Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes | Review & Swatches



It's no secret that Max Factor isn't a brand I usually check out that much, however since I really liked their Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows I've been browsing their stand a lot more regularly. The Creme Puff Blushes (£8.99 each) were an instant 'got to have!' for me as they looked like Hourglass dupes at a fraction of the cost.


I picked up 3 shades: Lavish Mauve, Seductive Pink and Gorgeous Berries. I really didn't rate Lavish Mauve; it's not terrible, it was just a bit insipid and wasn't doing much for me at all. It was just too neutral and flat for my liking. Therefore I bought Seductive Pink on a recommendation. They look quite similar swatched but they're not, I promise! I think the merged peach-y shade in Seductive Pink gives it a much needed 'pop'. Finally Gorgeous Berries; a very beautiful shade and really pigmented. You definitely need to apply it with a light hand!



These are nicely highlighting, without being to over-the-top glittery, which I like. However I felt it took a little work to get them to apply nicely and they definitely went patchy after a couple of hours! Lavish Mauve was the worst culprit for me (another reason why I wasn't that into it), however with the other two I can deal with it. If you can only get one then I'd say to give Seductive Pink a go as I think it has nice colour pay-off, is the easiest to apply and I think the easiest to wear. This is how it looked on:


Overall, whilst I don't think I'll be deleting the Hourglass blushers off my wish list any time soon, I think there are a few nice shades in the Creme Puff Blush range. Do your research and you'll be able to avoid getting a dud!


Hearts (Out of 5):

Seductive Pink:   ♥  ♥  

Gorgeous Berries: ♥  ♥  ♥ ½

Lavish Mauve: ♥  ♥  

Have you tried any of the range yet? Which shades do you like the 
look of?


 


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Edit: my apologies - the shade I have is Lavish Mauve, not Nude Mauve and I've now corrected it in the post! Sorry!
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  1. Shame that you don't seem to like them much as they look stunning, I love the last shade gougeous berries, looks like such a lovely colour but I think I might save the cash on these and not bother :)

    Pams Stuff and Things
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    1. I definitely didn't dislike them, I did find them a little hit and miss though! The hits were really nice though :) xx

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  2. You are such a cuttie!

    So glad I found ur blog!

    The blushes are amazing, kinda looking like Milani blushes.

    Find me here : www.blogvivalavida.com

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    1. Thank you :D and yeah a few people have said they're good alternatives to Milani, which are kind of hard to find in the UK xx

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  3. I have two of them and I really like them and actually I was impressed with their staying power as normally my blush disappears after around 6 hours but these stayed on my cheeks for nearly 10. I''ve actually planned my post on them for Wednesday :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I've checked out your post :) and it's a shame they didn't wear so well for me, though to be fair few blushers to on my cheeks :( xx

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  4. Every single time I go to Boots/Superdrug I keep swatching these but can never decide which one I want. Nude Mauve and Seductive pink are so gorgeous! :)

    Elle
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    1. I think if you were only going to get one then Seductive Pink is the way to go :) xx

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  5. These look so beautiful! I haven't really heard much about them but I'll definitely need to have a look now! Gorgeous Berries is a beautiful shade, but I think I'd have to look at getting Seductive Pink as it looks perfect for Spring and Summer <3

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // YouTube

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    1. Yeah i think the pink is more seasonal but the berry is more unique :) xx

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  6. Oh wow, these look amazing! Gorgeous Berries looks like my kinda shade!!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  7. I've had my eye on these for a few weeks now, glad you like them. I love shimmery blushers because I don't need to wear a highlighter with them :) Seductive Pink looks like a perfect colour !

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  8. oh my gosh these all look stunning! need to get my hands on a couple x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  9. These look gorgeous, it's a shame they went patchy for you! I might give them a go soon!x

    Shannon | http://simplyshannonn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah it's always worth trying things like that for yourself xx

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  10. I got the Gorgeous Berries shade to try out and I love it, but still want the hourglass version haha such a blush addict x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah I think it would probably work better on fairer skintones xx

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  12. Very helpful review! It's a shame the Nude Mauve under performed for you, that was the one I would have gone for. Maybe I'll stick to my original plan and get a Makeup Revolution Baked Blush instead... xx

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I liked the look of it in store I'm not sure what happened between there and trying it out! xx

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  13. I love the look of these, especially the gorgeous berries although it's a bit darker than I'd normally try for a blush. Definitely will avoid the nude mauve! x

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

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    1. It's fine if you apply the berry shade with caution haha xx

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  14. Ooooh so pretty! Will have to pick these up :)

    www.emilyroseperrin,blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They really are quite lovely to look at :) xx

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  15. Really need to get my hands on these! Great post and brilliant pics

    Kal x
    Cluttered Closet

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  16. That looks amazing on you! I need to get myself down to Boots ASAP x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. They look amazing and I like how vibrant they look in your photos...I am thinking of purchasing Gorgeous Berries but I think £8.99 is too much for a drug store blush....I can't help being a cheapskate today...hehehehe...xx

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    1. Yeah it is a bit pricey, though they were £2-3 off on an introductory offer...xx

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  18. Seductive pink looks really pretty. Max Factor isn't really a brand I buy often either except for the odd mascara. I might give these ago though, but right now i'll stick to my bareMinerals blusher :)

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Seductive Pink is my favourite :) xx

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  19. I was looking at these today! I am glad it I didnt buy them in the end but I am definitely debating going back and giving Seductive Pink a try after reading your review! xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If you pick one that should be it in my opinion :) xx

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  20. I swatched these a couple of days ago but honestly didn't think much of them. I thought they'd have more depth considering they have a couple of colours in, but they seem to come out pretty averagely, so I think I'll save my money! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. I know what you mean, I found Nude Mauve and some of the others I didn't buy a bit meh xx

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  21. Love the Nude Mauve such a versatile colour, but the other two scare me slightly haha xx

    Through New Eyes x

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    1. Haha you should give them a chance! xx

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  22. Beautiful photos! I love the lighter two

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  23. Gorgeous shades, and I love the texture of the Max Factor blushes!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yeah I think the more colourful ones definitely have a nice pop to them :) xx

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  24. Those blushes look so pretty! And they look lovely on you as well xx

    Beauty Girl

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  25. They look so pretty! Seductive Pink sounds like a really nice shade, new blushers are on my 'to buy' list for when I get paid next!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. Yeah it's very pretty and subtly highlighting xx

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  26. These blushes look so nice! Love your blog! New follower!

    XO, Erica

    www.mymistersmrs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post :D xx

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  27. I'm a big fan of cream blushes because I have a dry skin so I prefer to use it.
    I'll try max factor after i finished up my current blush :)

    XO

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    1. They aren't actually a cream formula - confusing, I know! xx

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  28. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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  29. Def need seductive pink after reading this!
    Nic x

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    1. Yeah that's definitely the standout for me :) xx

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  30. They look really pretty!! I'll check them out in store (:

    Nati xx
    artdicted2.blogspot.com/

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    1. They're definitely gorgeous-looking :) xx

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  31. I’m exactly the same when it comes to Max Factor until they release their Creme Puff Blushers :) I really want to try Gorgeous Berries but not sure if it was too dark as I’m quite pale, oh that sucks about it going patchy, I haven’t found that yet with mine - I’ll have to keep an eye out incase it does happen :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I think if you applied it with a light hand you'd be fine! xx

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  32. I haven't tried any of these yet, but I keep passing them in Boots and I'm tempted. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. I did deliberate for a while too haha they're kind of expensive for drugstore xx

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  33. gorgeous colors! unfortunately we dont have Max Factor i n USA :( so I just have drooool over your pictures

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    1. I never realised that! I always thought it was an American brand! xx

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  34. How have I not seen these before? They look so stunning! Lovely photos too by the way :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like the photos! xx

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  35. These look so high end. I keep telling myself I don't need another blush but I'm really tempted to get at least one of them. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Haha I know what you mean, I keep telling myself I don't need more makeup, yet here I am D: xx

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  36. What a pity they went patchy as they do look lovely and the swatches are so pigmented! I have the Hourglass blush palette and it is my absolute favourite - really well worth the splurge! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. I really want an Hourglass blusher! xx

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  37. I've seen quite a few bloggers talking about these blushes and they look gorgeous, and so pigmented! I'm a sucker for blushes so I'm sure I'll end up with a few of these in my collection.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know what you mean, they're just so pretty! xx

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  38. Those blushers are beautiful, but such a shame they broke up after a while. You would think a "dupe" would do a better job. :/


    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yeah I know :( I do struggle with that with a lot of blushers tbh! xx

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