Max Factor Creme Puff Blush

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When I saw these  Max Factor Creme Puff blushes, I knew I had to have them! They are hella gorgeous and they promise to contour, blush and highlight. You can count me in. Like everything these day’s all products have to be multi-tasking so let’s see if it stand up to the test.

I NEVER wear blush so this is new to me. The reason why I don’t wear blush is because I am very conscious of the redness in my skin and tend to spend ages conceal in it, so I have never dipped into blush really as I always find it emphasises the redness and let’s be honest, who wants that?

These in my opinions are the drugstore version of the Hourglass blushes. Have you seen them? They are equally as gorgeous! But reading many reviews online I think these Max Factor blushes may give Hourglass a run for their money.

There are 6 shades in the range. From a peachy pink  to brown pink  to berry for deeper skinniness. There is a blush for everyone in this range. I chose 10 Nude Mauve. As you can see this is a brown-y pink shade which I thought wouldn’t bring out my redness. It doesn’t!

These blushes are very silky in texture and blend so well into the skin. And the shade is perfect. It bronzes the skin whilst adding the tiniest amount of peachy pink tones to add a flush of cover and the highlight is really nice. No disco balls to be found here! I really love this blush and for someone who doesn’t wear blusher that is a statement.

What other shades do you recommend from this range? They are €11.49 in boots and well worth the money!

Simple Smokey Eye

Hi everyone, I finally have my laptop back. So blogging will resume to normal.
This is a very simple smokey eye. I only used two eye shadows. 
But let’s begin with the base. For foundation I mixed Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Bamboo Beige and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in no.5, as always I used my collection 2000 concealer in 02. I popped on some Laura Mercier Mineral Powder foundation in Real Sand to mattify my oily bits. 
For contour I used Mac Harmony (post on the way) and for blush Mac Legendery. Now that my face is on. It was time for my brows and eyes. 

For my Brows I used and Mac 266 brush and Mac Mystery eyeshadow to fill them in to a normalish shape. 
For the eyes I used the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette and used the shade hustle all over the lid. This is the palette I have been reaching for everyday. They are so easy to wear. In the outer corner of my lid I used Mac Twinks and blended with a Mac 217. Super Simple! For mascara it was L’Oreal Telescopic as per usual. 

On my lips I am wearing L’Oreal Caresse Lipstick in 101 Tempting Lilac.

What do you think of this simple smokey eye?

Lauren x