[Review] REVLON Colorstay Balm Stain + Cream BlushNot sure if you've noticed but I live in Australia, where we receive everything last (or after the USA has already gone through with them) but I wanted to do this review on Revlon's balm stain and cream blush I recently purchased through Priceline!
I bought these three items and took a photo of them before I even started using them but I'm only going to be doing a review on the Balm Stain and the Cream Blush because I've only used the foundation once so I don't think I'm qualified to review it. Besides, there are loads of other reviews on the ColorStay Foundation which will do a much better job :)
Colorstay Balm Stain in Adore - 055
Backstory: I previously bought the Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti for Summer and liked it a lot but I stopped wearing it when Winter arrived. I was trying to look for a darker lip colour that matched the mood (apparently the Grunge look is in?) and it just so happened that Priceline/Revlon was having a 40% sale! So I took the chance and bought three Revlon products. It is honestly the perfect shade and I always end up grabbing this lip stain instead of my Etude House Cherry Tint now!
Breakdown: The above photo shows you how it looks applied on and the colour.
It smells very minty and honestly, I first liked it but now I find it off putting and I'm not really liking the smell of it.
The product glides on your lips and stains them. I tried blotting them with tissues and I find that I like the look when it is matte and stained a lot more but it looks like my lips are dry. I assure you, when it says BALM STAIN - it literally means a balm + a stain.
I adore the packaging. The pencil-like packaging makes it easy for me to glide on with the flat side and fill in the corners with the tip of the product. You can twist it to have more product and also its easy to carry around - just like a pen.
Result: I would so purchase this again if it wasn't so expensive here in Australia. I think it's usually valued at $25+ and I grabbed it for $10 or something. I can't wait to try out the other colours and the other collections such as the Matte one!
Cream Blush in Charmed Enchantement - 150
Backstory: I have wanted to try cream blushes in forever! All we have here in Australia are all powder blushes and is it just me or are they all shimmery powder blushes?! What is with that! That's why when I was choosing for a lip colour (note above) I was in awe when I saw that Revlon offered cream blushes as well. It took me forever to decide which shade to choose. All of the shades were extremely nice and I wish I had more money with me to buy them all! (Maybe next time) This shade is a deeper rose colour and I don't think I specifically have this colour - in powder version.
|The stain lasts for a long time, and the blush still has a faint colour|
Breakdown: So, it doesn't have a scent! That's a plus, or at least not one that's really noticeable.
The texture is so creamy and soft and it like melts in your fingers like chocolate. It's not exactly as blendable as I would have liked (make up gurus make it look so easy!!) - or maybe that's just me not being skilled in 'blending' - but it is my first time trying out cream blushes so perhaps I'm not doing it right.
Packaging wise, I understand why it's twist and turn, but please make it easier to open up!! I'm either really scared that the cream blush will harden or that I won't be able to open up the product itself! Though other than that I'm content with how I can just swirl my fingers in and already grab a lot of product.
This is actually me with the Revlon foundation, blush and stain on. As you can see (well, at least I can see it), the blush is actually visible and looks au natural if I do say so myself. I love the colour it gives you and I know it can look like it's really dark by itself but when you apply it and blend it away - it gives off a nice natural blush.
Result: Like I stated before, I can't wait to try out more of the other colours that Revlon had to offer. I had swatched on all of the colours and even the super bright neon pink one? Yeah, I'd buy that too! They're all super pigmented and lovely colours.
I'm sure there are a lot of other cream blushes out there waiting for me to try though so perhaps I'll give them a go first though before deciding whether I actually LOVE the Revlon cream blush or if it's just me being infatuated with cream blushes in general.
Thanks so much for reading! :)