MOTD: REDISCOVERING REVLON

Hello lovelies, and yes, I am still alive! Sorry things have been extremely quiet here and on my other social media platforms. I am exhausted, like really exhausted. Waking up at 2:30am to work a 4:30am shift three days in a row while dealing with some major delayed flights, irate passengers on all the days, finally leaving work at almost 6:00pm and had to drive 25 minutes to head back home really kicked my arse.

Yes, it's physically exhausting but to be honest, it's more mentally and emotionally draining.

Anyway, enough of me whining, let's talk about something that has been putting the biggest smile on my face. Let's talk about Revlon.


Revlon ColourStay Full Cover Foundation* arrived a few weeks ago and honestly, I have been reaching for it at least 3-4 times a week. Longtime readers might be surprised because I despise anything full coverage, actually I dislike anything that dares to offer a solid medium-full coverage!

So what makes this different?


This foundation is a strange one; the texture is such a thick almost whipped cream and yet, the finish feels so lightweight, looks absolutely natural, very skin-like and almost dewy on me. The best part? It's very long lasting WITHOUT a primer. It glides over pores and textures leaving a blurred effect, my skin doesn't go shiny and I never felt the need to powder, not ever my t-zone.

I have tried this foundation using fingers, sponge and brush and the best way is a damp sponge. It seems to blend and push the foundation into the skin leaving a medium finisih.




Takes A LOT of makeup to look 'naturally beautiful'

Is there a downside? Yes, this is not full coverage. Yes, it can be build up to a medium-full but if you are a hardcore mask like foundation fan then you'll be disappointed.

I have also fallen madly in love with Revlon ColourStay Brow Pencil*! I hated, freaking hated it the first two times I tried because I ended up with super dark, patchy eyebrows. I came close to throwing it away but on the third try, I applied little to none pressure and ended up with the most, perfect, long-lasting eyebrows. The key is less is more and you need the most feathery lightest touch because this is literally brow pomade in a stick form. The spoolie is a touch scratchy but it did a brilliant job combing the product evenly through my brows.


The third product that I tested was Revlon VolumAzing. I have never had much luck with their mascaras and unfortunately, this was a dud to me too. A friend gifted me a sample size of this mascara before I received a PR package from Revlon hence the mascara you see in the picture is tinier. I had high hopes for this because the wand is what I usually look for in mascaras but the formula is terrible. It doesn't give my lashes any length nor volume and made my lashes instantly drooped. It also made my lashes stiff, crunchy and uncomfortable. I will be passing on the full size to a friend who is naturally blessed with beautiful lashes.

There is definitely hit and miss with Revlon but I have been having more hits than misses lately. I have another post coming up about two palettes from the brand which surprised the heck out of me so stay tuned for that.

What are your favourites from Revlon?

*Products marked with * were received for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own.  There is no place for any sort of BS here.

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