Lately I have been somewhat obsessed with blushes for some reason, particularly the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes. They took the blogging world by storm after their release this year and I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. I adore them.
I have three of the six shades in the Creme Puff Blush range. From top to bottom are Seductive Pink, Nude Mauve and Lovely Pink.
First of all I absolutely love the packaging. It kinda looks a little on the high end side with the gold around the edge of the flip top lid. And although the packaging is plastic, it hasn't cracked nor broken. Hallelujah! I've always had problems in the past with plastic packaging for blushes. Thankfully the compact is sturdy and I have had no trouble with it in that respect. As you can see the blushes are still intact and in good condition, and I really hope it stays that way. With my clumsiness, who knows what could happen.
Besides the packaging, the pigmentation is incredible. It's pretty intense, except for the shade Lovely Pink. That specific shade needs to be built up to the intensity I like but that's not a problem at all. In fact it's a lot easier as there's no way I can over apply.
Let's get down to the shades shall we? Seductive Pink is a dark rosy pink shade and Nude Mauve is a light nude-beige but the favourite of the three has to be the shade Lovely Pink. It's a very light baby pink that really goes well with any look.
All of the blushes have a slight shimmer to them that creates the most beautiful glow when applied to the apples of my cheeks. It is incredibly subtle which I love. The wear time is pretty good too. I wear a full face of makeup for 11 hours at most and it stays in place for at least a good 6 hours before it shows any sign of fading. The colour fades overtime but I've noticed the shimmer still stays put. Strange eh?
The Creme Puff Blushes have been claimed to be dupes for the beautiful Hourglass blushes and I have to say I agree. I have the Hourglass Blush Palette and so I can really see the similarities. The only difference between them both of course is the price.
The Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes retail for £8.99 at Boots. If you have an Hourglass Blush on your wishlist at the moment I highly urge you to check these out first before making the higher end purchase. They're a fantastic bargain. I really want to buy the rest of the shades now to make up the rest of the collection.