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Doing Drugstore: Revlon A Floral Affair Collection

The last time I was at Walgreens, I did a double-take in the cosmetics department. If I didn't know better, I would have guessed that Revlon's spring colors were from a high-end brand. They're part of a limited-edition collection called A Floral Affair, and I'm craving a lot of the items: some eye-catching blushes, swirled lip gloss compacts, and beautiful eye shadow trios.

Most of the colors are warm metallics—lots of light browns, bronzes peaches—and I wound up buying a powder blush in Hushed Blush (about $5.99). As you can see, the clear compact holds three shades in a beautiful embossed pattern. When applied with a brush, the colors blend into a sheer peachy-pink with the slightest amount of shimmer. If you're thinking, "Hmm, that sounds a lot like Nars Orgasm," you're on the right track, my friends. While the color isn't absolutely identical, I'd say it's a 90% match. To see a color swatch,

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So, as you can see, the Revlon hue is pretty close to Orgasm; it's not as intense, though. Orgasm just has more pigment and a little more shimmer, while Hushed Blush is a more sheer version of the peachy-pink shade. For the price and the packaging, I think this drugstore find is worth checking out.


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Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 9 years
I bought this recently and love it! I just swipe a wide brush over it in a straight diagonal and then apply it to my cheeks like so. This leaves me with shimmer on the cheekbones, a bit of color on the cheeks and a bit darker below them. A quick way to highlight cheeks!!!
jessanne jessanne 9 years
Thanks for the tip! I'm headed to Target to see if they have it! :)
Glamourgasm Glamourgasm 9 years
i just bought this blush this weekend and i love. thankfully, CVS was running a sale on Revlon too!
ILovePugs ILovePugs 9 years
Note to self: pick this up! (LOVE Nars but can't quite afford it until I finish my last semester...BOO! But this looks like a good substitute for now!
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
I might just have to try this one...thanks :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Oooh. I just saw this post from the Nars Orgasm lipgloss and nail polish post. I'm going to have to try hushed blush to tide me over for a while.
actorgirl21 actorgirl21 9 years
I can't wait to buy this.... I've been desperate to go out and buy nars orgasm.... now I think it might just have to wait so I can try this!
lil11ro lil11ro 9 years
I cant find it :( it's not on their website either
liltandweave liltandweave 9 years
Went to CVS last night and found it for something like $11.99. Bella must have gotten a heck of a deal!
almostloli almostloli 9 years
nars' is more pinkish
emososays17 emososays17 9 years
You're a lucky gal Bella, I just went to Walgreens and they had it for $11.49 :( Needless to say I didn't get it, but I did get $12 Sally Herschberger style primer. I figure for Revlon almost $12 is too much but for Sally Herschberger haircare $12 is a steal.
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Awesome find, Bella! Nars Orgasm really is all that they say it is...I have had it for years and it was one of the first "upper level" brands I bought. I might just buy this one when I can though because funds are tight at the moment and I would not want to be without my natural look blush color. And you are so right, this looks just like those high end makeups!!!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
This particular color is sold out every where I go. Bella did you get this on sale because I always see it listed for 9.99
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I just think that the highlighter would be too light on my fair skin. I love the colors and I would love to try them but I can't spend the money on this.
liltandweave liltandweave 9 years
I've been thinking about the Nars blush for ages, but maybe I'll try this first!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
nice! :D
magalaya magalaya 9 years
I'll definitely check this out, thanks!
emalove emalove 9 years
I just bought the pink blush from this collection a couple of weeks ago! It's very pink, but comes out sheer and pretty on the face. I also bought one of the swirly lip glosses, it's a pretty pink/coral color. I'm really pleased with both of them.
hazelprincesse hazelprincesse 9 years
I am so buying this blush!!! Thanks for the review Bella!!!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Cute! I might check this out...
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 9 years
Oooo. Very pretty!! I hope I remember to check these out next time I go to the drugstore.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I always stop to admire these blushes at the drugstore. They're so pretty! I haven't gotten around to purchasing it yet though (only $5.99 at Walgreen's?? I swear it was $9!) Thanks for the review, Bella. I need to stop admiring & go ahead & buy one! (Or two..)
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
Pretty color, pretty packaging, and it's cheap. I don't need blush, I just bought some, but I think I might have to go buy this one and give it a try.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I don't even need blush but may still pick this up. ;)
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
Oh! I got a $5 off any Walgreens purchase the last time I bought something there, so maybe I'll pick this up!
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