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Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review | HQhair Blog

Whether you’re a blusher person or not, there’s always going to be a need for some new makeup products in your collection. Thankfully, Lime Crime have got the goods and launched eighteen new blushers. We took a few of the shades home to try, so keep scrolling for our Lime Crime Softwear Blush review.

Lime Crime Softwear Blush Swatches

In a massive range of shades (yep, that is a green blusher), you’re definitely going to be able to find the shade to suit you. Whether you prefer a bronze tone or are more purple, there’s a diverse range of shades to suit different skin types and levels of artistry.

Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review | HQhair Blog

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Megabyte | Java | Cyber | Wifi | Anthurium | Download | Gigabyte BB | Firewall | Hotspot | | Pixel | Petal.jpg | Virtual Orchid

The Lime Crime Softwear Blush range is split into two: matte and glow. Unsurprisingly, the former dries to a matte finish, whereas the latter has a subtle shimmer to it. The glow blushers are more shimmer than glitter, so don’t worry about it upstaging your highlighter.

The consistency is cream in the pan, however as you blend this onto your skin it becomes more like a powder formulation. This means it’s really versatile, and may be applied either with your fingers or a makeup brush. Plus, it easily blends with foundation (whatever formulation), or may be applied direct onto skin.

Lime Crime Blusher Review | HQhair Blog

Lime Crime Blusher Review


Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Anthurium | HQhair Blog

Finish: Glow

Dolly opted for the glow shade Anthurium, which is a peachy pink tone with subtle flecks of shimmer in the pan. Applied with a densely packed makeup brush, this soft shade easily blended out for a subtle glow that absolutely owns the no makeup makeup look.


Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Pixel | HQhair Blog

Finish: Matte

SungAh opted for the shade Pixel. A matte bright pink in the pan, SungAh found the colour was super natural when applied, and loved it on both her cheeks and eyes.

The colour payoff wasn’t great when first applied so might be better for either lighter or darker skintones, however this blusher is easily buildable for greater pigment.

Plus, she’d recommend using a brush to apply so it’s easier to blend out.

Gigabyte BB

Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Gigabyte BB | HQhair Blog

Finish: Matte

Catarina also opted for a matte finish, helping to tie in with her daily makeup look. She loved that it’s creamy to touch, but transforms into a powder instantly when applied.

It has a lovely, natural and matte finish that just gives you a pop of colour without being too exaggerated. It’s really easy to apply, you can build the colour intensity and it lasts all day without making your skin feel oily or sticky.

Plus, she loves that it’s a cruelty-free and vegan makeup brand.

Dark Web

Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Dark Web | HQhair Blog

Finish: Matte

Holly picked the darkest shade of the bunch, a deep wine colour that looks amazing with her hair colour.

Applied with fingers in a dabbing motion, this deep colour easily added colour to Holly’s cheeks and was easy to blend out.

Digital Peach

Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Digital Peach | HQhair Blog

Finish: Matte

Faith opted for the matte blusher shade Digital Peach. It’s a perfect coral colour that suits her both with naturally pale skin and once she’s put some fake tan on for the weekend!

The seamless finish is the same as using a liquid blush but without the messy application or streakiness. She wouldn’t change anything about the product, and would never use a powder blush again!


Lime Crime Softwear Blush Review Zip | HQhair Blog

Finish: Matte

Rebecca used the shade Zip, a peach-toned pink shade which dries to a matte finish.

Applied with her fingers, Rebecca gently blended out the Lime Crime blusher so it evenly faded out onto skin for a subtle finish, before adding on extra pigment to the apples of cheeks,

She also used it as a cream eyeshadow, nodding to the monochromatic trend, before completing the eye makeup look with a bit of winged eyeliner.