Category Archives: Revlon

Drugstore Steal: Revlon Suede Rhapsody Multi-Use Palette

Revlon’s Multi-Use Palette, part of the brand’s new Suede Rhapsody collection, is an interesting contraption. It’s a pocket-sized palette packed with five multi-use cream products for eyes, lips and cheeks. When I say pocket-sized, I really  mean it. But I’m really liking all that Revlon crammed in here and think these cream products perform surprisingly well.

While not an exact replication, the orange cheek color reminds me of NARS Multiple Tint in Turks & Caicos. And the creme colored highlighter makes for a perfect layering partner. The red stain, labeled for lips, is also a great cheek stain. In fact, I like it better on my cheeks than I do on my lips. As for the cream eye shadows, they are fairly sheer on the lids, but held up all day long over primer and under  powder eye shadow. Overall, the verdict: for $6.99, this palette is a steal!

Drugstore Steal: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

Ladies, run – don’t walk – to the nearest drugstore and buy these Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses. They’re part of Revlon’s new summer release – its first color collection with global artistic director Gucci Westman. I cannot stress enough how creamy and pigmented these glosses are. The colors pictured are Coral Reef, Peach Petal and Lilac Pastelle. They remind me so much of MAC Cremesheen glosses that my mind is spinning a bit.

As you can see, no shimmer – just a lot of shine. There are five glosses in total in this collection, along with an eyeshadow quad and nail polishes. I’m so digging these glosses that I may have to go and pick up the other too. I’ll be running….

Product Girl Faves: The Best of Spring Beauty

Spring weather is here, which means summer beauty is soon to be in full-swing. But before we start lathering on sunscreen and bronzer, we thought we’d give a nod to our favorite products from spring, before they disappear from counters and lose that top spot in our makeup bags. We may say this every season, but there were so many amazing beauty products in spring collections. It really was very difficult to narrow down the best of the best. But here goes, in no particular order…

Chanel Spring 2010 Collection – this Chanel Spring collection had us at “hello”, it is classic and totally wearable. It was packed full of neutral shades ranging from pink and beige to warm brown and khaki, shades that would look good on any woman. We loved practically everything about it, including the now famous Le Vernis in Particuliere. This is the greige nail color that started it all a few months ago and was all the rage. We definitely fell for it and even found a great dupe along the way.

Laura Mercier Radiant Creme Cheek ColorProduct Girl should almost be synonymous with “addicted to highlighters.” We really have a thing for them and this lovely creme highlighter from Laura Mercier’s Polished collection is well, radiant. Three-fourth’s of the pan is a peachy pink highlighter, a tiny strip of metallic gold and the remaining fourth is a cranberry red. Mixed together it is a beautiful blush, but it’s almost too pretty to do that so we’ve been playing it safe and using it primarily as a highlighter and lovely it is.

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5 Ways To Wear Coral This Spring

If you had to sum up spring beauty in a single word, “coral” would be the word. Nearly every collection captured this color in some way and it really is the perfect color for spring. And everyone can wear it! Here’s our picks on how to incorporate coral in your look – be it cheeks, eyes, nails or lips!

  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick, Peach: This new formula from Revlon is fabulous and easy on the wallet. It goes on light as a feather, is well pigmented and comes with a great range of shades. If you want something a little funkier and bolder, give Coral a try… that’s more of an orange red.
  • Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmer Brick: This is the most beautiful Shimmer Brick to ever grace my presence. It’s a pinky coral and makes for a beautiful highlight. And if you’re fair skin you can use it as a blush. The shimmer is finely milled and not over the top so it’s just perfect.
  • OPI Nail Lacquer, A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find: What better way to incorporate on-trend color than on your nails? We’re loving this creamy tangerine from OPI’s Hong Kong collection. This would also look great on the toes…thinking of a pedicure right this instant:)
  • Benefit Nice Melons Velvet Eyeshadow: These are some of the smoothest, pigment-packed eyeshadows and we love them. Nice Melons is a light coral with a gold finish. Coral isn’t the easiest color to wear on the eye for all people – but this shade is incredibly easy to wear in some way!
  • Cover Girl ShineBlast Lip Gloss, Ignite: These glosses are super shiny and sweet and the shade Ignite is one of many coral options to choose from. They aren’t very pigmented glosses, but they give off a sheen and are a perfect layer over a lipstick or lip stain.

How are you wearing coral shades this Spring? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation: The Greatest Thing Since…

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation is what I call a game changer. Not only can Revlon Photo Ready hang with the high-end offerings, I think it can even win a few rounds.

I have very strict criteria for foundations because my skin requires I be choosy. It’s sensitive, combination and breakout-prone –I’ve had many bad skin moments after a trial run gone bad with what’s supposedly the “latest and greatest” in foundations. Currently, I’ve been altering between my beloved Tarte Smooth Operator tinted moisturizer and NARS Sheer Glow – at $36 and $42 respectively.

About a month ago after hearing all of the claims of greatness about Revlon Photo Ready I decided to give it a try – picking up two shades during a BOGO event, Vanilla (002) and Shell (003). Both shades are a match, but I like to mix them together. Now this is being compared to Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation as it is meant to look great on camera. I’d argue it tops MUFE’s performance in a big way, at least for me.

After four weeks of regular use, I can unequivocally say that this is one of the best foundations I’ve tried in a long time. It doesn’t break me out at all, it is long-lasting, provides great coverage but is not heavy in the least. And it does photograph amazingly.  I’ve heard complaints about glitter or shimmer and I have not experienced this in the least. I buff it onto the skin with my Sephora #55 which may help with that.

If you’re in the market for a new foundation, I recommend giving Revlon Photo Ready a try. Has anyone already tried this out? Any raves or rants you want to share?

Five Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need

The Product-Girl mantra is that there is no such thing as too many beauty products.  And those are words I live by! To all of my fellow product-lovin’ gals out there, I wanted to introduce myself, I’m Laurie, as the latest contributor to Product Girl and share a few products that have been rocking my world lately.

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These five products have become essential to my beauty routine. And the best part about them? They can all be found at the drugstore.

I love rocking a dark lip when the temperatures start to drop, and Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet is perfection.  Revlon released six new shades of this lipstick recently as part of the Passion Fusion Collection, which is appearing in stores now.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri nail polish is a fast favorite over here – literally. This stuff glides on smoothly and dries in a flash. I love Uptempo Plum, a gorgeous dark purple with pink sparkles.

I am a gel-eyeliner junkie and Loreal’s Pencil Perfect Self-Advancing Eyeliner is essentially that, in pencil form. I can’t be without the Espresso shade!

I picked up Boots No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion on a whim at Target earlier this year and use this stuff constantly! It’s a pearly pink shimmer lotion that works with my sensitive skin. I like to mix it with my primer, sunscreen or foundation – and it just gives a soft, natural glow every time.

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm is different than the Carmex we grew up with. It’s packaged in a sleek, silver tube and has a satin, gloss finish. It works great as a base for lipstick and on its own. This is three dollars well spent, trust me!

Now it’s your turn – any drugstore must-haves you want to share?