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A Cream Blush for People Who Hate Cream Blush

By Klaudia Tirico / September 25, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with cream blushes. I love the way they look and feel in the packaging and on my fingertips, but I hate how they look and feel on my cheeks. Even after writing this handy guide, I still couldn’t find a blush that flattered my semi-oily, porous skin. During New York Fashion Week, I spoke to so many lead artists about why they chose cream blush on the models and they all said the same thing: Cream blush looks more natural and skin-like, as opposed to the dry, cakey finish of powders. I stood there with my tail between my legs hoping they didn’t think my powdered cheeks looked like that. 

Anyway, in just one week, I’ve swapped out my powder blush for a cream formula. What changed? Well, I got my hands on Tata Harper’s new Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint, that’s what. Besides the fact that Tata Harper’s products are 100 percent natural and the ingredients are grown on her magical farm in Vermont, these little jars of goodness were made to plump skin while delivering an irresistible flush of color. So while other cream blushes can settle into lines, these babies are made with a lipoamino acid technology that smooths out and fills in wrinkles (and in my case, pores). 

The stains come in three gorgeous shades: Very Vivacious, a modern coral; Very Charming, a classic petal pink; and Very Sweet, a shimmering peach. They apply effortlessly and are easy to blend out if you accidentally apply too much (another reason why I love them). Plus, they leave the perfect amount of dewiness on your cheeks, thanks to hydrating jojoba and coconut fruit extract, and still look great when worn over face makeup. So before you rule out cream blush completely, let these tints change your mind. I’m convinced they will. And if they don't, they'll still make a great lippie.

Tata Harper’s Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tints ($35 each) are available at TataHarperSkincare.com