Liquid and Cream Blush Newbie
Until today, I hadn’t tried anything but mainstream blushers. Cover Girl, Maybelline, that kind of thing. I’m used to powder-type blushes, often with a hint of shimmer, so I was really excited to try out Peripera Cushion Blusher, which is a liquid, and It’s Skin Babyface Powder in Cream, which is a pressed cream.
The Available Shades:
Peripera Cushion Blushers
On skin color: very light pink
On skin color: pale peach
On skin color: vivid orange
It’s Skin Babyface Powder in Cream
On skin color: pink
On skin color: peach
On skin color: orange
I tried the two pink shades: Strawberry and Lovely Lavender (since the Pleased Pink looks much more peach than pink). Both of these are pink, but they turned out to be quite different!
Peripera is almost a white-pink. The cushion blusher does a good job of applying targeted color (unlike with powders and brushes, which can be less precise), but it definitely needs to be blended in with fingertips or a blending sponge. The color is brightening and I liked the effect.
It’s Skin is a traditional pink, like crayon-color pink. This is truly a rich, pigmented cream, and is applied with your fingertip so it’s also precise, but blending happens kind of automatically. The color is deeper than Peripera’s, and is closer to what I’m used to with a mainstream blush.
Both worked great, and I love how accurate my application is with a cream or liquid. I’m also completely in love with the matte color of both, letting me decide whether to shimmer it up or not.
Would I Use Them Again:
Yes, definitely! For everyday in a natural look, I prefer the brightening effect of the cushion blusher. It’s a bit light, but paired with contouring, it gives me more versatility instead of a typical highlighting stick that usually has shimmer and gold tones (those are great, but sometimes I want to try something different).
The It’s Skin would be perfect when I’m going for mauve and rose-toned makeup, or even for a splash of color in an otherwise nude look. The creamy finish also is perfect for summer, when I don’t want powder to mix with sweat.
Subtle difference between before picture (left) and after picture (right).
Looking at the "after" picture, I used It's Skin Babyface on the left side,
and Peripera Cushion Blusher on the right.
Here are pics with the color amped up and unblended so you can see the difference in tone better:
Left is rosier pink (It's Skin Babyface), and right is paler and kind of brightening pink (Peripera).
Which do you like best? Or are you like me,and you can see how they can each be used to fit different looks?
...or maybe I just like them both because I'm a MAKEUP ADDICT! I do slightly prefer the illuminating effect of the Peripera Cushion, and I REALLY like the idea of having a different option instead of the usual shimmer highlight.
How about you?!
Have you tried liquid, cream, or other non-mainstream cheek color?
What are some of your favorites?