I don’t think I have ever got overly excited about a new blush on the market before. I’m pretty settled with my MAC, NYX & countless others but queue the entrance of these Max Factor beauties and that all changes! Brand new and just hitting the shelves, these Max Factor Creme Puff blushes* are quite simply – gorgeous!
What sets these apart is the baked formula. They are extremely velvety to touch and blend seamlessly into the skin. They are also easily build-able so as much or as little colour as you like. There are 6 shades in total and these have been quite closely compared to the more pricey Hourglass Ambient blushes. I’ve never tried those so I can’t do a proper comparison, sorry!
Max Factor like to call these “colour contouring” blushes and they do just that. There are beautiful bright shades for adding a pop of colour to the cheeks alongside mid-toned shades to allow some slight contouring underneath. They all give an ever so slight sheen, which just looks beautiful and very natural on the skin.
Here’s a low-down on the shades Max Factor suggest for your skin tone:
Lovely Pink which is the lightest shade and perfect for just a hint of colour of fair skin.
Nude Mauve, Seductive Pink and Lavish Mauve are all best suited towards fair – medium skin tones.
Alluring Rose and Gorgeous Berries steer towards the medium to dark skin tones.
To be honest, depending on the look you want, you could really go with any shade. Whilst I have quite fair skin, Gorgeous Berries would be suitable for a night time. Seductive Pink and Lavish Mauve is what I have been using the past week during the day and I absolutely adore them!
I honestly can’t fault anything with these blushes and by just being picky, I can only fault the packaging design. I really don’t like the gold on the lid, it just looks a bit 90’s for me. Also the plastic although sturdy, it does break easily if you let it fall. Ive already cracked one of them, but luckily managed to superglue it back together 🙂
If you come across these on your travels, pick one (or a few!) I promise you won’t be disappointed. The cost €11.49 each and available now.
Thanks for reading. Much love,