Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes in Pinched and Coral Reef review and swatches
I’ve got drug store makeup shopping down to a science.
I know that when I start hearing people talk about a new product (especially if they live in bigger cities) that my Rite Aids or drug stores will get it probably a week later.
When I heard a few people tweet about the new Revlon Escapism Collection, I kept an eye out every time I went out shopping. Today was finally the day, and whilst picking up prescriptions, I finally saw them in Rite Aid (for buy one get one 50% off no less!)
The collection features three cream blushes (I chose not to pick up the hot pink because I just am not a huge fan of blue based pinks) along with a variety of other products including lip glosses, bronzers and more.
I didn’t pick up anything other than the two blushes from this collection, mainly because I didn’t find anything really appealing or unique about any of the other items. The cream blushes are brand new to Revlon, and of course I just love cream blush anyway!
My one negative about these blushes (which has nothing to do with the quality) is that they are almost $13 a piece. That’s pretty steep for a drugstore item. That’s the price of products at MAC, so that makes it a little harder to enjoy purchasing these!
So let’s get into the review!
The cream blushes come in little pots, similar to the Sleek Pout Polishes.
The pots are a nice durable plastic with a glossy finish, so they will stay clean even tossed in your makeup bag.
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Pinched :
The first color that I chose is called Pinched, and this is a beautiful neutral peach with some hints of coral. I absolutely love this shade. When I first saw these, I was immediately drawn to this one first. This is a perfect color for anyone, because it can be worn sheer, or could be built up for a more dramatic coverage.
Pinched gives a beautiful sheer wash of color, but as I said, can be built up for more color payoff.
This seems like it will be my “best friend color”, it just matches any look and meshes with my skin tone beautifully.
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in coral reef :
The second color that I chose to get is called Coral Reef, and this is by far the brightest from the collection.
At first I was a little hesitant to purchase this, because in the jar it just looks far too bright and extremely intimidating, but the word coral sucked me in.
I figured that although these products are supposed to be really amazing, they would probably be sheer and I could get away with a color like this. In the end, I’m happy that I convinced myself.
Coral Reef is a beautiful shade that can be worn just like Pinched, sheer for a flush of color, or built up for a more bright payoff. I absolutely love the color of this product, it will be perfect for summer when I am a little tanner.
Both of these shades are extremely great quality, both very buttery and easy to apply. I forsee that using my fingers will probably be the best way to apply these guys, but a dense synthetic brush, like the F80 from Sigma or it’s angled counterpart, may do the trick as well.
Overall, I give these products an A, A++ if they were a bit more affordable.
Also, I know that it’s a summer collection, but I’m hoping Revlon keeps these around and releases a few more shades as the seasons go on!vv