How To Apply Cream Blush

by Rati on December 8, 2010 · 130 comments



I am loving wearing cream blushes these days. Cream blushes give a dewy- moist kind of look to your cheeks. I was going out today so while getting ready I thought I’d do a small tutorial on how I apply cream blush. You my use a stippling brush or a regular foundation brush as well . I just like to use my clean fingers. :)

Cream-Blushes

Cream-Blushes

Ignore : My wet hair , no makeup face

Check : Cream blush application, My forever 21 earrings. :D :D

I am using Bobbi brown Pot Rouge in Cabo Coral . You may use any cream blush you have. People with oily skin stay away from Bobbi Brown Pot rouge. It gives that glossy look to cheeks, which may look oily if you already have an oily skin.

Let’s start

Pick cream blush with a Q Tip. You may also use a clean brush to pick the product. I just don’t like to re-dip my brush in the pot so I use a Q Tip.

Bobbi Brown Pot rouge Calypso Coral

Bobbi Brown Pot rouge Cabo Coral

Where to place the blush? Place your index finger slanted on top of your cheek. If you slightly press you finger, you would feel your cheekbone. That’s exactly where you have to place your cream blush.

Placement

Placement

Most cream blushes are super pigmented . It’s better to layer the cream blush than apply it in a one go. Apply 3-4 dots of cream blush on your cheek bone. Your starting point should be center of your iris “eye” and it would go upwards towards the temple. It should blend into your hairline.

cream blush application

cream blush application

Now with your two middle fingers start patting the dots. No dragging or swiping – just patting. The warmth of your fingers would spread the blush evenly on your cheeks. Also , you wouldn’t be able to see where your blush started and where it ended. Pat til the dots disappear and spread evenly on your cheeks.

Pat

Pat

Apply more if required. I flip my Q Tip and pick more.

Apply cream blush

Apply cream blush

Pat again. Pat in the direction going upwards towards your temple.

Pat

Pat

You may set your makeup with transparent loose powder. if you want you may also double up your cream blush with a  powder blush to make the application long lasting. And you are done. Easy peasy. :)

cream blush

cream blush

cream blush

cream blush

I follow the same technique with all my cream blushes.Hope it helps you as well. :)

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shilpa December 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm

hi rati..a very cool tip………….
btw u look pretty and sexy at the same time in no makeup and wet hair……….sanjeev are u listening…..she doesnt neeed to buy makeup to look good………… :-D

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Ooopppss!!! :P

Thank you , Shilpa. :))

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Sanjeev December 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Agree on both the points. :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Natasha December 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

pretty as always. nice shade of blush too :-)

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Thank you. Do you use cream blushes?

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Natasha December 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

no rati i don’t. i ahve oily skin but i do want to use a cream blushes.
my mom says that as we grow older our skin becomes less and less oily but mine is the reverse :-(

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

no the other day sabrina was also saying that her skin is getting oilier as she is getting older. :(

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Neha S. December 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

we oily skinned ppl have to make so many scarifices!! i hope god sees us and makes it up for us in other ways! :/

u lookin sexy! :highfive:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

you would easily be able to use MUFE HD blush. It’s creamy but not at all oily. Infact once applied, you wouldn’t even feel anything on your skin. :)

Thank you. :)

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Neha S. December 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

really? yeaayyy! coz THATS the one which i was anyway tempted to buy..in cream blushes! i’ll look out for this one now…. :-D

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

check it out, it’s fantastic. :))

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Preetha December 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

oh sorry..mufe one :-P

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Preetha December 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

hey me too thinking of the inglot one..thnx.. :-D

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anks December 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm

neha… oily skinned gals don’t get wrinkles easily as opposed to dry skinned ones…. not using cream blush is small in comparison…. haina?
:-))

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 11:18 pm

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Neha S. December 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

eeepp sacrifices* :-| i ahte hate hate my typing errors :cry: and im tooo lazy to check after typing

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Neha S. December 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

see??? again :-((

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You can join my company. Some :smug: :smug: people here call me Typo queen. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Janhavi December 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Typorani :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

:beatup: Big fat :pumpkin: for you… :clap: :clap:

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Ida December 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Super helpful tutorial Rati. :-) That’s always my problem with cream and liquid blush- I don’t know where to apply them, and whether to rub or what. Well now I know. :-)) Agree with above comment too. :-D

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Thank you , Ida. Glad it helped. :))

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VG December 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Awwwwwwwww..U wore those earrings!!!!! Me :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: ..Gud tut by d way :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

bt you’ll get these soon na. :P :P :P

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VG December 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Its not der n dxb Rati :-((

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm

awww!!! :hugleft:

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VG December 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Atleast I saw u wearin it naaa :hugright: :hugright: U luk reallyyyyy pretttyyyy pretttyyy prettyyyyy :-* :-* :-* :-* Thanx a lot for dat pattin tip..I used 2 swipe n swipe like anythin,n obviously it came out like a :clown: on me :struggle: !!! Nw i can give my Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush another chance!! :-)) :-))

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:15 am

Hope it works for you VG. the swiping thing never worked for me. :(( Thank you. :))

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…you looking so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute….he he he..its like “samandar mein nahaa ke aur bhi namkeen” kind of look!! :-P :-P :-P :-P Indeed an awesome tutorial!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: …..I want a cream blush now!! :-( :-(

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: Haaawww!! you got no cream blush from Germany :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

:razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: I wanted to buy that Inglot blush, when I went with you!! :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I’ve sent you a mail..checko!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

ooh!! yeah…. :wilt:

I checked the mail… :-X :-X :-X

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

everyone is so hopeless here :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: All credits to you and this blog!! :worship: :-P

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm

:pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Queeeeeen??? Is Rannnnniii

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I was trying to make it sound nicer. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Yes I know and that is why I am correcting :evilgrin:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I louu foundations, Nivedita. The textures, the feel and just everything about foundations.. me louu themm soo much. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

Thankoo anyway :-* :-* :-*

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

You looking very prettttttttttttttttttty..me no like you anymore :alien:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Anuradha December 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Hi Rati! Great to read this tutorial when actually I was thinking of buying a cream blush :-)) :-)) My one question is-should I apply the cream blush after my foundation is set with compact or before using compact??? and in winter its fine..but in sultry summers when we sweat a lot and need frequent touch ups..can we use cream blushes? :struggle: :struggle: ..

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Anuradha,

you can apply cream blush in following ways :

1. primer / oil free moisturiser =>cream blush => setting powder or apply compact using a powder brush. in this case keep the intensity of cream blush stronger because after applying compact the blush would tone down

2. Cream / liquid foundation => cream blush => setting powder.

In summers you can use cream blushes as a base to powder blushes. This would not only set your cream blush but would also help your blush last longer. Also, your powder blush wouldn’t go patchy.

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Anuradha December 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Thaank u Rati !!! :-)) :-)) :-)) that was really minutely detailed and immensely helpful :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: ..now I gotta hunt for some good cream blushes after checking out reviews on them here on IMBB :chic: :chic: :chic: ..what I remember is that Lakme once had cream blushes lonnng back..sad they have discontinued :-( :-(

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Oh!! I didn’t know that they had these blushes. all good things get disc. :(( even eye pots got disc.. :(

Did I tell you that I bought that Lotus cream for my mom that you reviewed today.Thank you. :))

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jomol December 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I want the dewy look…….i have oily skin but then also…. :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: she also put reminders to check “not check” her wet hair coz she is looking hot…..please check her pink nose stud, her black hand band…… :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Yup Jomol…she showing off :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

hawww :P jomol did you se radhika’s Post… :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

http://makeupandbeauty.com/body-butter-lush-body-butters/

Donchoo talk to me if you dont throw :poop: there :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

You want poooooppppies…me throw pooooooooooopies on you :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :teeth: :devil:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

:X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

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Radhika December 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

What is that choc fudgy thing next to the MUFE blush??? I want to eat it :eat:

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

That’s in inglot blush. :P :P

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Janhavi December 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

i think thats cream blush tooo :-P :-P :-P

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calicoaster December 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: it seriously looks like some nice choclate cream!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Bee December 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

heheheheh @Jomol

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Aarthi December 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for this awesome tutorial Rati :) I am surprised that you remembered and made this post. Will try it and let you know how it came on me :) Thank you again :)

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Most welcome, Aarthi. :))Hope it works for you as well. i remembered but took so long. Sorry. :(((

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Aarthi December 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

NP.. It is never late as I am always hanging on here :)

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

:-* :-* :-* :-*

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Suma December 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Thank you for this Rati… i have myself started preferring cream blushes (dry skin thing) and was applying it all wrong.. so much so that people had actually started pointing it out!!!
but this really helps!! thankooooooooooo…. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm

awww!! hope you do it right now, Suma. :)) :))

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anks December 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

rati, you looking vewy pwetty…

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Thank you, Anks. :))

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Preetha December 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

so pretty even without makeup…n sexy look with wet hair.. :-* :-* :-*

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Thank you, Preetha. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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nikita December 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

hey..tat ws nice yaa..m hooked on imbb since few days…and an amateur 2 make up..2de nly i bought maybelline dream mousse blush..dis tut ws really helpful..gud goin.. :-)) ;-)

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Rati December 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Good luck Nikita. Hope it turns out well. :)

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Mrunmayee December 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You know you REALLY look awesme widout makeup..

BUT THAT IS NO REASON NOT TO WEAR AND ENJOY WEARING MAKEUP…. BUY SOME MORE!!! :-D :-D :-D

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:12 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: no reasons ir logics can stop me from buying makeup. :P :P :P

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Mrunmayee December 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

Yeah!!!! Atta girl.. :highfive: :highfive: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Jinal December 8, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I have only one cream blush from Maxfactor….. :-(( :-(( :-((
And I use the same technique as u do….ditto!! :-D :-D

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:12 am

:highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

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veena December 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

moi lub cream blushes :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
easy wuzy to apply and suties moi dry skin better than mineral/powder blushes

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

they look like your natural skin .:))

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Aditi December 9, 2010 at 8:40 am

Wow rati. You look gorgeous. :beauty: :beauty: :kissblow:

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Shyna December 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

wow wow wow….such a descriptive n simple tut…loved the way you put things across so easily!!! :-* :-* u look great

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

Thank you, Shyna. :)

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

Thanks , Aditi. :)

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rachana December 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

hey rati,
Do you think blushes suit the skin with pits. Because my skin has pits due to acne , now my skin is less prone to acne but I have acne scars. When ever i apply blush it looks good form the far end, but looks some what scary from near and finally I remove the blush and go with just foundation on. And can you suggest me a good translucent powder. :-)

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hi Rachna, you would have to apply a primer or a pore filler before you apply either powder or cream blush. Or else the product wouldn’t go smoother. MAC , Body Shop , Inglot, MUFE – all of them make decent translucent powders. I think Chambor also makes one.

This might help (comments) :)

http://makeupandbeauty.com/best-foundation-for-large-pores-acne-scars/

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rachana December 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

thanks a lottttttttt rati…….. oki will go and buy a primer then………… My dream to apply blush wld come soon… or else I go for skin treatement(Derma roller).
And BTW how to add my photo to my name icon , for this blog???

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bhumika December 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

amazing explanation…n u lookin so gud… :-))

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Rads January 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

So dumb…I have seen this one…and I was like busy wondering when when when did you do a tutorial…grrrrrrrrrrrrr…I want to drown myself somewhere!!! Me being stupider stupider by the minute :hypnotized:

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Swapna January 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Good tutorial! I had no idea how to apply cream blush evenly & now need to go out & buy on!

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Kaps March 8, 2011 at 1:03 am

Hi Rati,

I’m NC42/43 in MAC and have a combination skin. Which brand cream blush brand + colour you wud suggest to me. Earth Rose from Lakme is the only blush I have.

Do suggest me some gud stuff that I can buy in Bangalore

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DocKay13 May 3, 2011 at 3:50 am

Great post, tried it with the Lakme cheek artist, worked like a charm, Thanks :)
@Kaps, The Lakme cheek artist in Kiss if a Rose might be a good colour on you, try it out at your nearest Health&Glow or Bangalore Central Mall, which houses the Lakme collection. Hope it works :)

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michelle May 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

in your picture of all your cream blushes, where is the one on the way bottom right from and what color

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Rati May 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

Hi Michelle,

That’s Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral. Here is the review :)

http://makeupandbeauty.com/bobbi-brown-cabo-coral-pot-rouge-for-lips-cheeks-review-swatch-fotd/

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sush June 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Hi rati… :thanks: so much for this tut…. it really helped….
Btw u r looking very sleek & gorgeous… :inlove: :love: :makeup: :toothygrin: :stars:

Hey me liked the earring too :preen:

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Rati June 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm

thankoo , Sush :-*

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Gini July 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Awesome tutorial Rati :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
and great earrings… we want them :waaa:

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Blair August 30, 2011 at 5:59 am

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I loved it! :victory2:

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nupoor September 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

hey cn i knw wich brand is good for cream blush..??

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devleena October 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

you are the prettiest..even without any make-up :) :*

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