How To Apply Cream Blush

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. πŸ™‚


Ignore : My wet hair , no makeup face

Check : Cream blush application, My forever 21 earrings. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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.


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.


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.


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

cream blush
cream blush
cream blush
cream blush

I follow the same technique with all my cream blushes.Hope it helps you as well. πŸ™‚

Further readings:

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130 thoughts on “How To Apply Cream Blush

  1. 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………… πŸ˜€

      1. 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 πŸ™

  2. 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:

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

      1. really? yeaayyy! coz THATS the one which i was anyway tempted to cream blushes! i’ll look out for this one now…. πŸ˜€

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

    1. :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:

  3. Super helpful tutorial Rati. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜€

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

          1. 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!! :-)) :-))

  5. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…you looking so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute….he he he..its like “samandar mein nahaa ke aur bhi namkeen” kind of look!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Indeed an awesome tutorial!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: …..I want a cream blush now!! πŸ™ πŸ™

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

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

          1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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

    Thankoo anyway :-* :-* :-*

  7. 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: ..

    1. 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.

      1. Thaank u Rati !!! :-)) :-)) :-)) that was really minutely detailed and immensely helpful :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: 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 πŸ™ πŸ™

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

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

  8. 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:

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

      1. 😯 😯 😯 it seriously looks like some nice choclate cream!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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

  10. 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…. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

  11. 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.. :-)) πŸ˜‰

  12. You know you REALLY look awesme widout makeup..


    1. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: no reasons ir logics can stop me from buying makeup. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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

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

  15. 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. πŸ™‚

  16. 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???

  17. 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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  20. 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

  21. Great post, tried it with the Lakme cheek artist, worked like a charm, Thanks πŸ™‚
    @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 πŸ™‚

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  23. 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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