We’ve Got a Crush on Clarins Cream Blush [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush in 04 Rosewood*

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

Cream blush is perfect for that oh-so-natural makeup look. A good one melts into your skin or base and you can’t tell where it begins or ends.

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Clarins has finally branched out into the world of cream blushes, and not a moment too soon! Their Multi-Blush applies as a cream and dries to a powder finish, making it the perfect way to get that natural, summery glow. It contains a variety of plant waxes to moisturize Clarins Light Optimizing Complex to add radiance. Despite being drawn to peachy shades, I decided on Rosewood – a lovely neutral rose that adds depth.

How To Use It:

I prefer fingers for cream blushes and found that this one really required a bit of warming up in the pan to be workable. I assume the powder finish causes this, but I didn’t mind. A quick swirl in the product and then I applied it to the applies of my cheeks and upward, blending heavily.

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(L-R: Heavy application, blended out)

CC Rating: A-

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush in 04 Rosewood is a welcome addition to my collection. I can’t say that it’s become preferred over any other neutral cream blush I own, but it’s certainly not being ignored either. It’s a good cream blush offering and the shade Rosewood is the perfect rose for sculpting killer cheekbones. It also does manage to add radiance, which is difficult in a cream blush formula. I find either you get matte or ridiculous sparkles, but Clarins manages to add just glow!

The price point is pretty on the mark – you get 0.14 oz for $30, the same amount as Illamasqua which runs you $26. I was surprised they’re the same amount as the Illasmaqua pan is so much bigger, but I imagine the Clarins one is simply deeper. On that note, I like the teeny compact; it’s perfect for traveling or touch-ups!

The Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush is available direct from their website for $30.

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

*Item was provided for review

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