I'm no expert on blush, I am actually quite a beginner when it comes to applying it. I've spent the past few years trying to hide my redness and naturally flushed cheeks, and I always think to myself.. why would I want to add any type of red/pink back into my skin? Recently I've become more of a powder blush user, but only when applied LIGHTLY.. and subtly. So you can imagine my panic at the HD Blush event I previously attended, when I was forced to apply MUFE's new HD Cream Blush myself, in front of other beauty experts! Thankfully, I did a decent (but a bit heavy..) job, and the experience has helped me overcome my fear of cream blushes!
The new Make Up For Ever HD Blush was created with a blend of silicone oils, dry oils, and waxes, and is suggested to be either worn under or over a powder. I've done both, and it applies no differently. It claims to melt into the skin for a natural finish and look great on camera. The collection consists of 16 shades, perfected for every skin tone.
MUFE HD Blush in 215 (Flamingo Pink), & 410 (Coral)
As you can see, at the time this picture was taken I had not yet even touched the 410 blush! I think it was just a bit intimidating to me. The 410 blush is what they call a 'universal shade' that is made to be suitable for all skin tones. When I got around to testing it out, it did end up being much darker than the 215, but with control I was able to apply a subtle amount and build it as I pleased.
My Thoughts: 215 seemed to be a light mixture of a coral pink, and I find it very suitable for my fair skin tone. I actually wear this blush every day that I have the time to apply blush. 410 is a darker, true coral and I think would be more suitable in the summertime. The texture of these blushes are very lightweight, super easy to blend, not sticky, and dries to a powder finish. I am able to apply it with MUFE's 148 Artisan Blending Blush Brush subtly and effortlessly, or build it for a stronger look. When applied above my bronzer, it gives my face more definition and a natural glow. I don't notice the wear time, but it is very transfer resistant when I attempt to rub it off once it has dried.
MUFE HD Cream Blush in 215 (Flamingo Pink)
MUFE HD Cream Blush in 410 (Coral)
In the photos above I applied the blush a lot heavier than I would on a daily basis to show the colour better. If you use a sparse brush and a light hand, applying this cream blush will be foolproof, and it can be as light or as dark as you want! I haven't ever been frustrated with applying too much and I love the blend-ability. I would definitely re-purchase if I ever run out of the 215. Make Up For Ever HD Blush is available at Sephora locations and online, as well as Make Up For Ever Boutiques, for $31 (CAD).