After adoring my first brush with blush at Makeup Revolution - which was in the form of the stunning sugar and spice blush palette I swatched here - I decided to check out some of the other many formulas in their line up.
Without really meaning to, I somehow picked everything up in varying shades of pink - subliminally planning for Valentine's perhaps?
The One blush stick in matte dream was my first pick. I love the chubbiness of this blush stick, and that you can literally just draw it onto your face in one big sweep. Or, if you want to be a bit more delicate and precise, you can apply if with your fingers and even use a brush to blend it if you want to be flash. For me this works beautifully with a little smudge drawn on a little back from the apples of my cheeks and then blended with fingers. On my skin tone I get quite a subtle, pretty pink effect - this blush is so much paler than anything I usually opt for, and I'm liking the new look it gives. The One blush sticks are £5 and look a little bit like the Nars Mutiples - I've not tried the Nars version so I can't comment on how much of a dupe it could be, but I certainly think I'll pick up some more shades of this cheaper alternative. All of the colours come in either matte or not matte finishes - the one I have is matte, and I think I'd go for a matte again as I like to get colour from my blush rather than shimmer.
The One fluid blusher in pink sea is such an interesting product. I've never really tried a blush quite like this before - I'm guessing it's a similar product to the Daniel Sandler water colour blushes, but I've not tried one of those yet. Makeup Revolution's fluid blush is just that - a super thin consistency liquid blushers which comes in a convenient dropper bottle so that you can dispense a tiny amount at a time. I've been applying this by taking a couple of drops onto my fingers tips and dabbing onto my cheeks. You get quite a sheer effect with this, which you can build, so although it looks bright in the bottle, you're unlikely to go overboard when you actually apply. I really like the shade I chose - pink sea - it gives a lovely medium pink, rosy cheek glow, plus this one's just £3.
And lastly I have the Blushing Hearts triple baked blusher in candy queen of hearts. I didn't really think about this when I chose these three blushes, but they're actually all dupes or inspired products to some extent, with this one being similar to Too Faced's perfect flush blush. If I had considered that, I might have picked a different Blushing Hearts shade as the one I have - Candy Queen of hearts - is pretty much exactly the same as my Too Faced perfect flush blush in Candy Glow. I only just realised that, so I've not taken a photo of them swatched side by side, but having just had a little look at them, they're almost identical. I'd say the Makeup Revolution version is actually more pigmented, and has a little more shimmer. I didn't really need a dupe for a shade I've already got - ooops, will have to pay more attention next time! But, it is a really lovely shade in a slightly coral pink tone, and because of the slight shimmer I consider it to be more of a highlighting blush. Also the packaging is utterly adorable and it's such a beautiful looking product in the pan. This one comes in lots of other shades including bronzing and highlighting versions, and they're all £4.99.
If you want to see swatches of the sugar and spice blush palette, have a little look over here. Next on my Makeup Revolution blush shopping list is the blush palette in golden sugar probably another of the Blushing Hearts in a different shade.
Have you tried Makeup Revolution's blushes yet?