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Saturday, July 05, 2014



My relationship with blushers is complicated. I need a good blusher, (otherwise my face looks flat & lifeless) I just never buy them.  I don’t tend to deviate much from my signature nudey/peachy blush either (Natural Collection's Peach Melba is my HG), so the inner makeup hoarder within me felt my collection needed expanding.

I didn’t even know MUA did cream blushes, but when I saw these I couldn’t resist. I adore cream blushes, they’re multi-purpose, can be applied without a brush, are perfect for summer (especially on my dry skin!) and they were only £2. I know I probably picked up the two most neutral shades in the collection, Blossom (a pale, pinky nude) & Yummy (a darker slightly coral nude), but baby steps and all that.

I wasn’t expecting much from these, but honestly they’re pretty perfect. Extremely creamy, blendable and dry to a semi-matte finish. They’re uber pigmented too, and can be blended to sheer the colour out or built upon for a stronger colour. As with most cream blushes, they don’t last as long as powders, though I think the staying power is decent, especially considering the price. Though I would suggest setting with a powder blusher (MUA do a matching powder collection) if lasting power is important to you.

On their own, these blushes are good value for money, but I love them because they can also double up as a cream-to-matte lip colour. Blossom makes a gorgeous everyday milky nude and Yummy is a lovely ‘my lips but better’ shade. The blushes are not marketed as lip colours, so they are a little drying and can look ‘powdery’ on the lips, so I’d definitely recommend prepping the lips with a scrub and a balm beforehand.

In short, these blushes represent amazing value for money. They’re a lovely formula, cheap and versatile, and I think everyone needs at least one in their handbag. I’m definitely going to buy more of these (I’d love one in a contour shade), and at £2 a pop, I can afford to experiment!!

Are you like me when it comes to blushers or do you have any HG blushes I need to try? 

1 comment:

  1. Woah I can't believe how inexpensive these are, definitely going to pick one up myself :)