March 11, 2016

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush Review & Swatches

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Revlon Photoready Cream Blush Smitten

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush is one of two new Photoready Cream Blush shades that launched with the Revlon Floating in Love Spring 2016 Collection. If you’re a fan of this formula I’m sure the introduction of new shades is exciting particularly because these shades aren’t limited edition but permanent.

Let’s take a look at Smitten!

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush is a medium pink shade that reminds me of bubble gum or cotton candy. It’s what I would dub an innocent or cute shade of pink that should work nicely on fairer skin tones that do not have a lot of redness issues. This shade is buildable but sheerer so it might not show up as well on darker tones and due to its medium shading, it might appear pasty on those that have tanned skin tones.

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush swatches

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush was originally introduced as a limited edition product in the Revlon Escapism Collection for Summer 2012 but Revlon just kept them on and since that time has introduced a few shade variations.

They come housed in flat, chunky pots much like MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Pots, E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Blush, Lavshuca Lav Fake Cheek Color and of course, Bobbi Brown Potted Rouge before the packaging change. This packaging isn’t always a fond fan of those of us that are germ-o-phobes as this does collect bacteria and general grossness over time.

I’m sorry but I failed to look at the pot and I’m unsure of the size at the moment but originally these did hold 0.44 oz of product. I assume that remains the same but I’ll update shortly with the info. A single pot will last you quite a long time in my experience with these. They are $13.99 each at most drugstores but Harmons typically has them for $10.

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush fotd

I find the formula is a bit denser, thinner, and less tacky feeling than both Bobbi Brown and MAC’s formula. They resemble E.L.F.’s formula the most in my opinion. They do have a semi-matte finish that resembles more of a powder versus a cream. As you know I’m a little heavier handed with blush but I feel like I can never overdue this formula as it always looks very natural and very pretty. The original formula used to disappear on me within two to three hours before I’m either prepping better or they changed something because I can get about six to seven hours of wear nowadays.

With Summer around the corner (and Spring break even closer) these are a nice little way to get a gentle flush of color on your cheeks. If you look good in soft pinks I’m sure that Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush will be on your list.

Revlon Smitten Photoready Cream Blush is launching now at drugstores and should be added to the permanent collection soon!

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  • Claire Neo

    Looks beautiful on you. Love how you dabbed it on your nose, so adorable. I’m in Sydney and I found a tester in this shade. But they had run out of new units that can be purchased. I’ve been looking for them everywhere since, including online. But no luck so far. Hopefully they’re a permanent mainstay, and Australia will be getting a restock of this shade soon!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Claire! Hope you get them! I know Ulta has them I think so if you have anyone in the US that can maybe buy and ship to you that might work?