These cream blush sticks are available in two formulas; matte and sheen with four shades in each formula and are designed to be used on the lips and cheeks. The ever so sleek matte and glossy black packaging cleverly reflects the finish of the product inside which I think is a thoughtful touch from Makeup Revolution. The twist up tube feels has a clip close lid which feels sturdy so I have no concerns about travelling with them in my bag. No one wants a horrible creamy mess in the bottom of your handbag! The only little nag I have concerning the packaging is the lack of the shade name on the tube. When your rushing to get ready in the morning the last thing you need to be doing is opening up every tube to find the shade your looking for, and keeping them in their box isn't always practical.
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Malibu- Warm toned bronze with gold shimmer
Rush- Warm coral with gold shimmer
Pink- Shimmery mid toned pink
Dream- Shimmery pale pink
The sheen formulas are easy to wear as they aren't overloaded with glitter and are subtle enough for everyday. Pink is my favourite blush shade in this formula as it gives a pretty glowy flush to the cheeks. Rush is more shimmery than pink so I tend to not wear this alone on my cheeks as a blush but mix Pink and Rush together to get more of a peachy cheek. Rush would make a stunning highlight for deep or olive skin tones. Dream makes a pretty pink highlight for me especially in the winter months when I'm much paler. Malibu is best suited to warming up my complexion as opposed to contouring as it contains shimmer. You could also blend it on your arms and legs in the summer months which I think would look beautiful.
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Matte Malibu- Warm deep chocolate brown
Matte Rush- Vivid coral pink
Matte Pink- Bright bubblegum pink
Matte Dream- Creamy baby pink
The matte formulas my favourite out of the two formulas and I love every single shade! They are extremely pigmented so very little product is needed and a light hand with the darker shades is wise. Matte Dream is the shade I reach for the most which I wasn't expecting as I don't typically wear pinks this pale. As soon as I tried it I fell in love with how subtle yet affective it was. It looks so natural and is perfect for that 'no makeup' makeup look. Pink and Malibu are equally beautiful and amp up your cheeks in an instant. Malibu is a great cream contouring shade and being in a stick form, makes it really easy to place in the hollows of my cheeks.
All of these blush sticks have a creamy texture that melt into the skin and blend out with ease. What I love about both formulas is that they don't set instantly so you have time to blend them out and really work them into the skin. My favourite way to apply them is by tapping a small stippling brush onto the product. I find I have the most control this way rather than using the stick directly on my cheeks. If I'm in a rush, I use my fingers which works just as well. I was also pleasantly surprised with how long they wear. Without setting I can comfortably get away with around six hours on my dry skin. Oilier skin types can easily set them with a powder. I must admit I haven't tried these blush sticks on my lips as I think they're much more suited to the face.
This has to be one of my favourite launches to date from Makeup Revolution. They are creamy, blendable and incredibly affordable at just £5.00 each. I love everything about them! I can't wait to see what the brand comes up with next!