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.

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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 wasΒ scraped off in layers to get visible color)

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

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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…

LOL! I know it’s not going to be a good day when I have to take the metal spatula to it. That’s my “break glass in case of emergency” kind of move.

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˜›

@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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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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