December 8, 2016

Revlon Blush Brush Review

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I picked up the new Revlon Blush Brush ($10.99) at Bed, Bath, and Beyond nearly two weeks ago and I’ve been using it on and off in my daily makeup routine. I have two Bobbi rown Blush Brushes that I absolutely love which came with some of her bigger, deluxe Holiday Brush Sets from years ago. They are excellent brushes that are still in very, very good condition. But I’ve kind of been shopping around for a new blush brush lately as I’ll have to put those two to sleep at some point.

My quest led me from higher end brands to budget friendly ones and I still haven’t come across a blush brush I like as much as my Bobbi Brown one. Recently, Revlon Spring 2017 launched at drugstores and in the display with the new Revlon Insta-Blush Sticks I came across Revlon’s Blush Brush and decided to give it a try!


I don’t really discriminate against makeup brushes because there are some really inexpensive brands like Real Techniques and EcoTools as well as Coastal Scents who make some fabulous brushes for so much less than you’d pay for a mere one from a higher end brand like Make Up For Ever, Bobbi Brown, or even MAC. Sadly, Revlon isn’t one of those budget brands I’d likely turn to again for a brush buy.

This brush has a lightweight handle with a short bristled smaller head to buff blush into the brush. Although light the handle fit comfortably in my head and I was quite pleased with the fact that the bristles were shorter and the brush head smaller as I like working with smaller blush brushes. Right out of the packaging the bristles were split which irritated me beyond belief. I did blame the packaging and decided to wash and reshape the bristles. The bristles are a bit scratchy and not entirely soft out of the packaging and they don’t really get any better once they are washed. If anything at all they actually get stiffer after cleansing. I reshaped the bristles after I cleansed the brush but they still remained split at the base. I didn’t love how this applied blush as it seemed to make my blush look patchy. It also shed a good deal and I was picking black hairs off my face three different times while working on one cheek.


On the upside the smaller brush head makes it easy to buff color into cheeks for a smoother look which results in far less patchiness than during the initial application. But really, that’s not something you should HAVE to do to get a good finish.

All in all, the Revlon Blush Brush was a sore disappointment. I imagine it’ll end up buried in my makeup graveyard as I don’t see it getting much use.

The Revlon Blush Brush is launching now at drugstores and should pop up soon online at places like
Tried it?

Or any of the Revlon Brushes?

Do share!


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sarah

    I tried the Revlon powder brush. I have used it a few times, however, it is not my fav. As far as bargain brands go, IMHO, I think Real Techniques is very good, especially for the price. I have never been disappointed in their brand. For higher end, I agree BB is good as well as Trish McEvoy. Mac, for me is hit or miss. but Mac is a lot cheaper than Trish or Bobbi.

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed on RT! those are great brushes for the price point! If I’m going high end I actually love Sephora best of all, there pro line can’t be beat!

    • Isabella Muse

      Awesome! Glad to hear it. Sadly, mine wasn’t soft and it was a bit scratchy 🙁

  • Kimmwc03

    I had my concerns about the Revlon brushes; glad I didn’t pick one up. I really like the IT blush brush and a cheap one from Target (I think it’s the up & up brand).

    • hayley

      I love the UP and UP brand from target!!! More people need to know about the softness of their makeup brushes! I loved their powder and blush brush!

  • Stephanie

    Couldn’t agree more with your review! It sheds, the hairs are scratchy, the application splotchy. It seems like some weird type of natural hair – maybe horse? Not sure if they used Yeti, lol or what but this has the oddest bristles I have ever felt in a blush brush. The only upside is is cute and that doesn’t justify the poor quality. Revlon implements seem to be pretty bad lately.

    • Isabella Muse

      Glad I wasn’t alone, I thought the bristles terrible and hated how the split so much 🙁 I’m not expert at blush application but this seemed to really make a mess of things!

  • ingrid

    For some reason I had a bad feeling about these brushes just by looking at them at my local drugstore. There is a reason nobody talks about them! And I was right!