We’re going to let you in on one of the best-kept beauty secrets: Behind every glowing complexion is a seasonal beauty switch. What exactly is a seasonal beauty switch, you may wonder? Similar to how we transition our wardrobes every season (swapping strappy sandals for knee-high boots, for example), we must do the same with our beauty routine. As the weather drops into below-zero temperatures, so our winter skincare routine also transitions to richer creams for maximum moisture, lip oils to soothe dry, cracked lips, and makeup that creates a plump and dewy complexion. And now that you’ve swapped your lightweight foundation for a more hydrating concealer, it’s time to talk blush.
While you may not have summer’s bronzed, sun-kissed glow, you can still achieve luminosity through a cream blush. These moisturizing formulas melt into the skin to add just the right amount of color for a fresh and natural complexion while also adding some much-needed hydration — sans greasiness. Perhaps the best part about cream blushes is that they often double as lip tints, making for the ultimate two-in-one formula and perfect touch-up travel tool.
From bold multipurpose formulas to subtle, rosy cheek tints, we’ve curated the 13 most luxurious cream blushes on the market now.