Based on its texture, a blush comes in different forms, some of which work best for oily skin type, while others can be excellent for dry or mature skin. To get that natural looking glow on your face, you need to figure out which blush formula is best for your skin type. We break it down here by listing all the different types of blushes.
These are the common types of blush you can experiment with:
Powder blush usually comes either pressed into a compact, or as a loose powder in a jar. It is the most common type of blush people use because it’s very easy to apply and blend, besides it gives the much-coveted natural look without looking overdone.
However, a powder blush doesn’t last as long as a liquid blush does, and throughout the day as it absorbs the oils from your skin, the color might change slightly.
Powder blush is better for those who like a traditional makeup look, and since it is only applied to a small part of the face, it is good for all skin types.
Cream blushes are becoming increasingly popular, especially with those who are nervous about overly pigmented powder blushes, or who have very dry skin. Cream blushes are very easy to apply, and give a very gentle wash of color to the skin.
They work better than powder blushes if you don’t like to wear foundation, since they are easier to apply on bare skin. Cream blushes come in a variety of forms, from jars and compacts, to roll-up sticks, to even cushions!
While cream blushes are perfect for dry skin, they also work for almost all skin types, except for oily skin.
Liquid blushes are similar to cream blushes, but their texture is more fluid, which gives room for easy custom blending. They can be blended with moisturizer or foundation for the sheerest of flushes, or mixed with a different liquid blush for custom colors.
Liquid blushes are longer-lasting than regular powder blushes, and they normally retain the same color throughout the day. Like cream blushes, they are great over bare skin, and suit dry skin the best.
Stain blushes also take the form of a liquid, but they are extremely pigmented and highly concentrated. All it takes is a tiny drop, which will dry quickly, giving lots of color.
Stain blushes are great for anyone whose blush seems to fade quickly, as they give a long-lasting color thanks to the water-based formula they feature. Stain blushes are excellent for oily skin types, although they can work for any other skin type as well.
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