MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush – Swatches and Review

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Powder And Cream Blushes Collide With The Latest From MAKE UP FOR EVER

Lately I’ve turned into a bit of a blush fanatic. Pinks, peaches, corals and red blushes have been stacking up on my vanity as I constantly search for that one perfect blush to add a natural flush to my cheeks. Well move over not-quite-perfect powder and cream blushes – there’s a new blush in town that is (dare I say it) perfect. Introducing MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush – you’re new favorite blush.


MAKE UP FOR EVER’s latest color for cheeks blends the best of powder and cream blushes into one sleek little compact. Created “specifically for HD technology” this blush adds a completely natural sweep of color to your face that looks fabulous under the cameras and in real life as well. I may not be under Hi Def cameras very often, but this fab blush gives me beautiful color and a healthy glow for all those pictures that wind up on Facebook and Instagram (where it’s imperative you look your best).


Available in 16 – that’s right, sixteen – shades, no matter what your complexion, you are sure to find the perfect shade. The hues cover the entire range of skin tones, from light to medium to dark with both cool and warm undertones. I talked with a MUFE artist who helped me pick out two beautiful shades to work with my NW 20
skin, 220 Pink Sand and 410 Coral.

MUFE--HD-BlushMAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in 220 (pink Sand) and 410 (Coral)

The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush ($26) is packaged in a simple, sleek black compact (super portable!) and includes a nice quality mirror for those on-the-go touch ups. A quick swipe of this creamy blush with a finger tip tells you this is good stuff – it feels light and silky smooth to the touch.

Once you apply it to the skin, the creaminess lets you blend easily and then in just a few seconds it dries down to an almost powder-like finish. The formula includes the “perfect balance of silicone oils, dry oils and waxes” to give these blushes a long-lasting cheek life. I easily get 10 plus hours of wear from one application.

The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush formula also contains silica powders and synthetic mica which gives the shades that almost powder finish, as well as clear Mother-of-Pearl pigments to add a bit of luminosity to the skin.

MUFE-HD-Blush-swatchMAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in 220 (pink Sand) and 410 (Coral)

All of the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blushes are crafted for easy application, use your fingers, a sponge or one of MUFE’s amazing Artisan Brushes like the 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush to blend your way to chiseled cheeks and a healthy glow.

Of the two shades I tested, I’m having a hard time deciding which hue I love more. I reach for 220 Pink Sand most mornings when I want a soft, uber-natural glow that lasts all day. My other pick, 410 Coral has a teeny bit more oomph to it and adds a nice bright pop of color to my face.

No matter which shade I choose (or which shade YOU pick) you are sure to get long-lasting, completely natural color that melts into your skin. Blush lovers, get thee to your local MUFE counter and check these beauties out!

we heartsters – Do you reach for a powder or cream blush when applying makeup?

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NW 20/25 skin tone


  • tyna

    Tyna is a former editor of we heart this that worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever organizing her closets and drawers. skin tone: NW 20/25 skin type: combination favorite beauty product: eye shadows and lip balms


  1. I’m a cream blush girl all the way. These are on my wishlist, but I am still waiting for my local Sephora to get these in stock so I can swipe them in person. Pink Sand was one of the top 3 shades (Raspberry and Brown Copper are my other 2) I thought would be good for me, but that Coral shade is screaming “SPRING!!!” and I’m really drawn to that because while I’m stuck in a neverending winter, my makeup doesn’t have to be.

    @Tyna –I think you have a similar skin type as myself (i.e. you are fair and still break out), did you find that these broke you out at all? I didn’t realize these contained silicone because I didn’t see any traditional ‘cones listed in the ingredients at Sephora’s website. I find that I’m becoming increasingly sensitive to dimethicone and other silicone-based cosmetics and companies are using them more and more in cream blush, which has been horrible for my usually blemish-free cheeks. If you’ve been okay using these, then I’ll probably be fine. Hit me, back :)

  2. I don’t usually wear blush but I have been really wanting to try it out. I’ll have to go to the store and test some of them.

  3. I think Pink Sand might work for me! I have light rosacea so I’m always looking for something with a hint of brown or yellow in to help cancel it out but still look ok with my N/NW 10 complexion!

  4. These blushes are really tempting me! I love the double ended sculpting brush. I’m looking for a good blending brush for getting that defined cheek and a healthy glow.
    I use both cream and powder blushes.. it really depends on what I’m doing to determine which I’ll use.

  5. @tyna – That is one good looking brush! I am torn between powder and crème blush but, I think I lean more toward powder. I am sensitive to certain to formulations of crème blushes.

  6. GORGEOUS colors, but I’m sticking with powder blush. I just prefer how it feels on my skin, and feel that it’s easier to apply, since I wear medium coverage long wearing foundation!

  7. I lean toward powder blushes, but these are so gorgeous, I’m going to check them out pronto. MUFE never does me wrong! Love the brush, too.

  8. Hi, thank you for the review. I’m torn between 225 and 410. Since there’s no MUFE/Sephora counter where I live, I have to order it blindly, based on online reviews and swatches.
    I have Illamasqua’s Lover and Rude, and MAC’s Melba. I find Melba and Rude not to be overly (long) lasting on me: maybe due my oily skin, maybe due not being heavy handed during the initial application of the blush.
    I adore corals and peaches, and in my stash I have lot of pinks and pink leaning blushes, which is why I’m decided to go with 225 and 410. I am happy you mentioned 225, 410 and Lover in the same review. I’ll order it through a friend how’s on a 5-day vacation in the US, so I have to send him my wish list ASAP :).

    What do you think: how similar are 225 and 410? Should I opt for both or for just one of them? How coral-y is the 410, and is there any difference between 225 and 410 – there aren’t as many swatches online to make me convinced about their diversity/similarity.

    Q: 225 v. 410? One (which, based on my stash) or both?

    I would be very, very grateful if you could help me (a bit) with this decision :).

    Thank you very much in advance,
    best regards

    PS. Any help from whoever feels like is greatly appreciated.

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