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17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush

Trust us, you'll never look at powders the same way again.
17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush (Photo: courtesy of Fenty Beauty)

Is there a more classic summer makeup look than fresh skin and rosy cheeks? To fake a natural flush, try swapping your go-to powder blush for a dewy, dab-and-go option in a soft watercolour hue. Offered in an array of shades and textures, gel and cream formulas are completely foolproof to use: dot the product on your cheeks, blend with your fingers and you're done—no brushes required. From a cult favourite to a brand new, ultra-pigmented pick, we've rounded up the best gel and cream blushes for a radiant glow.

Maybelline Cheek Heat Sheer Gel-Cream Blush

If a natural flush is what you’re after, look no further than this sheer gel-cream blush that comes in six wearable hues that can easily be built-up for a more dramatic look.

$12, shoppersdrugmart.ca

Maybelline Cheek Heat Sheer Gel-Cream Blush

Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush

This blush boasts a high-shine finish that’s not heavy or sticky. Dot on your cheeks straight from the bullet and blend with your fingers to give your complexion an instant lift.

$28, sephora.com

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush
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Pixi Beauty On-The-Glow Blush

One swipe of this travel-friendly cheek tint is all you need to create a lit-from-within glow. 

$24, shoppersdrugmart.ca

Pixi Beauty On-The-Glow Blush

Nudestix Nudies Bloom All-Over Dewy Color

Sleek and portable, these cream blushes from Canadian brand Nudestix come with a handy brush. And it's safe to use on cheeks, eyes and lips.

$37, nudestix.ca

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush

Milk Makeup Bionic Liquid Blush

This long-lasting liquid blush comes in four punchy shades and contains hyaluronic acid and mushroom extract to hydrate and plump.

$22, sephora.com

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush
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Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

With shades like “Crush on Cupid” (a bright cool pink, pictured) and “Drama Cla$” (a vivid violet), the Rihanna-led brand shows that there’s more to blushes than muted pinks and corals. Each shade of this cream formula is incredibly pigmented and blendable, too.

$28, sephora.com

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush

Iconic London Sheer Cream Blush

A dab of this gel-cream blush is all you need to fake a natural flush.

$37, sephora.com

Iconic London Sheer Cream Blush

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush

This foolproof cream blush melts into the skin for a sheer, natural-looking flush.

$27, sephora.com

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush
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Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush

If you're looking for a pigmented blush with a barely-there feel, give this air-whipped option a try. Once blended, the mousse-like texture gives way to a soft matte powder finish that stays put for up to 8 hours. 

$40, sephora.com

Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush

Available in a range of stunning hues, this blush is formulated with nourishing ingredients like jojoba seed oil and beeswax. The chic compact is refillable, too. 

$44 for the refill, thedetoxmarket.ca

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush

Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush

Available in six stunning shades, this gel packs a punch of pigmentation. Loaded with brightening mulberry and soothing evening primrose, it gives skin a dewy, juicy look.

$24, sephora.com

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush
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MOB Beauty Cream Clay Blush

Housed in a refillable compact made from post-consumer recycled plastic, this matte blush can be used all over the face for a flush of colour.

$30 or $25 for the refill, mobbeauty.com

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush

E.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Blush

A juicy take on the brand's bestselling putty gel-to-powder line—which includes primers and bronzers—this gel gives cheeks a radiant glow in second. 

$8, shoppersdrugmart.ca

17 Gel And Cream Blushes For A Dewy Spring Flush

Burt’s Bees Colour Nurture Cream Blush

Dry skin will love this ultra-moisturizing cream blush formulated with hydrating ingredients like coconut and jojoba, as well as vitamin E. 

$17, shoppersdrugmart.ca

Burt's Bees Colour Nurture Cream Blush
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Glossier Cloud Paint Gel-Cream Blush

Since its launch, Glossier’s Cloud Paint has gained a massive following thanks to its foolproof formula that comes in six shades, ranging from neutral to bold. 

$26, glossier.com

Glossier Cloud Paint Gel-Cream Blush

1day Beauty Multitint

This multitasking skin tint by Canadian brand 1day Beauty is packed with soothing cannabis sativa seed oil and safe to use on eyes, lips and cheeks.

$38, 1daybeauty.com

1day Beauty Multitint

Lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

This blendable, buildable formula has earned raved reviews from users.

$59, sephora.com

Lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

Originally published 2020; updated 2022. 

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