2.05.2014

Review, Swatch - Revlon Cream Blush Charmed

To me, Revlon is more of a brand for foundation and lippies, but I have always liked their blushes as well for the subtle and silky formulations.
What I didn't like was the flimsy and unnecessarily bulky packagings not to mention the confusing product line-up.
So I was quite glad to see that Revlon has cleaned up their blush line recently.
Now Revlon simply offers three different kinds of blush in new packagings.
I picked up Revlon Cream Blush "Charmed", which is a new color introduced for this Spring 2014.



Revlon Cream Blush Charmed (Enchantement 150)




I am not into cream blush as I find the application for the type is somewhat tricky and powder blush performs better on my combination skin. 
However, there is something so charming about the cream blush finish, and it didn't feel right that I didn't have any cream blush in my stash (if you know what I mean..).
The thing is I did not want to spend too much on something I would only use once in a while. 
The new color Charmed looked quite fresh and the simple packaging appealed to me as well as the Revlon price.

Revlon did a very nice job on their blush packaging this time.
It is simple yet sturdy, looking even high-end.

Minus this big a$$ sticker anyway...

Oh wait, the sticker peels off easily.
Awesome.


Charmed is a blushed rose with raspberry undertone.
I personally think it is more of a winter color for those naturally flushed cheeks.

Revlon Cream Blush Charmed has lovely texture.
The color glides on and easily blends in to satiny matte finish.


Overall, I really like this cream blush.
It is a breeze to apply (no accidental clown face) and the achieved result is so natural.
The color is on the sheer side but the intensity can be easily controlled.
I also enjoy this almost matte silky finish as I find some cream blush unbearably sticky (Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, for example).
Still its finish that mimics inner glow clearly differs from powder blush, and this particular shade makes you look like you just had a lovely walk on a mild winter day.
I don't know how it will hold up when it gets warmer, but I feel that it wears comfortably and stays quite well on me for now.

Here is an overall look.



I did try it on my lips but I didn't quite like it.
Although there is no unpleasant scent or flavor to it and no one says we could die from wearing it on lips, I find it is too drying.
Too bad cause it appears a pretty MLBB shade with softest matte finish.


Thanks for looking.
Have you tried Revlon Cream Blush?
Who makes your favorite cream blush?




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44 comments

  1. Looking very pretty and the color looks subtle on you! xo

    LOve,
    Gowmy

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  2. Beautiful!
    I've never tried cream blush, but I like the idea that it looks natural. I could totally go for that.
    Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. :)
      I am new to cream formulations myself but I want to explore a little more since my skin is getting drier than before...

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  3. I always skip past the blush section when browsing through Revlon. But my favourite cream blush has to be the ones from Stila or MAC.

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    1. I know. Blush is not their forte but I've enjoyed a more than a couple over the years. I like Revlon blushes much better than Maybelline's, for example. ;)

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  4. LOVE it! So pretty on you! Does it last all day?

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      It lasts for good 5-6 hours on me. Probably longer on you. ;)

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  5. I love when cream blushes are versatile but I noticed they don't work well on the lips. Such a shame it didn't feel good on the lips.

    http://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have yet to find something that isn't sticky & comfortable on lips! ;)

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  6. We don't get Revlon cream blushes here. It's quite a pity because this one looks great!

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    1. Charmed is a really pretty color and the formula seems to withstand my combination skin as well. ;)

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  7. It's a stunner! I've seen these but haven't tried them or swatched them at all, I've yet to wear any cream blushes, although you describe the texture to be perfect! I would be afraid of anything too wet or sticky on the face, it's just no nice if something gets stuck on it, hair, other make up...! It's such a pretty flush on you, I'd love to try this same shade!

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    1. The texture is very light and silky. Not sticky at all, which is why I like it.
      I think it would work very nice on you as well! :)

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  8. oh what a lovely shade!!! I was not a fan of cream blush before but now I kinda like them ^^
    the overall look is beautiful, Lena :)

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    1. Thank you, Pam ;)
      Yeah, there was a time I would totally dismiss any cream blush. Now I'm quite fond of it and want more even! ;D

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  9. Hey Lena, oh this looks promising! I actually use cream blushes very often nowadays. My favorite formulas are the Chanel and LMdB ones. I'd definitely love to try this though! Such a gorgeous raspberry!

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    1. I would love to try the Chanel one and compare. I heard the texture is quite similar, but it seems Chanel is more pigmented. ;)

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  10. i've never tried cream for fear of the clown look, but it looks nice. i should have one in my stash as well, lol!

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    1. I was just like you! Now I use stippling brush for cream blush application and it works great. I think I generally dislike getting things on my fingertips, anyway. ;)

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  11. I have the bright pink they came out a couple summers ago and I like the formula. Gurrrrl, you're looking fabulous!

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    1. Oooh, I actually want the bright pink. ;D
      Thank you, Monika!

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  12. Ooooh the texture looks lovely! And so does the color, obviously. I think it looks really pretty on you!

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  13. You look beautiful! <3

    I was really excited when these popped up again but don't like the texture very much. I actually prefer the more sticky and dewy cream blush so these felt quite dry. Glad they work for you though!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! :)
      I would prefer dewy finish myself but sadly it doesn't last on me. Tarte stains do last but they are sticky and difficult to apply.. I should get some stila convertibles!! ;o

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  14. I'm a big fan of Revlon and it certainly is one of the best drugstore brands out there. I tried this cream blush in a different shade, Flushed I believe? it didn't end up working for me because it came out so sheer! I wished I picked up a darker, bolder colour if I had known that it would have come out so sheer. Charmed looks amazing and it looks so incredibly flattering on you! I recently found the Stila convertible colours and I am hooked on them (although a bit pricey!)

    Stephanie | theFantasia

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    1. I'm very fond of Revlon, too! I think they are quite different from other drugstore brands. Just that it seems they do flops as many as their hits in marketing and packaging.
      I've actually enjoyed stila convertibles a lot. Gotta get some more soon. ;)

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  15. Love the pretty rosy color!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  16. I didn't even know Revlon made cream blushes. This is lovely on you Lena. I made the switch to cream blush since my skin doesn't like powder blush during the winter. I feel like the dewy glow it lends is more youthful too. My current favorite is RMS Lip2Cheek in Illusive. It's really moisturizing and I also use on my lips.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you, Rowena!
      The RMS one sounds very lovely. I will be looking for that!
      I'm new to cream blush but liking it more as my skin is quite dry this winter. ;)

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  17. ooo pretty! i really wanted their cream blush in coral reef but went with stila's gladiola instead. i was scared about cream blushes for a while but i think...they can have better payoff sometimes.

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    1. Gladiola is gorgeous! And I agree Stila Convertibles are more pigmented.
      I think Revlon Cream Blush is nice for a start since it is very sheer and easy to use. ;)

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  18. Very pretty, I've never picked up cream blushes before but this looks lovely on you :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks, Hanh!
      This blush is an easy one to start with. Very easy to blend in! :)

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  19. lovely shade it really suits you :)

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com

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  20. I've never tried Revlon cream blush but I was eyeing a couple in the store earlier today. I exercised some willpower and didn't get them though.

    My favorite cream blushes would have to be Stila Convertible Colors. I just love them!

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    1. That is one great willpower!
      Revlon creme blush is different from stila Convertibles especially in texture and finish. I love Convertibles, too. ;)

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  21. The color is gorgeous - I've been loving cream blushes lately :) They're nice for winter, I think. Well, and summer, too. So...nice all around...which means I need more, I think, right? That's how this works?

    I also like your eye makeup a lot here!

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    1. This might work for me in summer too, but we will have to see cause I've never found any creme blush that lasts on me when it's hot. I'm learning to like them more, I guess. ;)

      And thanks for the compliment! I think I just used a dark shade from Chanel Enigma Quadra. ;)

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