Are you PhotoReady? Revlon Photo-ready Cream Blush

For years and years I’ve been a powder blusher girl through and through but I’ve recently started getting back into cream blush…. woweee times they are a changing!


Cream blush gives a much more natural finish on the cheeks – it’s dewy and glowy and provides a hit of colour without looking too ‘made up’


Easier to blend than powder, cream blush is also ideal for the cold, dry conditions that Winter/Spring brings by keeping your cheeks looking soft and glowing.


Oh, and it also makes my cheeks feel like velvet. And I liiiiike velvet.




Today I’m trying out Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush – a little pot of peachy air-whipped goodness. 



HIYA.

If my French (aka Google Translate) serves me correctly – this colour “Joues Pincees” translates directly to “Pinched Cheeks”. And it gives that exact effect! 




Very nice and subtle – it is perfect for the “im not wearing any make up” look.




I wear this on a (nearly) bare face with some curled lashes for that natural wide-awake look.



But slap-fans dont rule this out completely – it can be built on in layers to give a not-so-subtle flush of peach on the cheeks too!


How does it feeeeeel?

The texture is sublime, it’s a lovely velvet-feel finish but not too oily either. Think Benefit Porefessional & Dr Feelgood, Clinique Pore Refining Perfector, Estee Lauder Idealist…


I’m still not 100% comfortable with cream blushes though – I still worry that they block my pores – if you’re non-comedegenic, put it on the label please!





How to apply?


You can easily apply this with your fingers, but for pore-purists like me, I have to use a brush due to my paranoia about the bacteria on my hands. (This makes it sound like i have dirty hands… err)


FaceValueTip: A stippling brush is IDEAL for cream blushes – the different layers in the brush fibres help to seamlessly blend and buff colour into the skin. I use the Studio Stipple brush from E.L.F.

I now use this almost daily – it really does give that natural glow without the need for highlighter..


And you can use it on lips too! I know it’s meant to be a no-no but i love matching lips and cheeks. I think its the organising control-freak in me…

SO!

Do you prefer Powder or Cream? Or let’s widen the net- how about liquid cheek stains?! What’s your texture of choice?


xXXXx

Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

6 Comments

  1. Becky Smith
    February 10, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    I've always been a powder blush type of girl as well but am really considering branching out and trying all sorts of different types of blusher. I like the sound of this being velvety so might give it a try 🙂 x

  2. Zoe Dubs
    February 10, 2013 / 7:19 pm

    Get yourself down to the beauty hall and try it out! I'm really glad i bought it! (and it was 3 for 2 – so I also got the Lip Balm Stains, amaazing) xXx

  3. Katie Clarke
    February 10, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I love cream blushes, I like the dewy finish they give and I'm just cream obsessed anyway, anything in the form of a cream i'll love. thank you for the review! I didn't know about this one so I'm excited to try it :)xx

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    February 10, 2013 / 10:45 pm

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  5. Coco
    February 10, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    I adore cream blushes but Pinched wasn't my favorite. It's much more slippery than the other ones I've tried. I really liked the color though xx

  6. AliceGraceB
    March 24, 2013 / 12:24 am

    I've been umming & ahhing for ages about whether to try these out, but this post has definitely helped make my mind up, so thanks! Perfect blush for Spring/Summer 🙂 xx