Another makeup trend has stepped into the spotlight and, as always, we are into it. The latest rage in the beauty world? Cream makeup. We’re talking concealer, blush, multi-purpose sticks, eyeshadow, bronzer — you name it.
What exactly is the difference between cream and powdered makeup, you may be wondering? I’m glad you asked! According to makeup artist Rae Morris, it’s all about the end result you want to achieve.
“Naturally, creams have a creamier, shinier finish than powder. They give you a more youthful glow,” says Morris. “Powders are usually more matte and velvety.”
Cream makeups are easier to apply and more blendable by nature, and because I’m always looking for a simple, uncomplicated routine, they’re a win/win in my book. Another perk? The dewy and glowing effect of cream makeup, which is what I always want!
Walk with us as we tell you about the best cream makeup products out there!
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzer Cream is a lightweight cream-gel bronzer with a subtle velvety finish that gives skin a sun-kissed glow.
Glossier Haloscope Highlighter has crystals infused into three blendable tints for a long-wearing glow. But don’t worry, it’s not glittery!
From Selena Gomez’s line, the Rare Beauty Melting Cream Blush is a cream color that “melts into a second skin for the most natural-looking wash of soft-focus color.”
Charlotte Tilbury’s Jewel Pots are little pots packed with pigmented colors! The two shades glide on to create sparkling jeweled looking lids.
Rihanna does it again with Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush – a light, non-greasy cream formula that melts into skin for a sheer, natural-looking flush.
Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick is a moisturizing, highlighting balm for the face, eyes, and lips. The smooth, silky texture glides onto the skin for an all-over fresh, dewy glow.
NARS The Multiple is a multi-purpose stick that can be used on eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. It comes in four sheer shades and creates a natural, shimmering effect.
A weightless bronzer, Glossier Solar Paint promises “Instant summer skin designed to capture the warm glow you get from spending a day in the sunshine.”
The Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer is a hydrating, buildable bronzer that goes on easily and dries into a soft, matte finish.
Supergoop Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow is one of the first eyeshadows with SPF protection, so the four colors keep your lids pretty and protected!
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick is a “Two-in-one cream blush and lip color formulated with hydrating ingredients for buildable, blendable color.”
Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot Cream Eyeshadow is another pot packed with pigment! The 14 buildable shades glide on easily and dry to an intense, long-lasting finish.
Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color is a fresh, dewy stick that can be used on cheeks, eyes, and lips! This sheer pop of multi-use color comes in 8 shades.
We think these are the best cream makeups the beauty world has to offer! Share your favorites with us in the comments!
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