The Max Factor Lovely Crème Puff Blush launched back in early 2015 and they pretty much featured in most people’s monthly favourites, however fast forward to the second half of 2016, I never see them mentioned anymore which is strange considering how super hyped they were last year. I really do try and resist hype and I’m so often disappointed but curiosity got the better of me, and the Max Factor Lovely Pink Crème Puff Blush was mine and I had very high hopes considering how many rave reviews I saw on blogs and on YouTube. Described by Max Factor as being; “stunning multi-tonal shades designed to blend and build effortlessly so you can achieve the perfect sweep of colour” and are available in six different shades and cost £8.99 each.
- Multi-tonal pigments work with your skintone
- Finely milled, marbled finish
- Controllable formula allows you to build colour as required.
- Ultra blendable – no visible blush lines
There was an awful lot of buzz surrounding the launch of the Max Factor Crème Puff Blushes as everybody labelled them as being a ‘dupe’ for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, but I cannot see the similarities myself apart from them having multiple shades within the pan like most baked powder products.
Dupe or not, there is absolutely no denying that they’re beautiful and it was pretty hard to choose just one shade but I opted for the Max Factor Lovely Pink Crème Puff Blush shade as it looked like it would be the most complimentary for my skintone and I didn’t want to buy more than one as they’re pretty pricey considering they’re from the drugstore. I don’t own any of the Hourglass blushes so I can’t comment on whether they’re worthy of being called a dupe, but from swatches I’ve seen online I’m not entirely sure they are.
The domed pan mostly consists of a soft baby pink shade with pale gold intertwined which does look very pretty, but when swatched and applied to the skin it’s very sheer and barely noticeable colour wise and I never have a problem with blushes showing up on my skin as it’s so pale. I find that the Max Factor Lovely Pink Crème Puff Blush doesn’t impart any colour to my skin, but it does give a pretty sheen so it depends what you look you prefer.
I like wearing soft pink blushes but I don’t see the point in wearing a blush which doesn’t show up so I prefer to use this particular shade as an highlighter instead, but it has a lovely silky soft texture which sits nicely on the skin so I’d definitely be open to trying another shade but I think I’d need to swatch instore to check for shades that are actually visible on the skin otherwise £9 feels a little wasteful.