Lip Gloss -Revlon -HD Laquer Lip Gloss

on 4/4/2018 7:14:00 AM


I have one of these in the shade Fire Opal (560) and it is a gorgeous color. It's the shade of red I wanted (warmer, leaning orange instead of blue), and the pigmentation surprised me. But that's all I like about this stuff.

I hate how sticky this stuff is. It reminds me of the super cheap glosses I wore in middle school. The smell adds to that feeling. It actually has a tolerable scent (a little sweet when it's on my lips, but in the tube it smells more like play doh or crayons or something, mixed with paint...not pleasant), but not one I'm thrilled with.

The applicator is really not my favorite. This would have been much better if it had a doe foot applicator, but it has a short brush instead. I HATE brush applicators for lip products. Probably because of that, the product doesn't apply evenly and I have to keep going over and over it to smooth it out.

Because it's so thick and sticky, I have to wipe most of it off the brush before using because a ton sticks to the brush when it's pulled out of the tube. (That could be a "pro" for other people because it means it will probably last longer.) And it really, really does not stay put on my lips. I don't think I've worn this more than maybe 3 or 4 times because I got so sick of having to look in the mirror every 5 minutes to make sure it wasn't streaking across my face (it usually was).

As it fades, it looks horrible. It settles into the lines in my lips/any dry patches so I get this weird striped look that isn't great. Wear time isn't very impressive either, at least for me. I have cheaper glosses that last longer and aren't as sticky or smell as weird, so I'll probably be sticking to them.

I hate that I didn't like this more, but the formula doesn't work for me. If it wasn't so sticky, I might consider getting a lighter shade so the fading and smudging isn't as noticeable, but this stuff makes me feel like my lips are almost glued together and I really don't like that.

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Liquid -Revlon -Colorstay 24hrs Makeup SPF 15 Combination/Oily Skin (US pump bottle)


This is a matte foundation. I apply it with my bare hands and it leaves abit of streaks but is still easily blended into skin. I don't rly have oily skin except for the nose area. I sweat a lot arnd the nose area too and at the end of the day it does rub off abit around the nose but it does not go away completely. I still have the basic coverage. It applies on looking very fair but it does oxidise to give a nice matte healthy skin tone. I do prefer foundations with a dewy look to it like nars sheer glow. But I still will repurchase this as a cheap And decent foundation.

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Stick -Revlon -Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup SPF 20


I bought this a few months ago (without reading any reviews) as I was curious and was hoping to find my new "holy grail" concealer. For someone who has combination skin (oily cheeks & chin and a dry nose/t zone and forehead), this product simply did not work for me. It oxidizes extremely quickly in a matter of minutes, into a dorito-like orange (I got the shade vanilla, which is rather light). The concealer has very light coverage and didn't cover my pimples at ALL - in fact, it made them stand out more as it was building up AROUND them. It clung to my dry patches and made my nose flake horribly. For $30, this concealer is expensive. There are other concealers for half of the price which do an amazing job. This concealer is not worth it!!

Lipstick -Revlon -Ultra HD Matte Lip Color


I am delighted with this lipstick. I did not expect it to be ultra matte as it says 'metallic'. I definitely would not describe this as a gloss and it doesn't have the stickiness of a gloss. It has a lovely feel and unlike a lot of matte lipsticks it is not drying. Nice packaging with an easy-to-use applicator. Really.impressed with this product, I will be buying another colour.

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Lips -Revlon -Colorburst Lacquer Balm (all shades)

on 4/1/2018 11:00:00 AM


Oh my goodness, how I adore this product! I want one in every color, and what’s especially awesome is that I could probably affiord that!

Right now, I just have “Coquette” (#110). It is a bright, light pink that felt a bit too cotton candy to me at first, but when I saw how much it brightened up my fair complexion, I grew to love the color in about half a second.

Not only does this glide onto your lips like a super buttery balm, both the color and the moisture last ALL DAY LONG. All day. I was blown away. No need to reapply. The finish is shiny, but not glaringly so.

I have desert-dry lips, and this is more hydrating than any of my regular balms. What! I also adore the slightly minty scent. When you put this on, you feel like you’re doing your lips a real favor.

The tube is quite large, which I happen to like. More bang for your buck, and easy to find in your purse. I use this so much that I’ve definitely worn down the tip, but there’s still plenty of product left, and no difference in the ease of application.

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Foundations -Revlon -Colorstay Makeup Normal/Dry Skin SPF 20

on 4/1/2018 10:22:00 AM


I had used the Colorstay foundation for oily skin for many years and was happy with it. As my skin is aging, I recently bought the same foundation for dry skin. Big mistake. I break out like a teenager. It still has great coverage and coverage is buildable, when needed, but I can't use this foundation. The pump bottle is great. Sad to leave a negative review.

Powder -Revlon -ColorStay Pressed powder

on 3/30/2018 12:41:00 PM


Oh how I have missed this formulation or color or whatever is going on with this powder. For awhile there it was looking ashy on me. But I saw it in CVS with a better color selection again and picked it up on a whim because I needed a fairer colored powder than I already have. Stuff is like a cross between MAC studio fix and their regular pressed powder for me. As in save your money on MAC and just buy this stuff if you love the finish of their powders because there is no difference. Packaging is a little bulky but classy looking. Its the mirror and sponge underneath type packaging. The new puff it comes with is similar to the puffs MAC gives away with theirs. Goes on beautifully in sheer cover with a kabuki brush and for me personally and I also do like the finish with the puff it gives you as well if I want a heavier finish. Does not sink into pores and wrinkles at all. For me keeps my makeup in place the same amount of time MAC powders do (about 6 hours) and is a Goddesses send. Lol! As with all matte powders it photographs like a dream in every light. Also unlike most drugstore powders it looks lovely in every light. I only have the fair color for right now. Which isn't pink nor yellow and yet I'm not washed out either. Summer is almost here I'll b picking up more in my summer color soon too.

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Blush -Revlon -Hot Cheeks

on 3/30/2018 10:36:00 AM

This was a bit of a surprise as I don’t remember my other Revlon blushes performing well. Hot Cheeks - ghastly name, btw - is richly pigmented hot pink. We've seen these colors before, but not in regular drugstore brands. I merely touch my brush to the surface and you can see on the brush how much pigment is picked up and it transfers well to the cheek. Powder before, as it can be a little blotchy as these well pigmented blushes are, but with well powdered skin it looks beautiful. On my pale skin it is a gorgeous hot pink bloom and I have to be careful not to overdo it. Unscented, lasts decently. I’d buy it again, and I am kind of curious about the lavender one from the same Color Charge collection.

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Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous in Bombshell Red

on 3/30/2018 9:47:00 AM

Bombshell red is a creamy, cherry red lipstick with blue undertone. It applies smoothly on the lips, it stays on fairly long. It goes well with a black eye liner and a pale neutral look. Love it!

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Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous in Naughty Plum

on 3/30/2018 9:43:00 AM

Naughty plumis a smokey plum, creme lipstick. It applies well on the lips, it stays on fairly long. It goes well with any plum, grey, silver, gold look. Love it!

Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous in Gold Goddess

on 3/30/2018 9:38:00 AM

Gold goddess is a gold, metallic, shiny lipstick. It applies really well on the lips, it stays on fairly long. It goes well with any metallic eye shadows like gold, copper, bronze. Love it!

Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous in Bare Affair

on 3/30/2018 9:32:00 AM

Bare affair is a nude-peach creme lipstick. It applies nicely on the lips, it's creamy, it last fairly goes well with a natural look or a smokey look. Love it!

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Mascara -Revlon -Ultra Volume Mascara

on 3/29/2018 3:14:00 PM


Ultra volume mascara is a nice mascara. The formula is a little dry. I put rapidly 2 coats. A little bit of volume and separation. Verry natural looking, for day time mostly. I use it as a base with two other mascaras. Love it!

Mascara -Revlon -Mega Multiplier mascara

on 3/28/2018 12:23:00 PM


my opinions on this are all over the place, i was excited to see drugstore coming out with tubing mascara (besides the loreal tube one) i liked it at first but the formula started to clump together, and it gathers too much product on the wand, i do make an effort to occasionally wipe away the excess, but it too quickly again gathers up too much. also as the day goes on, the formula transfers and flakes i need to use eyedrops in the winter bc it is so dry right now and it isnt waterproof

Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous Creme - Toast of New York 325


I bought this because E.Jean, the columnist in Elle magazine, who is my personal Athena, recommended it in passing. That's all it took. And, she's right. It's a foolproof lipstick that just wakes your face up, and works even if you have no other make-up on or if your face is pulling a reverse Dorian Gray.

It's not too brown, not too red, not too dark, not too pale, and goes on very smoothly --
I also use it to soften the bold reds I like to wear - it's great over any color, really. It's a staple for me.
And no, it is not discontinued, because I just bought it at Walgreen's on Broadway - but I have noticed that lipstick selections differ in different drug stores, so just keep looking.

I am pale, yellow undertones, blue green eyes, some freckles, light reddish brown hair. And probably old enough to be your mother.

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