I am always in search of the perfect rose blush. I love powder blushes for their sheer beauty, but sometimes a powder alone can look dry. Especially in cold weather, and if you have dry skin. A cream blush is usually perfect for getting that glow on, but I have to be careful – some formulas make me break out *stares at Nars Multiple* or slide off my cheeks after an hour or two.
My current blush nirvana is a perfect combo of powder and cream. Stila Convertible Color in Peony came my way as a Sephora VIB beauty perk, and I’m so glad it did. It looks browner/peachier in the pan than anything I would normally try, so if left to my own devices I never would have found it. Peony actually mimics a lovely summer sunshine-y glow, and because of it’s creamy formula, never leaves you looking dry or crepey. I apply my powder on top to set it.
For a little extra glow, I add some powder blush. The gorgeous Chanel Joues Contraste Rose Initiale had me at first swatch. It balances perfectly between peach and rose, making it easy for most skin tones to pull off. In typical Chanel fashion, this powder blush is so finely milled – at least double, maybe even triple milled. This super fine powder makes blending easy as it is super build-able. Love!
Do you like cream blushes? Or powder? Do you ever wear both?