer when lightly tanned skin needs just a pinch of cheeky color.  

Chic in a Compact 

Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush comes in a sleek and chic black compact with a mirror for touch-ups. The colors are gorgeously rich and tempting. This unique smooth formula melts beautifully into the skin. Like butta. Ulta

Stick-Up

Stick cream blush is the new darling in blushes. Once a drugstore cosmetic staple, it’s now surfacing in big-time makeup lines too. It’s easy to use and super-portable. Swipe, blend, toss in your tote. Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush gives natural, youthful color – like you just came in from a long walk on a windswept beach. Janeiredale.com

Texturize

L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blush has a buoyancy to it which gives an ‘I Just Worked Out Glow’, without the workout part. Its texture is satiny smooth and subtle enough to be believable. CVS

Multi-Tasking

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge works on both cheeks AND lips for a coordinated finished look. It’s sheer and fresh and comes in delectable candy-colors. Sephora

We’ve only just scratched the cream blush surface – there are too many to highlight here. The trick is to find one that helps you achieve a subtle rosy flush that mimics a natural blush – the kind you get when someone nice suddenly compliments you. Oh look, she’s blushing!

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com, where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.

 

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Orange Salon

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126 June St., Worcester, MA

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376 Chandler St., Worcester, MA

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574 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA

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372 Chandler St., Worcester, MA

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1099 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA

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