Haute Pink is part of the blush collection Revlon released late 2013. It is a satin medium-bright neutral pink, similar to Mac Pink Swoon, except it has more of a very soft diffused shine to it. It doesn’t have any sparkle or frost to it at all though. Revlon Powder Blushes cost around $10 and contain 5g / 0.17 oz. of product. They are available more widely now at drugstores, Ulta, and Target.
- It has pretty good color payoff (on cheeks – not so much in swatches). It’s not crazy pigmented but it certainly has enough pigmentation to easily apply the color to fair skin tones. I can apply one layer and get a sheer wash of color. Applying 2 or 3 layers will intensify the color and sheen. I’ve heard others say they have had a hard time getting this product to swatch, having to scrape into the blush to get it to show up. Mine swatches lightly so I had to go over it a few times but I didn’t feel it was necessary to scrape into it. Here’s what one swipe across the powder looks like:
- Although it is sheer, it is bright which is actually a great combination to have in a blush because it will brighten your complexion without making you look like a clown. It’s also so much easier to work with a sheer formula because you can build it up to a level of color you are comfortable with.
- The texture is also pretty nice. It is soft, smooth, not too powdery, and not packed too tightly into the pan. Sweeping the brush over the product doesn’t kick up very much powder – just a tiny bit and nothing too bothersome. The brush picks up plenty of product for a sheer wash of color. It blends out easily and sits nicely on the skin without making cheeks look powdery or sticking to peach fuzz.
- The finish is very forgiving because it isn’t truly matte but it also has absolutely no sparkle, shimmer, or frost to it. It appears at first to be a matte shade but as you buff over it, it takes on a sheen that resembles the natural finish of skin. This type of finish is good if you have problems with the texture of your skin – large pores, fine lines, dryness, etc. Not to say that it will blur those things out, because it won’t, but it will not emphasize them either.
- I wore it for 9 hours and experienced no fading.
The Not So Good:
- It is sheer and depending on your preference and skin tone this could be either good or bad. This shade would show up most easily on fair skin tones. Medium and medium-dark skin tones would probably need an extra layer or two to build up the color. Very dark skin tones might have more trouble with it.
- This shade is packed more tightly in the pan than Naughty Nude, Melon Drama, and Racy Rose (the four shimmer/sheen shades). This makes it swatch more lightly but when I use a brush, I don’t have any difficulty picking up enough color for it to show up on my skin.
- I feel like it is pricey for what it is – though I am seeing A LOT of drugstore makeup going up in price.
The color and finish are really lovely and when using a brush it applies easily. The only difficulty is in swatching the shade since it is packed a bit more tightly in the pan than the other shades but this doesn’t really affect it’s usability. If you like the color I’d say go for it, it’s not super expensive and it’s easy to work with. However, if you prefer your blushes to have a very high level of pigmentation, you might want to skip this one.