Friday, April 20, 2012

The Red Lip (with Revlon)

I've been slowly getting more into bright lips recently. I'm slowly abandoning the pastures of neutral pinks and beiges for the more daring bright pinks and reds so I was thrilled when this week's video theme was to create a look featuring a red lip.


The lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in #725 "Love That Red", is absolutely gorgeous and a joy to apply. I love the brightness and slight sheen of it.



In the video I show a more polished way to wear it paired with the Revlon ColorStay Lipliner in "Red". The lipliner is more of a classic red shade so it tones down the brightness of the lipstick a bit and makes it into a more demure red lip. I love to wear the lipstick with or without liner though. I am wearing it alone, just dabbed with my fingers as a stain, in this outfit of the day video from last month. 

Next is the rising star of the show - the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer. The one I have is in shade 001. Shade 002 is the Color Correcting Primer that I featured in a previous post and is a lightly pink-toned primer that corrects sallowness in the face.


The Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer is slightly more rigid in texture, if that makes any sense. It feels less fluffy and whipped when it comes out of the tube and you only need a small amount to smooth over the entire face. It's on par with many other high end primers I have tried (NARS, MAC or Smashbox) and it doesn't feel greasy on the skin. A little goes a long way - if you apply too much of it, you might notice that it starts peeling off if you use too much. 

leave it to my DSLR camera to uncover arm hairs I never knew I had
smooth and perfected!
One pump is usually enough to cover my entire T-zone and cheek areas. It definitely helps with the longevity of makeup (I still get oil breakthroughs but not as badly and the oil diffuses nicely) and pores are minimized. Definitely check it out next time you're in the market for a new primer. It's slightly better suited for oily skins than the coloured version, although that one does brighten up the face on those sallow days.

Last but not least - what completes any look: nail polish! In the video I am wearing a new shade of Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel called "Bold Sangria". I know we are supposed to be rocking pastels and neons this spring and summer, but I still get in the mood for a dark vampy "wine-stained" purple.

opaque coverage in one coat
I have 10 of these nail enamels to give away, generously sponsored by Revlon, so if you are interested and would like to enter the draw, do so with your name and e-mail address below and in about a week I will randomly choose 10 winners, contact you and mail out your prizes!

Hope you enjoyed this look and happy Friday :)

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xox

Sandra

77 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Revlon as an affordable brand! I feel like Revlon has some great quality items that are so affordable as well. My favorite drugstore brand that I always go back to! I would love to enter your giveaway Sandra. =]

    - Lily N. <3
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    lacefleur.blogspot.com

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  2. what a gorgeous lipstick! i need to look into that!
    and thanks for the giveaway!
    i.kardakou@hotmail.com

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  3. That nail polish is gorgeous! I would love to have a chance to win one.

    stephanie.sham@gmail.com

    xxx

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  4. Oh I love the primer and the nail polish! So yeah, I scream enter meeeeeee for the little giveaway ahah.
    Email: andreanne.o@gmail.com

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  5. great post, would love to enter the draw :)
    megan burrows
    megan.wsburrows@gmail.com
    x

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  6. Hey I'm interested :)

    Beautyandbadtaste@gmail.com

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  7. The red lips look fab on you!!
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  8. love that nail polish! the perfect "vamp" color! :)

    Julie Flores
    team_flores@yahoo.com

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  9. Lindsay Lee

    lindsayhmlee@gmail.com! :):):)

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  10. Would love to win of the nail enamels! :) Is this giveaway international btw?

    Huixin
    poh.huixin@gmail.com

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  11. Thats a beautiful red. I dont have any red lipsticks, so hard for me to pull off. At least I think so. I may have to give this one a try.

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  12. Happy Friday :))

    Please enter me in the draw!

    Thanks, Lisa
    lisa[_]carbone[at]hotmail[dot]come

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  13. Jamie HandlingWithGrace(at)gmail.com

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  14. ooh id love it be entered never tried revlons nail polishes before :)
    stephaniemone@hotmail.com

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  15. I'd like to enter the draw!
    Natalie S.
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  16. Oohh nice review for the primer. I will have to test that out! I would love some polishes too (to feed my addiction)! I have not yet tried the new Revlon range.
    elianepino@hotmail.com
    Thank you X

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  17. Nice review on the primer, I will have to test that out! I would love to try the new polish range too.
    elianepino@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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  18. Wow, thank you for the lip tutorial, revlon lipstick seems to be really nice!

    Also, please enter me in your nailpolish giveaway, I would like to try this out!

    (Just letting you know that I won your revlon concealer&primer giveaway, but I haven't recieved the prize yet, but howell, there is still some time, I guess.)

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  19. Awesome post, I've gotta try and get my hands on some of the new Photo Ready Primer, I am in love with the foundation so I now have very high hopes! I too enjoy 'rocking' a more vampish nail from time to time throughout spring/summer. I'd love the chance to receive one of the polishes :)

    it's Paige Brown - paige.brown26@yahoo.com

    Thanks :) x

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  20. Angela Murley
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  21. I would love to win! Megan Anderson - megan_mendez@hotmail.com

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  22. Love this color!

    Tijana Pavicic
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  23. The weather has gone back to being a bit cold around here and so I am also still wearing my darker nail polishes. I'm lovin' that wine color! Thanks for the giveaway I'd love to win!

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  24. I have been wanting to try these polishes, maybe this will be my chance! Thanks!

    Athena Walker
    athenawalker@gmail.com

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  25. i would love to win one of the nail polishes. but do I leave my info in the comment section?

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  26. Tammy

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    www.makeupwishes.com

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  27. That nail polish is so pretty, I'd love to win it! And I think I own the lipstick, though I've been too scared to wear it. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow when it is sunny again (it's the middle of a thunderstorm right now).

    Katherine
    kchorn at gmail (dot) com

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  28. Awesome post! Rachel Smith beautywithraachel@gmail.com

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  29. Would love to win!

    Allyson

    allyson718@roadrunner.com

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  30. Christine

    marriedwkitchen@gmail.com

    Love the tips and your fashion sense!

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  31. I'd like to enter the draw! Sad to say all these lovely new Revlon collections aren't coming to my shores anytime soon :(

    Natasha
    natashasamat@gmail.com

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  32. Emilie

    emilie_gauthier15@hotmail.com

    =)

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  33. I liked red lipstick on you! Thank you for the chance to win a nailpolish!:) Revlon is a good brand.

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  34. Drew McComber
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  35. Rola

    foy080711@gmail.com

    www.foofyo.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Hi Sandra,

    Love the video on Revlon lip stick #725 and info on there nail polish too. I am really liking the colorstay line.Am a big fan! "Wow" did they ever get better on there products in the past years.love,love love Revlon....Would like to try more of the colorstay products.
    Have a great day!
    Cheers,Lydia xx

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  38. That primer looks very interesting, my makeup always melts off! my email is shoppinmel@aol.com

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  39. You look great Sandra, red looks great on you!
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  40. Carly Thiele
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  41. the color is so gorgeous!!!!

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  42. that looks like the perfect red colour!
    phoebemfinn@googlemail.com
    xxxx

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  43. Sari
    sari.sj@gmail.com
    Thank you:)

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  44. gorgeous colour!!

    zdoodlebugz@gmail.com

    Diana

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  45. beautiful! bold colors look stunning on you! my email is babebaloo@gmail.com

    is this open to u.s residents too?

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  46. love the red lip. i don't own a red lipstick yet!!

    ychung111@gmail.com

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  47. Lisa
    mademoiselle.mac@gmail.com

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  48. I LOVE!!! thetravellingfemme@gmail.com

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  49. ★ (・∀・)

    love pictures on your blog :) very nice layout. clean and charming. love your blog.

    my blog (≧∀≦) σ : http://www.christianyuen.blogspot.com/

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  50. De kleur van het lakje is super mooi
    ik volg je trouwens via bloglovin, volg je me terug? xx

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  51. id love to win this nail polish!! so pretty. my name is liv and my email is livgraceful@gmail.com
    thanks so much!!

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  52. That nail polish is sooo gorgeous! I would rock that for spring and summer.

    Kayla - kaylaclaus@hotmail.com

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  53. very nice colors.
    eliisele@gmail.com

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  54. The lipstick and nail polish are fabulous!

    Susan - sla312@gmail.com

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  55. Looks gorgeous! Would so love to win it haha :)
    Thanks! xx

    sadie_red[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. Love this! I'm always looking for a perfect new red lipstick. I think it adds so much to your look. Gorgeous<3
    xoxo

    cassie dulworth- cassiedulworth@hotmail.com

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  57. LOVE the nail polish! deep red wines are so fashion forward!

    Angie
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    hwalkeechan.blogspot.com

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  58. I've been wanting to try the polish. How does it wear?

    Rachel
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  59. I've heard so many different things about the lasting power of those nail polishes. Always in the mood for a dark vampy nail polish :)

    Shannon
    shannon.luckynumb3r7@gmail.com

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  60. loooove this nail polish! i just bought two of them today in the colors buttercup and rich raspberry! :)

    Jamie
    jcollins329@gmail.com

    queenofallthingspretty.blogspot.com

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  61. Hey sweetie! You have a very beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! I'd like to invite you to be my friend and follow each other:)

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  62. ohh, how I wish they would still sell Revlon here in Austria.. but for some reason it got discontinued. too bad, I'd love to try that primer!

    and btw - yes, this is off topic - will you by any chance be writing a detailed review for the Vitalumiere Aqua in the near future? I would lovelovelove to hear your opinion since you're always so honest about products :)

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  63. love the lipstick & nail polish!

    Rachel
    raychelle.x@gmail.com

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  64. That nail colour on you is absolutely gorgeous! X

    allthatglittersholly.blogspot.co.nz

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  65. I love these nail polishes :) This color is really pretty!

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  66. Cláudia
    Claudiagvs@hotmail.com

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  67. AH! that lipstick i sone of the most beautiful that I have seen on you!
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  68. Hi Sandra my name is Lindsay McMullen. Revlon is my fav drugstore brand and I'm so happy they have launched so many high end products lately! Thanks for the giveaway Sandra :) lindzmcm4@gmail.com

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  69. Hey Sandra these nail polishes and lip sticks are beautifull and I am quite regular reader of your skincare tips and beuty tips.

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  70. O wow...! Looks amazing. Really good lip color..... Thanks a lot will definitely try that! :)

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  71. I always think that I should try more primers... at the moment I'm not even using one. (just moisturizer before my mineral foundation to stop any dry, flaky skin).
    Maybe I'll take a look at this one.

    And that red if so vivid and beautiful. I think I'll have to add it to my collection! Such a sucker for reds....

    (The name's Olivia; and email is hn_nois@hotmail)

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