Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks

Social media has this way of luring you in and making you lust after each product you see.  Over the last year, I have seen more and more posts about Makeup Revolution products and with each picture I see, I've wanted to try them more and more.  I've never known so many people rave about a drugstore makeup brand before on such a scale as they have with Makeup Revolution and after trying out their The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush, I can totally see why.


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks

Makeup Revolution are known to create products that are very similar or dupes of high end products and by the sounds of things, they really give them a good run for their money.

The One Blush Sticks have a cream formula that can be used on both the lips and the cheeks.  They come in simplistic black twist up packaging and beauty enthusiasts out there may recognise these as being very similar to the Nars Multiples/ Nars Matte Multiples, except for the price.  The Nars Multiples are £29 and the Makeup Revolution ones are £5.


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks Swatches and Review
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks
There's four shimmery shades and four matte shades and this one is from their matte shade range, in the colour Matte Rush which is the most beautiful coral colour I've seen in a long time.  It has the most fabulous colour pay off ever and leaves a stunning creamy coral hue on the face.  I think that this colour would be great for the majority of skin tones as you could adjust the intensity by which you apply it to suit your skin colour.

Matte Rush is intensely pigmented which you can see from my swatches but the great thing about it is that you can wear it very strongly or you can wear it as more of a light flush.  The One Blush Sticks are designed to be either used dry for hi-intensity, strong colour or wet for a smooth, more sheer finish. 


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush*
They're very much a swipe and go product in their design which is great for doing your makeup while on the go.

What I really like about them is that they can be used on both the cheeks and the lips, either separately or together.  If you're someone who struggles to find makeup colours for your blush and lippy that compliment one another then this is a great option for you.


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks

The warm tone of Matte Rush lends itself to a look that is perfect for the spring and summer.  For such a vibrant, warm tone, Matte Rush is incredibly wearable and I found that it added so much light and brightness to my face.  It is a very pretty colour, I can't see many people not loving it!


Coral is always popular as the weather heats up and this particular shade will look incredibly stunning with a bronzer to contour and warm up the face and a slightly gold toned shimmery highlight.  I'm totally excited to wear this when I have a good tan.  Perhaps I'll take it away to Morocco with me this summer (can you tell I'm excited for my holiday?).


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks Swatches and Review
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks
The One Blush Stick has a deliciously creamy consistency that sits so incredibly well on the skin.  I have tried applying it as a blush direct from the stick and while that does work well, I actually prefer applying it with a blush brush (I use the pink one from Real Techniques).

As I have oily skin, I wear a liquid foundation that has quite a high powder content which gives me that matte finish that I love so I find that if I use this blush stick in a swiping motion directly on my cheeks then I cannot get it to blend quite as well into my foundation as I can if I use a more dewy finish foundation.  So if you wear a very mattifying foundation like I usually do then I would suggest using a brush and if you have drier skin and use a more dewy foundation, then simple swipe on and blend out with your fingers for super natural flush of colour.

Simply twist up the packaging and swipe your blush brush across the product a few times and then apply to the cheeks as you would with a normal cream blusher.


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on cheeks
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn more strongly on the cheeks only
I love the finish that this has on my cheeks.  In all of the pictures I'm wearing it quite lightly but in the photo above, I've built the colour up to show that it can be applied stronger and stronger if you want it to be (please not that the lippy in the above picture is not Matte Rush).

Having a buildable formula is very necessary for a product like this because it is so highly pigmented.  Not every makeup look calls for a very strong blush so being able to wear it more lightly is deal.


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks Review and Swatches
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush swatches
After blending out the blush on the cheeks, it sets in place and stays there all day.  I can apply this at 9am and it'll still be hanging around on my cheeks at 6pm when I get home.  I don't feel the need to reapply these onto my cheeks throughout the day as I find that these chunky sticks of colour keep their intensity on the cheeks really well, even though I have oily skin.

One thing I will say is that this doesn't apply quite as well on the lips as it does on the cheeks.  As the product is chunky, its hard to swipe on so I find that I swipe it into the middle of my lips and then blend it out with my fingers which works much better.  It does dry matte, obviously, but it in the process it can cling to any dry areas on the lips which doesn't look great.  To combat this,  find that applying a hydrating, non greasy lip balm before applying my makeup means that by the time I come to adding this to my lips as my last step in my makeup routine, then my lips are soft and supple, ready for the colour to be applied.

I also love applying a lip gloss over the top of Matte Rush on my lips to give it a gorgeous sheen.  The combination of Matte Rush on my cheeks and on my lips is gorgeous and I can see myself rocking this combo all summer long.  As you only need a tiny amount to get a gorgeous colour, it is going to last me a lifetime!


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks
Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush worn on lips and cheeks
I have to say that I am so incredibly impressed by Makeup Revolution.  I have some more reviews coming very soon of some other products that I've been trying out from them and they have all been absolutely outstanding.

For such an affordable makeup range, I don't think they have left a stone unturned.  Even their website is fabulous as they have gone to the trouble of including swatches of the products alongside photographs of the product and its packaging.  The only other brand that I can think of that does this well is Illamasqua and we all know how expensive their makeup is in comparison!

Having the swatches online makes me feel as though I'm making an informed decision when ordering online and not leaving anything to chance.  There's nothing more disappointing than ordering a makeup product online and it being different to how you expected it to be when it arrives and you've swatched it because by that point, if you're in the UK, then you can't return it!


Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Rush

Makeup Revolution products are available direct from their fantastic website as well as in Superdrug both in store and online.  I will definitely be purchasing more and cannot recommend this brand enough!

Happy shopping girls!

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65 comments

  1. the finish look beautiful on your skin! such a natural finish <3 I love. a flush of colour

    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/manishaanwari2-11510825

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    1. Thanks so much Manisha! I love a flush of colour too xxx

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  2. I have this one and I also love it. But not for the lips. It is such a great product as a blush and I wear it most days :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. Its better on the cheeks isn't it Pam. I'm a big fan of it. I do like the colour on the lips but on the cheeks its just perfection! xxx

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  3. What a oretty blush, looks great on you. I keep hearing so much about the Makeup Revolution brand lately, I need to take a closer look!

    Kara from KaysWays.com

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    1. Honestly Kara you need to try out Makeup Revolution! They're fabulous and have some gorgeous colours that would look amazing on you xxx

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  4. Love that shade, and I love blush sticks. I've heard great things about Makeup Revolution. Wish it were easier to buy it in the states

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    1. Thanks so much Allison, they're fab aren't they?! I hope they come to American stores soon, I'm sure you'll be in your element xxx

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  5. The color is gorgeous! It looks really well on you:)

    Val from wildflowersandcurls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie, I love coral! xxx

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  6. The one touch stick looks very natural on your cheeks. The prices on this range are great too!
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    1. I know, so affordable aren't they! xxxx

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  7. These products sound great- good value and good to use too. Love the pics too.

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    1. Absolutely! Pleased you love the pics Sarah xxx

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  8. I love makeup revolution! The shade looks gorgeous on you!
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  9. I have so much love for Makeup Revolution and I really want to try one of these blushers as they look so lovely xxx

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    1. They're so awesome Nikki, hope you love it if you try one out xxx

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  10. Nice blush for Spring! www.anonymousmodeaparis.com

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    1. Thanks honey! Its perfect for springtime xxx

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  11. love the colour when its blended out! the strong swatch scares me a tad. jealous of your holiday to morocco, its still on my to visit list

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  12. This looks fantastic. Your reviews are always so thorough. Blusher is probably my favourite product and my current one will be running out soon!

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    1. Thank you, I'm pleased you think my reviews are thorough. I try to put as much thought into them as I can xxx

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  13. Hey Laura, this one blush stick looks amazing on you. It will be perfect for spring and summer :) I have yet to try stuff from Makeup Revolution! I've heard so much about the brand but I haven't looked into the brand yet. Thanks for sharing <3

    xo Brigette from brigetteramos.com

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    1. Thank you so much Brigette, I cant wait until I've got a tan so that I can wear it. I think you'd love Makeup Revolution xxx

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  14. This looks really pretty on you. And I really must check out Makeup Revolution soon as I keep hearing such great things about them!

    Great review :D
    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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    1. OOh go for it Louise, their products are seriously fabulous xxx

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  15. I really need to buy this blush, it's beautiful!

    x

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  16. Your blog is amazing! I do really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!) I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!

    Diana Cloudlet
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    1. Wow thanks so much for such a kind comment Diana, I really appreciate it :) xxx

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  17. I've been seeing Makeup Revolution everywhere lately, I definitely need to get my hands on a blush like this! The color looks gorgeous on you!

    xo Priyanka
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    1. Ooh you definitely need to Priyanka, their products are fabulous! Thanks for reading and commenting xxx

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  18. I've never heard of Makeup Revolution but you've convinced me to check it out! Love this blush, never used a stick blush either but it looks amazing on you! Great post!

    Jackie | beautybundleblog.co.uk

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    1. Go for it Jackie, the products are amazing! Thanks for reading and commenting xxx

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  19. This looks beautiful on you

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  20. This looks very very pretty on you!! I have a standing shopping cart on makeup revolution and i think this is going in there right now ;)
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    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

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    1. Thanks Alive, thats sweet of you to say. Ooh yes get that in the cart! xxx

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  21. what a gorgeous colour, really suits you. This is my kind of blush. xx

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  22. What a really pretty shade this is, not really my shade x

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  23. Love the color you got! It's a great color for spring :) The Makeup Revolution Blush sticks look super interesting, I might have to pick one up <3

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    1. Thank you Cassie, They're fabulous, I'm really impressed xxx

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  24. Love that color! It's so pretty for Spring <3

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  25. £5 is a complete bargain and I love mutli use products- take up less room!

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    1. Haha they absolutely do! Great for travelling :) xxx

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  26. So pigmented and the color fits you perfectly! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Thanks Laura, I'm obsessed with coral! xxx

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  27. I have this, it's great isn't it! xxx

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  28. The colour is so pretty and it looks great on you! Really nice swatch! :)

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    1. Thank you, I love the colour of it :) xxx

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  29. Love it on you, it really suits you!

    xoxo, Nyx
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  30. nice colour! wonderful for summer x

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    1. Thank you Ellie, I agree :) Coral is so summery xxx

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  31. This looks stunning and your make up looks beautiful. xxx

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  32. Such a gorgeous color that looks perfect on you Laura! Seems like a very nice formula as well - I have been hearing tons about Makeup Revolution lately I need to look into giving them a try!

    xo Savannah from ohsosavannah.com

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    1. Thank you Savannah. I think you'd really like Makeup Revolution, they have so many gorgeous things xxx

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  33. That's a super natural-looking color on you. I like it! I still need to try some Makeup Revolution. Will need to have some shipped to me here in the states. Looks like an A-MA-ZING brand! xo

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