Hello there, beautiful people. I have a little review of Topshop's cream blusher in 'Afternoon Tea' for you today. Now, I won't lie. I really wanted a cream blusher and when I found this one I didn't even really look at the colour. I just wanted it because it was called Afternoon Tea. I mean, what a cool name for a blusher. I know what you're thinking, 'oh my God you crazy woman why would you buy an item of make up based on the name?!' Well I'm sorry guys, that's just how I roll.
Lucky for me, this colour happens to be B-E-A-U-tiful. Yep. In the pot it looks practically neon, and yeah it kinda looks neon on your face, too. But don't worry, it's nothing a little blending can't solve. It wasn't all hunky dory though, at first I was anything but sold by the cream texture of this blusher. I'd been told by everyone that using my fingers was the best thing to do. But they were wrong. Very wrong. I am totally useless when it comes to applying make up, especially with my fingers. I just couldn't get the hang of it, and I was starting to regret the whole thing, when suddenly I thought: Screw it. And picked up my real technique contouring brush and HEY PRESTO, worked like a dream. I've basically worn this blusher every day since I discovered how to apply it properly, and it really is the nicest blusher ever. I think the colour suits my skin tone and a woman at work told me I looked like porcelain, which I took as a compliment.
As you can see, I'm a terrible beauty blogger and used the product several times before taking a picture of it. Ha. So that's why it looks so smudged and gross. Soz!
The picture above is what it looks like swatched on my hand with no blending. I had taken a picture of it blended but it basically looked like I had nothing on my hand, so I didn't bother including it. You can blend it so it looks as bright or as natural as you like, and the creamy texture turns out to be perfect for me because I have really dry skin. So I am actually really impressed and happy with this purchase! Plus I love the adorable polka dot packaging that it comes in. And the adorable name, of course.
I haven't included a picture of it on my face, because again the lighting was so poor that it just wasn't showing up very well. But all is not lost, you can see me wearing it in the little selfie in the top corner of my blog.
Have you tried any of Topshop's blushers? What did you think?