Product Type: Revlon makeup
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I don't need to be pinched for that flushed look.
Revlon Pinch Me Sheer Gel Blush
Member Name: prettypolly40
Revlon Pinch Me Sheer Gel Blush
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Revlon Pinch Me Sheer Gel Blush in colour Cheeky Cherry
I know Revlon has been on the market since 1930's but it hasn't been a brand I have taken much notice of and always gone for other brands, but that was until recently when some of their products intrigued me while browsing their website www.revlon.com. I have always been a fan of blushers because of my pale skin I need a bit of colour otherwise my skin can look dull and flat, like most peoples.
I always end up using powder ones as I find cream blushes wear off through the day even if you apply a powder blusher over the top and they tend to make my skin dry over time, so when I saw sheer gel blush from Revlon I loved the idea and bought it.
Revlon claim this product is lightweight, translucent sheer gel, to give you a naturally flushed look.
Revlon also do a range of blushes and colours from matte powders, mineral powders and the sheer gel formula so there will be something to suit everyone.
Each of their blushes range in prices but I picked up the Pinch Me Sheer Gel Blush for £3.40 from www.magicmakeup.co.uk, which I thought was a great price, other prices on websites range from £3.99. The product comes in 13.31mls, which will last you a long time as you need so little to get your desired pinch effect.
When I received it, it came in a brown paper box that feels like it has been recycled (thumbs up from me), with Revlon Face products written at the front and top of the lid. There is also a little square in the brown box so you can see the product inside but you can see only the lid. The product itself comes sealed in a plastic wrapper so you can rest assured the product hasn't been tampered with. The bottle itself is 13.31mls; there is plastic chrome at the base and up to where the pump is the lid is clear plastic. In the middle is the gel blush itself is surrounded in clear plastic so you can see the colour and how much product you have left with silver writing Revlon Pinch Me. The back of the bottle tells you it is a sheer gel blush and the colour you have chosen.
Revlon make four different colours including:
* Playful Pink: this colour looks dark pink with a very faint hint of purple.
* Peach Afterglow: looks a dewy lovely delicate peach.
* Cheeky Cherry: delicate rich cherry colour.
* Plum Flushed: a real plum colour that is a little lighter than Playful Pink.
I went for Cheeky Cherry as I like the pink blusher look to brighten up my pale cheeks. In the bottle this colour looks really bright and dark at the same time and you almost feel like your going to apply it and look like a clown.
After applying my foundation and a little translucent powder I was ready to apply my new blusher. After a few squirts of the pump to get the product out I applied a little to the back of my hand, straight away you can see the gel like formula that comes out very rich. I decided to take a tiny bit of the product and apply it to my cheeks to see what it would look like; if I needed a bit more I could always apply more. You can feel how lightweight it is on your skin, so perfect for summer, I was also amazed at how easy it is to apply and blend into the cheeks.
To apply simply tab your finger into the product and apply to the apples of your cheeks, blending in a circle and outwards towards the hairline.
I stood back and looked at how my cheeks looked and they looked really natural like I had been running or out in the cold and you have that flushed cheek look. Even though I first applied a tiny amount I could see it was sheer with a lovely wash of colour, I applied a little more and it just gave it more of a pop of colour that still looked natural and not at all artificial, like I had healthy glow to the cheeks. I also noticed there are light reflecting pigments in this product as on the cheeks you can see light bouncing off but in a flattering away, like you've highlighted your cheeks. Unlike powder blushes that can make your cheeks look flat, matte and dull.
As the day wore on I looked into the mirror and noticed the blush was still there, where I left it without the need for me to apply more, unlike powers or creams that you have to reapply throughout the day to keep the blushed look.
Even when I came to take my makeup off the colour was still there, I would say this blush is more like a stain to the cheeks but when you decide to take it off it does come off with ease, which was a surprise as I thought it would be a pain to say it stayed on for so long.
I have worn this blush with foundation and without and both times my cheeks look beautiful, I have never had the dry cheek effect either like I had with cream blushers, so this has my vote.
I would love to get the other colour Peach Afterglow as I think this would be a perfect summer colour to wear, even though Cheeky Cherry is a great colour to wear.
This is one blush I will be repurchasing in the future and look forward to applying everyday.
Summary: Brilliant gel blush that's very easy to use