Love, love, love cream blushes for the summer. In fact I love a cream blush year round. I find they suit my dry skin and give better colour payoff and last longer than powder blushes on me. I have had these two from Makeup Revolution in my collection for a while so they deserve a good review. As you know I’m a Makeup Revolution fan so have a good few products in my stash. Makeup Revolution have a good reputation going for budget dupes of higher end products and these sticks look to be the budget version of the NARS multiple sticks. To my shame I don’t yet own any NARS so I can’t draw a direct comparison but I’ll let you know how I got on with them.
I have a bit of a niche going in coral blushes. I own probably far too many than one person could possibly need but of course I had to add some Makeup Revolution corals to my collection. I bought the coral toned shade Rush online a few months ago but as soon as I opened it I realised it’s not for me. The Rush shade is shimmery, bordering on glittery and if you know me I really hate glitter in makeup products! So I didn’t get the chance to test the formula as I couldn’t put all the glitter near my face.
I do love MR though so of course I gave them a second chance by picking up the shade Matte Rush on a recent trip to Superdrug in The Square Tallaght who have a Makeup Revolution stand. The Matte Rush shade is like chalk to the Rush cheese. They’re so different. Matte Rush is almost a red toned coral and I was a bit alarmed at the intensity of it when I opened it, as the shimmer shade is very sheer. But now I’ve tried it out I think I love it a little bit.
You have to apply this with a light hand to cheeks, I use my fingers to take a tiny bit of the product. The colour is not a pure coral but has a burgundy tone to it which sounds awful but actually looks lovely on cheeks. This is also a lovely colour on lips, it looks more coral on the lip but I like it. The colour has serious lasting power particularly on the cheeks. Matte Rush is just a great all-rounder for me.
So after my initial hiccup with the shimmer-fest that was Rush I found ‘The One’ for me (geddit!) in Matte Rush. Rush might be for you if you like a bit of shimmer/glitter but that’s just not my cup of tea. Did I mention these are bargaintastic at €6 each. You can get Makeup Revolution in Superdrug in The Square in Tallaght and the Omni shopping centre in Santry. You can also order online at www.makeuprevolutionstore.com.