Makeup should enhance your natural beauty. Yet, often, it settles into your wrinkles, dries out your skin, looks cakey, and ends up masking that natural beauty. If you’ve tried to combat dry, caked makeup with more powders, bronzers, and blushes, stop right there. We’re here to show you the key to makeup that looks well-rested, dewy, and healthy: cream products.
Instead of layering powder over powder, opting for a cream bronzer, blush, or highlight helps melt the products into your skin to look more natural and glowy. Cream products are also much more buildable than powders, allowing more room for mistakes, and gives you the ability to customize the opacity of the products to your liking. Of course, if you have oily skin, you’ll still want to set your makeup with a translucent powder to avoid oil-slick territory, but by reaching for more creams than powders, you can achieve a more youthful, radiant look. Check out some of our favorite creams!
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour, $26 (Shop here)
Clinique’s oil-free creamy formula provides buildable contour to sculpt your cheekbones, jawline, or other areas. Contouring sounds intimidating, but with this blendable, buildable stick, you can’t go wrong.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand in Pinkgasm, $38 (Shop here)
This wand’s gel-like texture leaves the perfect luminous, rosy flush on your cheeks. You’ll have that healthy after-gym glow all day.
Milk Makeup Highlighter, $30 (Shop here)
Made with nourishing plant oils, the Milk Makeup highlighter instantly melts into your skin when exposed to body heat, leaving a champagne-colored, slightly shimmery, lit-from-within look. (Bonus points for this product because it belongs to the “Clean at Sephora” line).