Make Up Academy (MUA) Fashionista Blush (Blushing) & Dupe Alert!

Hey all…

I am back here with a review on one pretty blush from the Make Up Academy (MUA).

MUA had recently acquired Fashionista, another drugstore makeup brand in the UK. Fashionista products are also as amazing as MUA themselves.

I had picked Shade #9 – Blushing sometime back during their sale.

Price: GBP 4 (~  INR 415)


It comes in a simple black casing that shuts tight to the bottom. One can see through the transparent plastic on the top to identify the shade. The shade details are printed on the label in the bottom.

The blush pan can also be removed & placed in a MUA empty palette, similar to MAC or Inglot ones.

The way I see it:

The powder blush is an amazing shade! Its a pretty, bright fuchsia.

A shade that can be used throughout the year & must in your kitty if you love sporting dramatic makeup or a bride-to-be!

The blush has minimal or almost no fallout..Its crazily pigmented as well.

A single swipe of it delivers great pigmentation.. you really don’t need to build up product on your cheeks to make the pink flush show up, when it comes to this one!

One’s got to be careful to use this brush with a light hand or else end up looking like a clown!

I have heavily blended a swatch here to give you an idea of the color payoff.

Its a matte blush, with no trace of shimmers – making it ideal for day wear as well.

The blush as such stayed put on me for 4 hrs. & with a primer for an hour more. Not bad for something I got for less than 2 pounds (when on sale).

And hey.. wanna know the dupes?

I think its quite close a dupe for the cult favorite Tom Ford Narcissist Blush & MAC Full Fuchsia Blush as well. (Don’t hound on me, if you think I am wrong!)

I totally love everything about this blush – the shade, the packaging, the quality in terms of the product & price, the staying power!

No rants on this product whatsoever!

Infact I believe each Fashionista blush is a dupe of some or the other high end blush! Go check these out when on offer.. At less than 2 pounds you can’t ask for anything better!

Simply put – its one pretty, cheerful blush to have in your kitty that will suit every single skin tones out there! 😀