Thursday 7 May 2015


 MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush - Nude Mauve (L) & Seductive Pink (R) - £8.99 each, Boots

It's no big secret that baked blushes seem to be having something of a moment right now, with the way led strongly by the much hyped Hourglass products. When on a swatching marathon in Liberty's, I was blown away with how beautiful these looked & felt, but I just could not justify spending at least £28 each on one. And when they're so lovely you can never decide on just one - so how about we just double that cost. 

So imagine my delight when I came across the release of Maxfactor Creme Puff Blushes, in 6 stunning colours! It's obvious why these are so highly hailed as the perfect Hourglass dupe - with all their marbled appeal & beauty. Who can deny how pretty these are in the pan? I also love that as you use them, the veining changes. If you look back here (don't forget to follow) to my original Instagram when they were brand new, you'll see a difference. Particularly in 'Nude Mauve' as I have used this one a bit more than 'Seductive Pink.'

But this is not only about how these look. Wearing these is an absolute dream, making both Seductively Pink & Nude Mauve shades the perfect addition to my makeup bag, both for everyday and special occasion wear. I'm not a major blush girl, and they rarely blow me away - but these are just so beautiful, pigmented and very easily buildable, making these are well worth the rave reviews these have been receiving. 

I find baked blushes so appealing because of the natural finish they give, which is something we all know and love! Who doesn't want a natural looking flush of colour on the cheeks't all know and love, giving a simple wash of colour to achieve a dewy, fresh look. 

For a 'drugstore' brand, I was pleasantly surprised with the pigmentation. These certainly pack a pretty punch! These are very buildable and finely milled, making them very very soft to apply and saves endless swirling to get a good deposit onto your brush. FYI, I love to apply these blushes with my Real Techniques Blush Brush, the bigger & fluffier the brush - the better! I have found this helps give the most natural, light handed finish. Or, for a more precise contoured look, using Nude Mauve, I use my Real Techniques Contour Brush. 
The marble veining  gives a beautiful blend, which works well as a medium ground for both highlighting & contouring, ticking that trend off our list too. Just doing so with a dash of colour! 
 I love the glow this gives so much that I rarely even bother with a highlighter when wearing this, it does the highlighting for me already! 


Although there's advice on which of the 6 colours are best for your skin tone, I have pale toned skin & I find both of these colours great for me. But, don't be afraid to try every shade! Get into Boots & do some serious swatching, make-up is all about experimentation.
 Find the look you want to achieve, and go for it! The deep mauve shade (Gorgeous Berries) is next on my purchase list, because I know that with a very light hand on my pale skin, it will be a great shade for Autumn.

So for me it's simple. After using this for 4 weeks before showing these to you guys (just to make sure I knew what I was talking about!) I love these. 

What do you think of these blushes?
Don't forget to leave your comments below, I really love to hear your thoughts!


  1. These look and sound gorgeous! I have been debating getting a baked blush for a while now but I definitely will now! :) great blog xx

    Lauren |

  2. i'm not sure if i've seen any of their stuff where i live but these look really nice!

    danielle | avec danielle

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