Sunday, 26 January 2014

• Unexpected perfection // MUA cream blush // review •

I wasn't overly excited about trying out the MUA Blusher Perfection Cream Blushers as, for £2, I expected the quality to be nothing better than "okay". I picked up the shades Dolly, Yummy and Bittersweet. And they are bloody lovely. (click on the names to be directed to the Superdrug site).




My previous favourite cream blush was the Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 Healthy Glow, a gorgeous peachy pink colour (click here to be directed to the site) but I think it's more suited to Summer. It was then time to move onto a deeper shade; I'd already fallen head over heels for cream blush at this stage, and was so reluctant to go back to powder, so I began my hunt for Winter cream blushers.

Packaging
Small, simple, easy to use, easy to travel with, a clear lid so you can see the colour clearly...good. The fact that all of the writing rubs off the packaging - not so good. For £2 a pop though, I'm not going to cry about it.

Colour
Dolly - A rosy pink colour that I think would suit many different skin tones.
Yummy - My personal favourite of the three. A really deep, dark pinky/plummy colour with a hint (and I mean, really small hint) of a reddish undertone. It's absolutely gorgeous for the Autumn/Winter months and I can't get enough of it. It leaves a kind of "I've been frolicking out in the snow all morning" look. This one looks scary in the pan but is beautiful when sheered out and blended into the skin.
Bittersweet - A baby/Barbie pink colour which would be suited to pale skin tones. I think this would look gorgeous on girls with blond hair, too.
As you can see, they are all very pigmented - the swatch was only one swipe of my finger, so the colour payoff is amazing.

Finish
When blended with my ELF Stipple Brush (click here for my review!) it blends to such a natural, soft finish. The blush never looks cakey and doesn't add an extra layer on top of your make up, it just kind of melts into your skin for the most stunning glow. The blendability is incredible and it's so easy to work with, yet it sets pretty quickly so you don't have to hang around for it to dry. It leaves a dewy finish, so if you're looking for that kind of thing, these blushers would be amazing - if you want a matte look, these blushers also look perfect with powder brushed over the top.

Longevity
I don't particularly look for longevity in my cream blushers as my make up tends to fade throughout the day anyway, however I haven't noticed any fading with this product in particular. I guess it's pretty standard when it comes to staying power.

Opinion
I've never enjoyed a cream blush as much as I do these, and I'm seriously so so impressed with them. I use them every single day and love the way they look. The shade range is great - I think there are 6 shades, which for a drugstore brand (and a cheap one at that) I think is rather good. I really recommend trying these out and they've become a real staple in my make up routine. I always reach for them as they never let me down, and I'm in love with the look they give my skin! £2 each, come on...go get you some.

What's your staple product in your make up routine?

Daniela

26 comments :

  1. Great post!)))
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    1. Hello, thank you :) I have followed you on bloglovin, your blog is beautiful! Daniela x

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  2. Ooo I love a good cream blush. The swatches of these are insane! £2 is such a bargain x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Hello, ah me too. They look so so natural when blended in, I cant wait to pick up some more shades! Daniela x

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  3. I've always been afraid of cream blush since I had one that I didn't blend in properly and a few people made some comments... but I might just try these, it's time to get over my fear!

    lizwills.blogspot.com x

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    1. Hello, yes it's definitely time, these blushes are amazing and so so blendable! Go for it and try them out :) Daniela x

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  4. Oh my! I love the Dolly one. And thankfully that it's available online.

    themiasalazar

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    1. Hi, yes Dolly is lovely :) Definitely order it! Daniela x

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  5. I have the Dolly one and love it - I also really like Bourjois cream blushes! :)

    http://sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi, it's so nice isn't it :) the Bourjois ones are really lovely too! Daniela x

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  6. What a bargain! MUA is a bit of a hit and miss brand, some things aren't as good. Looks like these were definitely a hit though!

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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    1. Hey, I definitely agree. These are a massive hit, love them! Daniela x

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  7. wow those shades look so lovely! I absolutely love Bourjois cream blushes :)

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    1. Hello, they are really lovely, really comparable to the Bourjois cream blushes too! Daniela x

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  8. QUe hermoso como ruborizaN

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog :) Daniela x

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  9. Great post I have been searching for a cream blush so I will be giving this a go. xx

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    1. Hello, ah thank you :) Definitely give it a go, you won't be disappointed I'm sure. Daniela x

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  10. Great post... i love the MAC cream blushers but these are a lot more purse friendly

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    1. Hey, I've never tried the MAC cream blushers, but I agree these are very purse friendly and really worth picking up! Daniela x

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  11. Bittersweet looks gorgeous x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello, it is stunning isn't it? Really adds a pop of colour to your cheeks! Love it! Daniela x

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  12. WOW, these look like the perfect colors for blush! Need to try them sometime!

    Love,

    Rowan


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    1. Hey, they are perfect in my opinion, definitely give them a go! Daniela x

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    1. Hello, you're very welcome :) thank you for commenting! Daniela x

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