Revlon's latest blush collection, sweetly entitled A Floral Affair, (£10), is a good way to tap into this season's florals, if the thought of head-to-toe flower prints makes you feel slightly nausea.
A Floral Affair is part of Revlon's Limited Edition Urban Nature collection for 2008, which plays on the Super Natural trend on the catwalks; resulting in a natural-looking, but modern makeup vibe. Think almost iridescent skin, nude lips and candyfloss pink blush.
The powder blushers come in large, flat square containers which survived being battered around in my Bayswater – a test most blushers fail. The striking floral design is ultra pretty and each one has three harmonious shades of colour, that can be used individually, or swirled together, for an instantly prettifying effect. For which shade to choose, just read more
Sometimes powder blush can feel heavy on the skin, but A Floral Affair has a great, silky texture and feels light. The pigment is strong and true, and I particularly liked Pinking of You – a rose pink and vivid dolly-girl pink, that when swirled together made for a strong, yet wearable, shade that looked straight off the runway at Viktor & Rolf.
Honey Bunch, which combines a dark bronzer, dusky rose-tan and iridescent peach shade is ideal if you want to warm up your skin and subtly add a bit of tan, without looking overdone. I'm quite pale, but this shade still worked on me, whilst a gorgeous friend of mine with Asian skin said it was her 'can't live without' product at the moment, as the pink undertones in the tan shades really brightened up her skin.
My only niggle would be the smell, which has an old-school, powder and paint whiff about it. Otherwise, it's a very satisfying affair. Oh, you're making me blush...