A good cream blush is fundamental to getting that beautiful, youthful flush that looks like you’ve been lit-from-within.
Containing lightweight oils, cream blushes are different than their powdery counterparts as they are not only hydrating, but also nourishing and very blendable.
If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, as we’ve got a list of great cream blushes for mature skin that keeps us going back for more.
How to apply cream blushes for mature skin
Cream blushes are very easy to apply as you just pick it up straight from the product and blend it out with your fingers. You could use a beauty sponge or brush for more precision, but it’s not needed.
It’s difficult to mess up, as cream blushes are usually sheer but very buildable. If you’ve applied too much, simply use a clean sponge or brush to diffuse the colour.
To add that warm “just fallen in love” flush to your face, apply the blush higher on your cheeks. A good way to do so is to smile and apply it on your cheeks before diffusing the edges.
For mature skin, avoid shimmery tones that can settle into fine lines and wrinkles, accentuating them even further.
If you’re going for a blush with matte finish, consider moisturising or applying a hydrating primer to make sure the blush goes on more smoothly.
In terms of colour, pick a vibrant shade such as peach, coral, or rose pink. These help revive the radiance of mature skin that tends to look duller.
Best cream blushes for mature skin we recommend
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush
We’re into this cream blush as not only is it dual-ended with a brush on one side for extra convenience, it is also ultra-lightweight with a buildable formula.
Available in five naturally flattering shades for all skin tones, this cream blush is mineral-oil free, oil-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free, and fragrance-free.
It retails for RM145.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Gogotint Cheek & Lip Tint
A brightly tinted cheek and lip tint, this comes with a precise lip applicator that glides the product right onto your skin and lips.
Oil-free, paraben-free, and sulphate free, this long-wearing tint dries to a natural finish. You can expect a sweet, vibrant flush from this cream blush for mature skin that lasts for hours without needing touch-ups.
It retails for RM93.
3. Bite Beauty Daycation Whipped Blush
Infused with papaya-extract, this is a long-wearing creamy blush that dries for a radiant finish. You can wear this on your eyelids, as it is safe enough for the sensitive areas of your face.
We’re also happy to see that this blush is also cruelty-free and vegan, which is always a plus in our book.
It retails for RM147.
4. Canmake Cream Cheek
A melting gel-like texture, this blush is silky-soft on your fingers but dries instantly when you apply it onto your cheeks. It is a long-lasting formula that promises to last for hours and hours.
Suitable to be used on top of both powder foundation and liquid foundation, it contains masses of emollient agents that protects your skin from drying out while improving the blush’s adhesion, making it one of the best cream blushes for mature skin.
It retails for RM39.90.
5. Chantecaille Cheek Gelee Hydrating Gel Cream Blush
This is an ultra-lightweight gel-cream blush that combines the freshness of a gel with the lasting power of a stain. This product can double up as an eyeshadow too.
Formulated with a high concentration of water, it provides hydration to your cheeks. It is also paraben-free, fragrance-free, and phthalate-free.
It retails for RM245.
6. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Non-greasy and lightweight, this cream blush instantly melts into the skin for a natural-looking sheer flush. It’s easily buildable too, so you don’t have to worry about it being too sheer.
There are ten different colours to choose from that will flatter most skin tones. We also like how you can also use this on your lips as well!
It retails for RM105.
7. Glossier Cloud Paint
A seamless, buildable gel-cream blush, it blends seamlessly and leaves the cheeks looking dewy. It goes on sheer but you can layer it on easily for a natural, flushed-from-within glow.
We like how it is cruelty-free and that there are special blurring pigments that give a soft-focus effect, which doesn’t accentuate texture, pores, or wrinkles and fine lines – perfect as a cream blush for mature skin!
It retails for RM150.
8. Gogotales Cream Mousse Blush
This highly affordable cream blush came onto our radar due to its shimmery shades. While not every shade comes with shimmer, we can’t help but love the extra shine to our cheeks.
Most of the shades are soft and natural, allowing for sun-kissed cheeks. One reviewer says “the colour so natural [it’s] like coming out from your face”. Sounds good!
It retails for RM26.90.
9. Holika Holika Nudrop Lumi Cheek
Illuminate your cheeks with this blendable and creamy blush that is sure to give your face a radiant, dewy glow – think ‘my cheeks but better’.
It adheres closely to your skin with a soft texture. Simply dab a little onto your cheeks with your hand or a sponge to create natural gradation.
It retails for RM52.90.
10. I'm Meme Pep!Balm
Inspired by paint, this cream blush can be used for both the lips and cheeks for a natural, refreshing finish. Its soft texture dries even and is non-sticky.
Enriched with shea butter, this multitasking product soothes the skin and lips upon first application.
It retails for RM31.06.
11. Inc.redible For the First Time Whipped Bounce Blush
This 100% vegan cream blush has a mousse-like consistency that melts seamlessly into your skin for a lit-from-within flawless flush.
A downside is that there are only three different shades: a dusky cool pink, a hot rose, and a burnt apricot. So, you might not be able to find a colour to your liking.
It retails for RM45.
12. Laneige Cheek Glow
This cushion-type blusher makes adjusting the amount easy even for beginners, so if you’re new to makeup, this might be a good choice for you.
It delivers a glowing radiance to the cheeks without darkening over time, so you can expect the same youthful flush to stay on throughout the day. This is definitely a great option if you’re looking for cream blushes for mature skin.
It retails for RM105.
13. Luna Melting Cheek Stick
Formulated with rose hip seed oil, apricot kernel oil, and argania spinosa kernel oil, this lightweight cream blush has a matte powdery finish without looking cakey.
With just a single stroke, you can add an instant, healthy flush to your cheeks. What’s great is that you can use this stick on your lips too, so your cheeks and lips can match.
14. Perfect Diary Satin Touch Cream Blush Duo
You may have noticed that this cream blush comes with two different colours in one, allowing you to mix and match as you please.
This is a long-lasting, moisturising, and ultra-pigmented silky and creamy blush that comes in four different colour combinations which will flatter most Asian skin tones.
It retails for RM61.99.
15. Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze
A dual-ended product, you’ve got the balm blush on one side and a brush on the other. Plus, it comes with a makeup tin that has a cosmetic mirror.
These hypo-allergenic, water-resistant sticks dry matte. You can also use the tan shades if you’re into bronzing and contouring for that naturally sun-kissed complexion.
It retails for RM145.
16. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
A little of this liquid blush goes a long way. It is a fragrance-free, paraben-free, and sulphate-free formula that is weightless and long-lasting.
With its botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily, it is designed to soothe and calm your skin at the same time. It is also available in two different finishes: matte and dewy.
It retails for RM98.
17. Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush
This cream blush has a liquid-like consistency and melts into a second skin for a natural-looking flush.
What’s special about this blush is that it is water-resistant due to a combination of non-greasy weightless oils and spherical powders. It claims to blend to a smooth, satin finish that won’t cake, crease, or clog pores. What this means is that as a cream blush for mature skin, it won’t be accentuating fine lines and wrinkles.
It retails for RM105.
18. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint
Available in seven pretty youthful colours, this is a natural, hydrating tint for both the lips and the cheeks, so you don’t have to waste time deciding what lip colour to choose for the day.
Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and sulphate-free, this cream blush brings together buriti oil plus shea and cocoa butters.
It retails for RM172.
19. Tarte Sea Breezy Cream Blush
Tap on this cream blush with your fingertips for a “just pinched” colour for a fresh and youthful look. It has a silky buildable texture that blends well without harsh lines.
Powered with marine plants, coconut, and sodium hyaluronate, this product also helps to smooth and hydrate skin and minimise the look of pores and fine lines – great if you’re looking for a cream blush for mature skin.
It retails for RM126.
20. Urban Decay Stay Naked Face Lip Tint
Infused with natural ingredients such as kombucha filtrate and marula oil, this face and lip tint will leave your skin and lips feeling moisturised without compromising on colour.
Add a glowing, dewy finish to your lips and cheekbones with this long-lasting buildable sheer colour that promises to stay put. Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free too.
It retails for RM102.
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