Revlon Lip Butters

Hey Pretties!

Okay. So I think we all knew this was coming sooner or later. My Revlon Lip Butter (RLB) collection! I don’t think I’ve come across any beauty/makeup junkie/blogger/vlogger who doesn’t own at least ONE of these and who doesn’t love them!

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butters

As you can see, I don’t have too many RLBs, considering the collection I think has around 30 shades or so! The 6 that I own are the ones that I think look the best on me, however there are other shades that I’ve tried that I think I’d like to purchase eventually. I usually wait for a sale — all of these I own I purchased for only $3.99 Cdn each. Believe me, for that price you will want to pick up a handful of the RLBs!

Left to Right:  Peach Parfait; Juicy Papaya; Pink Truffle; Sugar Plum; Candy Apple; and Red Velvet

Left to Right: Peach Parfait; Juicy Papaya; Pink Truffle; Sugar Plum; Candy Apple; and Red Velvet

In my opinion, the RLBs has to be hands down, my favourite drugstore lipstick formula. They are moisturizing, hydrating, pigmented, easy to wear sheer or heavy, blends easy, great colour selection and feels excellent on the lips. They actually do feel like butter in that they glide on very smoothly and they keep lips looking and feeling moisturized!

The packaging is cute too! Each lipstick tube is the same (or similar) colour as the lipstick shade inside — so when searching in your basket or bucket of lippies, the RLBs stand out easy to the eye.

Here’s a description of each of the colours I have:

  • Peach Parfait — a light nude-peach with gold shimmer. I really like this shade, but the gold shimmers bug me; once the lipstick wears off, I’m left with gold speckles on my lips. It’s not too bad, but if this came without any gold shimmer, I’d probably be reaching for this more.
  • Juicy Papaya — a light coral colour with no shimmer. Maybe the ‘lightest’ in formula of my collection, in terms of sheerness. Really needs a few good swipes to build up the colour, but I like that about this one, because full-on orange isn’t something I can really pull off. This shade really brightens up my face. I usually have this one hanging around in my purse or pocket. It’s like summer on my lips!
  • Pink Truffle — a dusty rose/pink with brown undertone with no shimmer. Definitely an MLBB for me — I actually own 3 of these all at the same time: one stashed at my desk at work, one in my collection and one as a backup! I’ve noticed a lot of beauty bloggers/vloggers find Pink Truffle to be their MLBB as well — this shade seems to suit many, many different skintones — it’s great!
  • Sugar Plum — a mauve colour with no shimmer. Maybe my least favourite of the bunch in terms of colour on me, but still a good ‘neutral’ option (with a subtle punch of colour) for an everyday lippie. I usually wear only a light layer and blend out with my finger.
  • Candy Apple — a bright red with orange undertone with a slight shimmer. I’m still shy about wearing red lips, but this is a good option for us red-lip-virgins. I usually wear this sheered out to give just a hint of red, enough to notice. I think this shade compliments my medium skintone quite well, without it being too “Whoa! Red lips!”, if you know what I mean! One of the colours I reached for during the warmer, sunnier days.
  • Red Velvet — a deep, red wine colour with no shimmer. A little of this goes a long way — with one swipe, I can get pretty decent coverage. Again, being a bit red-shy, I like to sheer this out to get more of a stained look. This is a great option for autumn — the deep, rich red colour is perfect.
Revlon Lip Butter Swatches (starting from my wrist):  Peach Parfait; Juicy Papaya; Pink Truffle; Sugar Plum; Candy Apple; and Red Velvet

Revlon Lip Butter Swatches (starting from my wrist): Peach Parfait; Juicy Papaya; Pink Truffle; Sugar Plum; Candy Apple; and Red Velvet

There you have it — my Revlon Lip Butter collection!  Now I can say I’ve joined the ranks of most of my fellow beauty bloggers!

I give the Revlon Lip Butters: a HIGH FIVE

What RLBs do you have?  Faves? Suggestions?

Thanks for reading!!

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Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation and Pressed Powder

Hi Pretties!

Today’s review is on the Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation and Pressed Powder. This Revlon line has been out for quite some time now and I’ve always wanted to give it a try. I purchased both products about 5 weeks ago for $7.99 Cdn each and I’ve been using them alternately with other products, but use them together when I do.  I think I’ve got a good taste to give you a solid review!

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Medium and liquid foundation in 180 Medium Beige

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Medium and liquid foundation in 180 Medium Beige

Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation

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I really do like this foundation. For me, it completely lives up to it’s name of being ‘nearly naked’ — I find that this gives a light-medium coverage and definitely leaves a natural finish. I am still able to see my own skin underneath, while it gives decent coverage, which I like. The feel of this on my face is one that is barely there — it doesn’t feel cakey or heavy whatsoever. Light in feel, yet good medium coverage.

The formula is quite liquidy and is sort of a pain to try to control pouring it out of its’ glass bottle. (why don’t all foundations come with a pump??!!). I’ve applied this with my fingers and with a buffing brush and both methods work great, although I prefer using the buffing brush to really get a near-flawless finish. I’d say the lasting power for this foundation is about 5 hours before any sort of noticeable fading — however, keep in mind I’ve been wearing this in some of the most humid weather. I presume that on cooler days or in the fall/winter this would last much longer. To help this foundation stay put, I use the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray (which is totally awesome!) — click HERE if you want to read my review on this gem.

I believe this comes in a good variety of shades – 16 I think –  from very light to dark. The shade I use, which is pretty much a perfect match to my skin tone is 180 Medium Beige.

If you’re looking for a lightweight, natural, skin-like finish with light to medium (buildable) coverage in a foundation, this might be a good option for you.

I give the Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation: a HIGH FIVE

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

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I’m a big fan of this pressed powder! Amongst beauty bloggers, when a powder is “finely milled” it’s bound to be a good thing. Well, this powder is just that. I find that it’s so densely packed yet when I swirl my powder or setting brush around it (I don’t use the powder puff it comes with), barely any of the product flies around in the air. And when I apply this to my face to set the foundation, it leaves such a barely-there finish, while locking everything in place. Does not look or feel cakey at all!

Just a light dusting of this is all I need to set my makeup. It’s about 4 hours before I see any sort of noticeable shine or oiliness coming through (I have combo skin), without using a setting spray.

This powder comes in 4 shades and I have the one in Medium.

I gie the Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation: a HIGH FIVE

Have you tried either or both of these products?  What do you think about them?

Thanks for reading!!

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Revlon Cream Blush in 150 Charmed

Hey Pretties!

With summer in full force, I tend to reach for cream blushes over powder formulas most of the time. When I saw the Revlon Cream Blushes on sale at SDM, I thought it would be a good chance for me to try something new! The shade I chose was 150 Charmed:

 

Out of the four shades they had on display, I chose Charmed because it looked to be the most “natural” of the bunch, while still vibrant enough to actually show up on my medium skin tone. Usually when trying out new makeup (blush, lipstick) from a brand that I know, but haven’t tried a specific product from the line, I tend to go for the “safe” or most natural shades first — usually to get a feel for the formula, colour pay-off and wear. And if I end up not liking it, the chances of someone in my circle of family/friends are better for giveaways!

I would describe Charmed as a classic, berry pink shade that I think would compliment pretty much any skintone. On me, it looks pretty close to my own natural pink flush– not as intense as the way my cheeks look after a bootcamp class, but a softer version of that colour!

 

The texture is creamy, but quite light and once on the face it goes to a slightly powdery finish. A good 4-5 finger swirls gives me just the right amount of product for one cheek.

Once blended in, this blush has an almost-powder finish and feel, but retains a demi-matte finish — it just leaves a nice natural flush to the cheeks. I’ve used my fingers to blend this in which works just fine. But I like using my stippling brush to stipple the product slightly onto my cheeks before buffing it in with the same brush. I find this technique really helps to blend it in properly and evenly, without having to worry about any harsh lines left over.

Right – swatched heavy. Left – blended in.

This has been one of my go-to blushes this season. I love the colour and the finish it leaves on my cheeks. Because this shade is so natural and easy to wear, it can go with a lot of different make-up looks — from everyday natural to a more intense look (if you build up the colour).

I’m going to keep my eye out at my local drugstores for Revlon sales… because I will probably end up buying some of the other colours!!

I give the Revlon Cream Blush in 150 Charmed: a HIGH FIVE

Have you tried any of the Revlon Cream Blushes?  Like or dislike?  Do you have a favourite cream blush for summertime?

Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!

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