Any makeup look is incomplete without a swipe of blush. Apart from making you look super fresh and youthful, it adds a rosy glow to your face.

But did you know that using too much blush or picking the wrong formula can ruin your look? Yes, you read that right. While it’s important to be cautious while applying blush, you also need to pick the right formula for best results.

Ahead, the difference between powder and cream blush and how to pick the best one for you.

 

Powder blush

Powder blush

Powder blush – pros

The best part about using a powder blush is its pigment. This type of blush provides an amazing colour payoff on the cheeks and is perfect for anyone wanting to achieve an intense and glamourous makeup look. If applied the right way, powder blushes can double up as contour and help give your face a more chiselled appearance. Additionally, a powder blush is perfect for anyone looking for a blush that will last on their skin all day long.

Powder blush – cons

Powder blushes can end up looking cakey and clown-like if not applied right. This is especially true if you are going to be wearing this type of blush on a full face of makeup. If you have mature skin that consists of some fine lines and wrinkles, then powder blush may settle into them, further accentuating those imperfections.

 

Cream blush

Cream blush

Cream blush – pros

If you want your blush to look natural, glowing and skin-like, then a cream blush should be your best bet. It usually has a very lightweight texture that feels super weightless and natural on the skin, which means that it can be layered without looking heavy.

Cream blush – cons

For those who like their blush to stand out, a cream blush isn’t going to cut it. Why? Because a cream blush isn’t as pigmented as a powder blush and thus delivers a subtle finish. Additionally, if you live in a really humid place or tend to sweat a lot, you should stay clear from this blush as it can melt right down your face.

 

Powder blush vs cream blush: Which one to use

Powder blush vs cream blush: Which one to use

If you tend to have really oily skin, then a powder blush is your best bet. It works like a mineral or translucent powder and restricts excess sebum production. If you have dry skin, it’s best to stay away from powder blushes and opt for cream ones instead.

Also, women with mature skin should completely avoid using shimmer powder blushes as they’re difficult to blend and end up accentuating fine lines and wrinkles on the face.