When it comes to getting your glow on, cream complexion products reign supreme. Dewy foundation, blendable blush and lit-from-within highlighters hold the keys to supple skin and a natural glow. So, save your powder highlighter for a later date and hold off on matte textures for a while because creamy, hydrating products win the glowing-skin game every time — no question about it. To help you stock up everything you need to create a soft and buttery beat, we’re doing a stop-and-shop through the aisles of Ulta. Find out what creamy complexion products we’ll be adding to cart, ahead.
This product is a beauty editor favorite for a reason. It provides sun protection, is formulated with an anti-aging serum, covers dark spots and a whole lot more. Applying it with your fingers, a brush or a makeup sponge will give your face a luminous and dewy finish. No Ulta stop is complete without picking up a refill.
While low-maintenance isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when describing our multi-step makeup routine, this three-in-one product has us reevaluating our extra take on makeup. The sheer balm melts onto the cheeks, gives a subtle tint to your lips and works overtime as a cream eyeshadow. It’s a multi-purpose must-have that’s 100% coming with us to the checkout line.
It’s a fact: There’s nothing worse than a way-too-noticeable contour line. Despite our best efforts, even when we abide by the proper blending techniques, sometimes powdered products leave a cast. That’s why we’re picking up this NYX dual-ended buy. The cream contour is super blendable and defines your cheekbones without going overboard. The highlight stick adds brightness and shine, sans a cake-y finish.
Putting a creamy blush over a powdered foundation is a recipe for a lifted base. To avoid having to whip out the makeup remover and starting from scratch, make sure you’re using a creamy, silk foundation to start (creams layer best with creams). We love this foundation stick because it provides full coverage but still manages to feel lightweight. Plus, it’s perfect to toss in your bag for foundation fix-ups anywhere, anytime.
If your ride-or-die is a matte foundation, fear not. You can still score a creamy complexion product in your desired finish. Take this Maybelline stick, for example, which starts out creamy and dries to a matte finish. Just make sure you work quickly when applying blush and highlighter after, so everything looks seamless.
Set your fear of clown cheeks aside by picking up this cream blush. It goes on smooth and light, but it has a buildable color, so you’re in control of the pigment payoff. With a pore-smoothing formula and super lightweight feel, it’s a go-to product for adding a pop of color to your complexion.
Cream concealers are your best bet when looking for something that won’t settle in fine lines or under-eye bags. To keep our base looking luminous, flawless and powder-free, we’re definitely adding this Juice Beauty concealer to our Ulta shopping cart. It has a brightening formula and buildable coverage that seriously saves the day after a sleepless night.
No glam is complete without a magic highlighter. Our Ulta pick? The W3LL People Bio Brightener Cream Stick. The organic formula gives your skin a satin finish that catches the light without looking too flashy. Its subtle glam is a great addition to any makeup bag.