A lot changes as you get older. One of the biggest is the way you apply makeup. While many women think the key to aging is more makeup, it’s actually about using a little bit less and switching up your product. Cream blush is the perfect example. Where powder blush cakes and creases in fine lines, cream blush blends and gives you an extra dose of hydration. That’s why you look softer and more radiant, giving you that lit from within glow that looks more like a natural flush than makeup.
How should you apply it? If you don’t have any brushes laying around, feel free to use your fingers! If you have a drawer full of makeup brushes, make sure it’s a duo-fiber brush. Just dab it on the apples of your cheeks and glow away.
If you need a great starter, check out every millennial’s favorite beauty brand Glossier. Their Cloud Paint comes in six different shades that look fantastic on women of all skin colors. A personal favorite is Beam, their soft peach. If you buy the Duo, you can get two and save six dollars.
If you’re trying to move towards more green beauty beauty, Bite Beauty’s multistick is your new go-to product. It applies like a cream blush, but you can also swipe it on your eyes and lips. It’s an easy way to cut down on your morning routine. You’ll be out the door in a flash.
Finally, if you’re looking to splurge, then it’s gotta be Tom Ford. His Shade & Illuminate goes on smoothly and feels (like most Tom Ford products) incredibly luxe. The beautiful packaging doesn’t hurt either.
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