I have kind of mixed feeling about these cute cream blushes from Revlon. While the formula & texture is fabulous, the very average wear time really puts me off plus they are a huge mine of silicones (which obviously make the texture oh so lovely!). I had previously reviewed shade CORAL REEF from the range and today it’s a fabulous no brainer neutral- Pinched under the scanner.
The photoready cream blushes are cased in tiny plastic containers with glossy black screw top lid. The shade name is mentioned on the lid, however the transparent packaging makes the shade identification super easy. They have altogether only three shades in the collection- Coral Reef, Pinched & Flush. I am eyeing the third one too!
PINCHED is a gorgeous Peachy Brown with a sprinkle of golden shimmers albeit more peach than brown. It gives an effortless natural flush on cheeks with few swipes, not to forget the medium to buildable pigmentation here. The shade goes on smoothly & blends in seamlessly without any issues. I need few swipes to make it show properly as it comes out way sheerer than tub. However this will not show up going down NC42 as I need to make slight efforts to make it visible on my cheeks.The shimmers are very understated & adds up for slight subtle dewy glow without going all the way jazzy! Pinched wears on me barely for 3-3.5 hours before starting to fade & then it goes away in a jiffy! The best way to use these cream blushes is to apply them as a base for powder blushes. As they come out sheer , don’t affect the shade of the following blush majorly.
Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes: In General as a Formula:
Texturewise these are not completely creamy like a typical cream blush but has got a mousse like cushiony consistency with slight powderiness in the texture which doesn’t go all the way dewy on the cheeks. They give a semi matte finish or say satiny finish retaining that powdery quality. Looking at the texture of these blushes, will be equally loved by oilies as much as by dry skin beauties. They are pigmented yet buildable & blends seamlessly without any issues. They work equally well with fingers or stippling brush. So if you find it unhygienic dipping fingers into the tub then can use a good stippling brush like MAC 188 for application. The only concern with them is the wear time which is very average. I would still recommend trying at least one shade from the range for lovely formula & beautiful shades.
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- Smooth Creamy Mousse Formula.
- Applies smoothly & evenly.
- Gives a nice satiny finish without being over shiny
- Blends seamlessly without any patchiness.
- Nice & buildable pigmentation.
- The formula remains feather light even after heavier built up of the shade.
- The tub packaging is unhygienic from application point of view.
- The wear time is very average & the shade fades away very quickly.
- Very limited shade range.
- Loaded with silicones. If allergic with silicones, stay sheer of these blushes.
The formula is something versatile looking at regular range of cream blushes with a slight powdery touch to it transforming the whole finish into satiny without going overboard with shine. However the average wear time is a disappointment here. Pinched is a gorgeous Peachy neutral for effortless natural flushed cheeks. I find it more convenient to be used a base for my powder blushes.