I think I’m growing up.
Big revelation coming before a birthday but yes, I think I’m growing up! I’m turning away from products with high shimmer and am now going for more subtle textures and even *gasp* matte!
My previous experiences with matte blushes weren’t very successful as they tend to be hard or chalky or powdery. But if the Revlon Matte line has a winning product, its their Matte blushes. Mine is in Perfectly Peach a matte (doh!) light peach-pink shade.
The blush comes in a surprisingly thick plastic case with a window in the cover so you can see the colour inside. The reason for the thickness is because a mirror is hidden under the blush – press on the button pictured and it pops out.
Personally I don’t use the little mirrors that come with products and especially not when applying blush so I did not quite see why packaging should have been compromised (I felt it was compromised as thinner packaging would have been preferable) However, I do know some people find these little mirrors useful or they might not be fussed about a few extra cm added to the thickness of the case.
Product wise you get a lot of product which is good. I like blushes that come in wide shapes – its easier to swipe your brush across a wide area than a narrow one and you also have better distribution of powder.
I will say one thing – the Revlon Matte blushes are not super pigmented. If you like products that throw up colour immediately when your brush touches the powder, you will be disappointed with the Revlon Matte blushes.
However I find that layering the product helps the colour show up better than a splotch of colour on your skin. Also, testing with your fingers is quite deceptive. It took me a bit of rubbing with my finger to produce this swatch of colour below. With a brush, I use 2-3 layers and I get a nice peach flush that isn’t overdone. It also lasts all day on me – granted I do not have oily skin.
Revlon Matte Blush in Perfectly Peach is a light warm peach shade with a hint of pink. Beetrice has likened this to Benefit Georgia but I find Georgia more peach and way more sheer. However, if you are familiar with Nars Orgasm, I’d say this is a close enough shade but matte.
The shade is not very warm so I’d say most people should be able to wear this colour. However it is rather light so if you have medium-dark skin tones, then you might not be able to get it to show up except as a highlight. There are other darker shades available in this line though.
So yes, I like the Revlon Matte blushes. They may be matte but they aren’t chalky or powdery.
Using a matte blush is useful when I have shimmer on my eyes or a strong lip colour. I sometimes add a touch of highlighter using the Diorskin Rose Diamond shimmer and I’ve found that using this Revlon Perfectly Peach blush over Guerlain Meteorites is truly magical! There is no discernable shimmer yet there is a subtle highlight and colour – never have I looked more awake while feeling more sleepy! :P
The Revlon Matte blushes come in 4 shades and retail at all Revlon counters for RM42.
Pros: Subtle colour, Not to strongly pigmented, Nice when layered, Affordable
Cons: Packaging is a bit bulky, Some might find it too light
The Revlon Matte collection has been out for a while so you might have seen or tried the matte blushes already – what are your thoughts? I now want Rose Rapture and Blushing Berry – help! :P