- Color is long wearing and doesn’t fade
- Applies easily
- Texture dries down and isn’t tacky
- Not extremely pigmented
Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush is your average cream blush. Not super pigmented, this blush gives a natural flush that applies easily.
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The presentation of Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush wowed me, but will the formula?
Okay, come on, this blush is just adorable! Winky Lux Rose Blush is a cream formula pressed into a 3D rose. I think it’s just so cute and unique. The names are also super cute and British inspired with names like Tea Time and Knickers. I was hoping the formula and performance would be just as good as the presentation of this cream blush. I think this blush gives a really pretty natural flush of color, but definitely nothing too intense.
Quick Rating Rundown
:Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush
Promises vs. Performance: Winky Lux Rose Blush isn’t the most pigmented blush on the market.
A cream blush pressed into the shape of a flower, Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush promises buildable, easy to apply pigment. The five shades of pinks and reds have a natural finish on cheeks. Infused with carnauba and vitamin E, the formula is smooth and blendable. Winky Lux says this blush can easily be applied with fingers or a brush, as it melts into skin instantly.
Such a cute blush! The way the cream is pressed into a rose is a nice touch and different than most. I’d say this blush is more of a cream to powder finish than a true cream. Easy to blend out with fingers or a brush, the formula dries down and does’t feel tacky or sticky on. Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush isn’t the most pigmented. So even though it is buildable, if you’re wanting an intense pop of color on your cheeks I’d suggest layering a powder blush over top. The color payoff it does give is natural and long wearing without fading or settling.
How Winky Lux Rose Blush Compares: There’s better blushes to spend $20 on.
The best thing about this Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush, I think, is the cute flower the cream formula is pressed into. It’s different and would definitely catch my eye when perusing the makeup aisles. But, I can’t say its performance was all that impressive. It was easy to apply, didn’t exaggerate imperfections, and wore well. Though, the pigment just wasn’t there. Even with a brush, I didn’t get more than a natural flush of color. It’s one you’d need to layer a powder blush on top in order to get a bold cheek.
What is my favorite cream blush, you might ask? ROSE INC Blush Divine is easily one of the best formulas I have ever tried and is one of my holy grails. The creamy formula easily blends into cheeks with fingers or a brush, providing a the most healthy, radiant flush of color. It never accentuates any imperfections, from dryness to texture and never settles into lines or pores. Blush Divine applies beautifully over any base, whether cream or powder, without disrupting the makeup underneath. The compact is also refillable, with each refill only costing $18! For a complete list of my favorite cream blush formulas, check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘The Best Cream Blushes You Need In Your Life.’
Milabu Beauty Method: For a pop of color, Winky Lux Rose Blush works best layered.
Apply after cream, but before powders. I like to apply my bronzer first, then layer blush over top.
- Using your fingers or a brush, swirl in the compact to pick up some pigment.
- Dab the pigment onto your cheeks, from apples to the tops of your cheeks. Work from the apples to your hairline.
- For a natural flush, stop there and lock in place with a setting powder (Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, is a good one).
- If you’re like me, I like a pop of color on my cheeks. Pair a similar toned powder blush over top. With Winky Lux shade Tea Time, I like to pair with Lawless Make Me Blush Powder in Vintage Rose.
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Edited by Maddie