Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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. Β 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 improvedΒ and it would blend more easily on the skin.

Haute Pink (002)

PPermanent. $9.99.
C
C
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total

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 wasΒ scraped off in layers to get visible color)

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

40 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
xamyx Avatar

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.

xamyx Avatar

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.

Kellie Avatar

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.

xamyx Avatar

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.

Mariella Avatar

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.

Sylirael Avatar

Oh no! How disappointing πŸ™ 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!) πŸ˜›

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…

Sylirael Avatar

Haha! That’s an awesome mental image – like you have one of those red boxes with the emergency glass next to your swatch area, and it has a metal spatula inside..

..you open the blush, try to get some out, then klaxxon alarms go off and flashing red lights spin at Temptalia HQ, and you have to dash to the emergency spatula box!

My overactive imagination and I will be over here… πŸ˜›

xamyx Avatar

@Sylirael Take a look at L’OrΓ©al True Match Tender Rose (C3-4). It’s “duskier”, but similar, and silky smooth. I’m in the “Ivory” range, and it’s one I reach for regularly, and I prefer less obvious color.

Veronica Avatar

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.

Rashmi Avatar

I was excited to see the blush color and then when i opened the post πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
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 πŸ™‚ 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

narine Avatar

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.

Christine Avatar

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.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! πŸ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!