7 Cream Blushes That Are Perfect For That Natural Flush You’re Seeking


The last couple of years have seen an explosion of the cream and gel-cream variant of blushes. The whole ‘clean girl aesthetic’ is not complete without a delicate, dewy flush on the cheeks, one that works also for the sun-kissed look. Who are we kidding? There’s literally no look we’d finish off without that healthy hit of blush. 

Why do we love them? It’s pretty simple. They’re easy to blend, they lend a natural flush to the face, they’re great for those dealing with dry skin, and they’re convenient and travel-friendly because you can blend them in with your fingers. Psst…many also double up as lip tints!

While we’re already eyeing some cream blushes in the international market like the Rare Beauty Melting Blush, NARS’ Air Matte, and Maybelline’s Cheek Heat (and hoping we can get our hands on these soon enough!), let’s take a look at some that we’ve fallen for in the Indian beauty market currently.

Simply Nam Velvet Cream Magic Blush

With its pretty frosted packaging and gorgeous colours, this blush range is winning hearts and how. The blushes are rich in natural oils and butters, have a creamy consistency and a lightweight texture that glides and melts into your skin to give it a fresh and flushed look. Celebrity makeup artist & founder of Simply Nam, Namrata Soni has developed five different shades to suit different skin tones – We Go Way Back (almond brown), Maid Of Honour (rosewood), Sister From Another Mister (salmon pink), Girl Next Door (terracotta), Partner In Crime (rosy pink). The blush can easily be applied with your fingertips, makeup sponge or a blush brush.

Daughter Earth Purple Blush with Java Plum + Vitamin E

An exciting new drop from Daughter Earth, this eye-catching purple blush may look intimidating but blends like a dream. The homegrown brand has created this as it is well-suited to Indian skin tones which tend to have yellow and warm undertones. What purple blush does is it balances out these tones and gives a vivid yet subtle flush while also sculpting the look by bringing in contrast. The blush is packed with the goodness of Java plum, plant-based retinol alternative bakuchiol, wild seaberries and more.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Creamy Color

If a dewy flush is what you’re after, get this buildable, blendable, balmy colour for lips and cheeks that layers effortlessly and evenly. Its creamy moisture formula delivers a fresh, healthy look. It comes in four pretty colours – Latte (peachy brown), Creamy Coral (coral), Tulle (mid-tone pink), Pink Punch (pinky coral).

Kay Beauty Creme Blush

Launched earlier this year, this blush in a tube is not just pretty but is also infused with avocado oil & cranberry extract to hydrate the skin and boost collagen production. It has a feather-light mousse texture, is highly pigmented and super easy to blend, either with a brush or your fingertips. Additionally, the travel-friendly tube packaging makes them perfect to add a hint of tint when you’re on the move. The blush comes in five stunning shades featuring corals, pinks and nudes.

Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops

A cult favourite, this gel-cream formula blush from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty gives your cheeks a fresh healthy glow in an instant. It has a buildable and natural-looking formula, and you need to dab just a drop or two of this silky, lightweight blush onto your cheek and it blends in seamlessly for a perfect flush.

Ruby’s Organics Crème Blush

A favourite with many, this crème blush is not only lightweight and easy to apply, but also nourishes and moisturises the skin. It is also a multi-tasker as it can be used on the cheeks, lips and lids to add the perfect pop of colour to your face.

Forest Essentials Noor Nikhaar Cheek Tint


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A natural blush with a mousse-like texture, this is enriched with hand-pressed oils of moringa and almond, and pure fine clay infused with flower and vegetable colour. It is easy to blend and has buildable coverage. The cheek tint comes in two colours – Gerua (terracotta) gives a beautiful orange, peachy flush to the skin, while Gulaabi (pink) gives a lovely pink flush to the skin. Interestingly, the tint gets its name from its benefits for the skin, where noor translates to ‘light’ while nikhaar translates to ‘glow’.


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