My first ever makeup products (not the ones that I used from my mom, but MINE) were Revlon ones. Revlon wasn’t available in India at the time when I was a teen and my aunt had got me foundation, eyeliner, lipsticks and nail polishes from USA. For the longest time ever, this used to be my favourite brand; till all the others started entering the Indian markets.
I still love most of the Revlon products since they have the right combination of quality and price. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to go back to my first “makeup partner” and do a look using Revlon products.
Talk of Valentine’s Day and the colours pink and red come to mind. I wanted to do something different and so decided to do a sultry, sensuous look combining purple smokey eyes and ombre lips in berry shades.
To create this look, I used the following products from Revlon:
- Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Makeup and Concealer in 180 Sand Beige – Price ₹1695.
- Revlon Powder Blush in Wine Not – Price ₹950
- Revlon Shadow Links Eye shadow in Candy – Price ₹210
- Revlon Colorstay One-Stroke Defining Kajal in Vintage Grape – Price ₹675
- Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Wine– Price ₹630
- Revlon Matte Lipstick in Matte Wine – Price ₹599
- Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor in All Night Fuchsia – Price ₹960
Since the steps for themakeup look can’t be explained clearly in a blog, I decided to do a makeup tutorial for it. This is my first attempt at doing makeup on camera so I really am looking forward to your feedback and suggestions. Here’s the makeup tutorial:
Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Makeup and Concealer
This foundation and concealer has amazing pigmentation! It is a full coverage foundation, though of course, you can tone down the coverage by using it sparingly. The texture is wonderful – creamy and easy to blend. However, the shade 180 Sand Beige is way too light for my skin tone, though it appears darker in the pan. The concealer and foundation are in separate layers of the pan and there is also a mirror and a triangular sponge for application. In terms of longevity, texture and pigmentation, I love this foundation and need to get one in the right shade for my skin tone.
Revlon Shadow Links Eyeshadow and Colorstay Defining Eyeliner Kajal
The Revlon Shadow Links eyeshadow are individual eyeshadows that can be “linked” together. The shade Candy is a pale pink with silver pearl and shimmer in it. It is not chalky, relatively smooth to apply and has light pigmentation so for more intensity, it needs to be layered up.
The Revlon Colorstay Defining Eyeliner Kajal is WOW! It is so creamy and soft and pigmented! And the shade Vintage Grape is a beautiful purple that looks great on Indian skin tones. Especially on the lower lashline. It is also very blendable, as you can see in the video, and can be blended out easily for a smokey eye look. Once it sets, it lasts quite long and you don’t need to worry about touching it up.
Revlon Powder Blush
Wine Not is a gorgeous plum shade that would suit all Indian skintones. It is very pigmented and you need to have a light hand to apply it or you could end up with a clown face. Though the texture is a bit powdery and not as smooth as I would have liked, it is still very blendable and pigmented.
Revlon Colorstay Lipliner, Matte Lipstick and Colorstay Overtime Lipcolour
The Revlon Colorstay lipliner is a slim twist-up pencil – a packaging I love since it doesn’t involve sharpening. The pencil is creamy and very pigmented and doesn’t tug on the lips like a lot of other lip pencils do.
All girls have at least one Revlon lipstick in their dresser so these need no introduction. This matte lipstick is very pigmented and non-drying. It isn’t a total powder matte, but more of a soft matte finish – very comfortable on the lips.
The Colorstay Overtime Lipcolour is perhaps my least favourite of the lot. I have used these earlier – around 2004 or 2005 when they were newly launched – and I don’t find the texture comfortable despite the coat of gloss on top. The shade All Night Fuchsia is a very pretty shade and when blended with Matte Wine, gives a very beautiful berry-toned ombre effect.
To Sum Up
I hope you enjoyed watching the makuep tutorial. Do subscribe to my channel and let me know your feedback and suggestions. What sort of makeup look would you like to wear on Valentine’s Day? Have you tried any of these Revlon products? Which ones are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.