Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

It happens to me often that I love the formula of a dark lip color so much that I purchase more neutral shades from the range but they end up being not as good as the darker ones. Anyone who has played around with makeup might be able to guess that creating a smoother formula with darker colors is easier than with lighter shades. Despite knowing this, I continue to purchase lighter variants of the lip products that I love because lighter colors are so much more practical and wearable on a daily basis. If you have been following my blog since its conception (Anyone out there? Do let me know!) then you might remember my blog post where I RAVED about the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 – India Intrigue, a nice deep fuchsia. This product encouraged me to buy a lighter shade from the range, and I chose the shade 020 – Rio Rush. I have extremely mixed feelings about this particular shade which I will talk about today.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

This particular shade is a deep, toned down version of a bubblegum pink which appears frighteningly bright and neon when swatched on the skin but looks way more natural on the lips. While India Intrigue applies evenly in a single swipe, Rio Rush requires much more effort while application. The first layer goes on pretty patchy, but once you really work it into your lips by pursing them hard and then apply a second coat and dab it in too, you are left with an almost opaque wash of color. While the pigmentation and the finish of the product are satisfactory post following these steps, the wear time is not even half that of India Intrigue. India Intrigue stays on my lips all day, fading gracefully and leaving behind a deep pink stain after a few hours. Rio Rush, on the other hand, does not stain the lips as much and once the product wears off, the stain left behind is hardly visible on my lips. The wear time of this product is no more than 2-3 hours if you do not eat during this period.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

Comfortwise, both shades perform equally well. The formula is quite hydrating and gentle although the scent smells like chemicals with a sweet undertone, which may turn off a few people. The product adds a gloss to my lips while it lasts and is suitable if you need a break from matte lipsticks. The packaging is super cute and unique with a cuboidal tube instead of a cylindrical one and the doe foot applicator works really well too.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Rio Rush | Review and Swatches

So, should you buy this product or not? Well, if you like this particular shade and do not care much about wear time then go ahead and buy it. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are priced at INR 725 for 8ml of product, which is definitely costlier than a standard lip gloss but these are more opaque if applied correctly. If you need something long-lasting and hydrating then opt for the darker shades from this collection instead ( I can personally vouch for India Intrigue).

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade Rio Rush here.

Blush As Contour? Beauty Trends Of 2017

I recently started a series of blog posts on the beauty trends of 2017 and you guys really seemed to like my post on the Bitten Lips trend. So, here I am with the second installment of the series and today we will talk about the dramatic trend of wearing blush as contour! This trend has been spotted not only on runways but also on the red carpet where some celebrities opted for a bright blush to contour their cheeks instead of the typical brownish bronze shade. Although this is one trend that is hard to sport in the day to day life, perhaps using a rose gold blush in small amounts instead of your standard bronzer can create a softer and more feminine look. For this post, however, I went all in and chose to go with a bright pink blush from my Makeup Revolution Protection Palette in the shade Medium.

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I went into my blush with a heavy hand because I wanted to create a very vibrant look. Creating this look is very simple, you basically apply your blush where you would normally apply your bronzer on your cheeks. If you are new at this, simply suck your cheeks in and add the color in the natural dent created in your cheeks. If you go for a deep colored blush then you will be able to achieve a similar chiseled finish as provided by a bronzer but the final look will be much quirkier.

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I opted for a deep pink lip and neutral eyes (a slightly dramatic liner though) but you can go all out and go for a purple eyeshadow to create a colorful extravaganza 😛 Afterall, this look is all about having some fun with colors. Also, please don’t mind my messy hair, I was in no mood to style them on a gloomy Monday morning!

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For the above picture, I blended the blush really well to create a more wearable look that you can flaunt outside the house. What remains is a soft wash of blush that accentuates the highlighter on the cheekbones really well. Definitely a winner for the days when you want a soft look that does not include any harsh contouring. I feel that this unique trend, if executed correctly, can help replace a bronzer during the spring months, for a more florals inspired pallet.

What do you think of this beauty trend? Would you be comfortable wearing a blush as a contour shade? Let me know in the comments below!!! <3

My love for Monochromatic Makeup

Hi guys! Thank God it’s Friday 🙂

Today I wanted to talk about a makeup trend that I really love, which is the monochromatic makeup trend. Basically what this means is that you follow the same color theme for both your eyes and your lips. The colors don’t need to be exactly similar but should belong to the same color family. For example, pink eyeshadow and nude pink lips, like I chose for my Valentine’s day look:

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Or this bright red lipstick and soft red eyeshadow look. (Sorry about the picture quality, I took this photo with my phone in poor lighting)

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I really enjoy playing with different shades of the same color all over my face. The red eyeshadow look is something that many people do not like but I simply adore. The look in this picture was one I created randomly but then liked so much that I had to share it with you. In case any of you are interested in a red monochromatic look then do let me know in the comments below, I will definitely dedicate a post to it with better pictures!

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Perfect Pout for Valentine’s Day: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry

A couple of you commented on my Valentine’s Day makeup post that you really liked the lip color, so I decided to write a dedicated post about it. I was wearing the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade 225 Sultry, a perfect pink for Valentine’s Day.

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I have already reviewed another shade from this range in a previous post but this particular shade looks much more flattering on a wider range of skin tones. Sultry has the minty smell and tingling sensation that is characteristic of this range but is more creamy and forgiving than the shade Elusive.

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The color is a deep, dusty pink that is an almost nude pink for my skin tone. The fact that the formula lasts for at least 6 hours on the lips makes it ideal for when you are out and about. It is perfect for both work and play and pairs well with a wide selection of outfits. Bear in mind that this is a matte formula that demands moisturized and scrubbed lips to work its magic.

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I must say that the folks at Revlon know how to get their lip products right. There is not one lip product from the brand that has disappointed me yet.

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Grab this lip crayon for INR 950 to recreate this romantic look for Valentine’s Day. It is a must have color for the upcoming spring and summer months!

Buy it here.

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Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain 001 India Intrigue | Review

Today is one of those horrible days when nothing seems to be going well! On such occasions when I am lacking motivation and energy, a bright lipstick helps in eliminating the blues and makes me feel more put together. On sick days, I stick with easy to apply, dependable makeup that is also comfortable to wear. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 India Intrigue fits the bill perfectly!

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There isn’t a single thing that I dislike about this product, which is quite rare for a picky person like me. The formula is very moisturizing and glides on evenly with the help of the doe foot applicator. The color is a blue toned dark pink which is quite opaque when applied but fades gradually throughout the day, leaving behind a beautiful pink stain. I love the perky pink shade that is capable of lifting my spirits and brightening my face instantly.

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What I like the most about this product is that the color does not settle in the creases and the tint lasts on my lips for at least 8 hours.

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The product is priced at INR 725 for an 8ml bottle but is available in a wide array of colors, at around INR 550, on various online portals. It is a perfect, hydrating lip color for the low-maintenance days 🙂

Buy it here.