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So I got caught into the hype and finally ended up ordering the cream blush in Butterscotch from the TopShop Makeup line especially as they were offering free delivery to UK for a few days :)

This retails for £6 and it came within two days which I found very reasonable. Do you like the polka dot packaging? I really don't mind it but am not a fan either. It could have been funkier keeping in mind TopShop's style.

There were brighter colors but I wanted to play safe and really wanted a neutral color that I can splurge on everyday without thinking twice. Hence Butterscotch.

Is the consistency of the blush like the Nar's Cream Blushes? Well it is to quite an extent. They are super creamy and buttery in texture. However they do dry to a powder-satin finish unlike appearing sticky and glossy on the cheeks like MAC Cream Blushers.

Yes it is true, they blend like a dream. Just a tap and all the harsh edges disappear. You don't even need a brush to apply this product. Isn't the swatch gorgeous? It's a light tan color and it brightens up my face somehow. It has has a gold iridescence to it which provides an extra glow to the face. So should I quit Nars and start hoarding Topshop?

Erm..Well, no. This is how the product looks when slightly blended in. It simply vanishes leaving a hint of color, which is quite shameful considering what a lovely color is appears on swatching.

There is nothing wrong with the color I assume. The reason I say this is because there are quite a few MAC cream blushes of this color, but they still show up on my skin tone regardless. That is the beauty of cream blushers, they are meant to be pigmented and should show up and adjusting the intensity according to skin tones would be up to an individual.

Its the texture and consistency of the blush which affects how it looks on blending in. The swatch is deceptive of the end result, so do try it out on your cheeks before buying these blushes ladies.

I am still trying to work with this though. When applied heavily it does make my cheeks look slightly sun kissed, almost like a light bronzer. It may work as a blush for days when you don't want to apply much color or even as a tan highlighter during the summer.

My favourite way to use this is as a base for my powder blushes. I applied Nars Dolce Vita over this and it makes that color look translucent and super glowy. This works lovely as a face highlighter on the brow bone and the cheekbone.

I really wanted to love this product, but I am not sure about it yet. I wouldn't say trash it but its not worth hoarding on either. However, if you are a blush addict you may want to give this a try.
Lydia said...

I just think it's the wrong shade for you, but other shades would do their job. either way, you can use this as a lipstick ;)

Shabna said...

Try Neon Rose. xx

Inner Belle said...

yea i was impressed till it disappeared lol u almost had me sold, but im so skeptical abt this range n decided to boycott this, ima stick to my beloved nars!!

Smaira said...

oh bloooooooody helllllll Gawjusssss!!! I was really hoping these cream blushes would do it for me and this one looked like a lovely nude...
I was INCHES from buying it lol. now i wont.

i know what you mean about mac blushes being a bit sticky but i guess at least you get the colour... anyway, i wont be getting these.... grrrrrrrrr.
ps did you see my post about the no7 cream blush -i should have known better really lol. no.7 - er no.0 more like!!!love ur blog xx

xxxx

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

you are so lucky to have topshop. they have the best clothes and now great make-up too! Great review, Shifa :)

Laura Beth said...

Simply natural, but I like that!

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Meowcake said...

I totally agree that perhaps it's just the shade. I have Flush (although I got it on accident - I though I was holding Neon Rose) but it's amazing. It's SO pigmented and I only need to apply it once during the day. It's a great lip colour as well.

Imo said...

I cant wait to have a play around with these blushes. Is there a promo code for free UK shipping?

Get Gawjus! said...

whoops really sorry hun! it was valid only till 14th may :(

Cynthia Z said...

Up close the polka dots don't look so good..
kinda bland. Ur right they could've made it funkier. I want to try the blushes though :)

♥xx♥

The Beautifier said...

The color is very close to your skin tone, that's why it probably disappeared on your skin, it could also be due to the formulation which is causing the color to vanish. I dont mind the packaging either but to me, it very much looks like a makeup line specially targeted to the young teens.

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SilhouetteScreams said...

I was just thinking it would be a great base for powder blushes, then you mentioned it :P

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