Review: Topshop Cream Blush in Pinch

I admit, this purchase was a blunder. I was looking for a much lighter, peachier shade (Flush) but I accidentally picked this up instead:

Le sigh. For £6 you get 4g of product but I can see this lasting me a very very long time as it’s extremely pigmented!
Just look at how frighteningly bright the colour is:
As usual, my camera decides not to reveal the true colour of this cream blush. Pinch is a very bright red which leans towards fuschia. This is what it looks like swatched on my arm:
To think this is only one swipe! This dries to a matte finish when blended out and it sheers out (if you blend quickly) to a natural-looking pink:
Looks nice and natural, doesn’t it? 
I have one gripe though, it’s such a pain to remove (on my arm that is)!! I tried using liquid soap to scrub the colour away but it wouldn’t budge! Even Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish only managed to remove the colour slightly. As I write this, there’s still a sheer pinkish tint on my arm where the swatch was. 
Now I’m a bit worried if this will permanently stain my cheeks but then again I will not be applying this onto my bare skin so I hope it will be alright *fingers crossed*
I seem to be cultivating a very unhealthy cream blush obsession! I usually use powdered blushes (my love) as it’s difficult to go wrong with them. I tried Benetint but didn’t like it as I couldn’t blend the stuff quickly enough and it quickly dried to 3 long streaks on my cheek. =p So I’ve been put off any use-your-fingers-to-apply blushes and stuck to powdered ones… Until now. 
Gah I might just head down to town later to grab myself a few more Topshop blushes but I do not think this is the appropriate time to strike while the iron is hot as I’m living off a diet of bread and water atm. 😉 
Before I leave, here’s the ingredient list!



  1. Lily August 22, 2011 / 01:24

    I love cream blushes! I love my Bobbi Browns and MACs =)

  2. S August 22, 2011 / 01:28

    I haven't tried MACs cream bluhes *adds to must-try-list* but I've heard so much about Bobbi Brown's pot rouges. Ish you tempt me so!

  3. Arhani "Hanny&q August 22, 2011 / 10:33

    AH!!! I want to try this. Worse thing is that topshop is just a free bus ride away!! And its moderately cheap. >.< How la liedat? My UD 15th Anniversary palette cannot buy liaw >.<

  4. S August 22, 2011 / 15:50

    What? FREE BUS RIDE? *faints* That's the problem with Topshop! It's within my can-buy-without-noticing-the-price-range! :s I think this will go really well with your skin tone though 😉

  5. Lily August 23, 2011 / 09:36

    Go try Bobbi Brown's Calypso Coral and Pale Pink. They suit fair skin tone very well. I love them! I should do individual posts each cream blushes I have and show you guys what it looks like on cheeks. Have to get round to doing that! Oh, and MAC's cremeblend in Posey. Loves…

  6. S August 23, 2011 / 17:15

    Oh dear Lily! You're making me want to buy them all!! *runs and hides*

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