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I make no secret of being a Max Factor fan in a huge way. I find that generally they're products are good value for money and fatastic quality so if I have a bit of extra cash and need something of theirs I will splash out and get it.
I am also a big fan of blusher. I have a pale complextion and so I rely on it and recently I bought one of theses little compacts in the shade of Classic Rose in Boots for £6.99 (available in all good chemists etc).
The compact to look at is rather simple. The base is blue plastic and it has a see-through plastic flip top style lid to the top of it where we are clearly told that it is Max Factor on there then on the base of the compact other information listed includes being told what it is, the colour is stated and contact details for Max Factor are clearly given. Underneath the large square block of colour there is a small but good quality blusher brush provided.
At the moment this is available to purchase in just in just four shades and all of those are light pinky shades. I went for classic rose as my choice because it was slightly darker than the other tones I had to choose from in Boots at the time.
Basically this is a lovely and long lasting, fine and soft blusher. I can use the little good quality brush provided if I want to however I do prefe rto use my own and trusty usual blusher brush to be honest.
This powder clongs very well on to any brush I use, one sweep gives me a natural radiant glow though of course I can build up the colour if I want to which I usually do to be fair. Its easy to apply and to blend and doesn't get clogged up or mask like in fact I can't even feel it on my skin no matter how much I apply!
This stays put on my skin all day long with no transfer or anything else, it simply stays put and when it comes to removing it, it simply only takes my usual make up removing routine.
This goes on sheer and with total ease and its easy to give myself a really nice hint of colour. It doesn't block or congest my skin at all and its as simple to apply as to remove it so this gets a huge thumbs up from me!
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I don't usually spend very much on blusher, as I find that cheap brands such as Boots Natural Collection do the trick perfectly well. I have to admit that I decided to buy this because Boots were offering a free gift of Max Factor samples when a certain amount of money was spent on Max Factor products. I needed a new blusher and mascara, so I thought I would buy them from the brand and then receive the lovely free gift, too; I've always found products from the range to be very good.
I purchased the Flawless Perfection Blusher in Classic Rose 220, which seemed to be a nice, healthy, natural pink to enliven my pale complexion. The blusher is arranged in a square, which is set into a compact with a small brush. There is a transparent hinged lid, with the brand name written onto it in gold. More information about the product is displayed on the sticker on the back of the compact. It looks very smart, and the letters haven't worn off yet, although I expect they might with continued wear and tear.
I like having applicators supplied with make up products. I know they're never of a brilliant quality, but I find it convenient having them within the compact. The brush supplied isn't terribly good, simply because it's too small, so it can lead to obvious stripes of blusher on your cheeks unless you're careful.
The blusher is easily loaded onto the brush, and easily transferred to the skin, without any crumbling. I apply it after foundation and powder. The rosy effect it gives is very nice; there is a slight shimmer to it, which is certainly not glittery or shiny, but gives a highlighted impression on the cheeks, which is very flattering. If you find that the effect is too noticeable, it can be toned down with face powder, like all blushers.The colour I purchased looks very natural and healthy, and I have been complimented on it. It seems very gentle on the skin and has not caused me any irritation.
Blusher never stays that long on the skin, in my experience, but this seems to have a few hours' wear, which is good.
The square tray in which the pressed blusher is set has come away from the compact, but that isn't a big problem for me; it still stays put, and I could reattach it with a sticky-fixer or Blu-tak if I wanted to.
There's plenty of product in the compact, so I am hoping that this will last me a good few months. I am very pleased with it. It cost me £6.99 from Boots, but there are often 3 for 2 type deals, or vouchers.
A healthy looking flush doesnt have to be out of embarrassment anymore. This sheer, soft blusher blends easily into your skin leaving a hint of colour that completes any make-up look / Use it to define your cheekbones or simply let the luxurious and soft texture freshen your complexion. It works just as well over bare skin as it does on top of foundation