Last time I was in Sephora, Urban Decay’s display of new creme blushes caught my eye. Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints are $24 each, and Urban Decay promises “they’re not your grandmother’s cream blush” (meaning, I think, that they’re not heavy or opaque).
The colors look pretty wild in the pan — fortunately, they apply more sheerly, so you can build to your desired effect. I applied these swatches with my fingers, and the product had kind of a greasy/silicone-y feel… like maybe I could keep blending forever, because they’d never completely dry down. I haven’t worn one on my cheeks yet, so if you have, I’m dying to know what the wear time is like (and whether my initial swatching impression was accurate). Sheerness and blendability can be a plus, especially if you’re fair and sometimes go overboard with cream blush (which I do).
Here are heavy swatches:
Quickie is bright cool bubblegum pink. Fetish is rose-wine with silver sparkles. Score is rose-pink with gold sparkles. Indecent is peach with gold sparkles. Greedy is plum. Crush is bright cool pink (deeper and more red than Quickie).
UrbanDecay.com offers one more shade that Sephora doesn’t carry, Bang (which looks like a bright orange-red). All shades except for Score and Fetish are vegan.