I've been a big fan of cream and liquid blush products over the past few years.
They tend to be a little sheerer than powder blushes and they blend a little more seamlessly with the skin, so they can look seriously natural -- which is why I especially love them for my minimal makeup days.
But they're not just for no-makeup makeup days -- you can build them up for a more intense look or layer a powder blush over them for a flush that lasts all day.
I haven't found too many cream blushes at the drugstore that I like all that much, though, which is disappointing because I'd like to find a budget-friendly option so I could have cream blushes in a wider range of shades without seriously breaking the bank.
Enter the Rimmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints.
Instead of coming in compact or stick form like many cream blushes, these are actually in a squeeze tube. They have an almost mousse-y consistency (certainly not liquid-y, as the name implies), but they blend in like a dream and feel incredibly lightweight on the skin.
|Rimmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints|
While the pigmentation is good, the product is fairly sheer so you can go for a soft, natural look or build them up for richer color.
I have two shades: Pop of Pink (001), which is a bright rosy pink, and Sunkissed Cherry (004), which is a muted coral shade.
|Rimmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints in Pop of Pink (l.) & Sunkissed Cherry (r.)|
I've applied the cheek tints with both my fingers and a synthetic brush (the e.l.f. small stipple brush is my fave for cream blushes), and it works equally well either way. They do tend to dry down fairly quickly, though, so you should work pretty fast to blend them in.
The good news is that once they're blended into the skin, they have seriously good staying power -- I usually get at least five hours of wear out of them before any fading occurs, and that's without layering a powder product on top.
I started reading blog reviews about these blushes a few months back and have had an eye out them for a long time -- but I've had a difficult time finding them in stores around me. I finally found them on Amazon, which is where I picked up the two that I have (I've since ordered three more because I like them so much.).
Price will vary based on your location, but they seem to retail for about $3 each.
If you're a fan of cream blushes, I definitely recommend checking these out.
Have you tried the Rimmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tints? Which is your favorite shade?