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 Ulta.com.
Or any of the Revlon Brushes?