We believe that multifunctional cosmetics are the future - but today it is easy to check its practicality. It is very convenient to have one tube for all occasions and for all parts of the body: it can lie in the cosmetic bag, waiting in the wings, and significantly save space in the bag. However, truly multifunctional tools are not easy to find. Creamy textures behave badly on the eyelids, in lip make-up they are often capable of performing only the functions of a balm, and with drier ones, problems of the opposite nature begin.
Now many brands are aiming at creating universal means that will be devoid of all these shortcomings - how well it works can only be judged by personal experience. We have collected what will not let you down: the most successful and interesting examples of cream blush in sticks that can replace several cosmetic products at once and do not require any complex manipulations in storage and transportation. An excellent choice for the already difficult city life.
NARS The Multiple
One of the most popular tools at NARS, among which the bestseller Copacabana stands out - loved by many for its complexity, versatility and perfect performance of highlighter functions. The good thing about the stick is that it can be shaded without problems, but at the same time it is capable of giving off a lot of color. In theory, this miracle thing should also have caring properties, but it still dries the lips - a balm will make a worthy stick company. For those who are tired of shiny products, there is a line of matte blush, however, their functionality is declared to be less (this does not mean anything, smear anywhere). And in the limited collection 413 BLKR, The Multiple was released in a rich wine shade - a rare color for this family of products. The legendary Orgasm is also released in this form.
Missha m soft blending stick blusher
A creamy blush that can be used in a wide range of applications. Two of the six beautiful shades, Pecan Brown and Mud Brown, are great for contouring (be careful with the latter, it can give off a distinct reddish undertone), and the cool blonde Sugar Glam is a very conscientious highlighter. The blush comes with a dense blending brush, and none other than Sugar Glam contain a shimmer - a muted glossy finish and nothing more. A good Korean friend in a very nice package. The aroma of the product is unobtrusive, but still not for everybody: if the question of perfume is fundamental to you, you should make a choice in favor of a different stick.
Those who respect organic cosmetics can be advised to look for a multifunctional product from the ILIA brand, which is very proud of the purity of its formulations. The first advantage of these sticks, literally striking the eye, is the beautifully thought-out shades. Their colors are not as simple "blush" as many of the products listed here: look at the dusty pink At Last and the reddish brown Cheek to Cheek. According to reviews, all the sticks behave well on the eyes, on the cheeks, and on the lips, and the content of vitamin E and shea butter gives hope that the product will provide additional skin care.
Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme For Lips And Cheeks
Estée Lauder recently launched a Genuine Glow collection inspired by the best in Korean cosmetics. Among other products, the so-called cream-blush for lips and cheeks, packaged in a convenient stick, is also announced. There are only two shades, but they look luxurious: coral pink Sweet Cheeks and peachy Peachy Keen. Among other things, this cream is notable for its hyaluronic acid content. The highlighter with a cushion from the same collection turned out to be very, very worthy, so there is probably no reason not to trust another interesting product.
Smashbox L.A. Lights blendable
Lip & cheek color
These pencils have a rich palette of shades - from the very light Hollywood & Highlight to the dark plum Malibu Berry.It behaves well both as a blush and as a lipstick: it lays down brightly and tightly, it is worn for a relatively long time. A blending sponge is available, but experience has shown that these creamy textures are best spread with the fingers. In general, he is not capricious and does not require a special approach to himself - what you need if you do not want to bother.
Kiko Milano 3D Color & Glow Blush
Another embodied cosmetic utopia: a tube that actually contains three products at once. Different blush colors coexist peacefully in the Kiko Milano stick - in each of the three compositions there are three matching shades, which can be applied separately or waved all at once in one movement in the cheek area. They promise that in the end the product becomes powdery. It seems that one small pencil should be really more convenient than a palette with similar contents - the choice is yours.
Benefit once again has an outstanding packaging that can be confused with a lighter, and the same concept as Kiko: three colors for lips and cheeks in one stick. I would like to call the shades frivolous in the best sense of the word: carrot orange, watermelon and pastel pink. The texture of the product is very dense, it is almost matte on the skin - you will have to adapt to it and work on applying and combining with balms and primers. The principle is still the same: you can mix, or you can apply separately. For those who do not really recognize the cream, but would not refuse a stick.
Tony Moly Spoiler Blush Stick
Another Korean-made stick, similar in properties to the Missha blush. Everything is loved in Asia: the texture is creamy, the colors are natural. He plans to turn into powder on the skin and normalize the secretion of sebum - in theory, it should be a good helper in the hot season.
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick
A successful and really budget product that has proven itself well among the brand's fans. It is easy to guess what kind of means it is made by, but this does not negate its own merits. Velvety and comfortable to wear on the lips, it's also good as a blush - it's very difficult to add extra color. This can be seen especially well in saturated shades: red Poppy Red and spectacular pink Poppy Universal, which was remembered for the fact that it looks absolutely black in the stick. True, now the Body Shop will have to hunt for these products - sticks can be found far from everywhere.
Tarte cheek stain
Based on the name, it is easy to understand that the blush belongs to the category of steins - they are not powdery at all, but gel-cream. Their durability is, accordingly, higher than that of other sticks. Theoretically, it should not work as a means for lips or eyelids (high durability means the need to have lightning-fast shading skills), but why not try it. The stick is appreciated in the beauty community; many magazines and Internet portals have included it in the lists of the best products in their class. If the recommendations of Elena Krygina mean something to you, you should know that this means is in her beloved ones.
Photos: NARS, Missha, ILIA, Estée Lauder, Smashbox, Kiko Milano, Benefit, Tony Moly, The Body Shop, Sephora