If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know how much I love cream blusher, so when Melt Cosmetics launched their Cream Blushlight collection, I couldn’t wait to give the formula a try.
The blushers launched back in March, but the shades I wanted, have been almost constantly sold out at Beauty Bay, so when the three shades I wanted came back in stock, I ordered them almost instantly, as I had serious FOMO reading reviews raving about the formula.
“NEW Cream Blushlights! Give your cheeks a natural, glowing flush. In an assortment of natural and pearl textures, the buttery cream formula melts into skin, providing a smooth, radiant finish.
Multi-use Cream Blushlights can be applied to the cheeks and lips – some shades even triple as a cream eye shadow – creating a monochromatic look that always looks polished. “
The Melt Cosmetics Cali Dream Cream Blushlight is one of eight different shades. They’re $22 / £16 each, and they contain 4.5g / 0.14oz of product within a matte black compact, with a slightly domed lid. The packaging is pretty basic, but it still manages to look sleek, and there’s a mirror inside the lid too.
If you’re a Melt Cosmetics fan, the Melt Cosmetics Cali Dream Cream Blushlight might be familiar to you, as it’s a shade of their original Blushlight collection, which is a range of powder blushers.
I’d never tried any of the Melt Cosmetics blushers before, so I had no idea what the formula would be like, but they really are beautiful blushers, and they’ve inspired me to want to try a whole lot more from Melt Cosmetics.
Melt Cosmetics describe their Cream Blushlight formula as being suitable for both the cheeks and the lips, and the Cali Dream shade is described as being a bright coral.
This particular shade will look a lot different depending on your skintone. On the Melt Cosmetics website, Cali Dream looks quite muted, but on my very pale skintone, it’s actually very vibrant.
Something which surprised me with this specific shade, was the staining power. Cream blushers don’t tend to stain the skin, unless they’re marketed as being a tint.
It’s definitely not Benefit Benetint kind of staining, but it’s the kind of blush you can apply, and know that once the blush has faded (after around six hours of wear I’ve found), you’ll still be left with some subtle colour, which is great for summer when makeup might not necessarily wear as well.
I personally haven’t used the Melt Cosmetics Cali Dream Cream Blushlight on the lips, but it’s nice that you have that option should you want to match your lip colour to your cheeks. It’s a really pretty, dewy formula which is super pigmented, and I’ll be sure to share reviews of my other shades very soon.