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Rhode Pocket Blush Review: With Photos

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Rhode Pocket Blush Review
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez

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If you know me in any capacity, then you’re familiar with the fact that I’m a Hailey Bieber stan. And if you don’t, well, now you know too. She’s the queen of the glazed donut manicure, the tiny tattoo master, and probably one of the most pinned celebrities — especially when it comes to her outfits and her makeup. She’s one of the biggest supporters of blush-heavy makeup trends, like “tomato” and “strawberry girl” makeup, so it makes complete sense that her brand, Rhode, is launching a blush.

Bieber has been teasing the launch of the brand’s foray into color cosmetics for weeks now, and I was one of the lucky people who was able to test the product before it officially dropped. I’m a big fan of the brand’s lip and skin-care products, but I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d be sold on her makeup.

Curious about whether or not you should make the purchase? Keep scrolling to read my full review of the brand-new Rhode Pocket Blush ($24).

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About the Rhode Pocket Blush

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  • This product is a pocket-sized, buildable blush that can be worn on the face and the lips.
  • It comes in six different shades: Piggy (a baby pink), Freckle (a neutral peach), Spicy Marg (a bright coral), Sleepy Girl (a soft mauve), Juice Box (a hot pink), and Toasted Teddy (a bronze terracotta).
  • The formula is vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free.
  • It comes in one size, 0.18oz.
  • The key ingredients include peptides and tamanu oil.

What I Like About the Rhode Pocket Blush

I’ve been testing these blushes for over two weeks, and they’ve become my go-to whenever I do my makeup. I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with them, and for quite a few reasons. To start, I have dry, acne-prone skin, so when testing out new makeup products, I have to be careful. The formula is hydrating; it doesn’t cling to dry patches or leave my skin looking cakey. Still, it isn’t greasy either. I also haven’t experienced any breakouts from using this product, which is another plus.

One of the reasons why I consistently turn to cream blush formulas is because I like how user-friendly they are. With powder blush, if you put too much on in the beginning, it takes a lot of effort to fix it. With cream, you can blend things out nicely if you overdo it, leaving yourself with a nice flush. That’s the case with this formula — it can be easily sheered out or built up, which makes it versatile and easy to work with.

How to Use the Rhode Pocket Blush

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The brand says this product is multifunctional, so it can be used in a few different ways. It suggests using it on the cheeks for a natural flush or on your lips for a monochromatic look.

Personally, I find the shades to be a bit too matte to wear on my lips — I like something a little more glossy — but I love the formula as a blush. I apply the product directly onto my cheeks and the bridge of my nose, and then I blend it using either my fingers or a blush brush. I find the product to be fairly pigmented, especially for a cream stick formula, so I blend it a lot to achieve a sheer look. I wear Freckle the most often, but I love to go for a sunburned look with Spicy Marg, which I apply all over my cheeks, my nose, and my forehead.

What to Consider Before Trying the Rhode Pocket Blush

One thing to note if you plan on purchasing this product is that, because it’s a cream/stick formula, it will melt if left in the sun. I made the mistake of leaving one of these babies in a beach bag in the backseat of my car on a hot day in Los Angeles and let’s just say I wasn’t too happy when I tried to use it later that night. If you run into the same problem as me, just stick your pocket blush in the freezer. That solved the issue for me.

Where the Rhode Pocket Blush Is Available

Rhode’s Pocket Blush will officially launch on June 20th and be available to shop on the brand’s website. Join the waiting list.


Renee Rodriguez is a staff writer and social producer for PS. She writes across all verticals, but her main areas of expertise focus on fashion and beauty content with an emphasis on reviews and editor experiments. She also produces social content for the PS TikTok and Instagram accounts.

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