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Beautycounter Cream Blusher Review

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Beautycounter has been discontinued! Read about what happened to Beautycounter (and when it might come back) here. In the meantime, I have lots of great recommendations for Beautycounter product swaps linked in this post. Also, be sure to join my email list so you can be the first to know when your Beautycounter favorites come back.

UPDATE: This Cream Blusher has been discontinued. I now use the Cheeky Clean Cream Blush – read that review here! 

For years, I’ve never had a blush I loved. And I figured that either (a) blush just didn’t look good on me or (b) I didn’t know how to apply it. I tried cream blushes and powder blushes, and never really really fell in love. But I FINALLY have one I love and that is foolproof to apply! Meet the Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher.

Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review
Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review

Beautycounter Cream Blusher Review

Before you go any further, the Color Pinch Blusher has been discontinued and replaced with an AMAZING cream blush that I reviewed here. It contains jojoba esters and squalane, so it’s SUPER moisturizing and smooth (looking AND feeling!). While I loved the Color Pinch blush that I reviewed below, I’m much happier with the new blush. Read more about it here!

For more of my favorite beauty products, see this page!

What I didn’t like about previous blushes:

  • They didn’t last, so I spend a crap ton of money on something that disappeared in 2 hours.
  • They had shimmer. I’m not 12, no thanks.
  • They were too pigmented and I couldn’t blend them in enough to not look crazy.
  • They didn’t have enough pigment and it took a billion layers to see it.
  • They were dry. My NARS cream blush felt like I was rubbing clay on my skin and I had to tug to get it to blend and you never want to pull at delicates skin on your face!

I’m seriously so annoyed as I continue look up the ingredients in my makeup and just how many of them have parabens, which are linked to cancer. I can’t be 100% perfect with and avoid every ingredient on the Never List, but I am trying VERY hard to avoid parabens at all costs. So, what brands have I been using that have parabens? Laura Mercier.  NARS. Trish McEvoy. It’s not like this is cheap stuff! Ughhhh…

What I LOVE about the Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher.

  • It’s super moisturizing. It just feels GOOD on my skin. And I’m all about adding extra moisture when I can!
  • It’s not greasy or dry.
  • It blends super easily so I don’t have streaks (which is something that I’ve always struggled with when using cream blush).
  • It’s pigmented but also looks really natural.
  • I can easily layer it for more impact in the evenings.
  • It gives the PERFECT flush. You know that perfect flush you after the perfect workout? It kind of looks like that.
  • It stays on all day. I’ll sometimes retouch it after work if I have dinner plans but I don’t have to.
  • It doubles as a matte lip color! I get so many compliments when I use it on my lips.

In Short: Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher Review

I honestly can’t recommend it enough. I use the hibiscus color which is such a lovely pink. It brightens my whole face and  I can’t believe how much more awake I look after putting it on. And after almost every Instagram story or Snapchat video I post when I’m wearing it, someone sends a message and asks what blush I’m wearing. Now THAT is a compliment because those aren’t usually in the most flattering light. 😉

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What it looks like on my skin

Here are a few photos with  different lighting so you can see what it looks like on my skin.

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Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review
Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review
Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review

I use the blush with my Beautycounter Dew Skin tinted moisturizer and it’s the perfect natural look. (You can read my review of Dew Skin here.) I hope this Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher review is helpful — I know it can be SO hard to order makeup online without trying it on in person. (But luckily, Beautycounter has a 60-day-no-questions-asked return policy.)

And here’s a video I posted on Facebook showing how I use it!

Click here see the full list Beautycounter products I use, including skincare and make-up. I’m so so happy I’ve been able to find products I love that are SAFE and WORK. I can’t believe how much peace of mind I got since switching to Beautycounter, knowing I’m not slathering toxic ingredients all over my body and face. And you know, not slathering on greasy coconut oil or “natural” makeup that feels and looks like crap.


As always, let me know if you have questions or need recommendations, either in the comments or shoot me an email ([email protected]). And be sure to sign up for my Beautycounter newsletter to learn more about their products and so I can keep you posted on any amazing specials. Happy shopping!

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    4 responses to “Beautycounter Cream Blusher Review”

    1. Thanks for the review, I’m the same way when it comes to blush! I love your lip color in the pic taken in the car, is that Beautycounter, too? Do you know what color?

    2. Thanks for the info, Teri! I just signed up for Band of Beauty and placed my first order. I can’t wait to try these products. 🙂

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