Makeup Revolution introduced 4 types of blushes as a part of their regular/permanent collection - Lacquer, Powder, Cream, and Baked. I reviewed their VIVID Lacquer Blush here, and will now be sharing my expeience about the powder blushes. I'm a super-fan of powder blushes. This is my go-to finish for both day and night. A good powder formula doesn't let settle in your pores, it's easier to blend, and lasts longer. Yeah, and the unicorns, leprechauns, and tooth fairies are real. Is the perfect formula so elusive? Let's check how Makeup Revolution Powder Blushes fared on my high expectations:
Makeup Revolution Powder Blushes are available exclusively at Reforma.PK and Daraz.PK for a price tag of PKR 225. There are 6 shades in the range - Wow!, Hot!, Now!, Sugar, Treat, and Love. I do like that they have NAMES, and not those prisoner or case file numbers - 1 2 3. They come in a round pan with a clear plastic lid. Although I have not dropped any of them yet *touchwood*, they do appear somewhat sturdy (yet they're not heavy). I'd still be careful of carrying them in my bag if I have the habit of hurling that big "zumbeel" you college girls carry.
*been there, done that*
My first impressions seeing the product were - They don't look anything like the online pictures. Just as I felt about the VIVID Lacquer blushes, these also look awfully similar when you first see them. That's no biggie though. When you open and swatch these, you get to figure out the differences in the shades. If you want to see what the shades look like before you purchase (A) You have me. And my swatches :-P (B) Visit Makeup Revolution for individual shades on a fair-medium skin. That ought to give you guys an idea.
The Makeup Revolution promises intense color payoff which would last all day long. Just for a British buck. Whether or not they deliver on the first part of the claim, we shall get to that. What I'm pleased about the quality you get for a GBP 1 or PKR 225 product. The blushes were finely-milled and better quality than the local (or even some international) brands that I have in my stash.
WOW! looks like a cool-toned pink in the pan.
HOT! is a warm bright pink.
LOVE appears to be neutral (almost brown) color in the pan
NOW! has those Fall mauve undertones with a hint of plum
SUGAR is rosy-pink with brown undertones
TREAT looks neutral peach with warmer undertones
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Did I hear a "pink blush"? Yes. Yes. I love my pinks. Out of these, I have used WOW! the most because it matches my natural pink blush. Perfect for daily wear. For nights and flash photography, I love HOT! Both of them are supremely pigmented. That's a huge thumbs up for me!
These were my predictable loves, but what STOLE MY HEART is the TREAT blush! Just look at that beauty. That gorgeous gorgeous surprise. I tried capturing its essence, but the swatch doesn't do it justice:
SUGAR, LOVE, and NOW! have decent pigmentation as well. However, Sugar and Love appeared a very teeny weeny bit powdery when I was swatching it. Love and Now! are both beautiful shades that I see myself wearing with my bold lipsticks - when I want my lipsticks to be the center of attention, and not my round potato cheeks :-)
All blush shades gave a decent wear time. It would not be "all day", but 4-5 hours without the need to retouch is fairly good. This is an average time, though. I wore HOT! for good 7 hours. It did fade a little, but I appreciate that because I'm a fan of "absorbed" natural makeup. I didn't notice if these did anything to oil-control on my face but none of these settle in my pores.
I'm psyched over the fact that if you want regular colors, you can easily get them for a cheap price for everyday usage. You're welcome, college/university girls :-P I'm surely going to update them in my Beauty Finds Under PKR 250.
Well, my verdict is pretty much clear from how I was gushing on and on about these:
Makeup Revolution Powder Blush range is available exclusively at Reforma.PK and Daraz.PK for PKR 225, so you can these delivered at your doorstep without any hassle. There are many exciting product launches in the pipeline by Makeup Revolution Pakistan, so stay tuned via their social media page.
UPDATE: I used these over Eid. Treat and Hot! Both blushes performed exceptionally well. The golden glisten of Treat was not too obvious after certain wear time, but the peachy blush stayed on. Even through sweat and constant oil blotting.
Let me know if you have tried any powder blush from Makeup Revolution yet. If not, which color impresses you the most? Let's hear it from you, ladies.
Disclaimer: This post may contain PR samples given for review. The opinions expressed are unbiased & honest depending upon my experience.