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Boots number 7 soft damson blush alternative

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Fizzer123 Fri 30-Sep-16 20:33:38

Boots have discontinued this colour after I've used it for years, and I've really struggled to find anything similar. It was quite a toned down, cool dark pinky blush. I've had another disastrous purchase tonight trying to find an alternative, please can anyone suggest an alternative? My budget is £10 max, thank you.

Lookdownthesofa Fri 30-Sep-16 22:14:11

angry I loved that one too and wondered why I couldn't find it. Their current range is far too bold/bright for me.

I bought a rimmel one instead, which is OK, but not as good as soft damson. When I get home i'll let you know what it is.

Toohardtofindaproperusername Fri 30-Sep-16 22:29:56

Oh no... Me too... Why do they do this? Watching.... There is a thread about make up in your 40s which might have some tips... Mainly about low key make up.

Lookdownthesofa Fri 30-Sep-16 22:35:34

Looks like we'recommend not the only ones:

Fizzer123 Fri 30-Sep-16 22:42:12

Thanks both, lookdown I would appreciate that.
I have bought my 4th attempt at something different tonight which is just terrible on me,

Fizzer123 Fri 30-Sep-16 22:44:01

I got an number 7 apricot colour tonight, it is so bright it looks ridiculous on.

Lookdownthesofa Fri 30-Sep-16 22:47:18

Rimmel 'Live Pink'. I've just compared it to the final few dregs of 'Soft Damson' that i've kept for comparison. It's an OK alternative, but more pink and brighter.

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 30-Sep-16 23:02:10


I've got two half pots of this left and will be watching this thread to see what is recommended. There is a damson shade in the No. 7 new range - is this not similar?

20 odd years ago I used to use a Rimmel blusher that was made up of pink blusher dots, bronzer dots and highlighter dots that blended together to make a really flattering colour. They discontinued that too. It's a conspiracy to make me look pasty faced.

Fizzer123 Fri 30-Sep-16 23:13:30

No sadly the new 'damson' is much brighter than the old soft damson. I look like aunt Sally with the apricot shade I've got, u think it would be more 'neutral' than the new bright shades. Why do they have to change things, grrrrr

Fizzer123 Fri 30-Sep-16 23:14:23

I, not u

hollinhurst84 Sat 01-Oct-16 08:01:48

Any of these any good? You can get makeup geek from beauty bay, I'm using the spellbound and it's a good cool tone
Huge size too

NicknameUsed Sat 01-Oct-16 08:21:12

That's my go to blusher colour as well.

I also use Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush no 14 in soft pink.

justaweeone Sat 01-Oct-16 08:54:25
I like sugar plum and peach Melba

LillyBugg Sat 01-Oct-16 09:00:59

I have this exact problem sad

Fizzer123 Sat 01-Oct-16 09:04:20

Thank you all. Lots of suggestions on here I will report back later on .....

Fizzer123 Tue 04-Oct-16 13:02:09

I've been shopping in a large city centre. I only looked at powder blush as I am not a fan of cream blush myself, and the only one for sale I could find which looks remotely similar is Superdrug natural blush 'electric pink'.its not the same but more of a dusty pink like soft damson, however It is brighter though.

adagio Tue 04-Oct-16 13:08:42

Great to see I am not alone! The no7 one I got instead is sooo pink I look like a doll, or as if I let my 3 yo dd loose to choose. It's awful.

Currently going for the natural (pasty) look but back to work soon so will have to find something.

EnidButton Tue 04-Oct-16 13:40:25

Mac Pinch O'peach any good? Think it could be a bit brighter but I'm cool toned and very pale and it suits me. Doesn't look as bright as these pics in real life. It's the swatch on the far right.

I think Mac blushes will have something that matches. They have a lot of shades and they're very soft when on.

EnidButton Tue 04-Oct-16 13:42:58

Or Bobbi Brown? They do really natural 'your face but better' type shades.

RaisingSteam Tue 04-Oct-16 16:26:55

Oh no, that's my colour too.sad

Fizzer123 Tue 04-Oct-16 16:45:53

The Mac one looks a bit bright sorry Enid. I've really looked at loads today with only 1 remotely similar. Maybe we should all tweet boots and ask for it to be reinstated!

OldJoseph Tue 04-Oct-16 19:48:30

Have you looked at Lily Lolo ? Online only, but if you gave them a call they might be able to help

Nearlyadoctor Tue 04-Oct-16 20:40:23

Clinique 120 Bashful blush is a very similar shade

EnidButton Tue 04-Oct-16 20:48:13

Ah sorry Fizzer. I do quite like a brightish blush as I have no colour in my face. A teeny tiny bit does wonders for me.

I actually think if you all emailed Boots head office or whoever's in charge of the No7 bit, it could have a bit of an impact. Worth a try.

EnidButton Tue 04-Oct-16 20:59:31

Just had a look in my "stuff I don't use but don't want to throw away yet" basket and found one by L'oreal that's quite pale and a pale dusky pink with a bit of coral on it. The Mac pink o peach is next to it for comparison. Unfortunately there's no name on it! Which is no help but maybe you could have a look at L'oreal? (iPhone photo colour is very accurate unfortunately. They're both paler and a bit pinker in real life.)

Bourjois could be good too. They do a lot of dusky pinks. Can be a bit shimmery/sparkly though.

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