Racy Rose is part of the blush collection Revlon released late 2013. It is one of those perfect middle of the road shades that almost anyone can wear – a perfect pinkish coral shade that is neither too warm nor too cool. 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.
Racy Rose is a light pinky coral with a satin finish. It is identical in texture and finish to Naughty Nude. 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 fair and medium 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. 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:
- 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. Dipping the brush into the pan 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.
- 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. I think medium and medium-dark skin tones would be fine getting this to show up but very dark skin tones might have more trouble with it. Because of the sheen, though, it could probably be used as a highlighter.
- It’s got enough of a sheen that it could be problematic for those with large pores 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.
Racy Rose would be a good color for a wide range of people because it isn’t too warm or too cool and it is the kind of color that will brighten up your complexion. Of all the shades, this is one of the better ones. If you prefer your blushes to have a very high level of pigmentation, you might want to skip this one.