Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in 'Coral Reef' - £7.99
I seem to be going a little bit blush-crazy lately, god knows why! Until recently I wasn't really interested in blush and had been using the same Max Factor shade for years but I seem to have been on somewhat of a blush buying frenzy of late. There are reviews on other kinds of cosmetics coming up soon on my blog, I promise!
Today I’m focusing on Revlon’s collection of Crème Blushes. Part of the popular ‘Photoready’ range, the blushes come in a choice of three rather eye-catching shades. Aside from ‘Coral Reef’ – the vivid red-toned coral that I picked up – there’s ‘Fuschia’ and ‘Pinched’, neither of which are much more subtle. Bright cheeks aren’t usually a part of the look I go for but I recently got my mitts on some Revlon vouchers and I figured it would be the perfect time to experiment with something I wouldn’t normally try. I went back and forward between this shade and ‘Fuschia’ which is just about the hottest pink going, but I settled for ‘Coral Reef’ as I already have a lot of pink toned blushers. When you see this in the pan I will admit it can look a little daunting. A hot, fiery coral, you can’t imagine any amount of blending will manage to tone this one down!
I tend to apply this using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, patting the bristles into the pot before gently stippling the colour over the apples of my cheeks. When I first used this I was a little bit tentative as the colour does come across extremely bright against my pale skin, but I’m so impressed with how good this looks blended! In order to create a natural flush I use the same brush to blend the colour outwards towards my hairline, swirling the product into my skin slightly in order to keep it all looking natural and even. This product is really easy to work with, and with a little bit of time and effort I love how it looks against my complexion; giving a subtle and slightly glowing coral flush to my cheeks. I normally pair this with a light dusting of my Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter (review here) as I feel like the pair work perfectly together, giving me a lovely healthy glow without leaving my face looking too ‘done’.
Overall I’m really happy with this and it’s definitely convinced me to stop being so shy of bright blushes. A product that at first filled me with fear has turned out to work really well for me and I love how easy it is to use just the right amount of product for you. This blush is really easy to work with and I'll definitely consider picking up the other two shades from the range sometime soon!