Seen your local Revlon display lately? Photoready Cream Blushes have landed in Australia! I’m excited to swatch and review the shades Flushed and Pinched from my recent haul. So far, I am in love! There’s something about a flush of colour that could almost pass as natural glow, that makes me swoon.
In recent years I’ve been afraid of cream blush, but secretly always wanted to make it work. I have large angry pores that need more attention than a neglected house plant, but surprisingly, this cream blush doesn’t make them worse. It’s a miracle!
Calling them a cream blush might frighten those of you with oily skin and large pores, but the formula is really not as scary as it sounds. It dries to a matte looking, almost powdery finish. The consistency is silky soft. It reminds me of mousse foundation, squishy and spongy.
This blush gives an immediate pop of colour, and a little goes a long way. What I loved most was it’s ability to give me a beautiful wash of ‘yeah that’s right, my cheeks are naturally this fabulous’ colour. My foundations tend to be medium-dark, which can make wearing pink incredibly tricky. The wrong pink, or too much of it, will find you in the M.V.Z – Makeup Victim Zone. I want to look fresh, not fleshly slapped.
Thats where Flushed comes in, all blazing in it’s awesomeness. It added colour, brightened my whole look, and did so with grace. It also lasted a while, which is great. It certainly didn’t fade as quickly as I expected it would. There is no shimmer, so it’s as natural looking as it gets. Overall, this was worth every penny (mine was purchased in the US).
I was really terrified this colour would be invisible on my skin tone (I bought it without being able to test), and I was right. The colour is barely visible. BUT, I said barely visible, not completely invisible. And you know what? I love this one just as much as I love Flushed.
‘Why?’, I hear you cry. Well, it’s perfect for when you want minimal colour on your cheeks, but don’t want to go bare. It’s another shade perfect for natural glow, and unless your skin tone is an exact match to this shade, it will show up one way or another. Even if it is very lightly. I could easily wear this shade with a bright red lipstick and there wouldn’t be a colour-war happening on my face (FYI, that’s a good thing).
In the right light, you can see microscopic shimmer in Pinched (shown below), but it is not visible on your skin. It’s a very natural looking shade.
Blushes in direct sunlight
- Silky smooth, ‘natural’ looking colour
- Minimal shine
- Non sticky
- Decent staying power
- Little goes a long way
- Slim packaging (if I ever wanted to carry around, say, 50 of these, it would be easy-peasy. You never know)
- Pot – if you’re a germ-a-phobe you won’t like having to dip your fingers into the product.
- Only three shades
IN THIS POST
Smashbox Photofinish Primer
MAC Studio Fix Foundation NC40
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Medium Dark
Revlon Age Defying Concealer Medium
MAC Studio Fix Concealer NC35
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Medium
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Buffest Beige
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss Peony
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush Flushed
Eyes & Brows:
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit Medium
ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame Dark