Is anyone else shocked and appalled that we are in the last few weeks of summer? At least the weather here in Vancouver has swung back towards the sunny side, as if to say "won't you miss me when I'm gone?" YES I WILL, SUMMER. YOU GOT ME.
With all the sudden warmness, I've been trying to get out of the house as much as I can and as a result blogging has fallen a bit to the wayside. Only the demands of my editorial calendar's deadlines keeps me in check. Barely. So today is a bit of a half-assed post featuring one of my latest acquisitions, the Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette.
New for summer, the Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palettes come in three different shades and are designed to be your ultimate all-in-one makeup basic. Each palette contains six eye shadows, four lip colors and a blush, all in perfectly coordinated shades. Berry in Love features a beautiful mix of purples and raspberry-toned lip colors that would be swoon-worthy for fall; Seductive Smokies contains a vampy mix of blue-grey tones, purples and deep reds; while Romantic Nudes is a dead-easy mix of peach, gold and brown tones.
I received the shade Romantic Nudes to try and it is right up my alley. All the shades lean warm-neutral, with the left-hand side leaning slightly warmer, and show up very well on my medium-toned skin. Pigmentation and blendability are pretty good for a drugstore palette. My brushes were able to pick up color easily and each shade was simple to build up to your desired intensity.
While I wouldn't call the eye shadows shimmers, they certainly aren't matte. I suppose I would call these "lightly glittered" as the base color is matte, but it contains a fine mix of teeny glitter that gives it a bit of dimension; it's kinda odd to me, but it works! Lastly, wear time is so-so. I need a primer to make this last through a whole work day and even then, it still slightly creases. I have pretty oily eyelids though that requires primer everyday, so take that as you will.
If you're a makeup collector, then every shade in this palette and its sister shades, is likely dupeable and most likely the Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palettes will be a pass. If you're a makeup noob however, then this palette is totally worth it.
Even though you may initially balk at its $20 price, this palette has everything a casual makeup user would ever need. As I have so many palettes (SO MANY) I didn't bother trying out the lip colors as I knew this was instantly going into my giveaway pile, but I would really recommend this as each pan is a decent size and the colors are so easy to mix and match you could probably slap these on with your eyes closed and go.
My only complaints about this one is that the packaging is nothing to write home about as it's just cheap plastic. Also, the blush pan is way too tiny for a regular fluffy blush brush to dig into. Pretty minor complaints though and yes, this blush totally works as a base shadow too!
To demonstrate how easy this palette is to use, here's a makeup look I wore to work Monday. This palette is so great to use for an easy daytime smoky eye. Just blend a bit here, blend a bit there and within a couple minutes you're done!
- Burberry Fresh Glow in No 26 Beige (review)
- Wet N' Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (review) to set
- NYX Color Correcting Palette (review) under the eyes to brighten
- All Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette in Romantic Nudes
- Middle left shadow all over lid
- Top left shadow on brow bone to highlight
- Bottom left shadow along lashline up to crease
- Bottom right in outer corner
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
- Clinique Pretty Easy Brow palette (review)
- MUFE Pro Sculpting palette (review) as blush and highlight
- Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in Rosetto
- MAC Cremesheen Glass in Richer, Lusher
I hope you enjoyed this look! How are you enjoying the end of summer?
* This post features PR samples