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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss

Left to Right: Orchid, Crystal Lilac, Hot Pink

The Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses create "lips that shine with killer color." "This weightless gloss makes lips pop with 5X more shine than patent leather." Of the fifteen shades, I will be reviewing 3: Crystal Lilac, Orchid and Hot Pink. I really like the packaging -- simple and sleek. It looks high end to me!

Top to Bottom: Crystal Lilac, Orchid, Hot Pink

Crystal Lilac is a nude pink with purple micro shimmer. I absolutely love this one! It has semi-opaque coverage and wears for about 3 hours.

Orchid is a muted purple-pink with gold micro shimmer -- very close to the color of my lips. This one is the sheerest of the three.

Hot Pink is a fushia with silver shimmer -- the shimmer in this one is chunkier than the others, but it has fully opaque coverage.

They are light weight, non-sticky with about 2.5 hours of wear time. They are so light and comfortable, it feels like you are wearing chapstick or something similar. Although I can't name specific dupes, they give a very similar effect as the MAC Dazzleglasses (without the sticky feeling!). I wouldn't say that they are either moisturizing or drying. When the gloss wears away you are left with shimmer on your lips -- not a deal breaker for me. These lipglosses are a great value for your money at about $7.49 each. I would recommend getting them when Walgreens or another drugstore is having a BOGO sale.

Overall Rating: A-

On a side note, I just moved into my new apartment and I'm having a hard time finding a place with good picture lighting... So it looks like I'll be taking most of my photographs on my kitchen floor. Classy, I know :)

Have you tried any of the Colorburst Lipglosses?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation Review

I've been trying out this foundation for last couple weeks so that I could give an accurate review, and I am really pleased with the product! Here's my two cents on Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation!

I didn't find a 100% match to my skintone but I ended up going with 150 Buff, which was one of their lightest shades. Unfortunately it was slightly grey colored -- but this is a common problem with fair drugstore foundations. Luckily this was the only con I found with the product. Although I did wear this foundation on its own for the sake of the review, I ended up mixing it with a more pinky foundation that I had to make the perfect shade.

It is important to note that there are two different kinds of Revlon Colorstay: one for oily skin and one for dry skin. I purchased the one for oily skin skin because it has a matte finish; I still recommend using powder because it didn't fully set without it. I would say that it has medium to full coverage and is definitely buildable. It went on smoothly and evenly, but the drying time was pretty short -- so you have to work fast! Revlon claims that it lasts 24 hours, but I wear foundation for a maximum of 8 hours so I can't really confirm or dispute that assertion. When worn over a primer this foundation was still going strong 8 hours later. Because of the matte finish, make sure that your skin is moisturized prior to applying because it can appear a little cakey. Ladies with dry skin, proceed with caution.

I wish that it came with a pump, but that won't keep me from repurchasing when I run out. I like to apply it with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush because it helped to sheer out the coverage and really buff it into the skin. Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase and you can't beat the price! I think I paid $9.97. If you are in the market for a foundation try Revlon Colorstay and let me know what you think!