Six Cream Blushes for That Dewy Wedding-Day Glow

Forget messy powders: These versatile cream blushes, many of which can also pink up your eyelids and lips, are having a moment.

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Photograph by Bruce Peterson. Styling by Bonnie Anderson/Team

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W3ll People “Nudist” multi-use cream, $24, Credo. “Cloud Paint” gel-cream blush, $18, Glossier.

Nars “The Multiple” multi-use stick, $39, Ulta Beauty.

Vapour Organic Beauty “Aura Stain” multi-use stick, $36, Credo.

Milk Makeup “Lip + Cheek” multi-use stick, $24, Sephora.

“Cloud Paint” gel-cream blush, $18, Glossier.

Ilia “Multi-Stick” multi-use stick, $34, Bluemercury.


Rock the cream-blush look with help from Grace Mahoney, owner of Hudson-based wedding-hair-and-makeup company Blushing Brides.

Choose a Color The fairer your skin is, the softer (read: less vibrant) the blush color should be. Richer, deeper colors work best for medium and dark skin tones.

Prep Your Skin Before using cream blush, first apply other wet makeup products, such as creamy foundations and tinted moisturizers. You don’t want to layer powders underneath cream blush—that’s a big no-no!

Apply Like a Pro Using a medium-size, soft-angled blush brush, dab the product onto the apples of your cheeks and, working outward, move your brush in C-shaped strokes toward your temples. Work in small amounts, building sheer layers. You can always add more—taking some away is much harder!

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