Ready for a Revlon overhaul? Revlon & BlogHer were kind enough to send me some products to review & demo for your guys. I have some nail products, eye shadows, eye liners, and foundations. After putting them through the ringer, putting together a pretty fall look, and playing around I have some final thoughts & lots of pictures to share! Oh…and a sweepstakes at the bottom! Woohoo! Keep reading to see more and participate!
Revlon ® ColorStay™ Longwear Nail Enamel
“Gel-like shine, no light required.”
I am a big fan of the Revlon ColorStay Longwear line (check out my past review + nail art!) and was more than happy to add some new shades to my collection. When using the Revlon ColorStay Gel-Smooth Base Coat & Gel-Shine Top Coat you can get up to 11 days of color then use your regular nail polish remover effortlessly. Presto chango & you’re on to a new shade without any damage to the nail! I love the base & top coats & use them frequently. The aforementioned shades are Sequin, Bold Sangria, & Red Carpet. All 3 apply effortlessly ( I used 2 coats but can usually get away with one!) over the base coat & have a brilliant shine after the topcoat.
On my index finger & pinky is Sequin (metallic silver), on my middle finger is Red Carpet (raspberry toned red), & Bold Sangria (red toned wine) is on my ring finger.
Revlon ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eyeshadow
“All day luxurious color that doesn’t crease, fade or smudge.”
I received three quads in the shades Sun Swept, Harmonious, & Free Spirit. While there is varied pigmentation & formulas, I find these are nice for daytime use. They seem to be very buildable so I recommend using the applicator included for denser application & then blending or highlighting with a fluffy brush. My personal favorite is Harmonious, which totally screams fall! Tutorial at the end of this post!
Revlon ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Sun Swept
Revlon ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Free Spirit
Revlon ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Harmonious
Revlon ColorStay™ Eye Liner
“Beautiful color that lasts all day.”
I have used Revlon ColorStay eyeliners for years, especially on my waterline. The formula is a bit stiff compared to some but that is what makes it so perfect to seal in for a long wearing look. You can create a fine or thick line, comes with a sharpener, & (my favorite part!) it is an automatic pencil. This is a steal for an eye liner that glides effortlessly on the waterline & I always have the shade “Black Brown” on hand.
Shades swatched left to right: Revlon ColorStay™ Eyeliners in Charcoal, Black, Brown, & Black/Brown.
The Revlon Ultimate Suede Lipsticks promise to be instantly moisturizing, last all day, & contain nourishing ingredients like Shea butter, aloe and vitamin E. These are really lovely shades! Backstage is a pink toned cranberry, Muse is a vibrant pink, & Finale looks like kind of a mod orange-y red.
Shades swatched left to right: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede™ Lipsticks in Backstage, Muse, & Finale.
I decided to come up with a look where I could share some of my fall beauty tips for easy wearable eye shadow looks. For this look I decided to go with a traditionally colored (& a bit creative of course!) daytime look for fall using the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow quad in Harmonious & my favorite Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in Black Brown. Switching to a brown or black/brown shade helps make this look less harsh in the daytime & a bit easier to get away with. It also blends out nicely using the darkest eye shadow shade which is a lovely brown.
To get the look start with the lovely green shade & pat along the lid. Take the peachy orange shade on your inner corner to brighten up. Apply a bit of the dark brown at the very edges. Repeat steps on your bottom lash line. Blend. Apply the lightest shade which is kind of oatmeal toned as your highlight. Apply your Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black/Brown to the inner rims & 2/3rds of the way across top lash line lightly. Sweep a bit of the brown eye shadow over to smudge out. This makes the line look softer.
So what do you think? I’d love to hear what your beauty tips & tricks are! Which favorite beauty tip secret would you like to reveal? Leave it in the comments below and you could win a $50 Visa gift card!
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