Throughout my makeup journey, I’ve come to realise that there are a few makeup items that simply make or break a look. My first choice, would be brows, of course, but I’ve also come to appreciate the power of blush. Many times, I’m rushing my makeup and decide to skip my blush, and believe me, I regret it EVERY time. Thing is that without blush, I look really washed out. Luckily (is it, really?) I am not alone! So for all of you blusher-lovers, read on for my latest review!
The product I’ve recently tested is the Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (25). This baked blush is a shimmery rose colour, with brownish undertones due to its marbled texture. The idea of a marbled blush really appealed to me as sometimes one tone colours can wash you out just the same. Therefore, I feel that this colour combo provides the right balance of warm and cool colours to the face, meaning that it would probably look good on most skin tones.
The colour glides on beautifully – however – you should be SUPER light-handed with this product as it’s quite pigmented. If you’re wondering – yes, I did look like someone slapped me when I tried it for the first time! Trust me, a little goes a long way. With that being said, the product itself is very buildable, so if applied gently, you can really be flexible with your application.
Since it does have quite an amount of shimmer to it, I would not suggest it for people with big pores as it will end up highlighting the pores themselves rather than your cheeks. Then again, you can always apply a primer underneath your makeup which should do the trick! On the plus side, due to the shimmer, it does leave your cheeks with that natural highlight, which looks beautiful for everyday makeup.
With regards to longevity, I was very impressed – it stays on me all day! I mean, it does fade slightly, but by the end of the day, there is always a tint of the blush. To ensure it staying on your cheeks for longer, what I sometimes do is apply a tad of the product BEFORE your powder and then apply powder of it. This gives a soft “beauty within” type of look, and looks more blended into the skin. You can stop here if you’re after a very natural look. However, after applying powder, I go in again with the blusher and voilà! You’ve got yourself super long lasting blusher! I swear, it works every time 🙂
What is your favourite blush? Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below 🙂
Until next time,
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