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In honor of Challenge 5, I decided to go on a Revlon Swatch-A-Thon!
For this competition, we were sent quite a few Revlon products in order to do the final challenge. I was so excited for the product, that I wanted to do a blog post and share with you all that was sent.
Another reason for this post, is to feature the products used in the video a little more. The tutorial part of the video was a little dark (more so on some computers than others), and I feel it’s important to check out the final look because it was a really unique combination of color, and possibly something you might not have thought of doing!
First, if you haven’t already, check out the video HERE and VOTE!
Now look at the photos of Julie’s face and eye look (this is the look I did in the video):
Can you even believe that she has no face powder on in those photos? The foundation is insane! So fabulous! Because the eye look is so dramatic it’s best to keep the lip and cheek makeup to a more natural minimum.
Here are the Revlon products that I used on Julie for the tutorial.
Starting with the Face:
Now the Eyes:
and finally the Cheek and Lip products:
The eye concept was taken from the back of the Revlon Inspired Shadow casing.
I did decide to dress it up a bit more for a more glam look by using the Emerald Lashliner as a base for the robin’s egg blue shade (aka shade 2). This REALLY made the lid pop. If you check out the photo below, you’ll see the left eye is with the Emerald base, and the right side is without:
Here I am going to break down all of the products sent! I tried them ALL so I could do a full post of everything.
Let’s start with the Priming products:
Perfecting Primer, Color Correcting Primer, and Eye Primer + Brightener
The Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer and Color Correcting Primer are excellent to put on the face before applying the Mousse Makeup. It helps create a better canvas for your makeup and reduces the appearance of lines and discoloration.
The Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener can be used as a base for your shadows or (how I like to use it) to blend out the Concealer under the eye or on trouble spots. However, you can use this anywhere on your face that you want or need to.
Now for the Face products:
Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup
The Revlon PhotoReady Mousse Makeup sprays out generously as a foam. You only need one spray to get the right amount of product for your whole face. This product spreads evenly and easily for a full coverage, matte look.
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
The Revlon PhotoReady Concealer is a nice, thick concealer, but not so thick that it’s going to accentuate the lines of your face. Like with the Mousse Makeup, you need very little product for application, and this blends in well with the Eye Primer + Brightener.
Revlon PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette
The Revlon PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette contains three shades meant to illuminate, sculpt and color your cheek into ultimate perfection. I found these shades to apply very lightly, but a good trick to get a heavier amount of color (like in the swatch photos) is to scratch out a bit of the powder to loosen it and then pick it up with your brush to apply.
The contour and illuminating areas of the palette are on the small side, so you’ll want to use the included brush for those. The color is twice the size, so you can continue to use the included brush, or your own blush brush for that step.
On to the Eye products!
This is going to be a lot of pics, because I did swatches AND an eye look for each palette. The eye looks were done as instructed by the back of each compact. On with the show!
Starting off with the Mascara and Liners:
I was pleasantly surprised that I loved the Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara. I’m super picky about mascaras to love, and this one is at the top of the pack. I recently forgot mascara during my recent trip to Disney World, and I ran right to Walgreens and purchased this one! Now I have two!
The Revlon ColorStay Creme Gel Eye Liner are mini-pots of creamy color goodness. I love how nicely they glide on. The included brush fits nicely into the pot. I’ve found with this type of brush, it’s best to dot the color on and then glide them into a line.
The Eyeshadows all really surprised me in terms of quality and durability. Goddess was a surprise favorite as well as Bombshell and Enchanted. I did all of the eye looks based off of the diagrams on the back of the palette. You don’t HAVE to use this diagram, but it’s definitely an easy way to wear. If you find the colors aren’t as vibrant as you would like, add a coat of the pencil or cream liner as a base before you apply (like I did with Julie!).
Finally… the lips (you didn’t think we were DONE did you?!) You’re going to be so sick of my pucker by the end of this lol but it’s worth it!
I want to start off with one of my favorite products, the Revlon Lip Butters! (I know you’ve heard of these, everyone loves them as being the drugstore dupes of the “designer” lip balms!).
This brings us to the end of the Revlon Swatch-A-Thon! I hope you saw some things to put on your lemming list and of COURSE you should go and VOTE for my submission in the fifth and final challenge!
***Products shown in this post were provided by the sponsor as part of the 2012 Allure Magazine Beauty Blogger of the Year Awards.