Revlon Love Is On | Preview and swatches of the Ultra HD lipsticks, ColorStay Skinny liquid eye liners and more

Revlon hasn't been feeling the love lately, but I want to keep things positive by focusing on what Revlon is known for: affordable, quality makeup that makes women around the world feel good. Last month, I was treated to, alongside other Vancouver bloggers, a sneak peek into the new Revlon launches for 2015. There are so many amazing new products coming out and all under the new banner of "love is on," Revlon's new brand motto.

With the "love is on" slogan, Revlon wants to inspire you to feel sexy, vibrant, beautiful and full of life - just like how you feel when you fall in love. It's a great philosophy that embodies the best of what makeup can do and one I can wholeheartedly get behind.

At the event we were all treated to a sneak peek of the new "love is on" commercial and we got to take home a variety of products to try out!

Here are some peeks at the ones that have me the most excited!

First up, are the Revlon Colorstay Skinny liquid eyeliners. These sleek little liners feature an ultra-skinny brush and super-bright colors that make it perfect for that subtle colored liner look. Retailing for around $7 and in a variety of shades, there were two in particular that caught my eye: Green Spark, a vibrant forest green; and Electric Blue, a super bright neon blue.

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As a fan of ultra-skinny liquid liners, these were right up my alley. The teeny brush allows you to get color right at the base of your lashes and once set, it lasts all day without fading. The downside is that the formula is pretty wet, so you have to wait a few seconds before applying anything over top, or you know, blinking too much. I've been wearing Green Spark regularly and it looks great when applied with a base of taupe shadows and lots of black mascara.

My second favourite items from the new collection are the new Ultra HD lipsticks. These wax-free lipsticks are very unique as they have a gel base that gives you a smoother application and more vibrant color payoff. Retailing for $11.50 each, there's a ton of shades to choose from. I received two shades to try: Gladiolus, a bright scarlet with a hint of orange; and HD Orchid, a gorgeous magenta.

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L to R: Gladiolus, HD Orchid

Both lipsticks are very pigmented and creamy, which is just how I like it. They're firmer than a Lip Butter, but still have a similar soft consistency and a slightly less glossy finish. Wear time is a few hours and the colors fade away nicely. The best surprise of these lipsticks however was the smell! These lipsticks smell just like candy! Supposedly, the actual scent is a mix of vanilla and cream mango, but to me they smell like a candy store. Normally, I'm not a fan of scented products, but I just love the smell of these.

My only complaint with these lipsticks so far is the packaging. It's nice that the caps are clear, but the lipsticks don't retract all the way, and the way the caps are shaped, they tend to rub against the edges of the lipstick as you take the cap on and off. After only a few uses, I've already gotten little streaks of color in the corners.

The last item I have to show you today is the Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in HD Rose Quartz. Half-gloss and half-lip stain, these colorful lip lacquers give you high-shine and rich color. While the concept sounds awesome and I loved these when I was swatching away at the event, in terms of actual daily use, I wasn't as thrilled.

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The shade I received, HD Rose Quartz, is a nice enough pink-rose, but on me, I thought it looked a bit elderly. This particular shade has a pretty strong frosty finish, which I really don't like and to me, it looks really dated. I also didn't enjoy the thickness of the lip lacquer formula, which is so thick and gloopy that it feels sticky, even though the end result isn't sticky at all. Usually Revlon is really spot-on with their lip products, but this was a total dud for me. Hopefully it is just this shade, as some of the other ones I tried swatching at the event were really quite lovely with high color impact and a slick wet finish.

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L to R: Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in HD Rose Quartz, Ultra HD lipstick in Gladiolus, Ultra HD lipstick in HD Orchid, ColorStay Skinny eyeliner in Green Spark, ColorStay Skinny eyeliner in Electric Blue

Alongside these products, Revlon is also launching a new series of nail polishes, base products and beauty tools, all of which are available at local drugstores like Walmart or London Drugs, and some of which you can see below in my photos from the event:

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A demo showing the differences between a traditional wax base lipstick and the new gel based Ultra Hd lipsticks

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More of the Ultra HD lipstick shades

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Shades of the Ultra HD lip lacquers

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Swatches of the Ultra HD Lip Lacquers

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Shades from the new Revlon nail enamels

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New gooold tools 


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