5 Cream Products For a Gorgeous Complexion


When it comes to your complexion, cream highlighters, bronzers, and foundations are the perfect products to use when wanting to create a long lasting glow. No matter your skin type, there's something out there for everyone that will help promote flawless skin. All the best picks in products are right here, you'll love what you find!

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BY TERRY Glow Expert Duo Stick

By Terry

This duo cream highlighter and blush is perfect for adding a dewy finish to the skin along with a nice pop of color. You can apply directly to the skin, and blend each side together to create a sheer shimmery highlight, or use each side of the stick separately, one to highlight, the other for cream blush. Use the brush at the end of the tube to smooth out any streaks, or to tone down any product you might've over applied, until it all looks even. 

Try it With: BY TERRY Gloss Terrybly Shine, BY TERRY Terrybly Densiliss Concealer, BY TERRY Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra Balm Lipstick

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Laura Geller New York Liquid Gelato Pillow Top Illuminator

Laura Geller

This cream/liquid gel texture highlighter is so extremely easy to apply! All you need to do is gently squeeze the tube until you see the product coming through the top portion of the sponge tip applicator. Lightly dab along the cheekbones and blend the product with your fingers or foundation brush, so the highlighter gives an overall beautiful looking sheen. A long lasting highlighter is a perfect addition to any makeup routine and having a nice glow makes you look even more beautiful!

Try it With: Laura Geller New York Cover Lock Cream Foundation, Laura Geller New York Lash Boss Mascara, Laura Geller New York Shine Stick Triple Benefit Lip Color

Makeup Artist Tip: If you want to create an overall dewy skin finish, massage this brightening moisturizer from June Jacobs into your skin and then apply your foundation with a damp Beauty Blender Sponge all over the face. This will create a nice glow to your skin before moving on to the rest of your makeup. Feel like your skin is sagging and you want to restore some elasticity? Give yourself a facial massage with this Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift device every night before bed for a tightening treatment.

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Revlon Insta-Blush Cream Blush Stick


This easy twist up cream blush can be applied to the apples of the cheeks for the perfect pop of color, and comes in a gorgeous array of shade variations. When applying cream blush, be sure to start slowly and blend the color as you go, instead of applying it all at once. This way, you don't have to go back and correct mistakes. After you're done applying this to your cheeks, swipe some of the cream on the eyes and lips for the perfect on the go multi-use product. 

Try it With: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation, Revlon Highlighting Palette, Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm

Makeup Artist Tip: Almost completely out of your favorite cream product? If you are using a twist up cream blush and you've gotten to the bottom, you can take a q-tip or small spatula tool to scoop out the rest of the product from the container and transfer it into a small jar. That way you're getting the most out of your product and causing it to last longer.

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Benefit Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick

Benefit Cosmetics

Contouring and bronzing should appear natural on the skin, and this product allows you to do both with a wonderful cream to powder finish that enhances your face and glides on extremely smooth. To contour, simply swipe the stick on the hollows of the cheeks and blend out with a foundation brush. To use a bronzer, dab some on the apples of the cheeks and blend with your finger or blush brush in an upward motion to create a natural warmth. This is the best way to make sure it doesn't turn too dark or muddy looking on the face. Add some highlight or cream blush afterwards if you're looking for more color. Want to really step up your beauty game? Spritz this gorgeous scented hair mist from Miu Miu into your shiny locks and turn heads everywhere you go!

Try it With: Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade Blush + Bronzer Palette, Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation, Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter

Makeup Artist Tip: Blending cream products with makeup brushes is easier than you think, and can make a huge difference in the outcome of your makeup. When you blend with a brush you get precise attention that your fingers just can't give. When focusing on blending cream bronzer, try this brush from Artis first to apply foundation, and then to go in and contour with your cream bronzer.

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Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Stick Foundation

Cle De Peau

Foundation should never feel too heavy on the skin and this is why this foundation stick is perfect for anyone who wants coverage, but also a lightweight finish and feel. Apply the stick in areas you want to cover on the face and then blend out with a foundation brush or sponge, and keep building the product until you get the coverage you want. Finish with blending concealer under the eyes and on blemishes, and continue on with your eye makeup, cheek, and lip products. Have really oily skin? Set foundation with this powder to help control shine, and use this Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner from Fresh Beauty every day before moisturizer.

Need to even out your skin tone before applying foundation? If your skin is flushed or uneven, try this primer to help bring skin to an even tone and texture before continuing on with the rest of your makeup. When working with primer, simply apply it and let it dry before moving onto foundation.

Try it With: Cle De Peau Beaute Cream Blush, Cle De Peaue Beaute Eye Color Quad, Cle De Peau Beaute Perfect Lash Mascara

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