Q: “Which is preferable — cream or powder blush? Don’t they create the same result?”
A cream blush is best applied over a liquid foundation and a powder blush is best applied over a powder foundation. Same consistencies of products create a smooth application. Mixing consistencies can create blotchiness. However, you can wear a powder blush over a liquid foundation apply a translucent powder before applying the blush. Both should types of blush should give you a similar look.