Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush 300 Coral Reef - Review & Swatches

Many of you know that i clearly have an obsession with coral blushes and i came across this blush whilst looking for the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stains. I was instantly lured in by this shade! I love the size of this product, as i can just pop it into my handbag and re-apply throughout the day.

The cream blush is extremely easy to apply to the skin and has an almost silicone feeling when you apply it. It glides so easily when applying to the cheeks and is best to apply with your fingers.  This is a completely matte cream blush without any shimmer.

It is not super pigmented like other coral cream blushes on the market, for example Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral. The colour is subtle enough for most skin tones to wear and the coral still shows through. It's fabulous for people wanting to wear a coral shade but don't want to go towards the more brighter, bolder corals.

If you have more oilier skin then I suggest layering this blush with a powder blush on top, as it will make it last much longer on the skin. This is a great blush to wear on bare skin, it gives that "i have just exercised look". I would recommend that if you do have combination or oily skin and wanting to use this on bare skin, then apply a primer beforehand. If you have normal or dry skin then then i would just wear it as it is.

Compared with other cream blushes, it doesn't have that tacky or sticky feeling when i have applied it. It has a delicate sheen once applied but still feels matte on the skin. I love wearing other cream blushes but sometimes it is frustrating when it has a greasy feel to it!

Overall i am impressed with this blush and the colour. I like the sheerness of the coral and it isn't so overpowering. This shows up as a true coral colour on the skin and it is a shade that i think will look beautiful on fair, medium and tan skin tones.  It only cost me £5.99 as it is on offer in Boots at the moment.

The normal retail price is £7.99 and you can purchase it from Boots HERE

Have any of you tried the Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm surprised! It actually blends down to nearly nothing, but it still gives nice color. I'm not sure if we have these here. Will have to check. Do they have that slick, silicone-type feeling? I'm not a big fan of that, unfortunately.

    My favorite very recent coral blush acquisitions are Sleek's blush in Coral, of course, a couple of new shades from La Femme - too lazy to pop them out of the palette :-) and a Ben Nye Media Pro 'creme contour' in Coral. Stila's Convertible Color in Gerbera also looks like a pinkish coral on me and blends out really nicely. Essence also has a nice sheer blush called Secret It Girl that's a matte, peachy coral with very slight gold sparks in it. It's really pretty! Oooh and a Makeup Forever shadow I picked up that I've been using exclusively as a gorgeous blush that's a really smooth, milky, peachy coral shade. Beautiful!