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Make sure that you head over to Part 1 of this blog where I shared my favorite cream primer, foundation, highlight and contour. My love affair with cream products must start with the makeup base before I dive into color, which I will discuss here in Part 2 of the best cream makeup.
Cream Makeup FTW! Again!
Since I love a very natural makeup base where skin looks like skin, I have grown quite critical on cream color products. I need color that blends perfectly on a very natural makeup base. Every single product mentioned here provides that flawless but natural look, soft definition and beautiful radiant finish. And you know the best part? They work every-single-time!
Unfortunately, there are “moody” products that work well only if you are having a good makeup day, if you use a particular tool or if you already have beautiful skin to begin with. These cream color products do not only deliver what they say they would do, they’re also forgiving to a sleep-deprived and/or lazy woman who just does not have the energy to blend products for it to look flawless.
Okay, let’s begin the final round-up of the best cream makeup!
Bronzer: Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
I’m already on my second tub of this cream-gel bronzer, and I’ll tell you why. This makes my skin look like it is on permanent vacation. Its golden brown shade mimics the look after you’ve sunbathed.
Do not be intimidated that it looks orange-y brown on the tub. When you apply, it actually starts sheer and you can build up the color / intensity that you prefer. Light to medium toned girls would find the tone very flattering and not muddy at all. Its creamy weightless texture melts into the skin and never looks like a fake tan (no oompa loompa here!). The finish is satin (not dewy, not matte) and when buffed very well, can be undetectable on the skin. It is never patchy when applied. I have not had any instance where I had difficulty in blending this product. You can apply it using fingers, though that’s not my preferred choice for sanitary reasons.
My favorite tools – (1) a small kabuki brush for a very bronzed effect or (2) a small stippling brush for a light sun-kissed look. Apply this wherever the sun naturally hits your face (high points) – forehead, cheekbones, bridge of nose. I am not a fan of the sun but my makeup look sure looks like I worship the sun with this gorgeous bronzer.
Blush: Glossier Cloud Paint
This multi-purpose cream color, which you can use as blush, eye shadow and lip tint, earned instant cult-favorite status because it wins on so many levels.
First, the available shades are intensely pigmented and universally flattering across all skin tones. I know a lot of women actually mix 2 shades together to create their own custom flush. Second, it’s a sheer to buildable formula; you can start with a sweet innocent flush and build it to be full on 80’s pop star moment. Third – application is a dream. My favorite way is using my fingers to apply but brush/sponge works too. I believe if you can blend a product seamlessly using your fingers, that speaks volumes about the formula. The Cloud Paint’s cream-gel texture applies smoothly and evenly. Lastly, this product has the most delicious dewy finish but it doesn’t highlight your pores. It seems to glide over your skin and bounces light, without looking shiny or wet.
I have not worn foundation for almost 2 years already and I’m a big fan of the no-makeup look. If you’re like me, then you need to get on-board the Cloud Paint and avail that pretty pinched look.
Eye Shadow: Tom Ford Emotionproof Eye Color
My makeup routine can be summed up by this statement – “one-and-done.” I do not like over-complicating beauty.
I like easy and creamy products that can be applied with fingers yet still look put together, I like low-maintenance products that don’t require a lot to make it work, I like simple steps but maximum impact. And if there’s one part of the morning beauty routine that I do not like spending more than 30 seconds, it would be eye shadow. Who has time to use an entire eye shadow palette to create an eye look? Who has time to figure out which colors go well together?
Enter: Tom Ford Emotionproof Eye Color. This Tom Ford cream eye shadow is my favorite because it’s water and sweat-proof, non-creasing and long-lasting. It comes in skin tone friendly shades and I’m sure you can find a shade that looks like a perfect shadow (contour) for your eye. This range won’t offer you the colors of the rainbow, but you will find a shade that will flatter you, without that unnecessary fanfare or drama. On an everyday basis, you can absolutely get away with a 1-eye shadow look that will take you less than a minute to apply.
And That’s a Wrap! Again!
So there you have it again, some of what I consider the best cream makeup – bronzer, blush and eye shadow. I hope this small 2-part series on what I recommend to be the best cream makeup has helped you in your makeup journey.
I promise to update this blog if I find more holy grail cream products in the future. For now, these are everything that I’m keeping on my makeup top-shelf. 😊
If you have your own holy grail cream products, tell me all about them in the comments below!
Head on back to Part 1 to see my favorite cream primer, foundation, highlight and contour.
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