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Revlon Colorstay Review: Face, Lips, Eyes and Nails

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When it comes to drugstore brands, I generally stick to Maybelline (mostly because I'm a creature of habit). But I was fortunate enough to attend a Revlon event a few weeks ago in Toronto, and I received a very generous goodie bag of products that I've been working my way through. 

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Revlon Colorstay products:

  • Mega Multiplier Mascara 
  • 2 in 1 Angled Kajal 
  • Brow crayon 
  • Crème eyeshadow 
  • Ultimate Suede
  • Lip Liner
  • Foundation for Combination/Oily in 150 BUFF
  • Blending brush
  • Gel envy and topcoat 

Eyes: I don't know if it's because it's so new, but the mascara comes across as clumpy. I find the formula very wet, and I had the 6-eyelashes look when I first applied it. It's been a few weeks, and while I still find it clumpy, it is getting better. I don't find it volumizing, but it is very lengthening, giving it a natural appearance. If this mascara came in brown, I think it would be a great no-makeup makeup mascara.

The 2 in 1 angled kajal liner is very opaque (as swatched above). It does smudge easily, but that it was it is meant to do, and the brush on the end is good at blurring the edges.

The brow crayon is a very cool toned colour, which is something that drug store products seem to have trouble with. It's a little waxy, which is great at keeping the hairs in place, but because the tip is so large, I find it hard to create a defined line. I think if you have naturally thick brows (i.e. not me), it would create a really natural look.

The creme eyeshadow is a beautiful shimmery silver-purple colour that I'm really excited to play around with come the holiday season. Rich purples and metallics are my go-to around Christmas, and I'm keeping this one close for that. It's a very creamy consistency, and lasts all day (with an eyeshadow primer, because I never try anything without one). It also blends easily, but be warned that if you play around with it too much, it does start to look very sheer.

Lips: The ultimate suede isn't my favourite product. It's very shimmery or pearlescent, depending how you look at it. It's a bit streaky as well, and very creamy, which isn't something I particularly like in a bright red. It doesn't have the longest lasting power, as I find it slips off your lips once you eat or drink anything.

The lipliner, on the other hand, is amazing! It's creamy enough that it's easy to apply without any dragging, and comfortable enough to wear all over the lips. It lasts well throughout the day (provided you don't eat anything particularly messy or oily.

Face: Of all the foundations I've ever tried, this has to be the best colour match I've ever found. They helped match us up at the event. This is a great colour for very fair skin with yellow or neutral undertones. In terms of its effectiveness for oily skin, I've tried better. My face starts to look greasy after about 3.5-4 hours, but it was also very hot and humid on the days I tried it. My main complaint is that it clings to pimples and blackheads, and really showcases the imperfections on my skin. I think I'm going to hang onto this incase my skin clears up a bit and give it another try.

I really don't have a lot to say about the brush. It's relatively soft, it blends products well and because it's synthetic, it cleans very easily.

Nails: I'm a perpetual nail bitter, and I have very flakey nails naturally, so polish never really stays on me. I tried this on my mom, and it lasted about 4+ days before she started to notice chipping, which is better than the Essie ones she has tried. The finish is very shiny (like the diamond top coat would suggest), and I'm looking forward to trying this one myself.

Overall, I think the products would be good if you were looking for products that are budget friendly and would create a natural finish.

xoxo K