Here at butter LONDON, we love mid-summer days because even though it’s so hot, when it comes to your makeup look, anything goes. Everyone is up to something different this time of year, so whether you’re going for that dewy, woke-up-like-this selfie, that minimalist, eco-conscious life, or that Saint-Tropez smoothie bowl aesthetic, now is the perfect time to try something new. One of our favorite products to pair with this versatile time of year is cream blush, which is the cherry on top to complete your OOTD, no matter where you’re going.
Haven’t heard of cream blush? No worries, love, we’re all for learning something new. Cream blush is like traditional powder blush’s younger sister. It watched its older sister absolutely blast colour onto our cheeks and decided to go for a more melt-in, buildable blush approach. It’s known for giving skin a more natural and youthful appearance—really making it look like the colour comes from within. It’s also been lauded for the deep hydration it provides, making cream blush the ideal choice for those with dry or mature skin.
Since cream blush is so precise in application, make sure you really blend it in to hide lines and edges for an effortless-looking glow. To give you some inspo., butter LONDON has found five fab summer looks to get your beauty imagination going.
Summer is full of on-the-go spontaneity, and day glam that can travel with us from yoga to the poolside to the cafe is worth its weight in gold. This natural, soft-focus take on cream blush brings out the warmth of the skin and playfulness of the season while also making the minimalist cat eye and glossy lip pop. To recreate this sun-kissed look, butter LONDON recommends our 2-in-1 Plush Rush Blush & Lip for a mistake-proof, multi-tasking makeup stick.
Work of Art
Why go to the art museum when you can become one instead? At butter LONDON, we’re all for inventive, bold looks, and we love the way this berry cream blush defines the cheekbones to connect the dramatic Merlot lip to the edginess of the structured eyeliner. Along with your fav cream blush, you’ll definitely need a trusty eye liner to help get those thin, precise lines that last all day.
Make It Monochrome
Try using cream blush to create a monochrome look that absolutely SINGS under the sun. butter LONDON is all about clean beauty and multi-purpose products, so we’re loving the idea of using a rosy cream blush on the cheeks AND lips to complement a bright and bold eye. Add a sheer gloss to the lips for that extra hydration and shine.
Catch the Light
We love whimsical looks that play with perspective and light, so this holographic brow highlight is giving us life right now. Notice how the baby pink cream blush plays off the under-eye shadow and muted matte lip to create a colour-packed yet dewy appearance. You’ll definitely want a glowy highlighter to glimmer under those illuminating evening lights.
A weekend living room photo shoot can be an absolute MOMENT and butter LONDON thinks this use of browns, coppers and peach is a glam dream for those with warm skin undertones. The tan cream blush helps enhance the look of cheekbones and emphasize the natural highlight of the skin. Pick up our Cheeky Face Palette that includes a bronzer, highlighter and blush to help achieve this glossy, flawless look.