Today I have a Revlon Makeup Haul for you as I was kindly sent five Revlon products, so I decided to include a few Revlon products I’ve purchased recently and put them altogether to do a rundown on my thoughts of everything. I always buy my makeup products from Superdrug these days when purchasing online as I find the Boots website to be a nightmare for bloggers as they’re ALWAYS moving everything around on their website, so if we link to products on their website, the link becomes a “broken link”.
Every time I check my broken links, there’s sometimes upto 50 broken Boots links as I have over 1600 blog posts and it really annoys me as broken links effect your blog’s Domain Authority so I’d rather link to Superdrug where possible than risk my blog being penalised. I also find that Superdrug have better deals, and Revlon are almost always on offer so I bought my items when they were doing a 3 for 2 across Revlon makeup so let’s continue onto my Revlon Makeup Haul…
Revlon ColorStay Crème Eyeshadow £6.99
I love cream eyeshadows so I always like to try formulas which launch within the drugstore, so I was really excited to see the Revlon ColorStay Crème Eyeshadows launch within the UK as I’d seen them on a few YouTube videos. They are £6.99 each and contain 5.2 grams which is pretty good as the MAC Paint Pots are £16 and contain 5 grams. In the US there are an amazing 11 different shades to choose from, but within the UK we only have six shades so I’m hoping Revlon will extend the shade range if they’re popular, which I’m sure they will be as I think I prefer them to the Maybelline Color Tattoos.
“Luxurious, longwear crème eye shadow with a pro-inspired built-in-brush designed for easy, mess free application. Wears up to 24 hours.”
The eyeshadows are packaged within circular glass pots with a black plastic lid which features a little brush which slides out. I’ve never seen a brush included with a cream eyeshadow, so I was intrigued to try them but I’m not a fan of the brush as I don’t find they apply the colour very evenly and the colour even differs when I use the brush which I’ve shown in the swatches above.
I find that the brush picks up the shimmer rather than the colour, so the brush gives a very sheer and shimmery effect but when I use my fingertip it’s much better as the shadow is much more pigmented and impressive. They’re very soft and easy to apply/blend, and they really last once they’ve set after around 20-30 seconds.
I bought Crème Brulee which is pale gold, and Black Currant which is a purple shade which looks almost grey when on the lids. I would definitely buy more of these as they’re really great for the price, especially as the Color Tattoos have now increased in price to £6 each instead of £5.
Revlon PhotoReady Insta Blush £9.99
“Our sheer, blendable blush is mistake-proof. The luxurious, cream-to-powder formula creates a naturally flushed, beautiful kiss of color. Use on the apples of cheeks for the perfect finishing touch to a contoured or highlighted look— Anytime, Anywhere.”
The Revlon PhotoReady Insta Blush Sticks are available in two shades within the UK; Berry Kiss and Rose Gold Kiss but the US have four shades in total. I have the shade Berry Kiss which is a deep berry shade with a satin finish. I love using cream blush and you literally just swipe the stick across each cheek and blend, either with your fingertips or a brush and it’s so easy to blend. It dries down to a powdery finish, so I think they’d work nicely for oily skin and it lasts on my cheeks throughout the day with very minimal fading.
Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick £9.99
“Highlight instantly with this mistake-proof stick. In two gorgeous shades, perfect for highlighting on virtually any skin tone. Formula with light filtering technology delivers a professionally re-touched look. Use with PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Makeup to get a mistake-proof contoured look.!
There is only one shade to choose from within the UK which is Gold Light; a light gold shade within the stick, which I find translates a lot darker on the skin. In the stick, the shade looks like it would work for my skintone, but sadly it’s just too dark for my very pale skin but it’s definitely a stunning shade and it has the same cream to powder formulation as the blush stick.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour £8.99
“Lightweight, high definition velvety matte color. Moisturizing, velvety feel. 100% wax-free, gel formula. Now Available in 24 high definition shades.”
We have just 12 shades to choose from compared to the 24 in the US which is such a shame as I really like the formula of the lip colour. It has a doe foot applicator and it has a very lightweight, and thin consistency which is easy to apply the lips. The first time I used this formula I was really confused as it’s supposed to be matte, but it applies almost like a gloss like the shine shown in my swatch (this was ten minutes after application) but it takes around 20 mins for the shiny finish to completely mattify.
It feels so comfortable on the lips without being overly drying and I need to try more shades as I love Seduction so much, which is a brown toned nude so I’d love to try a pink shade next as it wears nicely from the lips and doesn’t leave my lips feeling super dry like most matte lipsticks do.
Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipstick £7.99
“Get high-definition, lightweight color with NEW Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor. Intensely hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid. Available in 15 high-definition shades.”
I never tried this range of lipsticks as I wasn’t sure what to expect from a “HD Gel Lipstick”, but I’m really impressed. I have two shades; Pink Cloud which is a nude pink shade and Vineyard which is more of a berry shade. They have a super glossy formula which I love, as I LOVE glossy lips as it’s so much more flattering than a matte formula in my opinion anyway.
They have a twist up tube which looks so sleek, and I like that the colour of the packaging reflects the shade inside. They feel moisturising on the lips but they’re not overly longlasting but that doesn’t bother me as I’d choose comfort over longevity everytime, especially when they’re this easy to apply.
Revlon ColorStay Lipliner £6.29
“Revlon ColorStay Lipliner provides longwearing definition, helps lip color last longer, and prevents feathering and bleeding.”
I haven’t heard anyone talk about the Revlon Lipliners but I really liked the look of the ‘Natural’ browny nude shade as most of my lipliners are pinky toned nudes. It’s a good lipliner but it’s not the best I’ve tried in my opinion. It’s easy to apply, decently pigmented and longlasting but for £6.29 you could buy four of the AMAZING Essence Longlasting Lipliners which are only £1.50 each and are more impressive, with a better shade range too.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products within my Revlon Makeup Haul?
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