I picked this up in my BH days (I don't purchase as often from them now; they're cheap but too hit or miss for me). I don't use creams for much of anything, and definitely not for blush, so I can only comment on this for the lips. It's a very creamy consistency and applies well with a brush. It's somewhere between a gloss and a somewhat sheer lipstick in color--it can give a little color to your natural lips or adjust the color of another lipstick as a topper. The expresso has more of a pink cast than I expected, but it works. As with all BH products, you get a lot of product for the price, and with this a little goes a long way (I may never need to replace it ever, lol).