Quite often, it will take me a while to make up my mind about a product. Even if something is very good, I end up mulling it over for at least a few days before making up my mind. The fact is that a lot of the products coming on to the market these days are of a high standard, meaning that I have become even more discerning when it comes to reviewing them. As soon as I used these cream blushes, though, I was certain that I would love them, and I know that a lot of you will, too!
We're always talking about how ''low-end'' beauty brands have really upped their game over the last couple of years, with new incarnations of the type of product that used to be exclusive to beauty halls (think gel eyeliner, bi-phase eye make-up remover, foundation primer...the list goes on!).
I was seriously excited as soon as I heard wind of these blushes being launched via some UK blogs. They got rave reviews straight away and I can't help but agree. I picked mine up last weekend in Superdrug Santry, which tends to get new releases a bit ahead of Boots (and usually a little cheaper, too). There is a real buzz around these at the moment, and I'm sure they will sell out fast as soon as they hit Boots.
These blushers are a cream-to-powder formula, which suits me and my oily, pore-y skin down to the ground. They apply easily and blend like a dream either using fingers or a brush - the Real Techniques Multi-Task brush is my weapon of choice! I find that these brighten up my face instantly - it's obvious that a lot of thought went into the shade range, as there is one to suit almost everyone. So far, 01 Nude Velvet is my favourite as the colour is brightening, flattering, and foolproof to apply. 02 Sweet Cherry is a darker, more flushed tone but blends equally well, lending a Snow White style of blush to the face.
Swatched: 01 Nude Velvet, 04 Sweet Cherry
Overall I do highly recommend these, but they are not cheap at about €9. For me, the line between pharmacy and high-end beauty products is becoming more and more blurred, and the quality of these is fantastic for the price - less sticky than the likes MAC Cremeblend blush and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge. However, I will complain about the measly amount of product - 2.5g is not enough in my book (for reference, a Topshop cream blush is 4g). I have a lot of blushers, though, so I'm not too worried, but the amount of product may be a turn-off for a lot of people.