Revlon Illuminance Gel Serum Blushes are a new set of liquid blushes in Revlon’s Illuminance line. They come in 4 shades and retail for $14.99 each. They are smaller than expected at 0.37 fl oz but not much is needed to do the job of blushing.
So far these have been a disappointment. The colors are pretty but they go on much more sheer than they initially appear out of the tube. Being more liquidy, they sort of lift my foundation a bit. I don’t find this to be a huge issue if I’m not trying to do a full coverage look but they also lift themselves. If I try to add a second layer to build up the color a bit more, the previous layer is lifted in patches so the application ends up looking uneven. This happens whether I try to build it up immediately or wait and allow the first layer to set. I can only apply the first layer so heavily without it looking uneven as well. These really only give a tiny hint of color to the skin.
I wore one of them all day yesterday and it held up well without fading, even after reapplying powder midday.
If you look at the demo photos, they look fine, definitely decent enough to wear out but I feel like I have other stuff I like better than these.
Of all 4 shades, my favorite one is the coral shade. This is also the only one of them that stains the skin a bit. It may just be the color itself but I find this one looks the most even and gives the most life to my complexion. In hindsight, I’d probably pick up that one and skip the others.
110 Enchanting Mauve
Enchanting Mauve is a medium neutral rose with a tiny bit of shimmer and sparkle. The shimmer and sparkle is easier to see in swatches and hardly shows up on the cheek.
120 Striking Rose
Striking Rose is a vibrant reddish pink without any shimmer or sparkle. This one is similar to the shade 140 Brilliant Berry but gives a slightly warmer appearance to the cheek than that one.
130 Beaming Coral
Beaming Coral is a light peachy orange with subtle pink tones and a very faint satin finish. The shimmer in this is ultra fine and gives off more of an even sheen so I don’t see the particles individually.
140 Brilliant Berry
Brilliant Berry is a medium pinky purple without any noticeable shimmer or sparkle. This one gives my cheeks a cooler toned vibrant pink appearance than Striking Rose, but I find the two shades look so close on me.