Sunday, 12 August 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush (# 300 Coral Reef)

I picked this cream blush up yesterday while out of town. I was shopping around and came across a makeup warehouse fully stocked with Revlon, Almay and Covergirl at discounted prices (this being $5 dollars!!!) There were several other brands but Revlon had the largest assortment of products, colors and shades to choose from. I have been eyeing these cream blushes for some time now but have only seen them available at Shoppers. I have only ever tried powder blushes so this was a nice change for me.
I really love the packaging of this Photoready blush, it comes in a plastic jar with a screw on cap. The jar is clear so you can easily see the shade when your purchasing. The colors look very bright and intimidating in the plastic pot however when applied to the skin it becomes much more wearable. The great thing about this blush is you can apply once for a more subtle pop of color, or you can build it up for a more vibrant look. 

The formula is very creamy and easy to apply, with one swipe your left with a good amount of product on your finger. The blush transfers well on your finger so there is no need to apply pressure/ dig into the pot. Once you apply to your cheeks you can easily blend out to get your desired look. It's great to work with because if you find you applied too much you can simply rub/ blend a tad more as it sheers out very nicely.it's not like the blush sets or needs to be worked with quickly.

Quick Recap
-Pigmentation is awesome (can easily be toned down, however is also very buildable for those who want the extra color)
- Packaging is a plus; looks very sleek 
-The wear time is pretty good, eventually it does fade so if your looking for a long lasting blush that lasts the whole day this might fall short for you
-Feels smooth, light & natural; does not feel heavy, you don't need a lot of blush to get color, and it gives a natural flush to the skin
- good amount of product in the jar (will probably last me a long time)
- I think the drug store price scares me a little..it's a bit on the higher end for a drugstore blush ($10 +..I think I saw it for $12 or so at Shoppers, I have yet to see them at Wal-Mart)


Overall: I am really pleased with this blush, and would not hesitate to purchase another shade. Although it was a bit awkward for me to apply  at first because I'm so used to of powder blushes I did really like it. Everything from the packaging, to the product appeals to me and honestly $5 where can you go wrong haha?!

Have you tried the Photoready blushes? What do you think? If not what color appeals to you most?


18 comments:

  1. Wow, I think it's really cool! Was it a warehouse sale or a permanent warehouse type place? Where is it so I can check it out? lol

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    1. I think it was just like a clear out sale (temporary warehouse thing) but I'm not exactly sure?!

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  2. I've never tried a cream blush before! They've always scared me but this looks awesome! Thanks!
    Laura
    A Brunette Duet

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    1. Trust me it looks really intimidating, and I'm still getting used to it but it's a neat idea..I just find it so different then an ordinary blush. I think you'd like this one cause you can sheer it out nicely..nothing to be afraid of lol:P

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  3. I've had my eyes on these blushes for a while that's awesome that you got it on sale ! Thanks for the review

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    1. I was so happy about the price! The colors are all so nice, I hope you get your hands on them:)

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  4. Really wanting to try these out! They sound awesome hmm .. might just have to pick one up!

    Steps To Perfection...With Romanianbutterfly206

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    1. You might just have to!! I think you'll like!:)

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  5. Hiya love :) Im Kirsty, a new follower.
    this colour is lovely! But like you I always use powder blush... how long fif it take you to get used to it? xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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    1. Hey Kirsty!
      Thank you soo much for subbing! I hope you enjoy my blog:)
      Honestly I've used it twice now and I'm still getting used to it!
      It's one of those products that you just want to love so I've been
      experimenting with it, the colors are all great. I think the weirdest thing is just
      dabbing it on your face, you know lol?! Like with a blush (powder) it blends really
      effortlessly but with this it's almost like it sits on the skin.
      xo

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  6. LOVE this colour! the swatches look great and at $5.00 that sounds like a steal! I agree with you- I am familiar with applying powdered blushes so I usually shy away from cream ones.

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  7. I know me too! I thinks it's the best shade that works with my skin tone, but there all such pretty shades! I couldn't believe the price either, I just HAD to get at least one:) I am still getting used to it, cream blushes are definitely new to me!

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  8. hiiii
    it's such a great color! i have not encountered any makeup warehouses before but they sound awesome!
    just started following and loving your blog so far - seems like we both love getting things for a good deal!

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    1. Hey Helen!
      Thanks for subscribing, I'm glad you like, means the world to me
      It is a beautiful bright color, lovely for the summer months especially:)

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  9. Ummm, MAKEUP WAREHOUSE?? Why can't I run into them here? I am a little bit scared of cream blushes because I tend to put on too much. I've been told using a stippling brush helps with application though. This looks like a pretty colour though!

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    1. Do you have any flea markets/ bazaars in your areas?? I don't have a stippling brush but using my fingers has worked so far:)

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