Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Review + Swatches: Topshop Blush - Neon Rose

Hello everyone :) Today I've got a review of another one of the Topshop blushes, I must say I've actually been pretty impressed with Topshop's make-up, I was expecting it to be not the best when it originally released, but it's wowed me enough to keep going back for more! My latest purchase was this cream blush, in a perfect Spring shade, they are available for £6 from Topshop. Hope you enjoy the review :) 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 

The Basics 
Although the name doesn't say it, these actually have a cream formula, which doesn't set down to a powder finish. The packaging looks pretty snazzy with it's polker dots, but it does attract dirt etc like a magnet, so probably won't stay as funky! But it's whats inside that counts, 4g of pigmented product! These do come in a variety of colours, so something to suit everyone! 

The Formula...
As I've already said this is a cream formula, that blends really nicely into the cheeks. With a really great smooth texture, not too hard or too soft. I didn't find that it had the longest wear on it, with about 5 hours staying time on my cheeks. It's also worth mentioning that this works a lot better over a primer as it can settle into pores otherwise. 

... & Application 
It is possible to apply with your fingers, just blending into the cheeks. But I find I get a better finish using a stipple brush is a patting motion on my cheeks. My personal favourite is the ELF Studio one - cheap too! 

Colour & Pigmentation 
Neon Rose is a bright/pastel pinky peach. I know that sounds contradictory, but it sits on the line between both! It has no shimmer/glitter, so is a matte finish. And as for the pigmentation, it's really great, which is why a loosely packed stipple brush is great for application as it won't pick up as much product, so giving some beautiful flushed cheeks. 

Below I'm wearing Neon Rose on my Cheeks, Full FOTD can be found here. 


The Good - cheap, distinct packaging, pretty colour for spring, pigmented, applies nicely.

The Not so Good - could be a little longer lasting, packaging gets dirty easy, best over a primer.

Would I repurchase? Definitely, I had another two already, but I'd get this colour again as well!

Who might like it? Those looking for a great cream blush on the cheap, also a great colour and formula for warmer months.

The Bottom Line - Greatly pigmented cream blush, in a lovely colour for spring. 

I always struggle to think of something worthwhile to finish with! I obviously am not very creative, but anyway I hope you enjoyed the post, but most of all thanks for stopping by, and feel free to ask me any questions/leave me any comments you may have. I'll get back to you all. Thank you again, H :) 



  1. Gorgeous colour although I've never used a cream blush before... but I may have to try this out :) - thanks for the review! Love your blog ^_^

    1. Thank you :) You should give it a go! Cream Blushes are great for the warmer months.


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