Okay so this is and isn’t a press release. For those that don’t know, a press release is when you are sent information on new products launching from a brand. What that does is obviously create a hype around a product (in this case Revlon products) and make us all rush out to spend our cash right? I used to post quite a few press releases, but then I never got around to buying the products or testing it. Life, time, memory…whatever the excuse is. So to me, the press release was not providing any value to my readers
When I saw the press release for these Revlon products, I was kind of excited. I decided that I’d make a conscious effort to look out for these products, swatch them and then report back. So this isn’t a press release, because they have already launched, but I think it’s still new enough and informative enough to provide some value to you and you can then decide if you really want these products or not.
Revlon ColourStay Brow Crayon (RSP R179,00)
Designed for those who want fuller, softly defined brows without any hassles. The unique waterproof formula lets you achieve and maintain your eyebrow goals through all of your daily duties.
– Wax to powder finish
– Crayon format for simple one step application
– Buildable, blendable colour
So that’s what Revlon says. What did I think? I found these at Clicks and Dischem. They come in 4 shades. I tested the shade ‘Dark Brown’ and I think it suited me to a t. Soft brown is a bit on the warmer side, so that would not work for me. I found these crayons to be extremely blendable, soft and creamy. It went on smoothly with no tugging. My only gripe with this product is that the tip is quite thick. Before my brows were hacked off by a new beauty salon I tried out, this would have been perfect, but now that my tail end is a bit thinner, I had to be careful with filling in there. That being said, I didn’t have a problem at all.
My brows stayed put all day and I do think the formula set my brows as well.
Revlon ColourStay Brow Pencil (RSP R179,00)
This product fills, defines and tames brows in 2 easy steps. The waterproof formula will last for up to 24 hours. They come in 5 different shades.
I don’t know why, but the spoolie impresses me first on a brow pencil. lol. The spoolie on this pencil is really great. It does a pretty good job combing out my brows. Moving on to the pencil part, I like the angled tip, as it provides for a more precise application versus the crayon. Though I find the crayon’s formula a bit more creamy and prefer that formula. I did one brow with the crayon and one with the pencil and I think I’m just a brow pencil kind of gal, so that would be my choice, but I thought both brows looked good and held up all day.
Revlon ColourStay Creme Eyeshadow (RSP R99,95)
The collection of 12 wearable shades each contains finely milled pigments to offer a smooth application for the perfect burst of colour. Waterproof for long wear and lasts for up to 24hrs.
The colour selection is beautiful. There are some warm tones, some cool tones, light colours and dark colours. I swatched these in-store on my hand and these swatched really nicely. Revlon claims that they are buildable to make the colour more intense and I can definitely see that you are able to do that. I realised 5hrs after I swatched it that it was still on the back of my hand and had not moved. Unfortunately I did not test the claim that they are waterproof.
I also picked up a sample of the new Youth FX Fix and Blur foundation. While I love the finish and how it wore throughout the day, I don’t think I can find a shade to match my skin tone. I find the Revlon foundations (that I have tried) have pink undertones and it initially seems to match me, but then as the day goes on I notice I look very pink. Such a bummer as I do like the foundation, especially because I found that it blurred my pores really well. I may try to mix my sample with another foundation to see if I can make it work.
Dischem had a special on where if you spend over R450 on Revlon goodies, you receive a free gift containing a brow pencil, an eyeshadow and a mascara. I’m not sure if it’s still going by the time I post this, but worth checking out.
Have you spotted any of these goodies? Have you tried anything out?