Budget Cream Blushes

Left to Right: Max Factor Soft Pink, Bourjois Healthy Glow, Topshop Neon Rose

Cream blushes seem to be everywhere at the moment with both drugstore and high-end brands making releases of late. I go through phases of preferring cream blushes to powder and then vice versa, but can say at the moment it’s definitely the cream ones that have got my attention. There is no real need to shell out on high-end brands with these three beauties as they all do a great job of providing a long-lasting flush to the cheeks.

Firstly there is the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in the shade Soft Pink which, I have to say, has the most rubbish packaging ever! That aside, it is a lovely matte cream blush which has great pigmentation and therefore seems to last well on the cheeks. There are four shades of this blush, but none of the others really appealed. This shade adds a pop of brightess to the cheeks and complements a bronzed face well. As with all these cream blushes, I find the best way to apply is using a Real Techniques Stippling Brush which helps to push it into the skin, blending it as you buff. 

Next up, and possibly my favourite of the three is Bourjois Cream Blush in the shade 02 Healthy Glow. How could I not love this peachy coral blush? It has a cream to powder finish so once applied feels very smooth on the skin and in no way sticky at all and really does leave to skin with a ‘healthy glow’. I would say it was the cream version of Bourjois little round pot blush in Healthy Mix that I reviewed a couple of months ago here. It is a great one to take on-the-go with you too as it has a little mirror in the lid so perfect for touch-ups (I use my fingers form which also provide a lovely result). This is also one of four shades in the range and all the others look lovely too so it is worth taking a look.

Lastly we have Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose which is one I have had in my collection for a while now. It too is a cream to powder finish so is fairly similar in texture to the Bourjois one. The shade is quite vibrant though so feel that it needs a little more blending than the others. That said, it has a lovely texture and its flat packaging with mirror makes it a great one to chuck in the handbag on a night out! Unfortunately, they do not seem to have this one online anymore, however there are some other lovely shades in the same formula for only £6, check them out here.

The Max Factor and Bourjois blushes are available at Superdrug and Boots, where they are currently on promotion.

Have you tried these blushes? Do you have more recommendations for budget cream blushes?


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