A pretty pink pair

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I never need an excuse to buy me some pink. Recently I picked up a divine new polish and blush from high street favourite Revlon.

I love blush. I love it so much that most days I verge on the ‘has-she-got-a-fever’ look as I’ve slapped that much on. Bright pink, soft apricot or bronzy oranges, it really doesn’t matter to me. I’ll happily lash it all on in a bid to perk up my pale skin.

But having said that I’m an old-fashioned kinda gal when it comes to blush, preferring a powder compact or palette to a cream. So it was with some trepidation that I picked up Revlon’s pretty cream blush offering, Charmed Enchantment.

Having eyed the blush suspiciously on the bathroom shelf for a few days, I decided to give it a go. The blush’s consistency is creamy but also a little gel-like. Using (clean!) fingers, I applied a little to the apples of my cheeks after my CC cream. It went on smoothly and looked fresh on my skin with a cream-to-powder finish. The muted pink shade gave me a ‘just-back-from-a-walk’ glow, something I personally love as I’m usually very pale.

In terms of staying power, it really didn’t last that well and as I had set my make-up with finishing powder, I found I couldn’t top it up. In the end I resorted to my old reliable powder blushes throughout the day. Perhaps cream blushes are for more low-maintenance type of girls – those that can go about their day without hourly make-up touch-ups like myself.

As my first foray into cream blushes, I wasn’t bowled over and I’ve begun using it a subtle lip tint instead – no point in wasting a tenner!

On a more positive note, I also picked up the Revlon polish in Plum Seduction. Now I love Revlon polishes – Revlon Red being a long-time classic favourite. The polishes are always great quality, lovely consistency and with easy-to-use brushes.

Plum Seduction is a beautiful darker pink/pale purple shade, reminiscent of autumnal nail colours. I absolutely adored this and a couple of coats gave a nice chip-free finish for the best part of a week. I may have already moved on in terms of colour (neon purple anyone?) but I think Plum Seduction will remain a favourite for quite a while.

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