One of the latest additions to the Revlon PhotoReady line includes their new Cream Blushes ($12.99 USD); available in three different shades, the texture of these cream blushes are a lot different from what we’re used to.
Typically, cream blushes have been known to be thick, super-emollient and best suited for dry skin ladies- however this new formulation is quite different. While the cream blush itself is boldly pigmented and vibrant in the pot (which kind of resembles the old Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge packaging), it goes on quite sheer with a light-as-air texture.
The shade that I’ve been playing with, Flushed, is a bright fuchsia and it looks beautiful and natural on the skin (while still being noticeable). The cream itself is quite hard, almost like a solid lip balm… I’m actually a huge fan of this, because it makes applying it much more fool-proof (you don’t have to worry about over applying, as it usually requires some building to achieve noticeable color).
To apply it, I’ve been using just a plain blush brush (not even a synthetic one, which I usually reach for with cream products). I find that it really applies just like a powder, and it blends just as easily. Even oily skinned ladies will most likely love this new cream formulation, because it’s so light it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
I did experience some fading throughout the day, but it definitely held onto my skin much longer than a typical, heavy cream blush would (and with the heat in my apartment, I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did)! If you want to really extend the wear, try adding a powder blush on top of the cream.
- Price: $12.99 USD for 0.44oz / 12.4g
- Availability: Drugstores
- Selection: See the full collection here
- Overall: I’m pretty excited about this new, unique cream blush formulation. Much more hard and sheer than most cream blushes- it goes on much easier and looks totally natural! I wish they lasted a little longer, like a stain, but I’m happy that even oily-skinned ladies will fall in love with these because of their light-as-air feel.
- Rating: A