As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, I’m a huge fan of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers. I like the powders but I LOVE the blushers. Milani in the states does some great baked highlighter/blush hybrids but it’s been difficult to find an affordable alternative here in the UK. 

The new Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers come in six shades and are only £8.99 compared to Hourglass’ £28 price tag. They work in a similar way, baked with multi-tonal pigments to illuminate and liven up the skin. There are a few shades that really are Hourglass dupes but also some other nice shades that work for darker skin tones too. I really like the small puff packaging, it’s simple, lightweight and does the job. 

These sort of blushers are really easy to wear and blend onto your cheekbones and the subtle highlight that swirls through means that wearing this alone without an extra highlight works really well and helps lift the whole makeup look. 

These will be popping up in stores this month and I just know they’re going to go down really well. Max Factor, you did good… 

Lovely Pink – Fair
Nude Mauve – Fair/Medium
Seductive Pink – Fair/Medium
Lavish Mauve – Fair/Medium
Alluring Rose – Fair/Medium
Gorgeous Berries – Dark 

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114 Responses

  1. They look so pretty! I’ve wanted an hourglass blush for ages but these look like a great alternative, I can’t wait to swatch them in store! x


  2. I’ve seen the L’oreal blushes and they are stunning! I have my eye on ‘Gorgeous Berries’. I’ve never tried the hourglass blushes but the max factor blushes look like perfect dupes! x

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  3. Anna Tranter says:

    These look like such good dupes! Love the hourglass blushes, will have to give the max factor ones a go, thanks for the tip xo

    rosyannajane.blogspot.co.uk // http://www.bloglovin.com/annatranter

  4. Neeny says:

    They look so pretty and sound like a great dupe, I love finding great things from blogs so thanks! 🙂


  5. Jodie V says:

    I can’t wait to try this, they look so beautiful!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

  6. Avanti Garde says:

    I love to hear about beauty and makeup dupes! Thanks for sharing this one.


  7. I’m a huge fan of Houglass’ Ambient Powders – in fact, I think it’s the first product I ever completely used up (I usually move onto something else before finishing a product). I’ve always wanted to try the blushers, but they are so expensive! Great to know there’s a dupe out there. Thanks Lily!

    xx Hannah

  8. I love this! I also have a blog that is newly launched and I have posted about beauty bits and bobs to my New Years resolutions and I like to think I have quite a cosy and lovely community and I would love you to come and join!!
    Thank you soo much xxx

  9. Marie says:

    They look great! Can’t wait for them to be launched in Germany!

  10. Aline C. says:

    I should check if they’re going to be launched in Lebanon 🙂 I love the ones by Milani, SO flipping pigmented!

  11. Carly Jade says:

    These look amazing! I’ve never tried the Hourglass powders, but I guess I might not need to now! I’m fair skinned, but I love the look of Gorgeous Berries!


  12. These look gorgeous! Can’t wait to try them out 🙂 xx


  13. Lauren S says:

    SO PRETTY! I’m going to save up my Boots Points for some of these lovelies!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  14. anne v says:

    uh they look amazing! I hope they are as good as they look. I tried the ELF baked blushes but they don’t have any colour pay-off (not on me anyway).

  15. Jemma Lees says:

    I can’t wait to check these out, especially since I’ve been lusting after the hourglass blush palette for so long now 🙁
    – Jem
    Jem’s Blog

  16. i’m going to have to snap up a few of these, such gorgeous colours!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

  17. Josie says:

    Ooh what a great find! I only recently bought the Hourglass, and I have no regrets because its so darn pretty!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  18. Alewtina Sew says:

    Wow I will have to look in to these as soon as they come over to Germany 🙂
    I love the pictures you take!

    Liebe Grüße, Alewtina

  19. Emily says:

    I saw these just yesterday on the Boots website and thought they looked gorgeous. I can’t wait to try them, especially as I can’t afford Hourglass blushes.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  20. Pauline says:

    Amazing! Thanks for this! I’m going to check this out when they have it at my local MaxFactor counter!

    Catpacking | Beauty & Travel

  21. f-allenrose says:

    amazing! so excited to get my hands on these! which shade is the one photographed in the first picture on the top right? thanks x

  22. nueyork says:

    These all look so pretty, I definitely need to check them out!


  23. I was in Boots this weekend and was tempted to pick one up but didnt! Wish I had now! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  24. Charlotte says:

    Might order these quite soon!
    they look amazing!


  25. Holl JC says:

    These just look lovely, plus the price tag is amazing! x


  26. Simone says:

    They look lovely! The price is amazing as well, I’d love to have one in my make-up collection 🙂


  27. These look gorgeous, but I think I’ll have to go for the Milani blushes since I live in the states. Thank you for the dupes, I’ve been trying to find some!


  28. Oh my blush heaven!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  29. Kate Wilson says:

    I like it how there’s more of a variety when it comes to shades too! x

  30. sunshinegirl says:

    Looks like this is going to be a great dupe! 😀 Thanks for the headsup Lily!

  31. Emily says:

    I was literally just about to order the hourglass blush now! I might have to think twice now! x


  32. These look so lovely, can’t wait to give them a go!


  33. Kat Horrocks says:

    These look gorgeous! Can’t wait to swatch them when they’re released 🙂


  34. Claire says:

    Wow these look gorgeous! I’ve been so intrigued by the Hourglass powders and blushers but I just couldn’t part with that money for one right now! I’ve always lusted after the Milani blushers too (Luminoso looks so gorgeous). These Max Factor ones look so good though, they actually all look like beautiful colours; these look really promising! Can’t wait ’till these arrive in stores, thanks for sharing Lily.

    Claire x
    Style Affinity

  35. Great post! 🙂
    I love Hourglass, but the dupes that you find out are great!

    Nikoleta, xoxo


  36. Angeline Lee says:

    These look so similar, need to try them out!


  37. Tasha P says:

    I bought these today and on first impressions they are really nice! I also had my eye on the ambient lighting blushers but I think I am sorted.

    Tasha x

  38. alice bea says:

    These look really pretty I’ve been wanting the hourglass ones for ages!


  39. They look so gorgeous the shades are so lovely x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  40. these look so amazing, i love the hourglass blushes!


  41. H. says:

    Great post !
    Love these shades, definitely worth a go 🙂


  42. Emily Sharp says:

    ah what a treat, i’m not usually a maxfactor fan, because of the packaging, but these are definitely worth a try as the packaging is actually well done !


  43. These Maxfactor blushes look so similar to the Accessorize blushes before their makeup line was discontinued! xx

    Brenda BusyBee

  44. Jen27 says:

    Ooh, these look quite lovely! I’m a sucker for a marble finish. Wish Max Factor was more readily available in Canada!



  45. Jessica Feng says:

    These looks so similar to the Hourglass Blushes! I only have one Hourglass blush (the super pink/ magenta one – on the far right) because they are too expensive – wishes we had Max Factor here in the US, so I could try them out! xx


  46. Those are gorgeous! I wouldn’t use the Hourglass blush often enough to warrant buying it, but if I can find the Milani ones here in Canada I’ll try them!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  47. Eithne Moon says:

    Uh, these looks perfect. And the packaging seems sturdy which is always a plus! Never tried the Hourglass because they are way too expensive (I’m too Sleek-obsessed to spend so much on another blush), but I’ve always wanted to try something more highlighting.

    Eithne on the Moon | Lifestyle, books and travels!

  48. Fjóla B says:

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  49. Fjóla B says:

    These look absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely get these since I can’t buy the hourglass blushes where I live! Great post 🙂



  50. Maja Lasić says:

    THANK YOU! They look beautiful, I’m so excited to try them x


  51. Elise Dopson says:

    This looks like such an amazing dupe. I’ve wanted the Hourglass blushes for the longest time – thanks for sharing!! x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  52. Lucy Goodman says:

    Wow thank you for the heads up! I love Hourglass but they are on the pricey side – this is great to find a cheaper alternative! Thanks Lily xx


  53. Maddy says:

    I LOVE the look of these and will definitely be purchasing a few!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  54. *Adds to shopping list*

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  55. These sound great! Thank you for the heads up! 🙂 x

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  56. Laura Markle says:

    These look fantastic and it sounds like they give off a similar color and effect!

    She Likes to Shop

  57. Philippa says:

    DEFINITELY picking up some of these! (:

  58. Abi Street says:

    These look amazing! Makeup revolution have some lovely dupes aswell xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

  59. they look amazing! I look forward to trying them because I can´t afford the hourglass ones 😛


  60. Artdicted 2 says:

    This is a great alternative, thanks for sharing Lily (:



  61. They look AMAZING! Great find, the hourglass ones are sooo pretty but way too much $$$


  62. I’ve been toying with the idea of buying hourglass for a while now but I think I will hold off until I have seen these. They look lovely!



  63. Nadja says:

    These blushes look so great! I already have the Hourglass palette but I’ll probably pick up a couple of these from Max Factor.


  64. thank you so much for making my day better every time you make a blog post 🙂 i absolutely love the way you write and it is all so genuine and real!

  65. Zoe says:

    These look stunning!

  66. Jenna Fifi says:

    What beautiful shades, I love anything with a slight glow

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

  67. Lucy says:

    Been looking for a good dube for these for a while now, definitely going to pick some up!

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  68. Molly Emma says:

    Oh my what beautiful blushes! I’ve always coveted the Hourglass ones, but think I’ll try these Max Factor blushes first! Thanks for the great post 🙂

  69. These look beautiful and really similar to the Milani blushes, love the wide color selection too! Its a shme we can’t get Max Factor in the US though!

    Jo | A Little Pop Of Coral

  70. Definitely going to give this a try !!! Xx


  71. LTO says:

    These are stunning! Definitely will be keeping my eye out x


  72. These look so pretty, thank you for the dupe!

    alice x | beautybyalicee

  73. I wish Max Factor was here in Canada! the dupes look amazing!


  74. Gemma Carey says:

    I love the look of these blushers! I bet they have a pretty glow to them when applied 🙂


  75. Naomi says:

    Yay! Can’t wait 🙂

  76. Christine S says:

    They really do look similar in certain shades, so I can’t wait until they’re released! x

  77. Ah, gorgeous! I wish we had Max Factor in the US, I think I would prefer these blushes much more than the Milani’s. I own a couple of them and while they are very pretty in the pan and on the skin, I wish the shimmer factor was taken down a notch.

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  78. what fantastic dupes!! and the price tag is much more agreeable. x


  79. Hey these look super cute. Awesome price tag too.


  80. I’ve been admiring the Hourglass blushers on everyone’s Instagram so glad there’s a dupe. These Maxfactor ones look great.

  81. Lucy Pilz says:

    Love dupes.. I think mostly because i like the word ha!

    L x
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  82. Soffie Hicks says:

    Love the look of these! I love baked blushes, I remember Tesco’s brand Vivo used to do some very similar too but I haven’t seen them in store for ages. I’ll defiantly be getting swatch happy when these hit the shops.

    The Joneses’ & Little Babe

  83. Thanks for sharing these potential dupes! Don’t know if something similar will be around this side of the world but I’ll keep my eyes open.

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  84. This has really helped thanks lily, I have seen the ads in magazines, and did wonder. Will def be picking a couple up x Bean’s Beauty Blog

  85. I’m forever searching for blushers to suit me so i’ll have to give these a try!



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  87. These look so buttery and smooth, now I wish Max Factor was in the states! 😉

    ElizaDeath Taylor | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  88. Will definitely be picking up that berry toned one!


  89. Those look lovely, too bad we don’t have Max Factor available in the US.


  90. navellina says:

    If only we have Max Factor where I live, I would totally buy them. They all look so gorgeous


  91. These sound awesome! I love the Hourglass blushes, but am totally keen to get some of these!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  92. Fancie says:

    These look beautiful! I love the colors and packaging. I so wish I could find this brand in the states

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  93. Ying says:

    Need to pick these up!
    Such beautiful selection of colours~

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  94. Jodie Wright says:

    I saw these in store and immediately thought of the Hourglass ones. I bought the nude shade and it actually reminds me of Tarte Exposed except the Max Factor is shimmery. It doesn’t look glittery on your face though, it ends up as more of a subtle sheen.

  95. I love the Hourglass blushes! Thanks so much for pointing these out Lily- will have to keep my eyes peeled!

    Sophie’s Scrapbooks x

  96. Thank you so much for posting this! I went straight out and bought one of the shades from my local Boots and I now plan on buying the rest, such an amazing dupe!

    Issie x

  97. Caroline says:

    Just bought Seductive Pink and Gorgeous Berries today. They are so lovely! And the consistency is really comparable to the Hourglass blushes.


  98. Victoria says:

    We have only got four shades at the drugstores here 🙁 I got Nude Mauve and absolutely love it!


  99. miss eurillos says:

    Thanks for the info! In Spain is really difficult to find Hourglass, I really appreciate these alternative dupes because Maxfactor is easy to find here 😉

  100. Δήμητρα Χα says:

    i have bought the lavish mauve. it has cool undertones. although i am into coral peachy blushes, such as luminoso, this one has smt unique. i really like it. Plus you can build it up. it’s not super intense at all.

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