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==Revlon Vital Radiance Soft Dimension Powder Blush==
I'm always in Poundland and I am not too proud to admit this fact even if some of my friends will refuse to shop in there because of its budget look and feel. However when pennies are tight I am always on the look out for a bargain and Poundland is always a good place to pick up a few of these!
I saw this blusher in the make up section of the store and at the time to purchasing it was actually an item that I needed (makes a change for me when buying make up as I tend to over stock on everything). The tones of the blusher looked rather bright and rosy but seeing as I am always tanning myself I need a blusher that is on the pink side to show up over the self tanner that I wear.
I wasn't actually aware until seeing if this Vital radiance was in this review site catalogue that it was in fact a Revlon product. There was nothing on the packaging to clearly show that it was made by Revlon although now looking at the small print on the back of the blusher casing I can see that it does state "Vital Radiance - a division of Revlon". This has actually made a lot of sense to me as I have just been under the impression it was a cheap brand I hadn't heard of that perhaps was just supplying Poundland with cheap products.
So of course I only paid a mere £1 for this product and I have never seen this particular blusher for sale any where else and annoyingly now that I have run out of it I haven't seen it in Poundland again either! It came in the standard packing that Poundland hang up all their products in which is a basic clear pack that holds the product inside and doesn't really give any information on the product. The casing of the blusher is really quite simple as well and other than the printing of the Vital Radiance name on the front and a white sticky label on the back which states "Soft Dimension Powder Blush" and the shade which I have that is 06 Berry Radiance and then of course the weight of the blusher which is 8.5 grams and then the small writing which I now know says about it being part of the Revlon group.
When I first bought the blusher the pattern of the different shades looked rather like a star shape and there were a few different tones of pink in amongst the casing. These shades were kind of bright and I didn't know if it was a little too much and hoped that I wasn't going to look like a crazy old lady who coats herself in a way to bright and bold rosy pink on her cheeks without blending in. However for £1 it was worth a punt.
Using it is no different from any other blusher product although I have to say that because it is a little "strong" in pink colour that less is definitely more and you really only need a couple of circles in the product with your brush. I tend to always give a couple of circles in the blusher then give it a really good blow off to get rid of any excess blusher. I apply the blush to my cheeks after pulling a funny face in the mirror. This highlights my cheeks and the cheek bone area and after I have done just a couple of strokes of the brush I do give a little rub around with my hands just to blend any bits that look too much or too heavy.
Not only does the blusher offer a good colouring for my tones but the product does last a really amount of time throughout the whole day. At the end of the day when I'm taking off my make up and have used this product there is still a noticeable amount left where I put it in the morning which isn't usually the case with a lot of other blusher type products that I have used.
The blush is really very good and I like the colour that it offers. Although some might find this shade too much and a little too bold I feel that when you have a darker skin tone either natural or from using self tanner then this deeper pink really works well as long as you don't go over board with it.
I have been using this blusher for a good many months and it really did seem to last well because like I say a little does go a long way. For the £1 price tag that I paid I really think this was one of my better purchases over the years and I think that it is a top scoring product worthy of a 5 star rating and a high recommendation if you are lucky enough to come across it in Poundland.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Revlon Vital Radiance Blush - I think this blush deserves all the praise it can get!
AVAILABILITY: As far as im aware, this blush was actually discontinued by Revlon, and the leftover blushes were sold on to companies like Ethel Austins, TK MAXX and small beauty supply stores. These aren't available in Boots or Superdrug, so I think you may need to do a little rumaging round Ethels in order to find one of these! They are available online at E-bay and Amazon but for a little extra cash..
PRICE: The price I paid for this blush was £1.99 from Ethels, amazing! I usually pay ridiculous amounts for good blushes, but this one is just as good as all my higher end blushes and for 1/8 of the price. For £1.99 you can't complain, seeing as you get quite alot of product which lasts forever.
PACKAGING: The packaging is fairly simple, it is a pearly white case with a clear inside so that you can see the blush. It then has 'Vital Radiance' across the lid. The lid is a flip-up lid which is nice and easy, however it is not a very sturdy packaging and the lid has broken off on me before and the blush has cracked on me before because of this! So it is a product to handle carefully. The blush doesn't come with an applicator which is fine for me but maybe not for others.
PRODUCT: The product comes in 4 colours as far as im aware, Coral Radiance, Berry Radiance, Mocha radiance and Pink radiance. I purchased Pink radiance and Mocha radiance. The pink radiance I use as blush and it is beautiful! It glides over skin really nicely and has a hint of shimmer to it which helps highlight the cheekbones. It gives a really nice healthy natural glow, perfect for summer or to add a flush of colour to the face. I use the Mocha Radiance as a contour shade to outline my cheekbones as it is far to dark for a pale skinned person to use as blush, however it would look beautiful on a darker skinned lady. Both blushes are very well pigmented and have a hint of shimmer which looks beautiful day and night. A little goes a long way with these blushes too, mine will probably outlive me!
I would reccomend these blushes to everyone, they are the perfect little blushes to become a part of your make-up collection at a very affordable price!
After purchasing the revlon vital radiance eyeshadow brushes and eyebrow pencil, I was pretty keen on these products. I saw this blush on offer in 'Savers'(quite similar to Superdrug, but a million times cheaper) for 97p. 97p for a blush, I was shocked. Especially recognising the brand name.
So I had to buy it. I purchased 2, one in Coral Radiance and the other in Berry Radiance. Coral is as the name says, very coralish tones, perfect for olive skin. Berry is more deep pink and light pink.
They come in a sturdy compact. Each blush has multiple shades of blush in, one of which has a lot of shimmer in.
Pigmentation is both is outstanding regardless of the price. I'm not too overly keen on the shimmer that each blush has in, just because i think shimmer on cheeks looks very childish and not really the look i'm going for. If you're into a slight shimmer, then go for it.
The Coral shade is a little less bold than the Berry. Berry Radiance is very bright, and only a little is needed or you're going to have clown cheeks.
The Coral shade I find needs a little bit more applying to build up some colour, but once on it's on for good and looks lovely.
Overall they're outstanding blushes. You can find them cheap pretty much everywhere as you can with the rest of the Revlon Vital range. Don't be put off by the cheap price, they're worth more.
When I went on my huge quest to lose six and a half stone I knew what I wanted to achieve apart from a slimmer waistline. I'd always been big so I never thought I wanted to be a size 10 or anything like that, I couldn't see that far ahead and I'd never been on a serious, committed diet before so I didn't have a vision but I so wanted collarbones as at size 20/22 and 16 stone I had none and I wanted a slimmer more defined face. Sure I did get both of them wishes but I didn't get high cheeks bones! I just had a smaller but still rounded face.
Anyway I'm a believer in faking it so I have a massive array of blushers and highlighters in my kit and I simply adore blusher and it's one item that's crucial for me not just to contour my face but I'm a very pale white colour with black hair and without a touch of colour I look like Mortisha (saying that I get that called out to me anyway!) I own loads and I mean loads and I'm particular when I come to choosing one whether it be liquid, creme or powder. I need the right colour for me but more importantly I look for durability and the appearance on the skin. I suffer with spots, open pores and blackheads so I don't appreciate anything being plonked on and giving them a 3d effect! I also hate going to great effort in putting it on and getting it right for it to disappear an hour later and get eaten by my cheek skin and feeding my pores a hearty meal!
Blusher is a tricky beast to use. If your good you can apply it create a slimmer, fatter face. Get it wrong it can look like your a Red Indian. Its tricky cos I'm sure most of us have applied something and we're so impressed with our handy work and we've gone out and caught a glimpse of ourselves and we look like a clown ( I have on far too many occasions!) and unfortunately the one product that can screw up a whole look is blusher. Though me going out looking like 'I see dead people' just ain't right at all.
So even though I use it a lot I wouldn't say I'm an expert on application so when I saw this one I was full of hope as it unlike any other I own!
So What Is The Product?....
Vital Radiance - Soft Dimension Powder Blush. (Mine I will do review on is called Pink Radiance 02).
A light shimmery bronze, round plastic case with see through lid with Vital Radiance written in it in small black writing on the front. You can see the product through the 'window'. On the back, a label tells us what is is and colour (as I've stated) and contact details for Vital radiance and the weight is stated, Net wt 0.3 oz/8.5g.
Just at this point I need to add that Vital Radiance is a Revlon product.
So Using It...
Firstly let me tell you about the colours. Yes colours! You have several ways to use this. In the middle is like a sun shape. It's a light peachy pink wit a slght shimmer. Then between the points there's sections. Some are a rosy pink and then alternatively you have a kind of mauve. So it's 3 different colours all in one. If you swish your brush in the colour you get a mix of colours, though you could use a smaller brush and just use one of the individual colours if you so desire.
Looking at the the colours or colour cos it's all on the same level and in one compact they have a very slight fleck of glitter running through them. Not big lumps though I must stress that. The powder has a make up smell to it which is natural and quite nice. The texture of the powder is incredibly soft on the fingertips.
Now although the colours look very vibrant in the compact, when applied (either singly or as a three) they really aren't. Now as I stated earlier I'm almost deathly white and these do not make me look like a clown. They go on very natural. The powder comes out of it's compact very sheer and fine. A brush (none comes with this) doesn't make a mass of powder everywhere it just clings to said brush and not loads of it.
Now I draw a line almost from temple to the fleshy part of my cheek. I use this for colour more than anything and it goes on like a dream. I don't need to keep adding powder and building colour and I did once when I first bought it apply too much and it wasn't a problem to calm it down with a little pressed powder. Use this as one streak of colour or use the darker colours for definition and the light peachy colour as a highlighter it's your choice. You have to 'play' around for your best option!
You can't feel this on skin at all. It doesn't show up imperfections or wrinkles. It gives a lovely healthy glow and doesn't dehydrate skin even though it's a powder. It stays on once applied, the glitter doesn't flake anywhere it shouldn't and the whole thing is none transferable.
A mainstay in my make up bag. It has a really nice luxurious feel and I feel confident wearing it. I don't feel like I've faked some health! As you don't need to apply loads this used on a regular basis is going to last me months upon months. The case is hard wearing and is of good quality so remains looking as nice as when I purchased it and that is important to me as I don't like my belongings to look shabby!
Perfect for any woman. If you have greasy skin this will be absorbed and if you have dry skin or wrinkles this won't highlight problems. One swish and your away for the day! I'd say this lasts on skin till you take it off and that's an easy task it comes off probably easier than rest of your make-up!
I bought mine in Poundland but it is available on line in discount stores and places like Ebay and also look out in T.J Hughes as I've seen it there for £1.99.
Don't be fooled by it's tiny price tag that this is cheap crap it really isn't, it's a Revlon product after all!
Oh and by the way it does give cheekbones!
A lightweight and moisturising powder blush gives your skin an even balance of colour and highlight without streaking /