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Doing Drugstore: Revlon A Floral Affair Collection

Jan 22 2008 - 10:00am


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 [1]," 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, .


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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