Rock & Republic • Contrived Blush - All Nighter • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||93%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh my goodness, why was this line discontinued? And why did it take me so long to discover this line? This blush on me is what I want in a coral. Technically it is not a coral unless I have a screwed up sense of color but this blush is just nirvana. On me it reads as a orangey-red color like the center of a papaya. I have several NARS blushes such as Exhibit A, Taj Mahal,etc and it blows it out of the water. For one, half of NARS blushes has a bit too much glitter. I have huge pores so I don't need attention drawn to them. R&R blushes does have some glitter but it is much finer so it makes your cheeks glow. I noticed that someone said that you can blend Exhibit A and Taj Mahal together and you will get the same deal. I want to disagree but I haven't tried it yet. I want to get more blushes. So sad it has been technically discontinued but I read somewhere that they will come back in the near future. *fingers crossed*
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A bright orange red color with subtle gold shimmer. Eventhough the shimmer can be seen in the pan is it much less shimmery then Call Me or Lust. The blush is extremely pigmented and with this color and light hand is necessary. On my skin tone (yellow undertone, NC30, I'm asian) it comes off more red then anything else so I don't consider this a coral color.
I got this on sale and it was worth it for the quantity and quality of the blush. Not that I need so much product, I use very very little of this blush each time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is so crazily pigmented, I can use this for anything. Put it on my eyes as eyeshadow, or even on my lip, it looks beautiful anywhere. It's not powdery at all, as any R&R blushes are. Moreover, it's very long lasting for me. I purchased another two of their blushes after receving this blush and bedroom. IT'S TOO GOOD TO PASS BY!
It looks really orange in the pan, but actually on your cheek, with the right amount of application, it doesn't look like the crazy orange, but rather kind of pink with an orange-peach tint. Very wearable, athought, watch the hand. It can be very easily overapplied, so it's a little annoying sometimes when that happens.... which is frequently even if I lightly dab the pan once.
With the amount that it comes with (2x a Nars blush), I dont think I will need a repurchase in this lifetime, but this is a good blush if you want a nice shimmer orange one in your collection. (It's a plus if you have dark skin tone.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the most terrifying blush in the pan! I bought it because of the fantastic reviews and I was looking for a blush that would give me a peachy/coral natural flush.
I NEVER even owned a blush before this one, just didn't think I could wear it with the amount of oil my skin produces. But one night walking through JC Penney for a quick errand in the mall, I was nearly violated by a Sephora associate. I never say yes to the makeup application, but before I knew it I was getting primer brushed on my face. I wasn't even sure if I consented to this woman, but before I could say Bismuth Oxychloride, I was wearing BE blush in vintage peach. And it was beautiful, but I won't purchase BE blush because of the Bismuth Oxychloride and having sensitive skin - I don't need any issues to be buffed in every morning. Anyways, I loved the blush and the color and the way my skin looked. . . So my search began.
I stumbled upon the Rock and Republic line when they were having their private sale on beautyticket.com, watched videos and read a ton of reviews. It seemed like this was it. The price was right so I ordered.
I am hooked on Rock and Republic blush now! This is gorgeous on and I am a relatively fair gal. I has a very warm flush with more red/berry on my skin than orange and a delicate golden shimmer. It looks so much more natural than I thought it would and nothing like it does in the pan.
I only use a tiny bit - I tap my skunk brush 2-3 times and apply and blend out. So pretty! It is so pigmented, be careful! I over applied one morning on accident (swiped once instead of tapping) and I spent my morning commute buffing with a clean kabuki in the car.
Packaging is lovely. Beautiful weight, shiny, excellent mirror. I am a slut for good packaging too, so this was a definite plus for me :)
The powder has fantastic staying power and lasts 3/4 of the work day for me. I feel like the compact will last for eons, but would have to get a new one if something tragic happened to my current one.
I also order Spank, which I also love (and have 4 more from the most recent hautelook.com sale coming). I am convinced these blushes are suitable for almost all skin tones (from what I can tell on the internet) and are extremely high quality. There is very little powder fall out and mess (unlike a mineral blushes which I make a mess with no matter what). Love, love, love!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Oh my what a lovely color! I actually didn't read the reviews and didn't realize it was shimmer when I bought it. I normally avoid shimmer like the plague (tends to make my 40yr old pores stand out). However, this blush works well on my NC30-35, Shu 754 skin and I didn't notice too much of a shimmer on the skin. I always worry that warm toned blushes would turn too orange on me but no fear of that with this one. I didn't need to use a skunk brush to apply but just layered lightly until I got the intensity I wanted. Love these blushes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I love this blush. It's a deep orange-red color with gold shimmer. When I first saw it, I thought, "Wow, there's no way I can work that." lol It's soooo pigmented. U just have to learn to use a little and blend it out. No biggie. It looks absolutely wonderful on my medium tan skin. I'm so happy I took people's suggestions and bought it. I don't regret it. :D It's huge too!! I think I'll have it till the day I die. lol.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Thanks to everyone who reviewed this blush before me. I never would have thought this color could work on a light skinned blonde like me. If the reviews hadn't been so glowing I would have passed this color over as being too dark/bright. I use a very light application and get a lovely natural looking glowing cheek. I dip my blush brush lightly in the blush, brush across my wrist to get off most of the blush and then apply on the apple of the cheek. Usually one pass gives a lovely glow, two would be suitable for night wear. I then buff it a little and apply translucent powder. The packaging is lovely but is a little bulky. I don't mind though as I just won't travel with it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The auto picture for this product is way pinker than it actually is. IRL this blush is an amazingly unique, superpigmented orange/coral blush with gold shimmer throughout. Applied with a skunk brush (don't know how it could be applied any other way!) with a very light hand, this becomes a gorgeous orange coral flush on my cheeks. I am NC30 and this is just so perfect on my skin. Though I usually don't like shimmery blushes, the shimmer in this blush is so finely milled that it just becomes a gorgeous gold sheen.
The packaging is VERY hefty and closes magnetically. The mirror is large and really nice... overall the packaging is amazingly luxurious!! Additionally, though this product retails for around $40 IIRC, I bought it for only $20 on HauteLook, and they seem to go on sale pretty frequently. For $20, this is an extremely good deal -- you get twice the product of a NARS blush (and much better packaging) for $5 less!!
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wearing only All Nighter (no other mu)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Allnighter is gorgeous and smooth blush. It is deep orange-red with gold sparkle. I am NC45 and it gives me a glamorous glow with one swipe. I said I wouldn't rebuy because it is going to last forever. Also I wished I hadn't bought it simply because i have both exhibit a and taj mahal and it looks exactly like I layered exhibit a and taj mahal together so I could have saved money. But I got it half off and I love the packaging so, oh well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Another fantastic blush from R&R. All-Nighter in pan is a orange-red with fine gold shimmer. On my skin, it looks more coral (the pink undertones become visible), and gives a healthful looking tanned flush. Gorgeous for summer. The shimmer isn't too noticable on my skin, but I use a very light application since the color payoff of this stuff is incredible. I personally love the heavy, bulky packaging. Not only is it all fashionable and luxurious, but I'm pretty sure you could defend yourself from an attacker with one of these, lol. They're normally $40 a pop, which is insane, but lately they've been cropping up at all the discount cosmetic etailers for 50% off or more. Since there's a massive 9g of blush in one of these bad boys, you're getting twice a NARS blush for less! At that point, it becomes worth it. Overall, I think All-Nighter is a really unique shade that works well with a very wide spectrum of skin tones. If you can find it on sale, get it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am giving this a 5 Overall Rating since I did pay less for it at Nordstrom Rack, its a fantastic color for me it does remind me of Nars blush called.. I cant remember, something that has to do with India TajMajal or something like that, anyways its a real popular color for Nars but that is another review.This Rock Republic blush is a stunning color for Darker tones, it gives a very nice coral glow as with many red orange blushes, this one you can blend out and it changes from that orange color in the pan to a subtle carved cheek of glow.Blend it out like you would all pigmented blushes otherwise it will look harsh if you don't blend it out with a skunk like brush or a Nars Yachiyo blush brush, it works perfect with that brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow. I NEVER would have thought this would work on my NW15 skin, but after reading one of the reviews on here, and thinking of the measly $16 pricetag at Nordstrom Rack, I decided to pick this up. I'm SO glad I did. I apply this with a VERY light hand (no joke, I tap the 187 into the blush like two times lightly, and then very lightly apply to my face-- this blush will last me FOREVER) with my 187, and it's gorgeous. Thank goodness for Pville, because I NEVER would have considered this otherwise. The only downside for me is the packaging-- it's very heavy and cumbersome, but I guess they're just trying to make you feel like you're getting your $40 worth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay, I'm a total sucker for packaging and since I love the R&R cosmetics packaging I bought 8 of their blushes, based only on Karlasugar's swatches :). I'm very fair, somewhere between NW5 and NW10 in MAC terms and I was terrified when I got All Nighter in the mail and opened it; as the previous reviewers mentioned, it is a bright orange with a a touch of red and subtle gold shimmer. It took me a few days to muster the courage to wear it, since it's wayyyy out of my comfort zone (I usually stick with cool pink/rosey blushes since I'm cool-toned and so pale). As soon as I put it on, it turned into the most beautiful, healthy-looking, coral-reddish hue I've ever seen, made me look radiant; I couldn't believe it! However, if you're as fair as I am, use the LIGHTEST application you can, it is extremely pigmented and it's very easy to go overboard. I use my MAC 165 brush and lightly tap on the blush and all I need is 2-3 taps for each cheek for a night out. It very long lasting too, it doesn't fade at all, which I was very happy with (it was still going strong 7 hours after I applied it).
It is quite pricey, but I think it's a better deal than a lot of blushes out there: the packaging is gorgeous and elegant IMO, you get a huge amount of blush (9g) and it's so pigmented that it will probably last me a lifetime. I would definitely repurchase if I ran out , but that's quite unlikely :).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
All Nighter is a beautiful orange blush with fine gold shimmer. Its extremely pigmented, so I always apply with caution even on my NC45 skin. Its deeper than Nars' Taj Mahal with a bit more red in it, but I actually prefer All Nighter, though Taj Mahal is one of my favorite blushes ever. On my skin, its stunning. There's something about orange blush and dark skin that absolutely works. It looks lovely lovely paired with R & R lipgloss in Hot Sauce which is a bright orange. The packaging is really nice and kinda heavy (but in a good way).I'm sure it would work on all skin tones though lighter skin tones would need to use a light hand, so I totally recommend it. Rock and Republic is my new love.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
All Nighter is one of the new blushes by Rock & Republic cosmetics. It's a powder blush that is extremely pigmented. I would rate the pigmentation along the lines of MAC's pro blushes. All Nighter is a very beautiful orange with gold shimmers. Not as orange as MAC's pro blush Devil, almost a little coral, and applies smoother and not as deeply orange pigmented as Devil which I find hard to work at times. It can be a little difficult to apply because it is so pigmented, but once you get the application down, it's gorgeous. On my skin tone (MMM NC 35) it is an orangy coral color with awesome gold shimmer that makes it look complex. Almost like combining the two MAC blushes - Devil and Joyous. These blushes are not as powdery/soft as a Chanel JC, but are still pretty good quality. The packaging is a heavy silver circular shape with the R & R logo on the front. The closure is magnetic. I like it, but I can see how some may think it's a little over the top. I purchased four (yes, four!) of the colors because I was so thrilled to finally see some blushes that are not just sheer washes of color and I am happy with them all. I'll list the other reviews separately.