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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