Friday, February 7, 2014

Drugstore Makeup Favorites: The Best of Revlon

I've decided to start a new series each week where I highlight a brand from the drugstore and tell you what are (in my opinion) the best products from that line. I wanted to start off with Revlon because its my favorite drugstore/affordable line and I happen to have lots of Revlon products and love them. 

1. Revlon Lip Butters
It occurred to me the other day when I included these in my favorite lip product post, that I really have not talked about these enough, considering how much I adore them. I really think these Lip Butters are perfect in every way, and perfect for everyone. There are lots and lots of colors to choose from, ranging from light nude colors to bright candy apple red, to deep plum or burgundy. What I like best about them is that you can control the amount of color.. they are very buildable. If you just want a sheer wash of color, just apply one layer. If you want something a bit more dramatic, do a couple layers. I don't just love them for their color payoff though, they are very moisturizing and feel smooth and soft on your lips. If you're just sort of iffy about wearing any color on your lips, pick one of these up. You will not be disappointed! 

2. Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation
This was my go-to foundation for months.. I've since been trying out new things, but I always go back to this trusty foundation when I want medium to full coverage. I love the whipped texture and how smooth and creamy it goes on and looks on my skin. I was a powder foundation wearer for a long time and any liquid foundations just seemed so heavy and thick on my face.. but I finally found this foundation and loved it because it didn't feel wet and greasy and made my face flawless!

3.Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss
I don't have these glosses in a ton of colors, just 2, but I love the 2 that I have. Peach Petal is my absolute favorite for a gorgeous, pearly, peach, nude color. It goes great over any lipstick and is, in my opinion, an exact dupe for MACs Flair for Finery Lipglass. They aren't sticky, and last a pretty long time. 

4. Revlon Photo Ready Eye Primer
This was the first eye primer I ever purchased. Since then I've tried out some pretty pricey ones.. and I honestly don't see a difference. Its a great primer at a great price point. I love that it has a flesh toned color (it isn't just a clear primer) because it sort of acts as a foundation or concealer for my eyes, covering any discoloration or veins on my lids. On days that I don't want to wear much eye makeup besides mascara, I'll put a thin layer of this on my eyes and it really makes them look more awake, and as I said before, covers any imperfections. It also makes your shadow stay a long time and prevents creasing.

5. Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Obviously this is the non-whipped version of #2. I consider this a great every-day foundation, whereas the whipped version is better for a more full-coverage nighttime look. I like that it blends really well which makes for a quick application. I just apply a bit to the back of my hand, dip my finger in it, and dot it all over my face. Then I take a brush and blend it in all over. It goes on smoothly and effortlessly and covers well. I buy the one for combination-oily skin but I hear the dry skin formula is really great for dry skin. This foundation does need a setting powder to keep you matte throughout the day.. but I have yet to find a foundation that doesn't.

6. Revlon ColorStay Polish
I've mentioned these before in previous posts.. They are the best polishes, with the best staying power, of anything else I've tried. I once wore this polish for 3 weeks without any chipping. I was amazed. There is a great color selection and I love the shape of the brush, which makes it much easier to paint mess-free. If you don't want to spend extra money at the nail salon, and don't want to have to paint your nails over and over each week, definitely try this ColorStay polish.. you won't be disappointed! 

7. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains
Once again, another product I've talked about over and over. Read here and here. As I said before, they're moisturizing, smooth, and feel cool and minty on your lips. As you can see in the picture, there are tons of colors to choose from. I think they're so easy to apply and I love the concept of a big crayon. They are very similar to Clinique's Chubby Sticks. My only complaint is that the lighter colors don't really show up that well (not on me anyway) so I'd stay away from the 2 or 3 lightest shades.

8. Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
I loved this when it first came out, and then I started trying new things and forgot about it. I recently started using it again and forgot just how much I loved it! Its a pretty basic mascara, a normal brush with a normal formula.. But something about it just really makes my lashes look really long and full. It was a little too wet for me in the beginning but after it dries out (about a week later) its so easy to use and makes your lashes look amazing. This is one of the few Revlon eye products that I have tried and loved.. definitely worth picking up! 

As you can see, most of my favorites are lip products.. Revlon has really hit the nail on the head with their moisturizing formula with great color payoff. I haven't tried many of their shadows or liners which is why they aren't on my list, but if you know of any that you think I'd love, let me know! 

Which line would you like to see next? L'Oreal, Maybelline, Rimmel, Cover Girl, Wet n Wild..
The list goes on and on! Stay tuned!


  1. I'd like to hear your thoughts on Maybelline. I love their color whisper line and their color sensational lip wear line.

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