Friday, May 30, 2014

Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation

This can be purchased here

I have used this product in the past 3 or 4 months and am quite impressed with this product. It is very affordable and is actually a great matte product for normal to dry skin. I use my fingers to apply the product, and sometimes go over any dry patches with a damp makeup sponge.


- Beautiful Matte Finish

-Lasts very well; medium coverage


-A little bit goes along way which means the product will last you quite a while


-In really dry areas, mainly on the center of my forehead, and around my nose, the product clings to the dry patches but whats great is that the shade I use (the lightest) is such a perfect match that I don't have to apply any on dry patches and if I do, I can fix the look by going over any dry patches with a damp Real Techniques makeup sponge.

Overall, I highly recommend this product for an everyday makeup routine

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Revlon Collection

I own 25 Revlon products so I thought it would be helpful to review them, give my preferences and say which ones were great and which ones aren't.

Faves bolded and italicized 

First, lipsticks and lipglosses in order left to right

Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Tutti Frutti 015
Revlon SuperLustrous Lipstick Rich Girl Red 830
"" "" "" "" In Cherries in the Snow 440
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in High Heels 030
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon 415
"" "" "" "" in Blushing Mauve 460
Revlon Colorbrust lip butter in Cupcake 055
Super lustrous liploss in Berry Allure 225
"" Peony 08

Just bitten kissable balm stain 005 Crush
Revlon Colorburst matte balm in 225 Sultry 
Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 001 Honey

Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain + balm in 
top: Flame 
bottom: Desire 

My favorite would have to be the Revlon Color-burst matte balm stain in Sultry because its matte, but not drying at all and is a very unique color great for everyday. I also really like the Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve as its very moisturizing and "your lips but better" sort of lipstick.

I do not really like the lip butters; they are not fully opaque and do not feel very moisturizing. Instead they feel gooey and icky for a lack of a better term.

 Revlon Diamond Lust in the shade: 115 Neptune Star

This eyeshadow is great to wear over a dark cream base to add dimension but on its own its not very pigmented and difficult to apply an even layer. There will be fallout no matter what. 

Revlon Highlighting palette in 020 Rose Glow

Beautiful once applied to cheeks after swirling brush in all colors but acts more as a highlight rather than a blush 

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream in 010 Light

Great for lazy, already have done a full review on it here

Nail polish; I own 7 Revlon nail polishes:
Back Row: 570 Vixen, 320 Jaded, & 211 Charming
Middle Row: 225 Jungle, 230 Bonsai, & 250 Rich Raspberry
Front: Pink Pineapple

The one I think is not the best is Pink Pineapple; it was too sheer, and when applied, it looked too streaky. The best Revlon nail polishes are the color-stay ones, my favorite being Rich Raspberry because its perfect for summer and for winter.

Overall I think Revlon is a fantastic drugstore brand with superb products, mainly their lip products, with a few hits here and there. If you've never tried Revlon before, try the Super Lustrous Lipsticks first! They are in fact the shinning stars in the whole product range.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

April Favorites

The following are some products that I've been loving for the month of April:

1. MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
This mascara is brilliant! Its not clumpy and gives my lashes amazing volume and length. I wear eyeglasses all the time and this is one of the few mascaras I've tried that doesn't cause my lashes to either touch my glasses or loose its shape from rubbing against my glasses. Highly recommend!

2.  Boots Expert Anti-Redness Serum 
This is the best! I have already repurchased this because it actually works. I used to have really red cheeks (mild rosacea) and would get really red if I was hot and sweaty after a workout or if I were embarrassed. This serum is the best; it toned down my redness, allowing me to feel much more confident without makeup and allowed me to wear blush without looking like a clown.

3. NYC Nail Polish in Big Apple Red 
This red is a must have for me. Its perfect for spring and summer without being too bright or too dark. The formula is great given its really affordable and lasts with no chipping for about 3 days. I wear this color constantly when I don't have other appealing colors in my collection. I have worn this for the entire month of April, only reapplying twice.

4. NYX Eyebrow Duo 
I won't go much into detail because I did do a separate post about this product here. This is a great, affordable eyebrow product perfect for dark blonde/light brown coloring. I don't use the wax anymore because it got a bit dirty but the powders are still perfect and I haven't even hit bottom yet, and its been almost 8 months since I first purchased it!

5. Stila Eyeliner Set 
I actually purchased this at Nordstrom Rack and instead of paying $25, I only had to pay around $16. This is a great set with a black, brown, blue, purple, and teal. They are perfect, easy to use and do not tug on the eyelid. The black is the one I use daily while I did use the teal for a bit of fun on my waterline which was a bit tricky at first. These eyeliners are great, but I do recommend purchasing only one if you're unsure, as some colors might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Thats it for my April Favorites! Thank you for reading! :)