Here is a list of different kinds of blush formulas:
Powder- easiest formula and works for all skin types.
Gel-sheer color, blending bit more difficult, works well for smooth skin.
Cream- smooth, leaves dewy finish, great for dry skin.
Cream/Powder- goes on as cream dries to a long-lasting powder finish, best for normal skin.
Cheek Tints- similar to gels, sheer for stained look, difficult to blend, works only for smooth skin.
Chubby Pencils- portable, easy to blend, best for normal to dry skin.
Pot Rouge- blendable color for normal to dry skin types, usually creamy in texture and packaged in pots, provide sheer stain on cheeks and medium coverage on lips.
Tip: Never use your blush as an eyeshadow as it is too red and will make the eyes look sore and tired...unless that is what you are going for.