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I have always been quite interested in the Topshop make-up range as I didn't know if it would be up to much. Despite my worries, I decided to buy the cream blush along with a couple of other items earlier this summer.
As I mention in all of my shopping reviews - I hate buying online as you pay more for the product than nessesary. I brought mine in store for £6, but online you would be paying £10 due to postage costs. My usual blush is from Benefit which was given to me as a present (I could'n't justify spending that much myself though). I have to admit, I love the Topshop one so much more though and its extremely good quality for such a low high street price.
The blush is 4g which is quite a bit for a blusher and is in a small black box, signature to the Topshop range. The compact itself is white with black dots (also signature to the range) and its very vintage looking which I love - me and my vintage! The back of the compact has ingredients and other information, along with a tiny circle showing the colour and the name. Mine was coral so it suits me when I'm tanned. Inside is a mirror on the inside of the flip up lid with the blush on the bottom. The mirror is quite clear and not misty like some cheaper products. Its quite easy to see into unlike others and you can apply your blush with the mirror easily without making yourself look like a clown.
The blush itself is really nice, it applies well to the skin without you needing to cake it onto your cheek and looking silly to get some colour. I use a blush brush normally (which the product unfortunately doesn't come with) as I find with my fingers is way too messy. I have used mine almost every single day and I have to admit that it has lasted well without a dent as of yet. I only use it on the apples of my cheeks that I find makes me look a lot more alive and happy. Its a good alternative to bronzer if you're feeling more of an english rose.
The blush is available in Coral, Blush, Nutmeg and Rose so its suitable for most skin shades. I feel that the range could be a little broader as darker skins are not really catered for.
Once the blush is applied, I find that I do not need to re-apply it to my cheeks for a while due to the vivid pigmentation. It is also quite lightweight so I don't feel as though I am caked in the stuff. I love that it doesn't go patchy or appear like I have put felt tip pen on my cheeks (it is the worst look going!).
In my opinion, it is a very good blush and well worth the price - if I'm honest I'm surprised it didn't cost more! The pigmentation is really good and makes it obvious enough without being too obvious on your cheek, the product lasts on your cheek for ages and I have received compliments on how it makes me look. Worth a buy!
After reading some postitive reviews of this (the Topshop Cream blush) at the beginning of the year, i finally bought it at the end of last month, and i'm in love with it!
I bought mine in store, but it is available online aswell however i would personally advise buying in store to avoid the £4 postage cost. These are £6 each so not as dear as the high end brands and i feel it is a very decent price as, in my opinion, it is in the same league as my MAC blush, if not a teeny bit better! I didn't think it'd be as good as it is if i'm honest, but honestly it is!
This is available in a number of colours - the ones i'm aware of are: coral, blush, nutmeg and rose.
The 4 gram compact comes in a little black gift-type box which has a white circle with dots on the front and Topshop's logo on the side in a silvery white. It's a very cute compact - the compact is a creamy white with black polka dots which aren't perfectly round so it adds a shabby chic look to it. On the back it has the shade - mine is blush, it also has a photographic swatch on the back.
The compact has a good size, brilliant quality mirror on one side and the cream blush on another, the mirror is very good quality - not thin and plasticy like most other mirror compacts. It is just the right size and it makes the product ideal for taking out and about as a compact mirror when topping up on makeup. Overall a high quality, sturdy and effective mirror.
The blush is lovely.It applies really well, it can be used with a brush or with finger tips, this is handy as i don't have to use a brush if i'm rushing - i can use my fingers and blend. A tiny little tab covers a majority of my face so the compact lasts for ages. The consistency is not at all sticky and it glides on amazingly easy, blending into the skin with ease. It can be used on the cheeks or with the lighter shades, all over my face.
When applied it feels lightweight and the pigmentation is amazing, much better then my powder blushes. The pigment lasts well throughout the day, i personally put mine on at around 8am and it lasts until 5/6pm. It does not go streaky or patchy like some cream blushes can.
Overall for £6 it's a bargain, the pigmentation is amazing and it lasts well too. Reccomended.
A new branch for TopShop
TopShop is better known for its highly fashionable clothes but about a year or two ago it branched out by launching its own range of make-up. At the time, the range was featured in just about every fashion magazine and supplement, but I had yet to try anything out. So when I saw this cream blush reviewed and rated highly in a magazine I decided to give it a go.
I bought this online, which is extremely risky with make-up, but my local branch doesn't stock any of the cosmetics range. So I decided to take the plunge and go with the shade that was recommended in the magazine article. It's called Flush and looks on the website (and the picture above) to be a slightly orangey pink shade. I wasn't 100% sure about this choice of colour but I figured that whichever shade I opted for would be risky so I just went for it!
Other shades in the range are:
Nutmeg - a browny pink
Neon Rose - a paler pink
Pinch - a bright red
Each cream blush costs £6 and the website was, when I bought the product, offering free postage on all orders.
Easy to spot
My blusher arrived within a few days, which I was very happy with. The blusher comes in its own little black box, with some white writing - the front of the box has an outline drawing of a circle with white spots on. Inside the box the little blusher compact is white, round and with small black spots on it - so a kind of 'negative' of the picture on the box.
The packaging is really unusual and very distinctive, and all the make-up range uses this white with black dots design. There is something very TopShop about the packaging - it's a bit quirky and unusual - and it seems very appropriate. The packaging is also matt, which is in contrast to a lot of make-up packaging that tends to be glossy and shiny.
The Ronald McDonald look
The compact snaps open easily, and there is a mirror in the inside of the lid, which is a nice touch. The blush itself is a bright orangey-pink colour - brighter than it appeared on the website - and I was worried it may be a bit too bright for me! Running my finger on the product, it is very smooth and creamy, and it was simple to get a nice amount onto my fingertip. Putting this onto my cheeks, I was a bit startled at the colour - it had a slightly neon look to it on my skin and I was pretty sure I would have to bin this product for being too bright. But I gently rubbed the cream in and the colour mellowed a lot and blended into my skin nicely and easily. This was quite a relief and it actually left me with a nice, slightly flushed but quite natural look. It is important that I mention here that I have light Asian skin, and I do think on paler skin this product may not work and I would definitely advise that you try before you buy!
The other great thing about this product is that it stayed put pretty much all day. If I put it on in the morning I don't reapply unless I'm off out in the evening.
Overall I really like this product. The packaging is cute and quirky, and the little mirror in the lid makes it ideal for taking out and about. The colour - although a bit full on in the compact - looks nice and natural when on and it's very pleasant and simple to apply - the texture is silky smooth and it feels quite expensive. As there are a range of colours available, I would strongly recommend that, if possible, you go into a store and try the shades out before you make a purchase. I was quite lucky, but you could end up with a cheeky disaster if you're not careful!