Revlon’s new Shanghai Collection has just hit the shelves. It was created by über make-up artist Gucci Westman and draws inspiration from the East.
While its still sunny and hot down south, it’s fall in the states which is why the shades are kind of dark and wintery. Still, there’s nothing stopping you from snapping up anything you like and wearing it later on. Or even rocking it now; I mean it’s not like your face is going to explode if you decide to rock an aubergine eye in spring. (But it might, and this is me totally indemnifying myself from that…)
Anyway, here’s a look at some of the goodies:
The intended ‘hero’ of the collection is the cream shadow palette which comes with six jewel-toned shades. I attempted to create the smokey eye that Emma’s is wearing but ended up looking like I’d been punched in the face. However, when I wore them two or three at a time as opposed to all together they looked pretty striking.
Still, I struggled to prevent them from creasing up and sticking around, even with a slick of primer, which is a pity.
Nail-wise, the collection includes four Top Speed Fast Dry nail enamels and I got three of them to play with; Forbidden (dark red), 24K (gold) and Sterling (silver). These were all great. Top Speed is my favourite nail line from Revlon ‘cos the colours really do dry lightening fast and still look shiny and fresh. You can also pick up a special nail art stencil to jazz up all your nails or just create a single accent nail.
Last but not least, the Shanghai collection boasts three lippies; Pink Pearl (mauvy pearlised pink), Red Lacquer (orange red) and Cherry Blossom (blue-toned medium red). I was given the latter and rather like it.
I like that it brightens up my face, doesn’t feel ‘too red’ which means I’d feel comfy wearing it in the day and contains enough blue undertones to create a whiter-looking smile. All good things.
To check out the full collection, pop into a store like Edgars, Edgars Red Square or Clicks.