I have to admit I have never had a blush or bronzer stick nor do have I tried many cream blushes! I know, I have always been a powder girl but when Makeup Revolution sent me all 8 of their ‘The One Blush Sticks*’ it got me rather excited to give them all a go. They are classed as a dupe for some of NARS Multiples that come in at £30 each these however will only cost you £5 thats 6 for the price one of the NARS version They come in 4 shades but each one has a matte one to match. I have swatched them all and will talk about them from Left to right in their pairs.
Matte Pink & Pink – These for me are a real winter set, if you are going for a rosy cheek depending on your skin tone you can mix to get the perfect cold winter wind kissed cheeks. The Matte Pink is a little too dark for me but I think i can work this into my spring makeup as I stop looking like casper then and with my Dominican tan coming the others may work better for me.
Matte Malibu & Malibu – The two bronzers of the collection Matte Malibu is a great conturing shade or one for olive skin. Its’s easily blendable as the consistency of all of these is really creamy and you can build on them to suit your preference. Out of the two Malibu itself works better for me even with a tan, which I didn’t expect as I like matte bronzers more and have always used Benefit Hoola. I find Malibu gives a really healthy glow with the little added shimmer . My mum however has olive skin and prefers the Matte version.
Matte Rush & Rush – I have to say it I really don’t like the matte version of this its too orange and while I like peach blush, this is too overpowering for my liking but would be great as a lip colour. The normal version is a completely different story, its light and more coral toned. This will likely be featuring in my holiday makeup bag as its so subtle yet it really helps create a sun kissed beach look.
Matte Dream & Dream – My favourite two shades the matte dream is a light pink, the perfect balance between being light and dark which makes it the best all year round shade of the bunch. Dream however, which is hard to see in the swatches is more of a highlighter. It is very much like their highlighter ‘Pink Lights‘ its sheer and catches the light perfectly.
All of this range is for use on the face and cheeks and I love their versatility, one thing I don’t like is that while the packaging looks sleek and the twist up tops a great. The names of the shades are only on the outer box which makes it hard to pick up the one your looking for easily as they are all essentially black. This is really the only negative I have but it wouldn’t stop me recommending them at all.
Have you tried these ‘dupes’? What do you think?