REVIEW: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur

I rediscovered this product in my makeup kit as I was deciding what to give away. I know this is a late review since the hype over this product has sort of died down, but it’s still a quality find! Read More »

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REVIEW: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liner in Mocha Brown

I love doing my brows. It’s one of my non-negotiable aspects when I’m doing my face, unless I’m really pressed for time. Anyway, here’s the review.

 

Packaging

Again, I have to say I hate the typography K-Palette uses. I mean, come on, shell out for some cute designs!

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The pen itself is made of plastic, very lightweight and easy to grip.Read More »

REVIEW: Revlon Colorstay Concealer

Since I started working the night shift, my eyebags got worse. It’s not panda-level bad, but it doesn’t help that my dark circles are magnified by my glasses, which cast shadows on my face. So I went and got myself a new concealer!

PACKAGING

Simple and classy, just like Revlon does it. It’s a twist tube with a doe-foot applicator. Made of plastic, it’s lightweight enough to be travel-friendly.

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REVIEW: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks

I live five minutes away from a mall that has a Revlon counter, so needless to say, every payday I hit ’em up just to browse. I bought these lippies on a whim because they were marked down, and boy, am I ever glad I impulse-shopped!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks 

They come in 82 shades, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. As for me, I was drawn by the deeper colors like their reds. Shocking. /sarc

Let’s start with the packaging. Black and gold is truly a classic combination, and it makes these tubes look sophisticated. However, I do wish there was a bit of whimsy in the packaging, because make-up is fun!!! These look very typical to other makeup packaging. Yawn.

Up next, swatches! I bought Fire & IceWine with Everything, and Cherries in the Snow.

Left to right: Fire & Ice // Wine with Everything // Cherries in the Snow

Fire & Ice is a red with orange undertones. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a shot of this on my lips; upon application, it looks a little more pink than red. Great for days when I want a more toned-down red lip.
I’ve noticed that this one is different from the other two because upon application, it looks a bit patchy and it clings to dry spots. You’ll need to prime your lips well for this to work.

Wine with Everything is a beautiful brown-red shade. It’s a casual-but-not-quite lipstick that can take you from work to dinner. It’s sophisticated but not severe, classy but not boring. So much love for this color. I wear it almost daily for work.


However, it does not wear evenly, as it leaves a bright ring around my lip lines after a few hours. This might work best with a lip primer.

Cherries in the Snow is a bright magenta, the closest shade I have to a statement lipstick.
This is far too loud for work, but I love wearing it on dates or when I’m meeting friends at night.

All three lipsticks have excellent pigmentation. One swipe is enough to ensure great color payoff.
The Super Lustrous lipsticks have a creamy consistency which is easy to apply and control, though I still use a lip brush for maximum precision. The Creme finish gives a satiny shine to these colors, as opposed to frosted or glossy. All three colors of mine are in Creme, but Revlon also carries shades with Matte, Pearl, and Shine finishes.
My biggest gripe about this lipstick line is how they have average wear time of around 2-3 hours. Usually, that would be a dealbreaker for me, but the good attributes outweigh the bad, so I’m willing to overlook that.
Price: These usually retail for around PhP450 a tube, but they’re marked down at PhP350. Relatively affordable, and for the quality, this is awesome!
Verdict: BUY ALL THE SHADES! (I wish I were kidding. I’m already planning what shade to purchase next.)

REVIEW: Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner

Going without lipstick makes me feel bare. That’s why it always infuriates me when my lipstick rubs off, or worse, when the center of my lips go bare and I’m left with a horrible red ring on the edges. This is what drove me to buy a lip liner on a whim.

Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner in Rose

Since I couldn’t find an invisible lip liner anywhere (heh), and I’m not quite willing to shell out dough for MAC Prep + Prime Lip, I decided to go with a liner that’s near my natural lip shade. It was way tougher than I thought.
I went to Revlon, since it has yet to let me down, and picked out a shade that seemed as close as possible to nude. Thus, I got Rose.

The liner’s twist-up mechanism means you don’t necessarily have to sharpen it, but I appreciate that it comes with a sharpener anyway.

Application is tough. This product snags and tugs my lips somethin’ awful. I tried applying it over lip balm, and it didn’t help much. 
Oddly, this reminds me of a cat’s wang.
It’s very drying and makes my lips peel two hours into use. It also accentuates the cracks and lines, which is not the look I’m going for here.
The day that someone gives me an SLR is the day I’d apologize for the grainy iPod front-cam shot.
See how it looks all patchy and uneven? When I wear this, my lips feel chapped and flaky until I remove the lip liner in disgust.
For the first time, Revlon let me down with a lip product 😦
Lesson learned: I need MAC Prep + Prime Lip.
Price: PhP475.00
Verdict: For this price, the product isn’t good enough for me. Probably okay for those with naturally smooth lips.