Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review: Revlon Eyes, Cheeks, Lips Palette + Ultra Matte Lipcolours


I have always thought that certain drugstore brands are comparable to luxury ones in terms of quality; Revlon is definitely on top of the list. Recently, they generously sent me the brand new eyes, cheeks and lips palette as well as two of the ultra matte liquid lipsticks. I have been testing these goodies for the past couple of weeks and today i can confidently mention my initial thoughts based on several factors (packaging, pigmentation, longevity etc..).
Revlon Eyes, Cheeks, Lips palette (Romantic Nudes):

  • Packaging: It comes in a simple transparent package revealing all the products inside. The sleekness of this palette makes it brilliant for traveling or to keep in your handbag for touch up. Also, it comes with a sponge eye shadow applicator and a lip brush which can be useful on the go.
  • Product/Experience: The palette contains 6 eye shadows, a blush and 4 lip colours. The colours I got are brown/gold nudes but this also comes in another 2 shades: Berry in Love (purples/plums) and Seductive Smokies (Greys/Taupes). The darker shades of eye shadows are decently pigmented, blendable and buildable. On the other hand, I found the lighter shades has slightly less pay off as they are packed with shimmer. The best way to apply the top two shades is using fingers or the sponge applicator that comes with the palette. There was a little bit of fall out from the shadows so i suggest using shields or wearing your foundation/concealer at the end. In terms of longevity, they stayed on for the entire day without fading or creasing so thumbs up for that. The blush shade was one of my favourite colours in the palette; It's a subtle dark coral with buttery texture that blends like a dream so i also use it as a transition colour for my crease. Again, this cheek colour had a lovely pay off that can be buildable and it stayed on the entire day. The lip colours are versatile ranging from a glossy nude to a dark fuchsia pink, they give a nice hint of colour to the lips and can be mixed together to form new shades. The finish/pigmentation is on the glossy side so it doesn't stay as long, especially if you're going to eat or drink. They can also be used as a cream blush underneath the powder blush that comes in the palette.
  • Overall opinion: I quite liked this palette as it covers eyes, lips and cheeks all in one. It can be used to create countless looks and transform your makeup from day to night. I wish the lighter shades of eye shadow were less shimmery and more pigmented but otherwise I totally recommend trying out this palette. 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour: 
  • Packaging: It comes in a matte transparent packaging revealing the colour of the product. It's small and suitable to keep in your handbag. I like the slightly flat doe foot applicator which allows you to draw around the corner and high points of the lips. 
  • Product/Experience: The shades I have are Love (Bright Red) and Seduction (Nude Pink) but the product comes in another 14 shades. The first thing I noticed was the velvet formula of the lipstick which feels very lightweight and smooth on the lips. Also, it comes in creamy mango and whipped vanilla scent which isn't overpowering and definitely delicious. The lipsticks are extremely pigmented and one swipe is more than enough to cover each lip. I always like to pair it with a lip liner of the same colour, but you can totally wear it alone. The staying power is really strong as it lasts all day without fading or crumbling. Some times it might fade around the centre of the lips, especially after eating, however it leaves a nice stain behind. Also, it doesn't feel gross/heavy when you touch up or apply a second layer.
  • Overall Opinion: I'm highly impressed by the quality of these HD matte lipsticks. They feel very comfortable and airy unlike other products that can suck the life out of your lips! I totally recommend trying out these liquid lipsticks if you're on the hunt for affordable matte lip products.

Notes: 
- Not sure about the price of Eyes, Cheeks & Lips Palette in Dubai but on some online websites it retails at $17.99
- Ultra Matte Lip Colours priced at AED 55
- Products are available at Lifestyle gulf stores and famous hypermarkets.

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