Revlon released 9 new shades of their Powder Blushes late 2013. I picked up Naughty Nude first and liked it so I purchased the other shades. The overall color range isn’t huge but has a good variety for different looks. They cost around $10 and contain 5g / 0.17 oz. of product. They are available more widely now at drugstores, Ulta, and Target.
Naughty Nude is a light peachy beige with a satin finish. It leans on the warmer side but it’s not so warm that it looks orange. On me this shade is like a light bronzer since I am pretty fair. I wouldn’t call it frosty but it has a soft sheen and very fine sparkles that can be seen on the skin up close. From a normal distance, they are not noticeable.
- It has pretty good color payoff. It’s not crazy pigmented but it certainly has enough pigmentation to easily apply the color to fairer skin. I can apply one layer and get a sheer wash of shimmering nude 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. Perhaps the product is not consistent in quality and that’s something to keep in mind. The one I got, though, did fine. Here’s what one swipe across the powder looks like:
- The texture is also pretty nice. It is soft, smooth, not too powdery, and not packed too tightly into the pan. Using a brush to pick up product doesn’t cause too much powder too kick up – just a tiny bit and nothing too bothersome. The brush picks up plenty of color 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.
- In addition to adding some color, it creates a noticeable glow on the cheek. It has more of a sheen than most of the other shades so those of you that like shimmery products like Mac Mineralize Skinfinishes would probably like this shade.
- I wore it for 8 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. Medium to dark skin tones will likely have problems getting this particular shade to show up. Because of the sheen, though, it could probably be used as a highlighter.
- The more noticeable sheen this product creates on the skin could be problematic for those with large pores, acne scarring, or any other issues with skin texture.
- I feel like it is pricey for what it is – though I am seeing A LOT of drugstore makeup going up in price.
Naughty Nude is a pretty nice shade and worth checking out if you like a subtle blush that creates a nice glow on the skin. If you prefer your blushes to have a very high level of pigmentation or just dislike shimmery blushes, you might want to skip this one.