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

Swatches!

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