Quite a while back – more than a month ago – MUA a UK drugstore brand, had a promotion with free worldwide shipping. I placed a small order – well, I bought a lot, but it was inexpensive! – and one of the items I bought was the cream blush in the shade Yummy, which sells for £2.
If you aren’t familiar with it, MUA (which stands for Make Up Academy) is known for good quality and cheap prices – it is sort of the UK version of Wet n Wild. Here’s my entire haul – many more reviews will be coming in the next weeks!
The cream blush, Yummy, is packaged in a lightweight plastic compact. It’s not elegant, but it gets the job done. As I’ve said many times, at this price point, functional is all I ask for – and this is functional, so it works for me.
I would describe the color of Yummy as a soft rosy neutral. It is very pink in the heavier swatch, and thus would probably look pinker on fair complexions; however, blended out (and on my face), it loses some pinkness and turns in to a very neutral shade – a great everyday pick. Somehow, it reminds me of MAC Blushbaby (my favorite neutral blush) – but in comparison, Blushbaby has more brown, and Yummy has more pink.
Texturewise, Yummy is very creamy and emollient with a dewy finish. I would recommend it for drier skins only – I can imagine it sliding off oilier skins and not working at all. I don’t always set my makeup with powder in the winter, but I felt like this blush needed to be set with powder. Wear time was typical for a cream blush for me; 3-5 hours depending on how heavily I applied it.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the MUA cream blushes as affordable options for those with normal to dry skin, and I would recommend the shade Yummy as a great neutral blush for light to medium skintones. This is my first MUA product, and it’s a hit!