Love the packaging!

Still haven’t found your holy grail blush? Look no further: Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush is the ultimate blush to rule all blushes.

  • Smooth, silky texture
  • Available in three finishes: matte, shimmer and transluent
  • Can be used to highlight or accent

Comes in a wide variety of colors, most of which look scary in the compact.  However, upon actual use, the colors are amazing!  Blends beautifully, totally buildable, and lasts for hours.  A light sweep gives a natural finish, whereas a more heavy touch unleashes an intense, sexy look!

I’m so glad I came across this product, as I am totally clueless when it comes to blush.  I once swore by Benefit’s Dandelion, which gave me such a lovely pink glow, but I wasn’t happy with how the color faded out so fast.

Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush

The compact is so gorgeous out the box.

I had the chance to snag two of these beauties from the latest Hautelook sale. I ended up with Tease, a matte mauve pink, and Lust, a shimmery peach. These colors are actually on the tamer side when it comes to this line, but since I was new to the brand then, I didn’t want to go all out just yet.

Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush

Pretty colors!

I fell in love the second I did a test swipe across my cheek. I normally don’t go for cool colors, but Tease was just so flattering that I now use it every day.

Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush


Another noteworthy plus about this product is that you get tons of it, compared to regular blushes. Since the pigment is so intense, you just need a small amount for a nice flush of color. I feel like I don’t have to buy blush ever again! But who am I kidding? I just ordered three more colors yesterday.

Although this product is worth every penny, at $40 a pop, you might think I’m nuts. Awesome deal to the rescue! I caught wind about this on Extra Petite. Surprise ladies, you can get TWO R&R Contrived Pressed Blushes for only $15.99, shipping included! Say what?! Yep, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Sign up for a Rock & Republic account via referral link. (If you need one, here’s mine!) You’ll immediately get $25 credit upon registering, as part of their “Refer a Friend” promo.
  2. Gather at least $75 worth of cosmetics in your shopping cart.  Two blushes go for $80 retail!  Absurd, I know.
  3. Use promo code “ROCKCOSMETICS” for 50% off all cosmetic products at checkout.  Combined with the $25 credit and $.99 shipping, the grand total should be $15.99!  Incredible!

So yes, I totally took advantage of this deal, and I have Seduce, X-Rated and Immoral on the way.  Hurry, they’re going fast!

Link: Rock & Republic