MUA Blushed Perfection

MUA Blushed Perfection
You know me – I’m always seeking out a great price and a product which will go that bit further on a budget. Cream blushes, for me anyway, always tend to go that bit further. They last a lot longer on my skin, they blend beautifully and recently I found a bargain ELF one which has perked up my face no end – I even mentioned it in this YouTube video. I’ve always had trouble with powder blushers coming off, even if I’ve spent a lot of money so I’ve been pleased to find good cream blushes slowly but surely filtering into high street shops.

MUA dolly and bittersweet

 MUA Blush Perfection

Enter MUA Blush Perfection. Oh me, oh my. These little jobbies come in at £2 each (£3.2g) and have blown me away. They come in four shades of which I picked up the 2 in shades ‘Dolly‘ and ‘Bittersweet‘ and honestly I’m in love.

MUA bittersweet cream blush MUA Blush Perfection – Bittersweet

Bittersweet is a pinched cheeks shade of pink. It looks very vivid in the pan but blends – on my fair skin – to give a healthy ‘just been for a walk in the crisp winter air’ glow. It takes a while to build up any real colour from it and I had to add three layers to get it to show up in my swatch – however with a stippling brush I need only make a small sweep across my cheek and I have the right amount.

MUA Dolly cream blush MUA Blush Perfection – Dolly

Dolly (which I think has totally the wrong name by the way – I think Bittersweet should have been named Dolly) looks quite scary to me in the pan, it isn’t the type of shade I’d normally go for. However when I swatched it in Superdrug it had far less of a terracotta orange to it, in fact it showed up a light coral. This shade has a lot more pigmentation than Bittersweet, meaning I can get away with applying with my fingers, although a stippling brush gives a longer lasting finish. This shade gives me a lovely, dewy healthy glow which works perfectly coming into winter when my skin looks anything but.


– The packaging is really fiddly to open. Is it just me who applies their make up whilst half awake and needs something which pops open easily without almost breaking a nail?

– The pigmentation in the lighter shades isn’t strong – however see the upsides for more on that.

– Whilst it does last without a powder, I’m the type of person who needs a powder on a night out and I feel that somewhat flattened the colour.


– The colour is really buildable. At first I was really disappointed with the pigmentation of the shades I picked up. Even on my fair skin they hardly (especially Bittersweet) showed up. However when I applied them with a stippling brush (Real Techniques if you’re wondering) it went on beautifully and was easy to build up without having to apply too much product.

– They are designed to match the MUA powder blushers so you can add to them to build up intensity and I actually found this set the colour in place without ‘flattening’ the colour as I mentioned above with regards setting powder.

– The dewy look these blushes give is really lovely and means I don’t have to apply further product to achieve that kind of look.

– The price point is frankly amazing. These products are as good as the more expensive ELF and Topshop blushers I own. Not quite as good as my Illamasqua ones but given the vast price difference I think I can forgive them that.

Have you tried these cream blushes?
Do you have any well priced make up recommendations you’d like to share?

P.S. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of blogging so look out for more posts from me this week.

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  1. I must try this brand! Definitely agree about the packaging though, I need my makeup to be as quick and easy to use as possible. x

  2. i havent tried cream blushers but looking into them. would be a good starting point instead of the expensive ones!


  3. These look lovely, a few ladies I know love MUA blusher, I really need to try it. My local store is never stocked up with MUA, everything is always out of stock or broken. Makes it a nightmare for giving the brand a go x

  4. I really want to try these but can’t get hold of them, they are a great price

  5. I’m not really a cream blush person, but these look lovely :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  6. I swatched these in store recently but against my skin tone, they just aren’t pigmented enough! I do love their Bronzer Perfection though! xo

  7. I haven’t ever used any cream blushers – these ones seem like a good starting point, I’m also looking into the Topshop ones, they look fab too!


  8. i’ll definitely be trying this out thanks for the recommendation!x

  9. I heard about these and got so excited to try them and now I’m even more excited! I prefer cream blush too as powder never stays and I also find some colours don’t show up well on my medium-dark skintone so I shall be giving the darker, brighter shades a go I think! Amazing review, thank you!

  10. really like the look of dolly! i’m not really a blush person but I may have to pick these up on my next trip to superdrug!

  11. I love cream blushes especially the topshop ones. It’s great to know there is an even cheaper alternative! xx

  12. Oh I really want to try these. I definitely agree about the names, Bittersweet should really be called Dolly. I’d really like to try Dolly though, may have to treat myself one day!

    Charlotte xo

  13. they look so good. Bittersweet looks like the cream version of Sleek’s pomegranate.I think the topshop blushes look good too.
    theonlygirl blog= fashion, beauty and books on a budget!

  14. I’m glad someone else is struggling with MUA packaging, I thought it was just me, it takes me ages to get into my heaven and earth pallet :(

    Sam x

  15. The dolly shade is lovely & what an amazing bargain :)
    Rachelle x

  16. I just bought this on the weekend, and I love it! It’s the first time that I’ve tried cream blusher, but already I think it lasts longer than just powder on its own. I’ve been applying it with fingers, but will try putting it on with of those brushes and see how it differs. Total bargain – but yes I agree it’s a bit of a fiddly nail polish chipper!

  17. CREAM BLUSHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOOOOORAR! need to get me to Superdrug 😀

  18. I’ll definately be trying one out soon x

  19. They look great :) xxx

  20. I bought all the new MUA cream blushes and I love them! I use a cosmetic sponge to pat it onto my cheek bones and then I use a blender brush to buff it out to a seamless finish, thanks for a great post 😀

  21. I think I bought Bitter sweet the other day and I really like it. Totally agree with you on the packaging though, I can’t get in the damn thing!

  22. I Love all Mua products I am definitely buying these !

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