I used to never wear blush, I was a bronzer girl through and through. This summer that changed drastically once liquid and cream blush blew up on the market. I’ll be honest, I get sucked into tik tok makeup trends easily, but this one is 100% worth it. Liquid and cream blushes definitely have a learning curve to them when it comes to application (don’t worry, i’ll give you some tips to help) but once you figure it out, you’ll never want to go back. They also may seem intimidating to some who prefer a matte makeup base, like me, but trust me on this and give it a try!
Liquid blushes don’t just give you colour, it also makes you look like you are GLOWING. Not just in that highlighter glow way, but in that healthy skin way, which, isn’t that what we all strive for in our makeup looks? It gives structure to the cheeks which I’ve never seen before on my face. Of course powdered blush brings colour to the apples of the cheeks and gives it shape as well, but since it’s usually matte, it’s more one dimensional even with a shimmer blush. Liquid blush almost can work as a contour and highlight for the cheeks with the way it gives dimension. Don’t get me wrong, I still add the whole contour and highlight routine, it completes the look, but if you are going for the whole “makeup no makeup look” liquid blush is the perfect substitute for those sculpted cheeks (more natural looking too).
I must add, you need to find the *right* liquid blush. Like all makeup products, there are some not so great ones out there. You can run into blushes that will lift the foundation you have on underneath, or they may even blend out patchy. One of my holy grail blushes is the Dew I Make You Blush?
From shade range, to the consistency, to the pigment saturation, everything about this liquid blush is perfect. My personal favourite is the shade “Cake” which is a gorgeous dusty rose. If you are into the bright pink blush trend, the shade “Macaron” is perfect for you. You can layer as much as you like, or if you find you added a touch too much, just use the clean side of your sponge or a different brush to gently diffuse the blush.
Now, I did promise to give you some helpful tips on how to apply your liquid blushes so here we go;
I really hope this influences you to maybe take a step out of your makeup comfort zone or even inspires you to experiment with liquid blush.
What’s In Your Makeup Bag?
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring the items in your makeup bag what would they be?
The choice for me is simple, with these items I can look natural and put together for the daytime and slay into the night and look glam by just using these 4 beauty products!
Here are my must-haves that I truly cannot live without.
Concealer is a quick and easy step in your makeup routine that has endless benefits for the skin. The most common known functions of concealer are for covering pesky blemishes, masking and brightening up dark under-eye circles and in some cases used for contouring. My favourite type of concealer is a creamy liquid or creamy solid, using a beauty blender or a liquid foundation brush when applying will help create buildable coverage that is soft and natural. When using a creamy concealer make sure you use a setting powder to set the concealer to avoid transfer throughout the day and to prolong the wear time so your skin will look fresh all day. The reason I really like the Creme de Camouflage concealer is that it has two dual functions, focusing on skincare as well as providing a full coverage makeup all in one product.
Blush has been a staple in my makeup bag since the beginning of time. In today’s market, there are a few different types of blush: powder, cream, and liquid. Blush helps flush colour and youthfulness into the skin giving you that perfect glow. If you enjoy a dewy skin look then the Dew I make You blush from Creme de la Creme has a semi-sheer base that has the perfect pop of colour and softness. Anytime applying a liquid or creme blush place on the apples of the cheek and with an angled brush blend out to help control and even out the application of the product.
If you love liquid liner as much as I can I get an AMEN?! In my personal opinion eye, looks are not complete without a sharp crisp black liquid liner to fully shape the eye. Eyeliner helps transform the appearance, thickness and volume of the lash line and can also make the illusion of a more open and elongated eye shape by adding a wing shape. I have always struggled to find the perfect shade of black liquid liner that does not fade into a grey, bluish hue by the end of the day. One product that does not do this is Crème de la Crème Fluid Butter liquid eyeliner. It is the perfect shade of jet black with a long wear time and it doesn’t budge, smudge, flake off or peel.
The last product in my makeup bag is the perfect nude shade matte liquid lipstick. Finding the perfect shade of nude is tricky but it’s so satisfying once you have found it. Adding a matte liquid lipstick to your makeup look brings everything full circle. The creamy velvet matte liquid formula at Crème de la Crème has been a game-changer for my lip products. Not only is it so light and soft, but I also find it hydrates my lips while conquering the long wear time. From day to night the perfect nude lip is so universal and complements all desired makeup looks.
What are the must-have makeup products you can’t live without?