Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush 100 Pinched, 200 Flushed and 300 Coral Reef Review and Swatch

Feb 17, 2013

Don't the look lovely? What are they? Revlon Photo Ready Cream blush. They come in 3 shades and I got all of them! Yes, I was not using blushes for long now but needed a coral blush in winter. I tried everywhere but could not get any coral (not even orange) that does not have any shimmer. Finally, I could not take it anymore and ordered all of them.

From Revlon Website

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush was created by Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman for the Spring 2012 collection. Inspired by the glowing skin of a beach beauty, these silky cream blushes glide on smoothly provide a dewy flush of color for a healthy, gorgeous glow.

· Creamy blush provides buildable, beautiful flush of color
· Lightweight formula with silky soft feel on skin
· Blends evenly over cheeks for smooth application
· Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to provide cheeks with a beautiful glow


Using fingers or a brush, dab a small amount of cream blush on apples of cheeks. Apply 2-3 dots of color along cheekbones. Gently blend outwards across cheekbones and towards temple, using a patting motion to spread and blend the color. This will help create a natural looking flush of color that blends seamlessly into your skin. Color is buildable from a sheer wash of color to a full flush of color. For a stronger pop of color, simply add another layer of color. For longer lasting color, you may choose to set it with a loose translucent powder, like Photo Ready Translucent Finisher. 


Packaging - What I absolutely love about them is that they are super travel friendly. Packed somewhat like MAC Lip conditioners, they have black screw top. 

ColorThey do not look as intense or bright as they look in the tub. Coral reef an Flushed are build-able to from light sheer ‘blush’to full dramatic look. It can also act as a base for other powder blushes because this one is smooth to apply. 

TextureThey are quite light and feathery. The texture is air-light and somewhat melts into skin. The application hence is very smooth. Not oily or greasy at all. It feels a bit powdery after blending but still looks radiant and natural. It somehow melts a bit in your skin so, a bit more is required that other cream blushes. I always prefer it over foundation or tinted moisturizer. 

Application - I prefer using my fingers to apply them. Dab on the apples and blend – Simple! You can also use a dense brush but I could never achieve a smooth natural look with that because it dries quicker than cream blushes. In fact it does not feel much creamy – more like a thick mousse. 

Lasting Power As it is absorbed slowly by the skin, the blush might not look last for a long time unless topped with a power blush. Alone they lasted around 2-3 hours before fading completely.

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush 100 Pinched

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush 200 Flushed

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush 300 Coral Reef

Swatched Together

Sweet Points

  • Travel friendly 
  • Air light texture like melts into yout skin 
  • Applies as a sheer opaque blush buildable for dramatic look 
  • Looks natural 
  • Feels a bit powdery but looks radiant 
  • Can be applied with fingers 
  • Not oily or greasy 
  • Can used as a base for powder blush 
  • Only Pinched as shimmer. Coral Reef and Flushed does not have any shimmer or sparkle. 

Bitter Points

  • Has loads of silicons. But only because of them the texture is this amazing! 
  • Tough to blend using brush as it dries quickly. But can be smoothly applied with a brush. 
  • Last long but not dependable for whole day looks unless you wear it between a foundation and powder blush.
  • Texture bit waxy 
  • Not as bright as they look in the pan 
  • Does not have mirror or applicator 

Price - 11 $. Yet to be launched in India.

Overall - I loved them. I loved Coral Reef. I love it because of the nice texture and build-able quality. 

4 Stars out of 5 (The missing one because its missing in India!)


  1. Oooooh drool these look super pretty! remind me of sleek pout polishes! Me want

  2. Hey...Did you buy these on Ebay too???

    Would love to have all of them...Great review as usual!

  3. They look sooooo pretty! Coral Reef for me!

  4. I wish they launch here soon.. I love cream blushes too and the ones I have bought eg Maybelline coral dream blush which has a very smooth texture but lot of shimmer..

  5. Highly descriptive blog, I loved that bit. Will there be a part 2?

  6. I think this site holds very good pent subject material blog


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