Matte blushes are my favourite so whenever a brand launches a range of matte blush shades, I’m instantly intrigued. My favourite brand for drugstore blushes until now has been Essence as their blushes are so affordable, and I loved the Makeup Revolution Matte Blushes but they’ve since been discontinued. I own four of the Milani Rose Powder Blushes and I love them so when I saw the new MUA Blushed Matte Blush Powders I knew I needed to try them as they looked so similar to the Milani Rose Blushes. The MUA Blushed Matte Blush Powders are £2.50 each and available in four shades, and MUA have just launched two shimmer shades too; Pink Champagne and Peach Fizz.
“Add a pop of rosy colour to the cheeks with this gorgeous blush. The soft powder blush applies smoothly on top of base makeup in a perfectly matte finish.”
From the four shades on offer, I chose the MUA Blushed Matte Blush Powders in Papaya Whip and Rose Tea but all four shades are quite similar with peach and pink tones. The compact is quite sleek with a black base and clear lid, and they contain 6 grams of product which is a decent amount of product considering how affordable they are. When trying the blushes out I noticed that they have different scents and I didn’t expect them to have any scent at all to be honest as there’s no ‘parfum’ listed within their ingredients lists. The Papaya Whip blush has a fake chocolate scent like the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palettes and the Rose Tea blush has a subtle floral scent which is strange.
The raised floral design of the blushes is so pretty and even with heavy use and swatching, the raised design is still very visible. Another thing which surprised me with the MUA Blushed Matte Blush Powders is how different the shades translate onto the skin. In the pans both Papaya Whip and Rose Tea are a pastel peach and pastel pink, but they do not look pastel on the skin whatsoever. They are SO bold and vibrant on the skin as shown above which I really didn’t expect and in all honesty I’m a little disappointed. The pale pastel vibes really appealed to me as I have a lot of bolder blushes in my collection, but the shades look so, so different on the skin. Papaya Whip becomes a bright orange and Rose Tea becomes a bright pink, and whilst the formula is really really lovely, I just wish they were as muted as they are in the pans. If however you love a bolder blush, you really can’t go wrong with these blushes as they’re only £2.50 and they last all day on the skin.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the MUA Blushed Matte Blush Powders? Do you prefer sheerer blush, or a bolder blush?