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Discovering Revlon: A Full Face of First Impressions
Trying out something new…
It was about time I brought Revlon onto the blog. You guys know that I love my high end products, as I find that you get what you pay for, but I still wanted to try out a more affordable line of products as a change. I had collected together a few Revlon products and figured I’d throw them all on my face together.
By the way, in the image above, I’m wearing all products, with my own brow, concealer and eyeshadow products.
I’m going to start here by saying, whilst I was happy enough, I wasn’t blown away. The best product in this bunch? I’d probably say the black Photoready kajal liner, or the pink lipstick in Peony. It was easy to apply, didnt drag on the lips, felt quite moisturising and had a pretty fragrance. A very similar shade to Mac Speed Dial in fact. So the lipsticks, I would definitely recommend, and I know Ill pulling this lipstick out for a drugstore makeup tutorial video really soon. The kohl liners are also easy to apply, and great iff youre a smokey eye lover. I just drew it onto the lids for a large black cat eye flick. The added bonus of this pencil is that it contains a sponge applicator on the opposite side of the kohl, so you’re able to smoke out your eyeliner, especially brilliant for your undereyes! So again, the kohls would be a recommendation if you’re in the market for a new liner.
I hate to be so negative, but the other products, I wasn’t overly amazed by. The Airbrush Effect foundation was unfortunately too dark for me, I think I had the shade Shell. Ive misplaced the bottle and cannot find it anywhere, so apologies for not being able to tell you the exact shade. But it was definitely too dark, and this was a foundation aimed more at the lady on her night out. It was full of shimmery particles, that really shone and glistened. Whilst Im not opposed to dewy and shimmery foundations, this was perhaps a little too much for me. For an evening, it would be so much better, but I still felt very shimmery. Yet, the consistency was pretty lovely and seemed to blend quite well. But for me, its not something Ill picking up again.
And the Bronze Glow. Im unsure on this one. Its a good idea, similar to the Body Shop Shimmer Waves, which FYI, are fantastic and a product I have bought for years. But I wasn’t overly keen on the colours in this one, when all mixed together. And although the white shade is quite handy to have, as a highlight, the pay off on the skin wasn’t fantastic. I had to apply this quite lightly, so that it didnt apply too much, and I was quite pleased with the overall finish, but I guess these colours just arent me. But thats not the fault of the product, thats my preference.
Moving onto the items I really wasn’t amazed by, would be these three. The varnishes I recently tried, in the light pink, All or Nothing. I adore this shade, and was pretty excited to give this a whirl, but the finish was pretty darn awful. Streaky, thin and even a second coat couldn’t bring it back to something wearable. Such a shame, as I was pretty excited to get using these. The brush, well you know how I feel about most brushes that come inside palettes and are created by a brand, as an add on product, rather than as their specialism. Thats why I would only recommend buying brushes from brands that specialise in brush manufacture, like Real Techniques, Zoeva, Sigma, or the higher end makeup stations. And the mascara, well it didn’t hold a curl for me, so its going to be a disappointment. The mascara brush wasn’t anything special, and although the product was a fully black finish, it just wasn’t anything to write home about Im afraid.
How do you feel about Revlon? Can you recommend me an incredible product to try?
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