Rediscovering Revlon | Summer Makeup Picks

Monday, August 07, 2017


Remember that time when everyone was all about the Revlon Lip Butters? There wasn't a YouTube video or blog post published that didn't feature those quilted cuties. I myself had two of them and loved them to bits - ah Pink Truffle, how I miss thee. I also had their bronze highlighting palette which I enjoyed for a while. But that was pretty much my only encounter with Revlon. That was until they very generously sent me this beautiful array of goodies to play around with. Perfectly in time for summer, these lip and cheek products have been some of my favourites to reach for.



Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor*

I have to start with my favourites of the bunch and the ones that surprised me the most. I didn't expect much colour pay-off or anything significant with these. These bright metallic slim twist-up crayons house a lipstick formula that has been my go-to these past few weeks. The formula is incredibly pigmented and glides on wonderfully, colouring the lip in only one swipe. They're so comfortable to wear on the lips and hydrating that I often forget I'm wearing them. Of course they're not transfer-proof at all, but that's okay by me. The high shine finish is refreshing for me after wearing only liquid lipsticks for so long. This is like a classic lipstick, with a modern formula and convenient packaging (oh and they smell like candy...yum!).

I don't generally go for pink berry toned lipsticks but I have been enlightened by the shade Vineyard. It's possibly the brightest, boldest lip shade I own and I love it. It's flattering and pretty and I love reaching for this. Desert is a universally flattering mid-tone nude shade that I prefer to wear with a lip liner as it doesn't have the same level of pigmentation as the other shade. Again, one that I've been reaching for loads and loving.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipstick - Seduction*

I love the packaging of this and wish I could be quite so positive about the formula. Its confusing to begin with because it's called matte... but it doesn't ever dry down to a matte finish and has more of a sticky mousse texture. The shade is pretty but I find the lipstick isn't pigmented enough meaning that it never really coats my lips evenly and because it never dries down I can't really build it up by adding another layer. Having said that, I still enjoy using this on low-key makeup days because it is a pretty shade and it's comfortable on the lips. It's not one for special occasions but not a complete write-off for me either.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Stick - Gold Light*

I can't say I'm the biggest fan of the name of this product and the next, but I understand the need for brands to go with what's trending and relevant to the current target consumer. This is a cream highlighter in a convenient, albeit chunky, twist up tube. The shade is great and I feel like it would look good on most, if not all, skin tones. We all love a little touch of neutral champagne toned shimmer to give us that glow. I would've liked for the formula to be a little softer and bouncier to the touch because I find that applying this stick directly on my face disrupts my makeup I've already applied. I have to use a stippling brush to apply this properly, and once I do the results are stunning. It gives that pretty sheen on the skin that's neither too obvious nor too glittery. This is a great high street option for a cream highlighter that you can use everyday.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Blush - Berry Kiss*

This cream blusher comes in the same packaging as the highlighter and while I still hold the same reservations about the name, I really like this blusher. It isn't too pigmented which is a huge plus for me, because if you've used cream blushers before you'll know that there's nothing worse than applying too much cream blusher that you struggle to wipe or blend away. Because this is quite sheer, it's so easy to use and there's very little chance of ruining a whole makeup look with it. Again, I struggle to apply this directly onto my already made up face, but with my fingers or a stippling brush it looks amazing and gives a beautiful deep flush to the cheeks. I also love using this on days when I have no other makeup on just for that touch of colour to the complexion.


It's so great to have some Revlon back in my life and I'm happy to have tried these products. I'm absolutely loving them right now. I think the HD Gel Lipcolors are the clear winners for me and I would recommend you check them out next time you're at the stand. I know I'll be swatching some other shades soon.



Have you tried any of these? What is your fave Revlon product? How much do you miss the Lip Butters? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx
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28 comments

  1. I don't know why I don't think to try Revlon products these days! The blush looks and sounds gorgeous! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Same here - I never think to check out their stands. Well I will now xxx

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  2. Revlon is a high street brand I haven't really tried much, definitely need to experience the brand more!

    Alice May Snell ♡

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    1. I think they fall under a lot of people's radar which is a shame xxx

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  3. The HD lipsticks seems fantastic! I love their Colorstay foundation is one of my holy grails, and the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. Yes, I saw that Balm Stain on your post recently. I will have to go to their stand to see what else they have on offer xxx

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  4. I don't use much Revlon as the brand wasnt available in Germany until recently, but I remember buying a matte lip crayon when I was in New Zealand and like your lipstick it never really dried down matte. I do have a cream blush I love though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I feel like they have some clear winners in their line up but people tend to overlook them as a brand generally. xxx

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  5. That has been the biggest complaint about both Revlon highlighter and blush too, that they are not as creamy, very stiff and if applied directly to a made up face, they will disrupt the makeup. :-( I have stopped buying the brand for some time now and quite frankly don't miss the products.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Ah...I can understand that. Yes, if the texture was a little softer they would have some gems here. I am using them quite a bit though to be fair xxx

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  6. I don't tend to check out Revlon when I go to the store. I did really like their Eye Art cream shadows and liner. I really want to check some other products. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I definitely have been overlooking their stand for years xxx

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  7. Amazingly I never owned a lip butter! I agree that these gel lip colours are really gorgeous. I'm pretty new to highlighters but quite like this one. Overall a big thumbs up xxx

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    1. Ah I bought my lip butters way after the hype as well haha! xxx

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  8. Unsurprisingly, I agree with every thing you've said in this post! The HD Gel lip colours are incredible, the HD matte lipstick isn't matte and looks quite patchy on me too, and I'm not the biggest fan of the highlight & blush either! I want to try more shades in the gel lip colours though! xx
    Nishi // www.nishiv.com

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    1. I'm glad we are on the same wave lenght ;) yes, definitely need to check out the other shades of the gel lip colours xxx

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  9. I haven't tried much from Revlon since it is difficult to find products from this brand in the shops here. The Ultra HD Lipcolor sounds incredible and I love both shades!!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Its strange because I thought Revlon was easily available everywhere. The lippies are so pretty xxx

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  10. I did see the HD gel lip colours in the stands and they do look so good, I love the look of desert. Gold Light is beautiful! I prefer a subtle sheen too, I'm currently using their photoready skinlights, but that shade is too good to resist. I did pick up some lip butters but I gave them to my Sister and she's probably lost them by now haha xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Haha! Sisters - you can't not buy things for them even if they don't use them! And yes, definitely check out the HD Gel lippies as they are amazing xxx

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  11. I love Revlon but I haven't purchased anything from the stand for years, I think the last thing I did buy, was a nail polish! I'll have to look out for seduction, its my kind of shade!


    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally get that. I will definitely be checking out their stand from now on to see what else they have on offer xxx

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  12. I got this little parcel too! I love the HD gel lipsticks. I really like the liquid lipstick as gloss, because like you say it isn't matte! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Yes, apart from them being patchy, I love them for being comfortable xxx

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  13. I was expecting to read this and want all of the lippies, but now I actually want all of the blushes instead! The swatches are lovely and just my kind of colours. Back to Superdrug I go!

    Sarah from Iheartcosmetics xx

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  14. I don't actually think I own anything from Revlon, I've never really seen the hype around their products so I always just walk past their counter without even blinking an eyelid towards it. I never even tried their famous lip butters!! However, the ultra HD Gel lip products sound amazing! I really need to start looking into Revlon
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  15. I'm not really fan of stick/cream blushes, highlighters but the lipsticks have me intrigued :) I have swatched them while at work, haha! and they looked very pigmented, must try them! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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