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Monday, September 23, 2013

Smashbox Cream blush Dupe! | Beauty

It's not often that I have high-end make up, but when I do, I think it's interesting to compare the dupe-ability to the drugstore/ affordable options I might also have. Funny enough, I got this Smashbox Cream Cheek Color in the same gift set as the eyeshadow reviewed here, then when I received my e.l.f order, I realised this colour looks awfully familiar.  So I put them side by side. Looking like a dupe.. yip! It's close! (Sadly I think the Smashbox is unavailable now.)

In the packaging they look almost the same, but when swatched they appear a bit different. Captivate (Smashbox) is a lighter peachy pink colour, but with similar undertones to Superstar (e.l.f.).

Both are a warm rose, although superstar is a bit brighter but blended out, each give a nice flushed look. They also contain some reflects, to give a bit of a glow to the skin without looking like a glittery mess.they're also a semi-matte finish. I love that both of them are so long wearing too (4+ hours).

You would probably end up wasting more of Superstar because of the packaging, and just how pigmented even a half pump of this blush is. Like the tiniest of amounts still seems like too much. While Captivate is a bit more forgiving as it is a bit sheerer.

I like the packaging on both of these products, and couldn't say I'd change either of them as it wouldn't make much of a difference to the product. I use both of interchangeably, but to be brutal, I'd pick the Captivate because it's so much easier to apply without overdosing on colour.

Disclaimer: These products were bought with my money. Opinions are my own.


  1. I actually have ELF superstar I bought it because I wanted to try a hd blush in the same form as Make Up For Evers hd blush and I love superstar :)

    Great post!

    1. That's really cool! I'm not sure what MUFE blush this would be a dupe of, I made a few guesses in the review of Superstar back in July. I don't have any, too pricey for me, hahaha.


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