RMS Beauty’s Pressed Blush in Crushed Rose Review + Swatches

rms beauty's crushed rose blush
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I don’t know… I never really liked blush. 

My makeup routine consisted of foundation or concealer, setting powder, brows, mascara, bronzer, and maybe a little highlighter if I’m feeling extra fancy but blush, never.

And then I slowly came around to cream blushes because they appeared much more natural to me than the pretty scary images that popped into my head of clown-like application of really bright red blush. I have always associated clown makeup with blush for some reason so I had swore off blush but cream blushes were a nice and easy introduction for me.

I’m not going to lie though… I had slight anxiety choosing between Crushed Rose and Lost Angel because I didn’t want something too bright. I prefer a blush that mimics the natural flush of the cheeks even though there are tons of blush tones to choose from out there.

I initially thought that Lost Angel would be a nice choice but I haven’t seen it used on deeper skin on the web yet, so I went with Crushed Rose just to make sure I was getting something that I could actually use as intended.

RMS Beauty’s Pressed Blush in Crushed Rose (5g/0.17oz, $24) is described as “a vibrant modern pink”.

RMS’ Crushed Rose is a matte blush with no shimmer and I would describe it as a hot candy pink. It is not your standard Barbie bubblegum pink and gives a gorgeous flush to the cheeks. When you first un-box this you will probably be taken aback at how vibrant or bright this blush appears but I find that when blended in it really complements my skin tone. 

This blush is incredibly silky and does not have that powdery finish that you can almost expect with some powders. It blends and glides across the skin like silk.  It is also really natural looking since it doesn’t just sit on top of the skin but instead sinks right in. That does not mean this blush does not bring the pigment however, because it truly does. It is quite buildable and a little goes a long way because I made the mistake of going crazy with this blush first off and was like whew! Luckily it is not hard to blend it into the skin enough to sheer it out if you do. 

I really like this blush and I am hoping that RMS Beauty releases more shades soon. I am also interested in giving the two other shades in Moon Cry and Lost Angel a try. Also, the packaging for this blush is pretty great. Have any of you gave this a try?

Close up picture of RMS Beauty's Crushed Rose blush
RMS Beauty Pressed Blush in Crushed Rose
RMS Beauty's Crushed Rose blush swatch
RMS Beauty’s Crushed Rose Swatch

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Ingredients: crushed rose: Mica, Zinc Stearate, ** Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), ▲Red 6 (Cl 15850), ▲Red 7 (Cl 15850), ▲Yellow 5 (Cl19140)

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