Max Factor Creme Puff Blusher Review - aka the £9 Hourglass dupe

Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Blushers were one of the most coveted products of 2014, with beauty addicts everywhere virtually salivating over their launch (me included). But now there’s a high street dupe which has taken pride of place in my makeup bag, relegating Hourglass to second place. And it’s all down to Max Factor. 

Max Factor Creme Puff blusher in Lovely Pink
Max Factor Creme Puff blusher in Lovely Pink
Max Factor Creme Puff blusher swatch in Lovely Pink

The new Creme Puff Blushers* from Max Factor are what I’d call highlighter blushers – they have a light amount of pigment that you’d expect from a blusher but they’re interwoven with highlighting powder to give your skin the most beautiful radiant glow when you wear them.

The name is slighlty misleading, as these are a baked, powder formula and I find they work best when applied with a large fluffy brush, focusing mainly on the apples on my cheeks. I do add a little bit of extra highlighter (Clinique Chubby Highlight) on top of my cheekbones as I’m greedy, but you really don’t need it day to day.  

They might not looks quite as exciting in the pan as the Hourglass version, but don’t let that fool you. I’ve become slightly obsessed with mine over the past couple of weeks – I think I might have to buy a backup in case I actually hit pan on it. Which quite frankly is unheard of for me. 

There are six shades in the range to choose from, each of which has been targeted at slightly different skin tones. I really like this idea as it makes it nice and simple to see which one might be the best fit for your natural colouring, although of course there’s no reason you can try them all and see which one you prefer. 

Choose from:

Lovely Pink (shown above) – fair skin
Nude Mauve - fair to medium skin
Seductive Pink - fair to medium skin
Lavish Mauve - fair to medium skin
Alluring Rose - medium to dark skin
Gorgeous Berries - dark skin

Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers are on counters now and retail at £8.99 each. Go grab one before I buy them all!

What do you think of this blusher dupe from Max Factor?

*PR sample 

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