Lately I have noticed that I am preferring cream blushes to powder ones. I like the “melted into cheeks” effect that they usually have. I don’t have very many of them though and heard pretty good things about the new ones from Urban Decay called Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint.
They come in seven sheer, yet buildable shades now including:
- Bang – bright orange
- Fetish – rose pink
- Indecent – peach
- Score – pink peach with gold shift
- Crush – bright pink
- Greedy – berry
- Quickie – light pink
What I love about these blushes is that they have NO greasy or heavy feeling whatsoever on the skin. They melt in very nicely creating a glow-from-within look rather than sitting on top of the skin. They can be as sheer or as colorful as you like, building up very easily.
Oh and have I mentioned they last ALLLLL day? When I first tried them out it was on a typical work day. I put Score on at 5:30 am then popped it into my travel makeup bag thinking there was NO way this cream blush would last all day. When I got home at 4:45 that evening the color was still completely there with pretty much no fading at all. I cannot think of another blush that lasts that long on me!
The compact they come in is quite cute, I love the purple with the silver snake and they have a nice little mirror inside.
As you can see, they look super bright in the pan, but are actually extremely wearable colors.
Quickie is a bright, cool-toned pink, which looks amazing and perfect on fair skin.
Score is a medium peachy/pink color with a subtle gold sheen. I love this one also on my skin and the gold sheen doesn’t make you look all disco-ball-y or anything, it’s nice and subtle.
I absolutely love these and am very pleased with the quality and colors. The one thing I don’t love is the price tag. At $24.00 they seem on the high end. I would expect these prices from a higher end company like maybe NARS. Seems like lately Urban Decay prices are higher than MAC, which I’m not happy about since I view them about the same as MAC (affordable and awesome). I would like them better if they were around the $18.00 mark.
Availability: Urban Decay website and Sephora
Price: $24.00 each
What do you think about these? Do you prefer creme or powder blushes?