Want a way to instantly freshen your look this spring? Copy Zoe Saldana and reach for the cream blush!
I’ve always been scared to use a cream blush. Like I’m sure a lot of you think, I just figured they’d make me look greasy, not glowy. Well, boy was I wrong! After interviewing makeup artist after makeup artist about their work with celebrities on the red carpet, the one thing they all had in common was that they use cream blushes. I figured they must be on to something so I finally took the plunge and tried one out. Now, I can’t get enough of them! “I use cream blushes versus powder because they give a shine and gloss to the cheeks,” says makeup artist Vera Steimberg. For Zoe Saldana’s gorgeous Met Gala look on May 3, Vera used a combination of Nars’ new Multiple Tints in Turks & Caicos and Cadacques. “Cream blushes are more sheer, therefore you can combine colors and still have a natural look,” she says. Be sure to apply your cream shadow after your foundation and concealer and before any powders. “I love using my fingers or a brush,” Vera says. I’m a finger gal myself – it’s just so easy! I’m currently obsessed with the NARS Multiple Tints, they’re super-bright, glossy and surprisingly sheer. Another fave is the new Hourglass cream to powder bronzer duo in sunset. I love to mix the pink shade and the bronzey shade for a perfect, sun-kissed cheek. Plus, since they dry down to a powder, they stay pretty matte throughout the day. The Make Up For Ever HD blush comes in an amazing array of colors and are highly pigmented – a little goes a long way with them. The Mark instant blush tints come in a purse-perfect size so you can blush on the go. Will you be trying out one of this spring’s newest, most wearable blushes too? – Marta Topran