Winter drains the colour from my face and I turn into a creature that much resembles a walking corpse. I attempt to combat this sallow pallor by slapping my cheeks real hard with some pink blush. In my mind this adds just a bit of pinched-by -the-frost colour.
Cream blush is my choice in winter as my skin is parchment dry around now. I have but two creamy pinks lurking in my kit and they are formidable in terms of their hue, quality and finish.
A soft pretty pink of pure girliness with a peachy twist. This does contain a very fine shimmer that helps to add some pearly va-va-voom to my complexion.
Canmake Cream Cheek blushes are STILL among my most favoured cream blushes. The creamy gel-like texture is just brilliant and makes it so easy to apply and blend these into the cheeks. These are also fragrance free and are formulated with vegetal origin squalane which really does up the ante in terms of retaining my skins moisture levels.
//Illamasqua Cream Blush in Sob
This is a true pale pink that imparts a healthy dewy look without any shimmer. The blueish under tones can be a bit peculiar during other seasons but it works brilliantly during winter. This applies and blends smoothly and is long lasting on the cheeks. My only gripe is it's sweet fragrance.
Side by side
Left: Sob. Right Marshmallow Pink.