I know, I know: shame on me for not taking photos of the product before I used it.
But OOOOO plot twist!! It's actually shame on you for not remember that I indeed did take photos of this blush... over a year ago! Hahahahha so really you can point your finger back at me and join in the laughter because even I can't believe I've had this sitting unused in my makeup drawer for so long.
Beauty blogger problems, right? Right.
In truth I feel like my review should be negated altogether because of how old this pot of cream blush is, but at the same time it feels semi valid because the texture isn't too different from what I see and remember it being a year ago when I bought it. Either way, do take everything you read in this post with a grain of salt and know that my experience may differ greatly from yours if you were to buy this fresh off the shelf.
Phewfta, glad that's out of the way.
During the summertime it seems like we, as the online beauty community (hugs all around! You gals [and guys?] are great), can't get away from cream blushes; people rave, gush, and all around spew their feelings for these pots of hydrating color. Which is exactly what worried me: during the summer my skin is plenty hydrated with the amount of sweat coming out of my pores so the last thing I wanted was to add even more liquid into the mix and be the possible cause of extra breakouts.
So I avoided... and waited... and then the next thing I know it's a year later and I hate myself for spending money on something that I never even used.
With the summer dying down though I decided it was about freaking time that I tried the Revlon PhotoReady cream blush on my cheeks and, while I'm not overtly wowed by it, I don't hate it enough to throw it away either.
"Flushed" is pretty much a straight up fuchsia in every way shape and form but (thankfully for most, sadly for some) blends really beautifully in the skin and takes on quite a natural flushed look... which I suppose is appropriate considering the name.
More so than the color though, I was really worried about how this cream blush was going to apply. People always seem to make cream blushes sound like Satan's toilet in terms of application; patchy, blotchy, too quick of a dry down... none of these things sounded like fun and it seemed like the only solution was to buy a stippling brush. No thank you! If I'm not going to use a brush at least once a week then I don't want to spend my precious money on it. So I went fingers (okay, it's just my pointer finger but multiple fingers sound more dramatic... and dirty now that I think about it #sorryIguess) first into the pot and dabbed my cheeks drumroll please where it blended like a champ!
What it wasn't a champ at though was staying on my skin. I'm not even that sweaty in the half-summer-half-fall weather so I know the slip and slide wasn't due to that, just merely due to the blush's formula. Which must be restated could absolutely be because my pot of "Flushed" is so gosh darn old. Either way, it's something to be noted regardless of validity.
Overall, this blush is okay; it blends wonderfully without the use of a brush (yay for one less thing to wash!), looks lovely and fresh on the cheeks, but only lasts a few hours so you may look a bit lackluster by the time noon rolls around. And if you're like me and don't bother to carry a makeup bag that means your glow is gone for any sexy lunch meetings you may have planned (which is super funny considering I eat lunch alone in my studio every day hahahah).
Have you tried the Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blushes?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
How do you feel about cream blushes in general?
xoxo - Cassie