With summer in full force, I tend to reach for cream blushes over powder formulas most of the time. When I saw the Revlon Cream Blushes on sale at SDM, I thought it would be a good chance for me to try something new! The shade I chose was 150 Charmed:
Out of the four shades they had on display, I chose Charmed because it looked to be the most “natural” of the bunch, while still vibrant enough to actually show up on my medium skin tone. Usually when trying out new makeup (blush, lipstick) from a brand that I know, but haven’t tried a specific product from the line, I tend to go for the “safe” or most natural shades first — usually to get a feel for the formula, colour pay-off and wear. And if I end up not liking it, the chances of someone in my circle of family/friends are better for giveaways!
I would describe Charmed as a classic, berry pink shade that I think would compliment pretty much any skintone. On me, it looks pretty close to my own natural pink flush– not as intense as the way my cheeks look after a bootcamp class, but a softer version of that colour!
The texture is creamy, but quite light and once on the face it goes to a slightly powdery finish. A good 4-5 finger swirls gives me just the right amount of product for one cheek.
Once blended in, this blush has an almost-powder finish and feel, but retains a demi-matte finish — it just leaves a nice natural flush to the cheeks. I’ve used my fingers to blend this in which works just fine. But I like using my stippling brush to stipple the product slightly onto my cheeks before buffing it in with the same brush. I find this technique really helps to blend it in properly and evenly, without having to worry about any harsh lines left over.
This has been one of my go-to blushes this season. I love the colour and the finish it leaves on my cheeks. Because this shade is so natural and easy to wear, it can go with a lot of different make-up looks — from everyday natural to a more intense look (if you build up the colour).
I’m going to keep my eye out at my local drugstores for Revlon sales… because I will probably end up buying some of the other colours!!
I give the Revlon Cream Blush in 150 Charmed: a HIGH FIVE
Have you tried any of the Revlon Cream Blushes? Like or dislike? Do you have a favourite cream blush for summertime?
Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!