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I think I’ve finally discovered my ride or die liquid blusher – so much so that I bought it in every colour available. But what’s more is that it’s a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wand for a quarter of the price.
I’ve been a big fan of liquid blush for a while now, and I love the Glossier Cloud Paint and Maybelline Cheek Heat. But the Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush has become my number one go-to in recent weeks.
I picked it up in Superdrug when Jake and I went to Shrewsbury, as I’d ran out of my favourite Elf Camo Concealer, and – as I love Revolution products anyway – I grabbed the pink blush at the same time. After using it for a month, I went on to buy the other two available shades, peach and golden, and I’m truly obsessed with them.
Vegan and cruelty free, the liquid blushes come in at £6 for 12ml of product. They come in a squeezy tube with a flocked and domed sponge applicator, finished with a gold chrome lid and cardboard box.
To dispense the product, you have to twist the top near the sponge and squeeze the tube, which dispenses a small amount of blush into the applicator. This can then be locked to avoid overloading product, but I actually find that for every one time you squeeze product into the sponge, you can continue to use it three or four times before needing to re-dispense.
The lightweight product works best dotted onto the skin in the area you want an extra pop of colour, then blended out in your preferred method. This blush blends like a dream and is so easy to work with, so you can use a brush, damp sponge or even your fingers to achieve a flawless look. It’s quite sheer, but as I’m pale this works perfectly as I can build to a pigment I like, especially with the peach and pink shades.
For me, golden works really well as a summer glowy bronzer or contour shade, though for others it’s equally gorgeous as a blush or highlight. A little goes a long way, and as I say, you can gradually build up until you reach your desired finish, meaning you never accidentally overdo it or waste any product.
The blushes offer a dewy finish which I love for summer, and as it features ‘light reflecting particles’, you can even use it in place of highlighter, or alongside it for a really shimmery look that still looks natural. I even like to use mine on the tip of my nose and on my brow bone.
The reason it’s such a dream to use is the addition of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and shea butter, which add moisture to the dermis while strengthening the skin barrier, making it look healthy, hydrated and luminous.
Looking at the packaging and the product, the Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush appears to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, which retails at £29 – and I bought all three Revolution Pro shades from £11 less than one CT product. Their most similar shade matches appear to be Charlotte Tilbury’s Pinkgasm, Peachgasm and Pillow Talk Medium.
And if you’ve got oily skin, fear not. I was terrified of using cream products for the longest time because of how shiny my t-zone gets, but trust me when I say these blushes are your best friend. They glide on effortlessly, provide a natural luminous looking glow, sits beautifully on the skin, blends like a dream and lasts all day. What more can you ask for from a £6 drugstore blush, really?