Here is a general overview and swatches of all 9 shades of the Revlon Powder Blushes. There are 8 blushes and one bronzing shade. Most of the shades have good color payoff, the satin/shimmer shades have the best color payoff and the matte shades have more sheer color payoff.
Price/Quantity: About $10 for 5g / 0.17 oz.
Shade Range: 9 Shades
- Naughty Nude – Satin-shimmer pinkish beige. Good color payoff.
- Racy Rose – Satin-shimmer, medium-dark pink. Good color payoff.
- Melon Drama – Satin-shimmer peach. Good color payoff.
- Haute Pink – Satin medium-bright pink. Good color payoff.
- Classy Coral – Matte bright pinkish coral. More pink than coral. Color is pretty sheer but bright enough to offset sheerness.
- Oh Baby! Pink – Matte baby pink. Very sheer color, good for very fair skin and barely-there cheek looks.
- Mauvelous – Matte, orange-toned mauve. Color is fairly sheer but dark so shows up easily.
- Wine Not – Nearly matte reddish berry. Color is fairly sheer but dark so shows up easily.
- Bronzilla – Matte light bronzer. Color is fairly sheer but dark enough to show up easily.
Packaging: The casing is a black shiny plastic compact with a small mirror on the inside and a small flat brush. The brush bristles are soft and dense enough to actually apply and blend – nothing special but very usable in a pinch.
Overall, I like this range of blushes. They had a nice soft smooth texture and good color payoff. They weren’t too powdery or dusty and applied and blended out easily. Some of the colors are pretty similar to each other once you blend them out but otherwise the color selection is nice with options for those that like brights or naturals.
Usually I find drugstore blushes to be kind of “eh”. These aren’t really comparable to high-end but they are pretty good. The things that I look for in a blush are that it be pigmented enough to show up (I don’t mind having to apply a few layers to build up the color), I like to be able to use a brush without kicking up tons of powder in the pan, and I like the blush to sit reasonably nicely on the skin so it doesn’t look like I have a powdery pink mess sitting on my cheek. These blushes satisfy all those requirements and aren’t too expensive. Plus I like the color range – it’s not too limited but there is enough variation to create different looks.
In general, I found that the satiny shades (Naughty Nude, Haute Pink, Melon Drama, and Racy Rose) had noticely better color payoff and a nicer texture that was easier to work with. The satin finish wasn’t too strong so it didn’t make my cheeks look frosty or sparkly at all, just a little glowy when the light hit just right.
The one that was least pigmented was Oh Baby! Pink but I actually kind of liked it. I could see myself reaching for this on one of those days when I want to look really soft and natural. I’d compare it to e.l.f. Tickled Pink except I think this one is a little better than the e.l.f. one.
My favorite shades in this line are Naughty Nude, Melon Drama, Haute Pink, and Racy Rose. My least favorite was Classy Coral because it actually looks way pinker on the cheek than it looks in the pan.
Below are swatch comparisons of all the shades. You can click on the images to go to individual shade reviews.