Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Revlon FTW

Are people still saying "for the win?" I really have no idea, but it seemed like an appropriate title for this post. If you've read my blog before, you know that I love makeup and I'm a pretty staunch Sephora devotee. However, I recently found some new Revlon products that I am loving and I wanted to share my discoveries with you!

Thanksgiving morning, I had to change up my dessert I was making and I didn't have all the ingredients I needed. We have a giant Super Target less than two minutes from our apartment, and I remembered hearing that Tarjay would be open on Thanksgiving. I ran up there, got what I needed, and then decided to quickly browse the makeup aisle. (Because what else would you do when you're in Target in your pajamas on Thanksgiving morning?)

The thing that drew me to the makeup section in the first place was that I desperately needed some foundation. In the past, I've used Makeup Forever HD Foundation in #120, and this stuff is awesome. Great coverage, and a large selection of very natural colors. The only problem is that it's also $40, boo.

This summer I was going buy some more of this foundation at Sephora when I was in NYC, but ended up trying something new. I was originally looking for a concealer and ended up buying Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation which can actually be used as either concealer or foundation. It's great for covering breakouts, but it's also extremely heavy. It's just wayy too much to wear all over your face in my opinion, plus, the shade I bought back in July (E40) is now way too dark for my pale winter skin. So I desperately needed some new foundation for Thanksgiving, since my skin is a little, ahem, stressed at the moment. (Our upcoming move/hosting a holiday may have had something to do with that...just maybe...) I remembered reading that one of my most favorite bloggers, Pink Lou Lou, was a fan of Revlon's PhotoReady foundation, so I thought I'd give it a try. After all, what choice did I have, it's not like Sephora is open on Thanksgiving...darn. 


Y'all, this stuff is WONDERFUL. It's seriously so similar to the Makeup Forever HD Foundation, yet it's only $11.99! Such a steal. It goes on very smooth, provides great coverage, and is just a beautiful foundation. I got it in Nude (#004) and it matches my skin perfectly. If you're in the market for new foundation, give this stuff a try. 
The second thing I bought was Revlon's PhotoReady concealer in Light (#002). This creamy stick blends really well, and I am loving it for under my eyes. The color I got is a little bit lighter than I was expecting, but I figure that my skin is only going to get more pale as the months go on. Definitely a great concealer to add to your makeup bag or throw in your purse for quick touch-ups. 

I have mentioned before that I am totally obsessed with Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments, particularly the Honey shade. It's so creamy and rich, and the warm nude color is absolutely perfect. But at $22 a pop, it is a little pricey.
So when I saw these new Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters, I was intrigued because it seemed like a similar concept of an ultra-moisturizing lip balm combined with sheer color.

I purchased color Brown Sugar (so not the shade pictured), and I really really like it. It's definitely not going to replace my Fresh Honey Lip Treatment, but it's a great product in it's own right. It's very smoothing, and the shade I bought has a nice amount of shimmer. It's perfect for throwing in you purse during the winter months to avoid chapped lips and give your face a little color. I'm looking forward to trying it out in other colors, and it's a great deal at less than $7! 
And last but not least, I picked up Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Perpetual Plum (#550) to wear on Thanksgiving and I love love love the color. It's just a fun, shimmery lipgloss that actually has some staying power. Very pretty and perfect for the holidays. 

So while I am still a Sephora girl heart, I love when I can find some great drugstore products that work well and don't cost an arm and a leg! 

Have a lovely Tuesday everyone! Xoxo

PS: I'm always on the hunt for new makeup, so tell me, what are some of your favorite products? Do you tend to buy your makeup at Sephora/department stores or do you prefer the drugstore?

4 comments:

  1. I wanted to love the Revlon Photo Ready foundation, but ended up hating it. I did, however, love the regular Revlon Color Stay Foundation. My life has been CHANGED by a number of new drugstore products recently:
    Maybelline Eye Circle Eraser puff thing
    Wet 'n Wild (yes, I'm serious) Mega Glo Illuminating Powder
    Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller (tinted)

    Can you tell I have some dark under eye circles?

    I'm glad you have found some products you love, even better that they're drugstore versions! =)

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  4. SO GOOD!!! Target is definitely way better than CVS -- though CVS is right on my walk from the subway to my office so I often do some serious damage there.

    I also really like Almay's skin clearing makeup -- I use the liquid foundation and then also the translucent powder to set it. It (allegedly) helps clear up acne -- not sure if that's true but it definitely doesn't make it worse!

    Good luck with your move and Happy Holidays!

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