I was browsing around Guardian last week, trying to pick up some essentials, when I chanced upon Revlon’s limited edition collection, that had testers! I’d been seeing this collection for a while, but because many places did not have testers, I was loathe to get anything. Now, I could finally check out 3 items from this collection I’ve been wanting to for a long time.
Revlon Diamond Lust eyeshadow
This Diamond lust eyeshadow comes in a large domed pan in a clear lucite case. It actually looks very pretty because it sparkles. It reminded me of Bobbi Brown’s Diamond Dust eyeshadow collection. They have the same look about the eyeshadow.
However, they aren’t kidding when they call this a sheer eyeshadow. It really is very sheer. I tried swiping the colour and all I saw were sparkles. I suppose if you’d like to accent your existing eyeshadow with some sparkly glitter, it would do. But to use it just as your main eyeshadow might be too disappointing.
Revlon Golden Affair sculpting blush
Since I love blushes so much, I just had to check out Revlon’s Golden Affair sculpting blush. The blush is in a large pan in a clear lucite case. There is a lovely golden pattern all over the blush which was what attracted me to it.
However, I was quite disappointed to note that the gold is merely sprayed on. After a few uses, the golden swirls disappear, and all you are left with are 5 golden dots on a dark berry blush base. I reckon the blush would work better for darker skinned girls because I looked bruised when I tried it. Yes, it disappointed. Otherwise, the matt blush felt silky to the touch.
Revlon Midnight Swirl Lip Lustre
This one gets the most air time on television. The Midnight Swirl television adverts and the picture above make it look so glossy and sexy. So, I had to try it. First of all, after so many people have tested it, the pretty swirls were mixed up and lost so all the gloss looked like was just normal gloss in a tube.
The applicator is a brush which I think is awesome because brushes define better than wands, in my view. However, the berry colour in the picture just did not look that way. It was tacky and sticky and sheer. Not very attractive.
I only tried these 3 items because these were the 3 I was most interested in. I regret that I did not like them as much as I thought I would, especially the blush and the eyeshadow which I felt held the most promise. They are pretty, there’s no doubt about it. However, they just aren’t for me.
At a push, I’d get the eyeshadow. Yes, its sheer and yes its glittery but there are some days when all you want is a sheer shimmery wash of colour on your lids to help you look awake. This is then a great choice at a relatively decent price (if you catch Revlon at a discount).