Max Factor Creme Puff Blush – Review, Photos & Swatches

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

Ever since I took a break in blogging, I also stopped watching beauty-related videos for a while. But there’s this video that I watched from Fleur de Force and she can’t stop raving about this particular blush. She said that it’s an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush dupe and since it’s Max Factor I’m almost 100% sure that it will be available here soon. It’s the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush. The shades that I have are in ‘Gorgeous Berries’ and ‘Seductive Pink’.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

Product Claims/Description according to Max Factor:
Sometimes, a subtle flush of colour is the look you’re after; other times, a more striking contoured finish is what you want. New creme puff blush is perfect for creating both, and everything in between thanks to its easy-to-build formula.
   –    Multi-tonal pigments work with your skintone
   –    Finely milled, marbled finish
   –    Controllable formula allows you to build colour as required.
   –    Ultra blendable – no visible blush lines

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

The packaging of these blushes reminded me of the Clinique Cheek Pops only these are a bit lighter in terms of weight and they still differ in some ways. These blushes come with a thick plastic packaging with a gold rim accent and it is definitely a lot sturdier compared to most of my drugstore blushes. Also, what I like about these is that you can immediately see the shade of each blush. However, there is still a downside to this type of packaging though: it does not come with a mirror and it does not come with an applicator (like I care :P).

Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes come in 5 different two-toned shades. At the moment I own two of them but I am telling you right of the bat, I want MOREEE!!! >.< As mentioned the shades that I got are ‘Gorgeous Berries’ and ‘Seductive Pink’. The colors stay true to what they really look like in the pan. They’re very blendable and despite how pigmented they are, I did not have any problems putting them on. I didn’t have to tap off the excess or swirl my brush on my hands first before I apply it on to my cheeks. I just use my Zoeva 126 brush and directly apply it onto my cheeks.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

Another thing that I love from these blushes is that they don’t feel powdery at all. They’re like a hybrid between Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes and Clinique Cheek Pops. You don’t feel any powdery texture but you know that it’s definitely powder. They’re very pigmented. One swatch/swipe is definitely noticeable and two makes a statement. On my cheeks, however, both shades stayed true to their swatches except for ‘Gorgeous Berries’. It’s a lot subtler but in a good way. It definitely shows up with a single swirl/swipe but if you want to make a statement with your blushes then go nuts because I really don’t think you can overdo these babies.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

These babies lasted on me for more than 5 hours with minimal fading (prolly because I sweat like a pig :P). but I’m sure that it will last a lot longer if you’re staying in an air-conditioned room. Both of the shades I purchased did not give me any problems in terms of application, I didn’t encounter any fall outs, nor were they powdery/chalky. These blushes are one of the best drugstore blushes I’ve ever owned. In terms of quality, pigmentation, even packaging. It didn’t disappoint.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

Unfortunately the packaging does not include any further details aside from the usual bar code and the shade name. But I was able to get the list of ingredients on their website. The blush also doesn’t smell anything in particular.

Now on to the question… is this a dupe of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes?

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

I only have one shade from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes and so far I’m pretty satisfied with it. Therefore, I cannot completely tell if they’re dupes of the famous brand. However, for the ones that I have at the moment, I would say that ‘Seductive Pink’ is very similar to Radiant Magenta’.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

I wouldn’t say that they’re spot on dupes of each other but they’re very close. ‘Seductive Pink’ (SP) is a bit peachier than ‘HG Radiant Magenta’ (RM) and RM has these beautiful specs of gold glitter. Also, RM is more finely-milled than SP. If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for a good drugstore alternative then I would definitely suggest that you go for this one. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t have a lot of shades from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush line, so I can’t say if they’re total dupes or not but they’re very similar and they still have superb quality despite being a drugstore brand.

• PRODUCT BASICS •
• Product Name | Max Factor Creme Puff Blush
• Shades | ‘Gorgeous Berries’ and ‘Seductive Pink’ • Price | Php 675
• Avalability | Max Factor counters

Overall, I am really head over heels with these blushes and I’ll definitely get more. It may be pricey for a drugstore blush but its’ definitely worth the hype. Also, imagine, you can buy three or more of these with the money that you’ll use to buy those Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes. And that’s not me hating, that’s just me being real

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Review, Photos & Swatches

How about you? Have you encountered these blushes lately? Do you own one? What’s your favorite drugstore blush so far? Let me know

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  • jeremy garcia

    Seductive pink is so pretty! So natural looking on you. Btw, what is your lippie here? Im using elf baked blush but minsan ko lang gamitin. Im not into blush kasi.

    • I’m using Spring Rosette when I was wearing Seductive Pink & I was wearing Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Lollipop’ when I was wearing ‘Gorgeous Berries’

  • Wow, I love the shades that you got! Mine nga are mauve and rose, both I used already and I am loving them. Since I stayed in an aircon office, they lasted throughout the day! I want the shades that you got tuloy. Hahaha!

    • Haha.. I want them all actually

  • mommyR

    wow.. packaging reminds me of my old blush: Accessorize Merged Blush in Pretty Pink! it says creme blush so i thought of nyx creme blush i think you pick pretty shades! and it is not bad for the price.. i would check this out!

    • Yup! They’re pretty great

  • Mickey Angel Cortez

    Seductive Pink is very suitable for the no-make up look! It offers that subtle pink blush which looks natural and won’t make you seem like someone who’s been slapped a hundred times. Lol. Haven’t heard of that Hourglass Ambient blush yet, but I recognized your post featuring it. I’ll just check it out.

    • It is. This is definitely a good alternative for the Hourglass Ambient lighting blushes

  • Gem

    Ang ganda Yette!!!! But it’s 675?!?!

    • Yup, they’re pretty. Mahal nga lang

  • Mas prefer ko mga peachy shades that’s why nagandanhan ako sa Seductive Pink. Tamang-tama, paubos na din yung blush ko from Wishtrend, I can’t wait to buy this one!

    • You’re going to love it

  • abegaill villacruz

    I haven’t seen these blushes but the colors are so pretty! They’re so pigmented. And I think it’s a dupe na nga at a more affordable price tag. I also don’t like that kind of packaging. medyo cheap tingnan for me and feeling ko madaling masira. But overall, I love those blushes! Will check that soon. sana meron sa watsons near me. I like gorgeous berries between the two.

    • You can find them at all Max Factor counters. I’m sure they’re available at Watson’s/SM dept stores

  • I miss my Seductive Pink when I saw your post, I accidentally drop it off and scattered na so I can’t use them anymore T_T