Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush ($9.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a subtly cool-toned, light-medium pink with a satin finish. NARS New Attitude (LE, $29.00) is brighter, more matte. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Formal (LE) is similar. Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is similar. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is more matte. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more matte. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lovecloud (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

The formula is described as an “ultra-soft, silky powder [that] adds a natural flush of color to your cheeks.” The color is “buildable” with a “soft satin finish.” Here’s what you need to know: in order to get a swatch of the product at all, I had to scrape off layers of product with a metal spatula. This is a very, very sheer product, and based on the description, it’s not designed to be wham! in-your-face color, but if you have to scrape off product to get color, there’s trouble. At best, it is buildable to semi-sheer color coverage, but I fear that it isn’t buildable to the point where all skin tones could wear it with ease–I think deeper complexions will not find it builds up enough color to show up well. The texture is soft, lightweight, and not at all powdery, as it doesn’t loosen from the surface that much–soft but stiff in a sense, so it’s not as easy to blend on the skin as I’d like. The finish doesn’t emphasize pores, and it does get more shimmery/luminous the more it is buffed and worked into the skin. It wore well for six and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading.  The color is absolutely gorgeous, and the finish is so lovely–I wish it was softer, a little less tightly packed/pressed, because I think the color payoff would be much improved and it would blend more easily on the skin.

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Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush (product was scraped off in layers to get visible color)

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

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40 thoughts on “Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ana

    This looks like perfect pink to me!

  2. xamyx

    This color doesn’t look to impressive in the pan, but now I’m regretting not picking it up! It’s actually really pretty. I know Revlon tweaked the formula a bit, and one of the biggest complaints about the old ones were they were too powdery, so perhaps Revlon overcompensated? I’m hoping you got a “dud”, because I’m really loving the color.

    • I have a few other shades, and I had the same issues across all of them, just a heads up.

      • xamyx

        Good to know! I still may pick this up if I have aome sort of coupon, or catch a good sale. I’m also curious about the nude one, as it looks a bit warm in the pan.

        I picked up a couple of the highlighters from this line, and a skin illuminator, and so far I like them, although they are a bit subtle for my usual taste.

  3. Christine, I like the orange lip! As far as the blush goes..I’ll pass.

  4. Kellie

    I feel as if this same shade makes at least 12 debuts every year. It’s pretty, though. Shame on Revlon for continuing this crazed trend of people pronouncing “haute” as “hot”. My eyes are rolling straight to the back of my head.

    • I don’t know if I’ve ever heard someone incorrectly pronounce haute as hot before!

      • xamyx

        I hate “punny” names, in general… Give me “vulgar”or “offensive”, I’m fine, but please no puns!

        • I’m the opposite :) Would rather have a punny name than anything vulgar/offensive. Reminds me of my grandfather, who always made really bad puns, and they just make me smile.

          • xamyx

            I think, for me, it stems from the days where the hogher-end brands had more “exotic” names, while DS brands marketed toward the younger market had puns. Now, it seems pretty balanced, but still… it’s interesting how something can evoke different reactions.

      • Veronica

        Guilty as charged. For several years, at that. 😛 That’s the problem with learning most of your vocabulary through reading.

      • I have! And I was too embarrassed to correct them. :/

  5. Kristanna

    ugh pretty but to much work for me..

  6. This looks so very pretty in the pan and on your cheeks, Christine. I agree with Ana – it does look like the perfect pink and perhaps the less than intense pigmentation could be a good thing but having to scrape off layers – no thanks! I have to do that with the MAC Dame blush that came in the Tartan Tales 3-blush palette.

    • I was so annoyed, because it would be a GREAT budget-friendly alternative to some of those everyday, light-medium cool-toned pinks, you know? The finish is so lovely!

  7. Oh no! How disappointing :-( The colour is indeed lovely on you, Christine!

    It’s so sad you actually had to, uh, attack it to get any actual product! (would be a good stress reliever if it wasn’t frustrating you more because it’s a promising-but-sub-par product!) 😛

    Having said that, I’m still oddly tempted to go swatch one in the store – I’m so intensely pale that it might actually work…
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  8. I really like the pink cheek with the orange lips. I don’t know if I could pull it off since I’m fair skinned with pinkish undertones… but damnit I wanna try.

  9. Basically sounds like the same issue that I’ve heard with Revlon’s new eye shadow singles. And the Almay Softies are a bit hard to build up as well. Back to the drawing board for Revlon?
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  10. Veronica

    Yeah…Revlon’s powder blushes are not what I’d consider the highlight of the brand. I used to have one of the old ones before the reformulation and wound up giving it away. It’s a shame because the cream blushes are okay (thought not to my preference). Glad I skipped this when I saw it in stores.

  11. I was excited to see the blush color and then when i opened the post :( :( :(
    and then i saw lips and i was like ” there goes my dollars” ….
    and i saw the name and yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    aahhhhhh i have this :d
    Christine :) the other day my frnd said , “why do you want to have everything what Christine have/likes/recommends ”
    ( the top 10 lists she was referring to )

    and i was like ?

    my ears are closed and eyes wide open …. am buying whatever i can afford and thinks will look good on me … no matter what ? and am not listening to anybody

  12. I love this pink, but revlon really doesn’t do well with their powdery products. Both their blushes and shadows seem to like that perfect formula to have the powder be picked up by the brush and stick to the skin.

    • It’s really weird that they can’t get it right. It’s hard to believe that it’s a resource/price issue, because Revlon’s been doing makeup forever, and there are brands that cost as much or even less and still manage to do good powder products.

  13. Love the color in the pan, but the swatches don’t do much for me.

  14. Emi

    I’m so glad you reviewed this – I was super curious and thinking about purchasing, but it doesn’t look worth it to me. Yay for drugstore reviews!
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