These are the best cream blushes, according to a beauty editor

For those obsessed with makeup, blush can be a controversial topic. Faithful devotees of old-school powders swear by their strength and ability to absorb excess oil, while those with drier complexions tend to prefer dewy, creamier formulas for an instant glow.

Personally I fall into the latter field: my daily make-up routine isn’t complete without cream blush; a quick touch to the cheeks gives my complexion an instant glow, a moisturizing finish, and most importantly, often pretending to sleep well at night when I’m feeling exhausted.

All in all, I take the cream blush Very seriously. And after trying and testing almost all the formulas under the sun, these are, in my humble opinion, the best.

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Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick

Westman Atelier

£ 44.00

You’ll hear pundits, MUAs, and beauty editors proclaim Gucci Westman’s Blush Sticks are the best. And they are not wrong. With nourishing Ayurvedic oils and hyaluronic acid, it gives the skin a glowing appearance and gives it a good dose of hydration while in action.


Dark blush of rare beauty

to blush

£ 18.00

True to its name, this blush really melts on the skin without a cake or crease in sight. The lightweight formula is so popular, in fact, it already has a billion (yes, you read that right) views on TikTok. See our full Rare Beauty review, here.


Charlotte Tilbury New Lip Cheek Glow

Charlotte Tilbury

£ 30.00

If you’re a fan of a multitasking formula look no further than Charlotte Tilbury’s latest makeup wonder. A 2-in-1 cream blush and vitamin E-laden lip tint to give tired skin an instant boost.


Hourglass blush stick


£ 45.00

A skincare-make-up hybrid, this handy blush stick is enriched with emollients and antioxidants to help nourish the skin. Plus, the clever triangular tip has been designed to hug your contours for easier application and enhancing the look of your cheekbones.


Beauty Pi Cream Blush (Fresh Face)

For just £ 9, members can grab this popular Beauty Pie pillar. Expect a pop of color and a nourishing, weightless feel.

£ 6.00

Tiktokers will already be familiar with this. Proving that makeup doesn’t need to cost anything, the elf’s putty blush went viral on TikTok, running out of steam everywhere, with fans raving about its potent pigment, durability, and unique texture.



For a payday gift, Chanel’s blush stick is brilliant. If you like a juicy veil of color on your cheeks, all tied up in a handy on-the-go stick, this one won’t disappoint.


BeachPlease bright colored balm

Tower 28

20.00 USD

Available in five bold shades, this multitasking cheek and lip balm is rich in pigments and a winning color palette when the weather gets warmer.


Maybelline Cheek Heat Sheer Blusher (various shades)


£ 8.99

For that flushed and mashed finish, Maybelline’s much-loved blush wins a lot of points. It’s pure and dewy, light and buildable, and all at a reasonable price too.


Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge quite powerful

Bob Brown

£ 23.50

Ah, the OG cream blush. It’s been making a sensation for eons, but this year there’s also a special limited edition petal shade to take advantage of in time for summer.

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