Good Lord, what’s going on with Revlon? Their stuff’s just getting better and better. As you might know from a previous post I fell head over heels in love with their Just Bitten Kissable balm stains and now they’ve launched a fabulous new summer collection (of on trend yet very wearable shades) that offers a little something for everyone; Escapism by Gucci Westman (an American make-up artist to the stars).
The star of the Escapism collection is definitely this beautifully embossed Photoready Bronzer:
Then there’s this li’l guy:
At first glance I saw it featured a pale birds egg blue shade and inwardly groaned. Really? More summer blues that totally don’t flatter my already blue oogies? Then, upon further examination, I realised that aside from the blou, it also featured a smoky eye trio plus a sexy shimmery hot chocolate. Quality-wise, the shades are nicely pigmented, glide onto your lids and really do stay the day, especially so with a smidge of primer.
Another highlight? Three Photoready cream blushes to choose from; a pale yet very flattering-looking peach (Pinched, pictured in the promo shot above), a hot pop of coral (Coral Reef) and a bright fuchsia pink (Flushed), the latter of which I was given to play with:
The collection also includes four ColourBurst lipglosses and four nail polishes. Because I’m a spoiled cow, I got all the glosses…
…and two of the polishes*:
Of the two nail colours I tried, I’m now hooked on Red Bikini which, as you can see, is actually more of a sexy, spicy coral. When I get a mo, I’ll update this post with a pic of the colour on my nails. It’s tres pretty; the kind of shade that flatters both very pale and very dark complexions alike.
Lipgloss-wise, Revlon’s formula has come a long way since it’s Super Lustrous days but is still not as sticky as I’d like. (I tend to prefer super sticky MAC-type formulas as they last longer on your lips.) Still, I’m getting a lot of use out of Crystal Water. It’s the perfect sheer sparkle to apply over any lip colour to create the illusion of a fuller-looking pout. Always a good thing. Sizzle is also pretty gorgeous and Sunbaked is a great nude for someone who wants one but gets washed out by more insipid-looking fleshtones.
Oh! And last but not least, take a look at their highlighting Stick:
It feels like the creamiest, dreamiest, silkiest eye pencil you’ve ever used in your life, almost like a cream shadow in a stick, and can be used to highlight the inner corner of your eyes, the rims, just beneath your eye brows, the top of your Cupid’s bow, whatever. Super versatile! I just wish it came in more shades because while I can pull off gold with a tan, I tend to use more pale shimmery ‘sea shell pink’ shades to highlight. So ja, here’s holding thumbs they create more shades in future; this is a serious little gem.
Want to play with the Escapism collection yourself? It’s in store right now but, as many of the items are limited editions, they’re going to disappear fast.
*The other two polish shades are a Smurfy blue-colour called Surf and Sheer Seafoam, a teal. To check them out along with the rest of the collection, pop on over to Revlon’s US site over here.