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The best cream blushes for a rosy, glowing complexion

Get that "lit-from-within" look.
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Long gone are the days of the powder blush, although we love her we are all about the natural flush of a radiant and glowing cream blush.

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While powder blushes can be fantastic for the right skin-type if you know what you’re doing, they’re a little less forgiving than cream blushes.

Cream blush has been the beauty product of everyone’s cheeks for the past year or so, with beauty buffs like Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez showing us just how easy it is to get that Hollywood glow for ourselves. 

Thanks to their hydrating, often nourishing, formulas they don’t leave an obvious cast on your skin like their powder counter-parts. The formula blends seamlessly into your skin for a rosy glow that makes you look lit-from-within. With cream blush, there’s also typically a wider range of shades to choose from.

Check out our top picks for the best cream blushes to shop in Australia right now.

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Ere Perez Carrot colour pot, $44, a-beauty

Made with natural ingredients, including carrot that acts as a natural pigment, that give a healthy glow to the skin on application. It comes in a range of colourways including this summer-ready red hue. 

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Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, $35, Sephora

Our make-up saviour Rihanna nailed it with this blush, with 10 vibrant shades to suit all skin tones. Blend the creamy formula into your cheeks with your fingers and the vibrant colour will keep you looking fresh and glowy all day long.

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Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable melting blush, $39, Sephora

For everyone who has ever struggled with blending their blush properly, this melting formula is the one for you. The high-pigment means a little product goes a long way, so you can just blend it in with your fingers and apply across your cheeks, lips and eyes. We love a multi-use blush!

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Embryolisse Radiant Complexion cream, $64, French Beauty Co

We can hardly argue with French beauty, can we? This rose-tinted cream will not only provide a healthy glow to your cheeks but also nourish and plump your skin thanks to skin-loving ingredients like silk tree extract and hyaluronic acid. 

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Beach Stick, $52, Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury knows a thing or two about glowy red-carpet ready makeup, and the return of the Beach Sticks is just in time for warmer weather! The products are inspired by Ibizan beaches, throw one of these in your beach bag and you’ll be ready for post-swim drinks in no time. 

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Stick blush, $50, Anastasia Beverly Hills

In a lightweight formula that melts into skin and leaves it looking natural and glowy. It’s easy to blend which is great for cream blush beginners and can even be builded for more pigment if desired. 

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Huda Beauty Cheeky tiny blush stick, $38, Adore Beauty

If you’re wanting to achieve that glass skin look, a dewy yet buildable formula like this blush stick from Huda Beauty is the way to go. Not only will it provide a wash of colour over the cheeks, but as it is packed with hydrating ingredients like lychee extract and Vitamin E, it will nourish your skin while you wear. 

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Saie Dew blush, $39.60, Cult Beauty

This is actually water-based gel formula, which means the finish of the blush is super natural thanks to how easy it easy to blend and build. It’s ingredients include mulberry extract, elderberry, and evening primrose, which also all have skincare benefits. 

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Nudestix Nudies Bloom All Over colour blush, $57, Sephora

Nudestix’s wide collection of cream blushes and bronzers are a must try if you love the natural finish of cream formulas. These blushes leave your skin looking healthy and radiant, with a lit from within glow. 

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Maybelline Cheek Heat gel cream blush, $18.99, Adore Beauty

If you love subtle colour and want something a little bit more sheer, this cream-gel from Maybelline is a great starter product. Not only is it affordable but it’s super easy to blend and come in a range of natural colours. 

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