17/02/2014

Plushie Pink

Max Factor is not a brand I have a lot of experience with. The product I'm reviewing today is actually my first makeup product from them. I'm fairly certain that Max Factor and Covergirl are owned by the same company (I think I heard that from Fleur de Force) and considering Max Factor is quite a bit more expensive, I never really gave them much of a look. Though their Miracle Touch Creamy Blush is a product unique to their line and one that has been raved about by many a beauty blogger. I don't believe it's available in Australia yet (I've never encountered it in store and it's not on their website) so when I saw it in Sasa, I snatched it up.

























































































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I have the shade Soft Pink which is a medium pink shade with warm rose-y tones. I find this to be a very wearable, natural looking pink that brightens the face and gives it a youthful looking flush. It also looks lovely on the lips!

The texture of this cream blush is really nice. It's creamy and emollient without being too slippy or thin. The finish stays creamy, it ain't one of those cream-to-powder formulas. It isn't overly dewy on the skin though, it has more of a satin, semi matte finish to the skin which I think helps it not melt immediately off of the face. It still gives a natural, skin-like glow. However, it still isn't the longest lasting of blushes. Typically on my combination skin, I find that cream blushes only last for around four hours and this one is no exception. It does have one of the better lasting powers though. The pigmentation is also really good and doesn't require too much building. It blends easily into the skin and I like applying it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush though fingers are also good. It does have a bit of a lipstick-y smell to it which makes me think it probably has similar ingredients to a lipstick. Regardless, it still works very well as both a blush and a lipstick, only slightly clinging to dry patches on the lips. This is though, probably one of the best cream blush formulas I've tried as it's has the best of almost all the factors.

The blush is packaged in a really tiny circular pan with a screw top lid. I like that there isn't any unnecessary bulk to the packaging but what does annoy me is that the amount of product inside isn't listed! The size could be incredibly deceiving, or it could contain just as small as an amount that it looks.

Have you tried the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush? What's your favourite cream blush?

28 comments:

  1. I love this blush, it's one of my all time favourites. Bi it's weird because it stays on me for good 8 hours! And I have a combination skin too.

    Blu Button Box

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    1. I tend to wear my blush more on the subtle side, but also it's soooo hot and humid where I live that most of my makeup just melts off anyway!

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  2. Love the colour! I don't get much use out of cream blushes but I do love the texture of them.

    Sheri
    Behind The Frames

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    1. I really like their natural sheen, but they just don't last as well on me.

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  3. I'm surprised I don't own anything Max Factor! This shade is really nice - something I would gravitate towards :)

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    1. To be honest, nothing from them has ever really appealed to me! Especially since they are on the pricier side of drugstore.

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  4. Ooooh such a bright shade! I haven't experienced many cream blushes but one day I would like to try some more. I think I only have a couple MF eye shadow sticks and lip crayon/pencils which I enjoy using.
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Me too, I've only tried three or four but definitely want to try more! I've heard pretty good things about their eyeshadow and lip products.

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  5. I'm really hoping these come to Aus! I love the colour you picked up.


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Yeah me too! I hope more cream blushes in general come over as I feel that's an area we're lacking in in the Aussie drugstore!

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  6. Ahh I love this shade! Fingers crossed they will be released in Australia soon!

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    1. I really hope they do come over!

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  7. i tend to favour powder blushes cz of my oily skin but this one looks like a must have.... the shade is so pretty!!

    Pink Tiara

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    1. Me too - they last better on me - but I adore the natural, dewy finish of a cream!

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  8. I don't own a lot of stuff from max factor either but I need to give this a try, but probably in a paler shade though since I have learnt the lesson that my skin tone and bright blushers do not blend well together!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. That's a shame, my favourite shades of blush are the bright ones!

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  9. I've read so many great reviews about the max factor cream blushes :) I need to try some of them soon, thanks for sharing your thoughts! My all time favourite cream blushes are the ones by NYX though :)

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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    1. I've heard good things about the NYX ones, but they seem very creamy, not sure how they would fare on my skin. I definitely want to try them though!

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  10. I can't wait for this one to hit Australia! I love the Bourjois cream blushes (a friend brought one back for me from London) and I love the texture of it so I'm excited to try this!

    Sunny x A Cosmetic Athology

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    1. You lucky duck! I've heard good things about the Bourjois offering, but also that they are cream to powder which I'm on the fence about.

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  11. I've heard great things about these cream blushes! I love the Bourjois Cream Blushes xx

    Jasmine Cara

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  12. How pretty is this :) the colour reminds me so much of the Stila covertable colour that I own.

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    1. Ooh, interesting - is it Petunia? Haha idk but it is a lovely colour!

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  13. (Starting to beat myself up for not picking at least one of the Max Factor cream blushes when I did my UK haul...)
    This shade is lovely! I actually don't time myself on how long cream blushers last on me, but the ones I am enjoying right now are Bourjois' and Revlon's.

    (Also, went to your about page and yay tumblr and yay excessive amount of tv watching! -highfive-)
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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    1. Aww, haha I'm sure the opportunity will come again! I don't time them either lols, I just go about a rough estimation. Woot woot tumblr and TV! Legit how I spend my free time.

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  14. What a beautiful colour! I saw them in a guardian chemist in Perth probably 6-8 months ago, so they might be around somewhere! I think they were on sale too, kicking myself for not picking them up!!

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    1. Oh really! Maybe they were here, and have been clearanced? I have no idea though, I hope they come back around then!

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  15. Beautiful colour (:



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