I may not be the biggest fan of the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara but I happen to really like the other products I have from them. Here’s one I really enjoyed using much to my surprise. Its the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush which is essentially a cream blush that I picked up from their Isetan Lot 10 counter on a bit of a whim.
The colour I have is #18 Soft Cardinal which is a rosy pink. The blush is actually only around the size of the Max Factor single eyeshadows, which is quite small. Just a little larger than a MAC eyeshadow. Its actually quite an unusual size for a blush. Hop on down for the swatches.
The texture of this cream blush is rather tacky. Its very easy to pick up the colour because of the texture and it also applies quite pigmented. I think this colour will look really nice on those who are slightly more tanned. If you are very fair, it can be easy to make mistakes but if you use a duo fibre or skunk brush, then that makes things a lot easier.
I use my fingers if I want to be quick. I tap on the surface of the blush and then tap and blend the colour on the cheek. Repeat until I achieve the intensity I want. I actually LIKE using this when I’m in a bit of a hurry because it gives me a quick flush without taking too much time and hassle over it. Its also easy to sheer out so mistakes aren’t that prominent.
The swatches show the colour swatched straight from the pan on the left, and sheered out on the right. You can see that once its sheered out, its not scary at all. In fact, it can go on quite sheer so you can build it up. On me, it lasts most of the day provided I’m not out and about in the sun and sweating. If you want longer lasting power, brush a powder blush over it and it’ll last longer. As the texture is a little tacky, it makes a good base for powder blush.
The packaging is a little basic and colours are quite limited but I think its a lovely little blush for its price 🙂
Pros: Pigmented but can be sheered out, Lasts, Easy to apply, Affordable
Affordable, Packaging isn’t the prettiest, Limited colour range
Have you tried this Creamy Blush? Max Factor counters are a bit hard to find since they decided to locate them in department stores but you can find them in Isetan, Parkson, Metrojaya and Pacific department stores. If you have a colour you like, do share too! I might be up for a cheap fix some day 😉
Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush retails at RM38 at Max Factor counters at Isetan, Metrojaya, Parkson and Pacific Department stores
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at RM38 it’s affordable! 😀
but boo to the limited colour choice, but I guess it’s a good start for those wanna try out cream blushes 🙂
Yup its very affordable, even if its small. But then I prefer my cream products small since they do dry out after a while.
LOL why affordable considered as a con also ya ?
Oops! Changed it 😀 Thanks for pointing it out
reminds me of the stila convertible blusher, i dont like how the cream blushes get stuck in my nails 🙁 its eeeky!
Its stickier to the touch than Stila convertibles which I found a little dry. For me with short nails, its no problem but I can imagine it would be a problem if you have nice long nails like yours – use a brush! 😉
Marina (Makeup4all) says
I actually love these blushes (I have two shades) and I think it’s a great product for the price. Although I love high end blushes, Miracle Touch is definitely one of my favourites.
Yay Marina! Glad to know you are loving these too! Which are the colours you have? I’m thinking of getting another – perhaps a pink one? 🙂
l y n says
Looks interesting 🙂 I think they have a counter at Sunway Pyramid too but I haven’t checked it out yet.
If there’s a Parkson there, then Max Factor is probably there 😀 I’m so unfamiliar with Sunway Pyramid, sorry!
eeee!!! Don’t tempt meee!!!!
It looks beautiful on you, btw! ^.^ But I don’t think cream blushes would work on my oily cheeks. >.<
Thank you Hanny 🙂 On the plus side, this one seems tackier and stays on longer than other creamier cream blushes I’ve tried. So maybe it’ll stay on oily skin? Can’t tell since I don’t have it 😀 But that said, its quite nice for the price
And thanks for the info because my uni is just…. 5 mins drive from Sunway Pyramid which has a MaxFactor stand. Egad. I just led you on for the other brands, didn’t I?
Hoho proximity isn’t good for the wallet! 😉
The (not so) recent ones i got based on your recommendation were the topshop ones which i love. Cheap and good! The recent streams of cream blushes are really growing on me. I used to really hate them coz’ the texture was often disappointing, streaky and sticky. The recent formulas from the various brands have since improved from the Stila and bobbi brown cream stick days.
I’m looking forward to check out the new Esprique by Kose’s upcoming Melty Fix Cheek blush sticks. Looks promising.
Yay! I love the Topshop blushes too! They too are affordable and unlike these Max Factor ones are smooth to the touch and aren’t tacky. The wear on Max Factor is a little better though. It might be the tacky texture. And I agree with you. I never wore cream blush because it used to turn oily on my skin or be streaky. Now, the texture has certainly improved. I’ll have to take a look at Esprique Precious now you mention it 😉
Hey! I have this one in Soft Murano!
This is super quick and easy to do. I like it….but it sorta fades on me quite quickly. Doesn’t last throughout the day. This is the most non-lasting blush I have.
Unlike powder blushes, this one does fade on me too, but not very quickly. In fact, I find cream blushes fade faster than power ones! I will now have to check out Soft Murano don’t I? 😉
Sure! I think you will like Soft Murano. Hahahaa…
Eeps! Do not tempt 😛
I love these blushes too. The colors are very pretty and easy to apply. I wish the packaging was bigger though.
I wish they had a bigger surface area that’s for sure. Its quite awkward to store too because its so small!
Looks lovely! It also looks like it could be a nice lip tint!
That might work too actually.
Ooh how do you apply the cream blush? As in… do you apply it after liquid foundation, but before setting your makeup? But its the other way round for powder foundations? I have a cream blush by Bloom but still can’t figure out a way to use it properly. It also blends away the concealer on my cheeks to my horror ><
I find that for cream blushes, they work better if I apply them before foundation. With powder blushes, I apply them on top of foundation. I also experience the blending away of concealer! So I find the best way is to apply the concealer, then use a brush to apply the cream and blend lightly 🙂
I saw the ad for this the other day and was quite taken in by it. Now that I’ve read your review, I think I might give it a shot. Believe it or not, I’ve never ever tried Max Factor before so I think now’s as good a time as any 🙂