Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Revlon Makeup I've Been Testing


I thought today I would do a post "grading" some of the new Revlon items I've picked up over the last month.  I have included first-impressions and brief reviews.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation:
Grade:  A.  I've been using this since about the middle of May and it has become my go-to foundation.  I do set this with a mattifying powder.  This foundation combined with a setting powder lasts all day on my oily skin (I even had remnants of it on my skin after a shower if I don't use a makeup removing cleanser).  However, I think that when I finish this jar (whenever that may be since I only use a little bit each time), I might pick up a jar one shade lighter.  Right now I have Nude.  

--Side note:  I've liked this so much that I haven't even opened the bottle of ColorStay Liquid foundation that was purchased at the same time yet.--

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain:
Grade:  B.  I have one in the shade Precious, which is a nude.  For being a "stain," I think it should last longer than 3 hours.  On the plus side, I didn't notice any excessive dryness like some other "stain" products I've tried over time.  If Revlon goes on a good sale again, I might pick one up in a brighter color; maybe then I will have a better result.

Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick:
Grade:  D-.  I have it in 220 Volcanic.  So far, it is NOT impressing me.  I applied the darker end to my lid and went to blend it out and it almost completely wiped off.  I ended up applying a little more and letting it sit for a few seconds and then very lightly blended it out and used it as a base for another shadow.  By itself, the darker end worked better as a smudged-out liner (but still topped with an eyeshadow) for my bottom lashes. The lighter color kind of worked alright in my tear duct (but on one hot day, it did migrate to my under-eye circles and made them look sparkly).  But it kind of had a funny-looking texture as a brow highlight.  I haven't given up on it yet, but it doesn't look promising.  I won't be buying any other colors of this product.

I have seen these products at all the drugstores and Target.

**all products purchased by me / my opinions are my own

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