I got the exciting opportunity to do a series of short demonstration videos featuring some new products by Revlon. I think it's such a fun take on showcasing new products - from the eye of a regular consumer such as myself and how I make the products work for me rather than a traditional professional makeup artist demonstration. This is the first instalment featuring one of my favourite makeup "staple" looks - the smoky eye.
By now from reading my blog you probably know that I am all about keeping it simple. I am just not patient nor skilled enough to pull out intricate eyeshadow looks. It's just not practical for me in my everyday life. However, I still like a bit of drama every once in a while so I think that this look can easily be pulled off for both daytime or nighttime. You could add some fake lashes for an extra kick and you're off into the sunset.
The Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener is a cool concept in the sense that it can be used both on the lid as an eyeshadow primer as well as provide some brightening under the eyes as well. It has a slight pink tint to it that can easily help neutralize blue under-eye circles if you need an extra boost under your concealer.
The texture is very smooth and silky and it comes in a twist-up pen. If your under-eye circles are mild you can easily get away just with using this. As an eyeshadow primer it works nicely at creating a nice and bright base - if you are super oily it might not do the trick at keeping creases away without a base shadow to set it on top.
I was really happy with the eyeshadow quad they sent me to check out - the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow in "Siren". The colours are stunning (you know I love my mauve taupes), they were pigmented and not super shimmery. They were so easy to use. In the video you can see that they weren't hard to blend out and apply at all. I mixed a touch of the lightest shade with the shimmery taupe on top of it all over the lid, the purply shade in the outer corner and in the crease, and the darkest shade (which has a matte finish) with a smudge brush as a liner.
My favourite shades were the purple (which reminds me of Chanel's Illusion D'ombre eyeshadow in Illusoire) and the taupey shade, which I initially thought was similar to Chanel Safari (blogged about here). However it's more of a cool toned version of it, which works perfectly with purples and grays and provides a nice contrast against warm brown eyes to really bring them out.
The Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume mascara is also nice for subtle lash separation and volume. If you are a fan of Benefit They're Real or Chanel Inimitable, you will like this mascara. The wands are similar and the formula doesn't smudge all over the place by the end of the day.
Revlon also generously provided me with 10 of their PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener pens for me to give away to you. If you are interested in winning, please leave a comment below including your name and e-mail address. I will select 10 random winners and e-mail you to get your shipping information :)
--- EDIT: winners have been selected and contacted.
I hope you enjoyed this post and don't hesitate to check out these Revlon products next time you're perusing the aisles of the drugstore in search for something new!
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