next part and also the rest of my cream blushes ;-)
i bought some of their Cream Blushes when british clothing&accessories brand TopShop newly released a make up range. each contains 4g and cost 6£, shipping rates were reasonably, too.
i find the packaging very cute and the design goes with the young, cute&trendy image of the brand. it's rubberized plastic with a polka dot print and has a mirror inside.
the texture of these is on the dry side, but rather silicony-dry than waxy-dry. it reminds me of a cream-to-powder finish, but is a bit more silicony than those. the blendability is ok - but stippling on light layers is better than swirling, best tool would be your fingers with these, though (but i don't like to use my fingers). the finish is silky-matte, but gets more dewy during the day. i chose non-shimmery shades, but had to make my choice based on internet-swatches. i would have purchased a more beige-y shade instead of one of the brights i got.
there are some more colours, but i went for those 3:
Pinch is a bright hot pink.
Flush is a bright peachy pink.
Neon Rose is a pinky coral.
NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower (5.4g - 29€/20.50£/26$) i have already swatched for you here. it is a coral/red with gold microshimmer + sparkles. the texture is quite waxy-dry (as it melts on your warm skin), but applies and blends very well. the finish is satiny-glowy.
sadly this seems to fade rather quickly on me, after about 4-5 hours. i don't know if it's some sort of skin reaction, but i know this isn't an uncommon problem with NARS Cream Blushes. do you own cream blushes by NARS and have you experienced this, too? is there a trick to avoid it fading aside from pairing with a powder blusher?
so these are all of my cream blushes, next time i'll move on to the cheek stains/gels. stay tuned :)