Glossier are such a super hyped brand, but I feel like I’ve committed a beauty cardinal sin in that I’ve never tried anything from Glossier before. I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t tried any of their products, but I’ve just not been wowed enough to want to buy anything. There’s one product from Glossier that I’ve been tempted to try, and that’s their range of Cloud Paint cream blushes. I love a cream blush so when the MUA Blushed Liquid Cream Blush collection launched with a very similar vibe, I had to try at least one shade.
The MUA Blushed Liquid Cream Blush collection includes six different shades, and they’re just £2.50 each. I haven’t ever tried a blush in a tube before so wasn’t sure if I’d like the formula so I chose just one shade to begin with and that’s Tiger Lily. I did want to try the Peach Puff shade first but it was out of stock for ages, so I chose Tiger Lily as curiosity got the better of me. I particularly liked the idea that they could be used on both the cheeks or the lips, and each little plastic squeezy tube contains a decent amount of product for the price.
“Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with this gorgeous liquid blush. The light, buildable formula is best applied with your finger – plus it can also be used on the lips! Not sure where to apply on your cheeks? Just smile! Apply a small dot in the middle of the apples of your cheeks & blend outwards – voila!
For an irresistible lip-stain, dot evenly on the lips for a pop of colour.“
MUA Blushed Liquid Cream Blush in Tiger Lily was a little intimidating when I first squeezed it from the tube as it’s a very bright and bold orange, which I really didn’t want to layer over my finished makeup incase I didn’t love the shade. So I practised with the shade once I’d removed my makeup just to see how much or little I needed to apply without going from zero to clown in five seconds flat.
Through trial and error, you only need the size of a rubber on a pencil amount of product for both cheeks but I actually prefer even less than that. I’m more of a subtle flush of colour kinda girl, but you can definitely layer it up for a more intense colour very easily. Looking at swatches online, I’m not sure the formulas look similar to the Glossier Cloud Paints, but for £2.50 it’s still a nice enough cream blush although it does only last for around 4-5 hours before noticeable fading.
You can purchase the Blushed Liquid Blushes on the MUA website and Superdrug.