Sunday, April 1, 2012

Subtle Bronzy Look with Revlon

This month I got the exciting opportunity to create a bronzy, glowy look with the help of some Revlon products:

The new Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer made my complexion smooth and it helped foundation glide on easily (I used the Bourjois Healthy Mix in the shade 52). Also, because of its slight pink tint, it helps neutralize any sallowness.

It fills in any lines or large pores and I found that I didn't need to use as much foundation while using this (I only used about half a pump of foundation for my whole face)

before primer
after primer - nice and smooth!

The primer is definitely on par with other higher end primers I have tried and much more wallet-friendly. If you can't live without your makeup primer, I think this one is worth a try. It's lightweight, oil free, paraben free and has no fragrance, making it perfect for sensitive skins as well.

left - Revlon PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette in Peach (mixed together)
right - Revlon Bronzer in shade 01 Natural Bronze
On the cheeks I combined Revlon Bronzer in the shade 01 "Natural Bronze" - which is a warm brown with a satin finish, good pigmentation and easy to blend. Unfortunately mine had a little accident but it's perfect for a soft sunkissed look. I do love my matte bronzers but sometimes a bronzer with a hint of sheen really lifts the complexion and fits the "sunkissed" bill a bit more accurately!

The sculpting blush palette in "Peach" is most suitable as a highlight. All three colours in the palette have shimmer, so I found that they worked best blended together and applied as a highlight on the top of the cheekbones. The shades are quite sheer so they are best layered on top of bronzer/blush.

Finally, my favourite of the bunch - Revlon PhotoReady Concealer. I am using the shade 002 Light, which is perfect for brightening the under-eye area. Now if you have any blue/green under tones, I suggest you use a corrector underneath to neutralize those tones, then glide on this concealer to lift and brighten. It glides on smoothly, has a medium coverage and is easy to blend. I set it with my usual powder - Benefit Powderflage - and it lasts all day.

I hope you enjoyed the little demo and make sure you check out the products next time you're perusing the aisles in search for new makeup!

Also if you won last month's Revlon giveaway your prize should be on its way, I mailed everything out this week. Congratulations to the 10 lucky ladies :)

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  1. I was away for a day shopping yesterday and seen the Revlon Color Correcter Primer and I didn't pick it up! I am devastated as it looks and sounds amazing! xxx

  2. I love the look of that concealer. Do you find that it creases at all?

    Don't forget to check out my giveaway- Revlon Lip Butters and Maybelline Color Tattoos.

  3. This is making me look forward to my mail this week :) Might pick up the primer to match!
    Thank you again x

  4. I'm definitely going to try that primer and also that concealer! x

  5. I am never sure which makeup to buy in the drugstore because I can't test it, so I love these posts!

  6. Is the primer silicone-based?

  7. I like that primer as well but I've seen another I like as well. Decisions decisions...

  8. Oo...those shades look so gorgeous! I see how the concealer totally brightened up the area! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I am AMAZED by both the primer (which I didn't know about) and the concealer :) amazing results!!! :)

    xx raquel

  10. I have some other primers i am trying to use up at the moment but once i get through those i am going straight to target to pick this bad boy up! :) thanks!

  11. The concealer looks really good, might have to try it next time I buy one.

  12. I just stopped at Ulta and picked up the Revlon concealer in Light. I LOVE it! It goes on smooth and beautifully lightens up my undereyes. Thanks !

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