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Cream Blusher Comparison: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Max Factor Miracle Touch and Topshop Blush

13 Mar

Cream Blushers produce a less obvious makeup look than powder blushers, though the latter tend to create a look that’s more ‘finished’. Cream blushers are ideal for minimal makeup looks and they tend to last a lot longer than powder blushers. The colours tend to look much more vibrant in the pot and change to a more natural colour when rubbed into the skin, so be careful to look up swatches or try them out yourself before purchasing.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge £17.00 (Blushed Rose)

A makeup staple and classic, the Pot Rouge can be used on the cheeks and lips to create a pop of colour – the perfect way to colour match. The pot rouge is matte and blends into you skin to provide a no-makeup look. The colour is very pigmented, so be careful to apply a small amount. I have dry skin and really need to moisturise well beforehand for this product to apply smoothly. I would not recommend using a powder foundation underneath the blusher. The packaging is solid, sleek and fits neatly into a handbag but it does not have a mirror.

Max Factor Miracle Touch £6.99 (Soft Copper)

This is creamier than the Pot Rouge and slightly less pigmented. For my dry skin I find this easier to blend in gently than the pot rouge, which I have to rub into my skin. The colour has a slight shimmer through it, which produces a more dewy finish.

Topshop Blush £6.00 (Neon Rose)

Technically, this a cream to powder blush, but it is useful as a comparison with the other two. When applying the blush, it turns powdery on your cheek and can therefore be applied very gently. There is not need to forcefully rub in this blusher. The colour is the least pigmented of the three, though I would not suggest this is a negative attribute. I personally prefer the lighter look that can be achieved with this blush and the price is exceptional.

Natural Light Comparison Swatches (Topshop, Max Factor, Pot Rouge)