I was sent this by Revlon along with the makeup remover pen which I love.
This was originally just going to a swatch in The Swatch Files but I felt the need to give it a proper review.
I have had this just as long as I've had the makeup pen but have kept this in my makeup drawer as it looked too nice to use.
I decided to get over myself and use the thing and this is what I found.
First, here's what the blusher looks like:
I've been calling this my James Bond makeup simply because when you press the a button, the mirror pops out with the quickness. I really like the sleek, black packaging that Revlon are going for with this matte range. The mirror is both a blessing and a curse. When I dabbed my brush in the product, it flew everywhere. If you were to tilt the mirror up to see your cheek (as you would when on the Tube/in the car), you'd get blusher over your outfit or places of your face where you don't want blusher).
What did I think?
I didn't like the blusher because it had poor pigmentation pay off and it was pretty chalky to apply. I didn't use the brush which came with it because I never get on with those kind of brushes. Smooth seems to be the key thing which this blush is touted as giving you but I didn't find that to be the case at all and the swatches will show you why.
I feel I should explain a bit about the poor pigmentation. I am Indian, therefore lighter colours find it hard to show themselves on my skin. I thought this may have been the case here but I went to Boots and swatched the darker shades and they were just as hard to convert.
I have a YSL blush which is matte but you get a smoother colour from it. Also, I had greasy cheeks when I used it and it was still chalky.
I used my kabuki brush to pick up colour and then my fingers and this is all the colour I got:
I wouldn't purchase this as the colour payoff isn't as good as expected and it's chalky. I really wanted this to work for me as I dislike blushers with glitter in them. Don't let the poor performance of this product put you off other Revlon things because I love the pen and the mousse foundation.