I ordered one shade of the XX Revolution XXcess Blush in a recent Revolution order, as well as a few other XX Revolution products as I’ve been so curious to see what the formulas and quality are like. If you’ve not heard of XX Revolution before, it’s the newest sister brand for Revolution and it’s much pricier, and supposedly more luxe combining skincare with makeup. The packaging is very fancy compared to the usual Revolution packaging too.
XX Revolution XXcess Blush
The XX Revolution XXcess Blush is available in a total of sixteen shades which is the largest blusher shade range I’ve ever seen from a drugstore brand. It might even rival higher end brands, apart from Pro brands like MAC but it’s amazing that brands are creating more than just one peach, one pink and one berry blush to be more inclusive.
“XX Revolution XXcess Blush 16 shades (yup really) of super pigmented, easily blendable blushers.
Who said blush was boring? Not us. Formulated for all skin tones, this diverse range of blush shades has something for everyone. We know not everyone likes the same finish too, so we’ve included both mattes and shimmers so you can blush your way.“
Kicking off the review, the XX Revolution XXcess Blush packaging is seriously stunning. It’s the prettiest packaging I’ve ever seen for a blush, from both highend and drugstore brands. The blushes are packaged within pink plastic compacts, that feature a colour shifting iridescent finish which looks so pretty.
The casing almost looks like one of those hard suitcases, with the ribbed effect and even though it looks a little bulky, it really isn’t in real life. There’s a decent mirror inside the lid, and the blush’s pan has a raised XX detail too.
It’s crazy but these blushes are £10 each, which is the most expensive blush in the drugstore. The Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes are £9.99, but the XX Revolution XXcess Blush is the priciest, but it does have the prettiest packaging but it’s really all about the formula and not the packaging.
Each of the blushes contains 3.2g of product which is pretty standard for blushes, although their Blusher Reloaded Blushes are £4 each, but they contain 7.5g of blush which is double the amount of product for over half the money.
I chose the shade Obscure which Revolution describe as being a matte dusty peach, but I am surprised by how dark it is compared to the swatches on the Revolution website. It’s a super bright orangey pink shade, and much brighter than I personally like, so I’m a little disappointed.
On the Revolution website, Obscure looks like pale pink so it’s weird that the shades differ so much. I bought another shade which is a little more muted in comparison, but you have to use a very light hand as it’s so intensely pigmented and bright. If you like bold blushes, you might love Obscure, but I do like the formula and it lasts all day on the skin.
You can find the XX Revolution XXcess Blush right here.
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