KIKO Milano Rebel Bouncy Blush Review!

Kiko Rebel Bouncy

Hi readers! I have a review today on this blush I picked up awhile back so if you’re interested, keep reading. ūüôā

KIKO Milano Rebel Bouncy Blush in Velvety Peach

Described as a “blush with a new sensory aspect and a satin matte finish.”

Pros

Budget friendly

Sturdy packaging and comes with a mirror

Excellent color payoff/pigmentation

Looks natural

Cons

Hard to apply at times

Not long-lasting

Overall: As soon as I swatched this shade in store, I knew I had to buy it. ¬†The color is such a gorgeous peach shade that has great pigmentation. It’s similar to the Colour Pop ones in that it has the same¬†mousse-like consistency and is best applied with my fingertips to achieve a natural look. ¬†The two issues I have with this one is that a) the color does fade considerably after a few hours, especially when my skin is oily and b) sometimes it’s a bit hard to apply and blend out. Initially, the texture did feel bouncy when you applied it but now consistency has hardened a bit, which is what makes it difficult to apply sometimes in my opinion. ¬†However, once you blend it out it looks natural which is always a plus in my book. ¬†Definitely worth checking out. ūüôā

Velvety Peach Swatch

A swatch of this lovely blush.

Rebel Bouncy

I hope you found this review helpful.

Have you tried any of their blushes?  What was your experience with them? 

Stephanie 

Summer Must Have: Blushes!

Bright Blush

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your weekend went well. ūüôā

My ‘Summer Must Have’ series continues with a current obsession: blush!

Let’s dive right in.

Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral 31

Although I’m not sure why the word coral appears in the name of this blush-even the MUA was confused- this is¬†such a nice pink color that goes perfectly over bronzer.¬† Looks very natural on the skin and can be used as an everyday/work blush.

Burberry  Beauty Light Glow Earthy Blush No. 07

A versatile product that can be used as a blush or contour shade. ¬†This taupe shade has an incredible smooth and ¬†buttery consistency¬†and¬† although there is no shimmer, it has a¬†subtle ‘glowy’ look and is one of the products I reach for when I want the ‘no blush’ blush look.

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant  Blush in Los Cabos

A generous sample that I received in my May Birchbox, this is what coral looks like to me. I can’t attest to the water resistant claim but I can say it is long-lasting and¬†nicely pigmented.¬†Blending is easy, I think this would look great on multiple skin tones and if this shade doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what will.

YSL Creme de Blush No. 4 Audacious Orange 

Despite the bright orange color, once blended in, this leaves behind a nice flushed look. Only very little is needed because it’s highly pigmented, it’s easy to work with and holds up in the summer heat. You can’t beat that.

*Note: As I write this, I just noticed that this isn’t readily available anymore but if you can find, I highly recommend it. ¬†A great and inexpensive alternative is the Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek blushes and my favorite shade is Trickery. ¬†You can read my review here.

B Swatches

Bottom to Top: Pretty Coral, Earthy Blush, Los Cabos, Audacious Orange

What are your favorite blushes?

Stephanie

 

Real Techniques Blush Brush Review!

 

RT Main

 

Hi readers! It’s almost Friday again.¬† This week kind of flew by right?

A little over a month ago I asked you guys which blush brush (a bit of a tongue twister there) you recommended and Real Techniques received the majority of votes. So, I went out to purchase it and here are my thoughts.

RT

Described as : “The final step is a perfect finish. Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high-definition results¬†with this blush brush by Real Techniques; ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free; self-standing for easy storage; extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use.”

Pros

Affordable price $8.99

As of now, it hasn’t shed

Soft bristles

Self-standing

Works for blush, bronzer and powder

Blends most powder formulas easily

Cons

Takes a few passes to build up color

Sometimes matte formulas apply uneven/patchy

Not as travel friendly as my small MAC blush brush

Bottom Line: Aside from the¬†few cons, I absolutely love this brush.¬† It took me a while to get used to how light and fluffy the brush is compared to the denser bristles from my MAC one but I learned what works best for me.¬† For bronzer and blush, I have to hold the base of the brush to get a better color concentration and for powder, gripping the top of the brush allows for a light dusting to set makeup. As long as the colors aren’t too matte, I¬†find this brush blends powder formulas easily and doesn’t tug¬†the skin. Storing it is also easy as it is not dependent on a brush holder; it can stand on top of a vanity, table, etc.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to tune in tomorrow for my weekly skin tip!

Best,

Stephanie