Revlon’s super successful ColorStay range have recently added a new product to their line up; Revlon ColorStay Overtime mascara:It promises 24-hours of wear that won’t flake, smear or smudge. It’s also tear-proof, sweat-proof and humidity proof.
I’ll be honest and say that I generally don’t have an issue with my mascaras flaking or smudging, regardless of whether they’re ‘long-wearing’ or not, but still quite liked Revlon’s new addition. It takes a couple of slicks to build up a bit of volume (I’m a volume girl) but once it’s on you’ve got nicely defined, longer-looking lashes. And yes, the formula’s definitely tear and sweat-proof. I put it to the test by taking it for a run and was wearing it when I choked on a macaroon which caused my eyes to tear up and pour.
Some people have moaned online about how they found it difficult to remove but the package clearly states that, like all waterproof mascaras, you need to take it off with an oil-based make-up remover. Lancome’s Bi-facial is one of my favourites and does the job with the greatest of ease.
Another of Revlon’s newbies? Get a load of these guys:
Essentially a glossy-looking lip crayon that leaves a little stain on your lips, these babies are my new favourite thing. I love how they glide on like a sheer yet fabulously pigmented lipstick, have a nice glossy-looking sheen and then wear off gradually, leaving a nice bright stain in their wake.
I’d spotted them in Clicks the other day and was super curious to give them a bash but was too busy throwing a bit of a tantrum while returning an evil electric blanket that refused to heat up. Thus, I was thrilled to discover them on display at the Revlon stand at the Cosmo Lingerie party last week. Michelle, the brands’ lovely PR, was kind enough to let myself and Clouds slip off with two of them:
Obviously, the first thing people want to know is how they compare to Clinique’s Chubby Sticks, as they’re so similar-looking. In my opinion, Clinique wins hands down on the formulation front as their balm is more hydrating thanks to the addition of mango and shea butters. Still, because I like my colour to hang around, I’m more of a fan of Revlon’s stain. They’re also almost half the price of Clinique’s so you can buy more of them!
Have you tried both Revlon and Clinique’s new lip lovelies? If so, which did you prefer and why? Also, is there another lip stain o’ awesomeness I should know about? Talk to me in the comments section.