Showing posts with label Revlon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Revlon. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I've Become A Captive Of My Own Enamel...Revlon Captive Coral Nail Enamel

Don't all these magnificent colors in the bottle remind you of an Autumn leaf?!  

What a glorious nail polish Captive Coral is! The colors are so complex, that I don't know where to begin in its description. Captive Coral is a mixture of a captivating, dark antiqued-gold, russet orange, dark coral pink duochrome with flashes of green, purple, and dark mustard; the only thing this nail enamel is missing is the kitchen sink!

To date, I have to say that Captive Coral is the MOST DIFFICULT polish to capture in photograph, and begrudgingly, I failed.

Although none of these picture show the true beauty that is Captive Coral, I hope you can see a small glimpse of it. 

 Not satisfied with these images, once I get my new lens (yes, I finally ordered it!), I most likely will revisit the photos.

Captive Coral was a limited edition nail enamel, and I have no idea how old it is. I just know I've had it for a long time. But, it truly is one of the most unique polishes in my collection.

Have you heard/seen/ or have Captive Coral?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Typhoon Halfway Around The World...Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel

From the vault of my Revlon nail polishes, I bring you the long discontinued polish, Typhoon. I've had this polish for ages, and the formula is still good.

Typhoon is a shimmery, deep, medium blue with a barely-there violet sheen. Opaque in one coat, typhoon wears for 4-5 days.

Typhoon is a pretty shade of blue, and a perfect shade for Summer; I love the contrast this shade creates when paired with a tan, and wearing something white.

What are some of your favorite blue polishes?

Don't forget my giveaway.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Matte-r Of Life Or Lipstick...Revlon Matte Lipsticks

Last Saturday, I wore Revlon's Strawberry Suede on an outing that motivated me to rediscover my love for my Revlon lipsticks. Back when I was a little "beauty tadpole," swimming up and down the beauty isles of Rite Aid and Walgreen's, a Revlon lipstick was my first beauty purchase (and, the first cosmetic brand I got into)...and, after many, many moons, it's still my favorite drugstore brand.

From left to right: 001 Nude Attitude, 003 Mauve It Over, 004 Pink About It, 005 Strawberry Suede, 006 Really Red.

From left to right: 007 In The Red, 008 Cocoa Craving, 009 Fabulous Fig, 010 Wine Not, 011 Stormy Pink.

I forgot how pretty these matte lipsticks are...and, by the way, they also work beautifully as blushers (especially, Pink About It, Strawberry Suede, and Stormy Pink).

Which matte Revlon lipstick is your favorite?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ch Ch Ch Ch Ch Cherry Berry!

Revlon's nail enamel in Cherry Berry (280) was my polish of choice for V-day.

I applied two coats of Cherry Berry. 

Cherry Berry is a magenta-based, cherry-red with a creme finish. Not a terribly unique color, but the polish is insanely pigmented (basically opaque in one coat) glossy, and wears beautifully for five days.

What did you wear on your nails for Valentine's Day?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Toffee-Nosed Polish...Revlon Nail Enamel in Totally Toffee!

Totally Toffee is a warm, chocolate-brown with a shiny creme finish. The formula is lovely (although, it's darker on the nails than it appears in the bottle) and opaque after two coats.

I love the rich color of Totally Toffee, and it's a perfect shade for Fall!

What are some of your favorite brown nail polishes for Autumn?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Which Side Your Lips Are Buttered On...Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches

Not that long ago, was having a bogo 50% off the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. Always one to capitalize on a bargain, I purchased the remaining 7 shades on my Lip Butter "to get' list.

I must say, the Lip Butters have gotten a lot of mileage this Summer. 

From left to right: Berry Smoothie, Sweet Tart, Lollipop.

From left to right: Peach Parfait, Tutti Frutti, Candy Apple, Cherry Tart.

Out of the seven new additions, my favorites are: Berry Smoothie, Lollipop. Peach Parfait, Tutti Frutti, Candy Apple, and Cherry Tart...basically, all of them.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Photo Does Not Blush, But these Creams do! Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush Swatches

Some time ago, my good friend Ari  gifted me the PhotoReady cream blushers in Pinched 100 and Coral Reef 300. I liked them so much, that I wanted to complete the trio, and ordered Flushed 200 from

The texture of these blushers is non-sticky (somewhat dry, resembling a cream-to-powder formula), but the finish is a soft, translucent glow.

From left to right: Pinched, Flushed, Coral Reef.

Pinched: a warm, nude-peach with shimmers.

Flushed: a blue-based fuchsia.

Coral Reef: a blood-orange coral.

I've REALLY enjoying all three of the PhotoReady cream blushers (especially Coral Reef and Flushed) this past week. I love customizing the colors by layering them over one another, especially Pinched; if applied lightly, it can work as a highlighter, and looks pretty over Flushed and Coral Reef. 

The Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blushes retail for $12.99 and contain 0.44 oz. of product.

Have you tried Revlon's PhotoReady Cream Blushers?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Hate To Ask, But Are Nail Polishes Electric? Revlon Nail Enamel in Strawberry Electric

Unbeknownst to me, I own two bottles of Strawberry Electric (I don't even remember purchasing the first one). While applying the polishes side by side, I found one was slightly deeper in color. Today's mani is the lighter of the two. 

I keep breaking my nails sparring with Aki. his time it was my index and middle finger :(

Strawberry Electric is an electrified, warm, reddish-hot pink with violet and fuchsia shimmers. Opaque in two coats, I get about 4-5 days of wear before seeing a single chip. 

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Texture You Love Without the Cholesterol! Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches in Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet, Wild Watermelon

Last Friday, I received another beauty parcel from my best friend, and among the cosmetic rubble, he slipped these lippies into the box.

From left to right: Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet, Wild Watermelon.

Pink Lemonade: (The sheerest of the four) is a yellow-based, warm-toned, soft pink.

Juicy Papaya: a peach-coral.

Sorbet: a bright, cool-toned fuchsia.

Wild Watermelon: a bright watermelon-red.

I've only had these lip butters for a few days, but I'm already in love with Wild Watermelon. I like the balmy-texture and translucency (the opacity can be built up) of Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butters, and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of these four new shades.

What's your favorite new Lip Butter shade?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Nail Polish Takes A Punch, and Hits Back With Four Coats! Revlon Nail Enamel in Punchy Peach

Punchy Peach is a vibrant peach, with shocking pinkish-violet shimmers. 

 Natural light.

The formula is watery-thin, and even with four coats, the nail line still peeks through. 


However, it applies well, drys quickly, and last about 3 to 4 days without chipping. Punchy Peach is a unique and fun shade to wear during Spring/Summer.

With flash. 

What are some of your favorite unique nail polishes?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Laser Lavender, Revlon Nail Enamel!

Revlon's Laser Lavender is a semi-sheer, lavender with sky blue shimmers, and a greenish-turquoise duochrome finish. 

 Natural (overcast) light.

The formula is thin, and requires three to four coats, but the enchanting color of Laser Lavender is well worth the effort.

With flash (the nail of my ring finger is a little shorter, due to a dicing accident six days ago...ouch!).

Sadly, Laser Lavender was a limited edition release from way back when, however, you may be able to find it online.

What are some of your favorite duochrome polishes?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

And Lead Me into Temptation...Revlon's Nail Lacquer in 'Tempted'

Tempted is a radiant, dark fuchsia with silver, red, and hot pink shimmers. It's a shame that this was a limited edition polish, because it's simply beautiful!


These photos don't do Tempted ANY justice. The shimmers really make the polish sparkle, and come to life. 

In sunlight. 

Hope you enjoyed this polish :D

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blackberry Stains

I've had this polish for so long, that the lettering has rubbed off :P Revlon's Blackberry is a sophisticated, deep, bronzed rose-red shimmer. The formula runs a little on the thin side; however, you can achieve the same opacity as the bottle with three coats. Three coats may be one coat too many for some, but Blackberry applies smoothly, streak-free, and has a lovely glow.



What nail polish are you wearing at the moment?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Love at First Bite! Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

I'm totally smitten with Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains! I was able to procure these lovely lippies, thanks to the ever so sweet Justine from sakuralovely.

I found the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains to be beautifully pigmented, glossy, moisturizing, and wear for about 4-5 hours before fading. A word of advice, when using the darker shades, make sure your lips have been prepped (i.e. exfoliated and moisturized) prior to apply to avoid any unattractive faded patches :O 

These balm stains do have a subtle minty scent, and feel slightly reminiscent of TheBalm's 'Read My Lips' lipsticks, but without the repulsive dental office scent.

 From left to right: Precious, Charm, Rendezvous.

Precious: a flesh color nude.

Charm: a pale peach.

Rendezvous: a bright orange. 

 From left to right: Honey, Cherish, Darling.

Honey: a muted pink-mauve.

Cherish: a lavender-pink.

Darling: A pink-lilac. 

 From left to right: Sweetheart, Lovesick, Smitten.

Sweetheart: a bright blue-based pink.

Lovesick: a bright fuchsia-pink. 

Smitten: a berry-pink.

From left to right: Crush, Romantic, Adore.

Crush: a berry-wine.

Romantic: a muted tomato red.

Adore: a brownish-brick red.

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are now available in Japan and retail for ¥1,260($16.52), but I've only seen six available shades :(

Have you tired the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains? If so, what's your favorite color? 

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Revlon Moon Drops, 'Iced Coffee, Copperglaze Sienna, and Copperglaze Brown' Lipsticks

When it comes to drug store lipsticks, Revlon has to be my favorite brand in the states. I was going to swatch all my Revlon lipsticks, but decided to divide them into their proper lines.

Up first (and the ones I own the least of) are the Moon Drops Lipsticks.

The shades I own are: Iced Coffee 360, Copperglaze Sienna 320, and Copperglaze Brown 335. I used to have Blase Apricot, Orange Flip, and 24K Orange, but I finished them about two years ago; if you're into orange lipsticks, I highly recommend them! Revlon Moon Drops lipsticks retail for $8.99.

 From left to right: Iced Coffee, Copperglaze Sienna, and Copperglaze Brown in natural light. 

Iced Coffee: a neutral, glossy reddish brown. 

Copperglaze Sienna: A glossy, bright russet red. 

Copperglaze Brown: A glossy brick red with a copper sheen. 

From left to right: Iced Coffee, Copperglaze Sienna, and Copperglaze Brown with flash.

These lipsticks are very moisturizing, glossy and extremely comfortable on the lips. They last for about 5 to 6 hours. Moon Drops do have a perfume scent, which doesn't bother me, but it may turn some of you off.

Sadly, Iced Coffee, Copperglaze Sienna, and Copperglaze Brown have been discontinued (Why, God?! Why?!), but I did an online search and they are available on and ebay.

Have you every tried any of the Revlon Moon Drops lipsticks?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Macaroon

Hello lovelies,

Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter in Macaroon is a UK exclusive shade, but I was able to procure this gem through ebay.

In comparison to the other lip butters I own, I found macaroon to have a more pronounced shea and coconut scent.

Macaroon is a muted, reddened-guava with tiny gold sparkles. This lip butter is one of the more pigmented of this product range.

The gold sparkles are more apparent in this photo.

A little side note...

Last week, while I was in Ginza, I found a little shop selling the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters... So, yes, Lip Butters are in Japan now. The display only had six shades and they were priced at 1,500 yen ($18.88). I've said this before, and I'll say it again...even drug store makeup is expensive in Japan. Also, drug stores over here never have promo specials (i.e., buy one, get one free or buy one, get one at 50% off) like Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and other drug stores often do.

I've been wearing Macaroon this week, and I believe it's a pretty color for Spring/Summer. Macaroon is one of the more pigmented lip butter shades and quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.