Maxfactor have been knocking it out of the park lately with their new releases and I was super excited when I saw they were releasing what could be potential dupes for the Hourglass Ambient lightening blushes. The Maxfactor Creme Puff Blushes* are lightweight baked blushes that are packed with pigment and give the skin a luminous, polished finish.
There are 6 shades in the range, each shade is suited to a certain skin tone, however after playing with them all they are pretty much universal shades, the only shade that is a little wow is the berry shade but I will talk about that in a minute. Also the lighter shades might not show as great on darker skin tones but they can be used to give the skin a light sheen or highlight.
The blushes are meant to highlight and sculpt and enhance your complexion. So do they do all that?.....yes! I am in love with these blushes. They are super pigmented even the lighter shades, and they last a really long time on the cheeks. They also are a lovely formula, they feel soft on the face and are easy to work with and are very build-able.
Are they hourglass dupes you ask? Well I only own one hourglass blush and I can tell you this, they are the closest thing in the drugstore you are going to find for the hourglass ambient lightening blushes. The only difference is I find the hourglass ones a little more finely milled and the staying power is a little better with the hourglass but that is the only differences I can note. Now we have talked formula lets check out the shades.
Like I mentioned there are 6 shades in the range in total and I feel there is something here for everyone.
Nude Mauve: A sandy brown pink perfect for definition and adding over other shades.Lavish Mauve: A dusky pink with a slight brown undertone, perfect for a simple touch of colour.
Alluring Rose: Medium brown shade with pink, golden slightly coral tones.
Lovely Pink: A light Peach/Pink with a golden sheen.
Seductive Pink: a light/medium pink with a golden sheenGorgeous Berries: A dark berry shade with a golden pink gloss.
So as you can see all shades are wearable and all can be used to add colour or definition to the cheeks. Overall I love them, they are the best blushes to come from the Drugstore in a really long time and I can't recommend them enough, with great quality, excellent colour pay off and great staying power these are a must have.
Are you tempted to pick them up?
Retail Price: €11.49, £ 8.99