There is nothing like being told something is hard to find to make you want it more! The Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in the red/orange Soft Cardinal shade apparently takes a bit of tracking down. And, I can quite see why.
It’s a very lush shade that looks intense in the pot but thankfully goes on very nice and sheer so you can pretty much build to whatever intensity you want.
This is how it looks straight out of the pot with no blending.
As you can see, I’ve tastefully blended it over an little insect bite! Arghh.. I didn’t notice at the time.. sorry! However, you can still see that it’s nicely sheen-y and gives a beautiful translucent glow that is perfect for lightly tanned skin. In fact, Max Factor make-up artist, Mel Arter, gave me some tips on wearing red for a feature I’m writing, but I tried her suggestion and it works. Suck in your cheeks and find the highest point of the cheekbone.. then blend any red/orange shade in a boomerang shape – avoid your cheek apples for reds. When you do it in the boomerang, it just looks defining and elegant and a good way to pare back red so that it looks natural.
I’ve pretty much only been able to find this on Amazon so far so if you find a stockist please let us know!
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I have never used this site before, but they have Soft Cardinal in stock. Free postage too!
thanks so much! I am tempted to buy the lot! x
That is a really good tip! Except now I want that shade haha… I have a few of these blushes and love them for when I’m tanned, they give me such a healthy look 🙂 xo
This looks really cool! We’ll definitely be having a look to see if we can track it down!
H & E x
Found this about 2 months ago in a Boots here in Ireland, it wasn’t being promoted or anything, the colour just caught my eye! Love it though, will definitely be using that tip for application!
I saw 4 shades (no. 07, 09, 14 and 18) in HK. Am here over the next few days, let me know. I’ll try to send u the pic I took over twitter.
Max Factor’s are the best cream blushers I’ve EVER used. Absolutely love Soft Pink and now I really really want to try Soft Cardinal!
Is it not the soft candy? Never heard of it in uk maybe its cardinal overseas?