Tested on animals:No
Kevyn Auction’s The Creamy Glow delivers just that—soft, healthy-looking color that blends well and provides subtle-to-bold results, depending on your application methods. Its cream formula isn’t greasy, though it does deliver enough moisture to make it an ideal choice for those with combination to dry skin. Those with oily skin may find it too moisturizing, to the point that it doesn’t wear as well for them over the workday (which may emphasize large pores on the cheeks). Though on the pricey side, it ranks among the better cream blush formulas we’ve seen, and is a splurge that likely won’t disappoint.
Housed in the brands’ trademark red, plastic mirrored compact, there are six (at the time of time review) well-curated shades to choose from. Whether your preference is soft nudes, vibrant pinks or red tones, there is something here to satisfy most. Though the colors are sheer and soft upon first application, they can be easily layered for intensity.
The texture is indeed creamy, and blending is no chore whether you using fingers, a sponge or brush. This avoided settling into lines or pores, and was sheer enough that we didn’t experience streaking over liquid or powder foundations. There is no glitter, and once The Creamy Glow dries, it sets to a satin finish.
As mentioned above, those with combination to dry skin are likely to enjoy this formula the most. It is a comfortable cream blush to wear, neither greasy nor heavy, and maintains its color for six or seven hours before beginning to fade (just a bit). However, on oily skin, this didn’t fare as well—we found it can emphasize oily cheeks, and noticeably faded after four or five hours. On that, we can’t be too heartbroken, as cream formulas of any product are simply not a good match for oily skin.
The ability to layer or sheer the shades out makes Kevyn Auction’s The Creamy Glow an option for any skin tone—the bolder, brighter hues look especially attractive on medium to deep complexions. The shade range, exceptional performance on most skin types, and a texture that is a pleasure to blend that earned this blush our highest recommendation.
Blends well over foundation (liquid or powder).
Holds up well on combination to dry skin.
Offers sheer to bold, natural-looking color.