Whilst perusing the Superdrug website I clapped eyes on the Beauty UK Baked Blushes, which I’d not seen before both instore and online. There are four shades available; Pink, Rouge, Halo and Goddess costing just £3.99 each. The photo’s are always a bit poor on the Superdrug website, so I wasn’t entirely surely what they’d be like but I chose ‘Halo’ which looked like the palest, most wearable shade. When it arrived I was so impressed, I wish I’d got all four of she shades whilst they were on 3 for 2. I haven’t tried anything from Beauty UK before, so I had no idea what to expect especially as their products aren’t featured on blogs very often either.
The Beauty UK Baked Blushes are housed with cardboard slim, square boxes with a square mirror within the lid. The cardboard compact closes tight thanks to a magnet, similar to the packaging of Benefit’s boxed powder. The Baked Blush contains 4.4g of product, which is really quite generous for less than £4. In true Baked product form, the blush is a domed metallic powder. Halo in the box looks like a very pale pink, with some bronze veining. Even though the packaging is made from cardboard, it still feels sturdy and strong enough to be used daily although I would have preferred plastic packaging which would be a touch more protective and hard-wearing. However considering the low price tag, I can completely overlook the packaging.
Firstly, I have to say that there is no way that this can be worn as a blush or even be called a blush. It doesn’t impart any colour to the skin whatsoever. However it is the most beautiful highlighter, which a gorgeous shimmery finish. I never expected this Baked Blush from Beauty UK to be this stunning, it’s genuinely on par with a MAC Mineralized Skinfinish.. at almost £18 cheaper! There is no unsightly, unforgiving glitter particles in sight.. just finely milled shimmer. On the skin, Halo is a very pale pink almost bordering on a light champagne shade which is so silky and smooth. I’ve tried highstreet baked blushers and highlighters and they’re no where near as nice as this.. I’m completely blown away, it’s such a stunning highlight. I use my Real Techniques Setting Brush to lightly dust it over the tops of my cheekbones and browbone. It also works beautifully when pressed onto the centre of the eyelid over any eyeshadow for extra sparkle.
For £3.99 there is no doubt that this is a fabulous bargain buy. I am so impressed with its quality and would love to get the other three shades to complete my Beauty UK Baked Blush collection.. such a fantastic find and I’d love to see if the other shades are as pretty as Halo.