Join The Debate: Cream Vs Powder? Pledge Your Allegiance & WIN With Collection Cosmetics

With the blossoms blooming on the trees, the smell of fake tan in the air and sales of hair removal products going through the roof, it’s definitely the transitional period where we move from the old season to the new. Although we often shake up our wardrobes and even amend our beauty regimes, our makeup often gets forgotten about; it’s easy to keep the same products within your repertoire from one season to the next, when a couple of small changes could make a huge difference to your look. Just in time for spring, Collection present two new launches that are all about achieving a radiant complexion: the Speedy Blush Sticks (a cream blush trio) and Gorgeous Glow (a highlighting powder duo) together provide the update you need to ensure you’re looking fabulous with little effort required. But which will you pledge your allegiance to… Cream or powder?

The Gorgeous Glow palettes are available in two delicate shades, but both provide a warming effect on the skin while ensuring your complexion is subtly radiant. The peachy Blush Block is the perfect combination of tones for adding a delicate flush to the skin, helping you transition from bold blushers and matte foundations into something more season appropriate. Alternatively, the Bronze Bloc looks fabulous when used for subtle contouring around the cheekbones and nose – it offers a slightly darker result that works perfectly in conjunction with a sunkissed glow. These can be worn together, alone, or over your base; they’re incredibly lightweight and not too shimmery, meaning they’re perfect for taking you from spring right through to your summer holidays with ease.

However, if you’re a fan of a bolder and more contoured finish then the new Speedy Blush sticks could be right up your street. Highly pigmented, incredibly creamy and easy-as-pie to blend, these can be used to add a peachy glow to cheeks that’s much more wearable than your traditional pink tones. Available in three colours, again they can be worn either alone or applied together for more depth to your look; the key is to buff them in using a flat blusher brush so you achieve a natural flush that’s perfectly blended into your base. I’m a big fan of cream blushers for spring as I think they look way more natural, blend into your skin effortlessly and work over naked skin just as well as a foundation. These sticks are so simple to use, they don’t break when you chuck them in your handbag and they also double up as a great lip colour… Bonus!

To celebrate the launch of these two products, Collection are asking their fans to pledge their allegence to either cream or powder and join the debate on their Facebook page. I’m definitely voting cream (although I still do love these powder compacts!) as these are a really affordable and simple way to change up your makeup routine. Which side will you choose? Are you a fan of rich, creamy and pigmented formulas, or do you prefer something more subtle and powdery on the tops of your cheekbones? Either way, we want you to look fabulous this spring so Collection are offering FIVE lucky readers the opportunity to win the Speedy Blush Sticks and FIVE readers the Gorgeous Glow Shimmer Brick! For chance to win, head over to the COLLECTION Facebook page and make your pledge on the Cream vs Powder app: choose either #TeamCream or #PowderPosse and unlock exclusive tips and tricks (as well as a special Superdrug discount code!) in the process. Good luck!

The Collection Gorgeous Glow powders (£3.99) are available now from Boots and Superdrug in Blush Block and Bronze Bloc. The Speedy Blush Sticks (£3.99) are available in Tickled Pink, Cheeky and Pinch Me.

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  1. Kiss & Make-up
    May 7, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I use both powder and cream blush and I love both. I can't pick a favorite πŸ™‚ These particular blush sticks look really pretty.

    • London Beauty Queen
      May 10, 2015 / 4:12 pm

      They're super easy to use, so if you love cream blushers I'm sure you'll adore them.

  2. Vivian Yuen
    May 7, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    Loving the blushes, and the way you did your make up here!LIVE . IN .LOVE ✞~

    • London Beauty Queen
      May 10, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Emmys Blog
    May 7, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    I do prefer powder blushes to cream ones as i just find them easier to work with but these ones look lovely xEmma | Emmys Blog

  4. Ash
    May 7, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    As much as I love powder blushes, I can't resist a good cream blush. They are so much easier to work with (: xx

  5. Jasmine Stewart
    May 7, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Love the look of the shimmer-brick-type ones πŸ™‚ I love the idea of cream but it rarely lasts on my skin! xx Magpie Jasmine

    • London Beauty Queen
      May 10, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Seal it with a dusting of powder and it'll stay put all day!

  6. Thom // MANFACE
    May 8, 2015 / 1:07 am

    I wish I could use Vichy products, they always sound so fabulous; unfortunately I react like a mother to every single one (apart from their after sun!).MANFACE // Expert Male Grooming Tips + Men's Beauty Blog

  7. Maria Khalid
    May 9, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Oh my God I am loving this cream blush . Truly saying I never used cream though and never listened about it . I always used powder . It is comfortable and easy to use . But after watching these pics of cute cream blush , It gave me a though to use this as well. Coz they are looking more attractive than powders blush β™‘β™₯β™‘β™₯β™‘β™₯

  8. Anonymous
    May 11, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I use & prefer powder, but if my eczema is playing up and I *must* wear make-up, then I use creme to avoid the powder showing up the dead/hard skin in patches.

  9. Pure Mirrors
    May 11, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I definitely prefer powder as it gives a more sophisticated result. I used to have a Clinique cream blush, and recently tried a L'OrΓ©al one. Both gave me a nearly comical healthy look, with too much colour so that I ended up with pink cheeks. I prefer the elegantly defined cheekbones achieved with powder!

  10. Ezzy
    May 11, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    For me its the cream, I love how cream blushes are more pigmented & I don't have to keep rubbing for the powder blush to show! Bonus, it can double up as your lipstick base too at times πŸ˜‰

  11. Chloe Elizabeth
    May 14, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Powder as it's so easy to apply with a big brush, also giving a fabulous sophisticated look! X

  12. Emma Luxton
    May 16, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I've never tried a cream blush but these look nice, might have to give them a go. The powders look really nice as well.Emma xWriting Essays With Wine

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