Product Type: Make Up Academy makeup
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Blusher for £1? Worth a try! But you get what you pay for.
Make Up Academy Blusher Shade 1
Member Name: abbiej1711
Make Up Academy Blusher Shade 1
Advantages: Fantastic price, choice of shades.
Disadvantages: Very soft and breaks easily. Doesnt last that well
Just to note- this review isn't based on just the number 1 shade, as there wasn't a listing for the blusher itself.
As far as blushers go, I'm not a huge user. In fact this is only the second blusher I have ever tried and it was bought for me a few months ago. Since then, I have continued to buy it because of its great price.
This isn't an amazing blusher, you do get what you pay for although id say this make up is pretty decent. However if you are a big blusher fan, I probably wouldn't recommend using this as your main cheek highlighter!
This blusher only costs £1 from the Superdrug make up academy range. Just £1! So if anywhere else tries to sell it to you for more, then tell them where to put it! Because this blusher really is an amazing price!
At just £1, you cant really go wrong with giving it a try, because if you find you don't like it, you've not really lost much.
The rest of the make up academy range are also a great price, so they're worth taking a look at if you decide to try this blusher, I've heard the eye shadow is great!
The blusher comes in a small compact thin container of 2.4g, with no box or blusher brush, although for £1 you can't expect the world! This also means you can choose to use your own brush, or buy one separately.
The container has a see threw lid, so you can see the shade you are buying, and the lid snaps open with quite a sturdy hold. I've never had problems with the lid coming open in my make up bag so far, although every time I open my blusher recently, I get the product everywhere!
I have been using my blusher for about 6 months now, so it has last me quite a while, although as I don't use it everyday I didn't expect it to go anywhere fast.
There are 6 shades to choose from, although they haven't been given special names like 'light rose' or 'blushing cherry' or anything stereotypical! They are simply, shade 1 to 6.
I started out with shade 6, although I have recently gone for a slightly lighter, and chose the shade 5.
Shade 6 for me was OK if I applied a small amount, although very easily noticeable if I applied too much so I had to be careful. The brush I used wasn't amazing, so I did have a few embarrassing moments leaving the house looking like id been slapped across the face when I forgot to check in the mirror before I left!
I worked at a school recently, and having a kid ask 'Omg what have you done to your face?' isn't the best line to hear on your first week! In fact, I didn't use the blusher for the rest of my placement!
There are pale pink tones for people with fair skin, and there are the darker shades for those who are more daring, or people who are lucky enough to have tanned skin! I've always gone for the mid range tones because I'm slightly tanned, but I don't like the noticeable 'blushed' look, which is why I am going for paler tones.
I've always found the blusher goes on easily, it sticks to my blusher brush well and applies to my skin well. For me, it is very easy to apply too much as I'm still learning! As the product is quite soft, it easily turns into a powder and comes out of the container, which means whenever I apply I only ever give my brush one swipe or dab of the product. I find it really easy to go wrong with blusher, and usually dab a splodge of it in one place on my face, although this blusher is very easy to wipe off and blend in and it's easy to re-do, undo and make over with this blusher.
When I want a small tint of blush to my cheeks, I apply a tiny amount and use the brush to blend the colour in which I find fades and tones into my skin really well.
I usually use the same brush, which is quite an expensive soft brush, although I have tried this blusher with a slightly harder, bristly brush and I found the blusher breaks from the container really easily and with harder brushes it's easier to apply too much blusher.
It's important to use the correct brush and choose one you personally like when applying this blusher, as it is very soft, it comes out easily and does apply quite strongly. So to get a soft, more naturally looking blush it may be easier to use a brush your used to.
Although I have had this blusher for 6 months now, I did have a good amount left, but as soon as I began to get to the bottom of the container, the blusher began to crack and it is now just a clump of powdery mess. I will have to throw this one out which is a shame as I will be wasting loads, but every time I open it, the product comes out everywhere! I do keep my blusher in my make up bag, which may be a contributor to the blusher breaking into pieces, although I feel it has broken far too easily and became one big mess! I can't use the blusher whilst it is like this as the clumps get into the brush and it's hard to get a nice even tone when applying.
I didn't expect this blusher to last all day and perform miracles, but as I'm not a huge blusher wearer I wasn't that bothered to begin with.
When I apply this blusher in the morning, I find it is slightly noticeable during the middle of the day, but completely gone by the evening. Even when I wipe off my make-up before washing, there are very little to no signs of the blusher ever being on my skin at all!
In a way, I like that the blusher doesn't cake my face and stick to my skin, but at the same time, most people expect their make-up to last without having to reapply.
Sometimes when I apply this blusher, I realise I've put too much on, or it doesn't look right- I'm really not much of an expert when it comes to make up! So I sometimes need to wipe off some of the blusher and I find it comes off really easily! I either use my hand, or a square of tissue paper and it comes off very easily!
I think this blusher would be great for a young teen trying out and experiencing make up, as it is cheap, there's quite a decent range of shades to choose from and it wipes off easily after applying.
I will continue to use this blusher as it is a great price! Although if I was to ever become a heavier blusher user, I may go for something which lasts longer throughout the day.
I would recommend this make up range to everybody! And I would recommend the blusher to anybody who doesn't rely on blusher as part of their daily make up.
This blusher would be brilliant for people who use blusher for nights out or special occasions because of the short lasting of it. But for now, I will continue to use the blusher every now and then to make me feel a little bit better on the odd days.. for few hours at least anyway, and when I apply right!
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Summary: Cheap- you get what you pay for.