This week’s guest blogger, the lovely Alissa Kelly, offers up fun fashion and beauty advice on her blog, Feeling Good. (Our favorite feature? Kelly’s fun nail posts!) We love her optimistic attitude and useful tips. Up first: the pros and cons of cream and powder blushes.
For most of my makeup-wearing life, I went the powder blush route. Then I discovered cream blush and haven’t looked back since. The product that converted me? Maybelline’s Dream Mousse Blush.
The first reason why it’s so great is the consistency. There is absolutely no mess when applying. I don’t know about you, but when I would put on powder blush, I managed to get excess powder on my sleeves, the front of my shirt, and the sink. Not ideal! With a cream blush, it glides on smooth and there’s no excess.
Another characteristic that made me switch to cream blush: its versatility. You can use it on your cheeks, your brow bone, and the inside corner of your eyes as a highlighter. On all three areas, the light bounces off your skin and gives a subtle, glowing effect.
Last but not least, cream blush is just easy to use. You apply it like regular blush, except that you can use your fingers or a cosmetic wedge. Therefore, cream blush wins this battle in my book.
Our favorite cream blush right now is by Revolution Organics, a fantastic eco-chic brand.