Some women tend to shy away from cream blush for fear that it will give them an overly made-up appearance. Worn correctly, though, cream blush can provide a natural burst of color to your cheeks without looking harsh. Better still, cream blush tends to wear longer than powder blush, giving you a fresh, just-applied look throughout the day. If you are new to the cream blush scene, choose a color that is slightly darker than your own skin tone, for a healthy glow.
Prepare your skin for the cream blush application. Wash your face using your favorite cleanser, rinse and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. If you use normally use a foundation on your skin, apply it as you normally would.
Sit or stand in front of a lighted mirror. Dab a touch of cream blush on the tips of a kabuki brush. A few swipes with the brush over the cream blush are all that is necessary.
Brush the cream blush lightly onto the apples of your cheeks using gentle circular motions. Smiling while brushing on the cream blush will help your identify the plumpest part of your cheeks, closest to your nose.
Step back and take a good look at your face to make sure that your cheek color is even. If you need to apply more, do so using the brush.
Apply a light layer of translucent finishing powder using a puff or brush. The translucent face powder will soften your look and set your makeup, keeping it in place.