If you've been reading my blog for even a month, then you probably know that I'm obsessed with the Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow blushes. Any time people want a cream blush, particularly a cream blush that works well for dry skin, I give these a shout out.
First thing's first: Kevyn Aucoin has changed their packaging multiple times in less than 3 years. Hence, I have two Creamy Moist Glows in round pots with snap closures and two Creamy Moist Glows in square pots that open when you press the gold bar at the front. Before that, they were packaged in tiny screwtop jars like the Sensual Skin Enhancer--that was packaging my first jar of Pravella came in.
Out of all of these, the round compacts are the best: the mirror is sizeable, the closure is tight, and I never had to worry about it opening in my bag. The sad thing about the current square packaging is that, if something presses up against the compact just right, it'll open right up. It's rare, but it does happen, and it's a bit annoying.
On the bright side, the amount of product you get has increased: the round compacts contain 3.65 grams of product, while the current square compacts contain 4.50 grams of product.
The formula of these cream blushes strikes a great balance between "emollient" and "lightweight." The product is smooth and creamy, but not thick a la the NYX cream blushes--you have to rub your finger across the product for a few seconds to warm it up, or really tap your brush in the pan, to pick up color. Fingers work best because they almost create a liquid texture, but they're fantastically easy to blend overall.
The finish is very natural and fresh. There's a hint of dewiness, as the product name suggests, but they never look wet. None of these contain shimmer, which is an absolute plus for me.
I currently own four shades. Going clockwise from the top left in the above image: Liquifuchsia, Tansoleil, Isadore, and Pravella. Liquifuchsia is a bright pink with definite purple undertones, and my newest acquisition. Tansoleil is the only peach blush I've ever truly loved, and I think the sizeable dip in the pan shows that. My softer pinks are Isadore, which has yellow undertones, and Pravella, a more pastel, neutral shade that's fantastic for pale skin tones.
Daylight on top, flash on the bottom.
These are my favorite cream blushes, end of story. They're pigmented, easy to blend, come in a great range of colors, are elegantly packaged, and last for hours on end. What's not to love?
RATING: 5 out of 5
And don't forget: there's only a week left in my current giveaway!