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Affordable Local Dupes for Glossier’s Cloud Paint for the Cream Blush Convert

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We’re highlighting holy grails and newfound favorites 

 

 

Cream blushes have easily become a staple in my routine, especially in quarantine, when applying makeup feels like a kind of rebellion. Aren’t we supposed to be at home with disheveled hair, greasy skin and dark under eyes after another night binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy?

 

This foolproof, easy-to-apply beauty product immediately provides warmth and color to your face for taxing video calls, and it only takes a minute or two to apply. There’s no need for a plakado base! You can even use it as a sheer eye-topper and lip color. If you’re feeling extra, add mascara and you’re good to go.

 

There’s been an exciting flurry of beauty releases from local brands lately; fortunately, we’re coping with pandemic-related stress through online retail therapy. It’s time to get acquainted with these crowd favorite cream blushes and some new products to watch out for, which may even rival everybody’s favorite Glossier Cloud Paint. The formula and shades may not be the exact match but given the affordable price range, we’re not complaining. 

 

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Sunnies Face Airblush (P495, Lazada)

There’s no introduction needed for the beloved Sunnies Face Airblushes. Approved by professional makeup artists to Holywood starlets and sought after by international publications like Vogue, it’s a cult favorite for a reason. Described as a soft-focus cheek tint with a silky matte finish, it adds a pop of color to your cheeks—and you never have to worry about going overboard.

 

 

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P.S. Razz is a pretty similar shade to Glossier’s Haze! But formula-wise, Cloud Paint definitely lasts longer compared to Airblush.

 

RELATED: Test Drive Diaries: Sunnies Face Airblush

 

Happy Skin Color Play (P649, Lazada)

I’m still obsessing over the Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse (Coffee Edition) but the Color Play Multi-Use Mousse deserves a shout out. It’s your on-the-go, tamad go-to for days when picking up different products seems impossible. The newly added shades to the bestselling collection include Dawn (an almond nude), a close dupe to the beloved Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk but definitely more pigmented, and Spring (a mauvey pink).

 

 

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You can also check out the all-new Happy Skin #KathXHappySkin long-wear cream blushes infused with Sunflower Seed Oil for overall youthful-looking healthy skin. 

 

Issy & Co. Crème Blush (P349, Lazada)

We’ve got to hand it to Issy & Co. for the silky smooth, long-wearing Crème Blushes, which are actually formulated with SPF 15. The new-ish local beauty brand didn’t scrimp either with available variants—a total of five everyday shades that deliver an instant rosy glow. The sleek packaging ala Rodin is a plus!

 

 

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Scout Beauty Blush Bomb (P159, Shopee)

I had no expectations for a cream blush (packaged in a tube just like Glossier) with a P159 price tag so imagine my surprise when I tried Scout Beauty’s Blush Bomb and lo and behold, it was über pigmented. (I had to tap with a beauty sponge to make it less vibrant!) Lesson learned, use a light hand; it’s best applied with a densely packed brush. The shades, especially tan, are morena friendly and long-lasting; it also has a sweet scent upon application.

 

 

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P.S. They offer same-day deliveries via Lalamove and Angkas; just order on their Instagram page! 

 

Finn the Label All-Around Palette (P650, finnthelabel.com)

Made with locally grown ingredients like beeswax, shea butter and cocoa butter, Finn the Label’s All-Around Palette is a godsend for days when you can’t reach for different products. With a myriad of complementary, everyday colors—two shades for the lips, two shades for the cheeks, a highlighter, a contour and a lip balm—you can’t go wrong. Customize and blend the colors as you please!

 

 

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Cray Cosmetics Hyperdot (P299, Lazada)

Okay, so I’m cheating a bit; this isn’t a cream blush but it sure acts like one! The all-new ultra-pigmented and waterproof Hyperdots from Cray Cosmetics deliver an effortless flush from AM to PM. A small amount of the moisturizing, buildable lip, cheek and eye tint goes a long way. Catch them while they’re on sale on Lazada for P199 only!

 

 

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Any of your all-time favorite cream blushes we missed on this list? Share them at the comments below!

 

 

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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Visual Storyteller. Explored the entertainment industry in my early 20s, eventually found my voice by telling people’s stories. Finding joy in writing about empathy, beauty and literature. Always a photographer.

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