Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Enticing



I’ve had Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm, the new name for Just Bitten Kissable Stains, for quite a while now and I more or less where the colour Enticing everyday. It’s a fantastic red and particularly suited to the Christmas season.

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm provides a good bit of moisture while giving a beautiful finish. Enticing is particularly lovely, it has a lacquer finish which means it’s very high-shine and an interesting depth to it. The colour is best described as a juicy red with cool undertones. Enticing is really pigmented so one layer gives almost full coverage. The balm contains ‘triple butter complex’ which makes them, well, buttery but they don’t feel heavy or greasy on the lips. Despite this I find that they last well on the lips. The shape of the crayon means you can also get good definition without liner or brush. The balm also doesn’t need sharpened which I think is a handy bonus.

Like Just Bitten Kissable Stains the Colorburst Lacquer Balm is scented with mint. It’s not overpowering and doesn’t really last long after application. There’s an array of colours to choose from. This is a really lovely lip product that provides great colour, moisture and good longevity.

Have you tried this new formula?



Thursday, 4 December 2014

Makeup Revolution The One Fluid Blushers- Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher Dupes?


L-R Makeup Revolution Blusher in Desire and Pink Dew, Daniel Sandler in Cherub 

When I first saw these blushers by Makeup Revolution I wondered how they'd compare with Daniel Sandler's Watercolour blushers. Initially there's a lot of similarities and at only £3 a pop I was keen to give them a go. I went for Pink Dew, a very pale pink. This doesn't work brilliantly on me as a blusher, there's not enough contrast but as a highlighter it does quite a good job. I also picked Desire, a deep pink with some shimmer. This is highly pigmented, a tiny drop is all that's needed. To tidy up any mess or to blend I use any left over foundation I have on my brush. I use Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for this- which is brilliant for flawless base application.

So are they dupes for Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Blushers? Well, kind of. The packaging is similar but Makeup Revolution's is much cheaper looking and feeling, which is to be expected really considering it only costs £3 whereas Daniel Sandler's is £15.50.

Both blushers have a runny consistency but Daniel Sandler's is much easier to use. Makeup Revolution's is a bit unwieldy with quite a lot of slip. This means they take a wee while to set, especially Pink Dew which is quite oily. Both blushers need a good shake before application as there's quite a lot of separation in the ingredients but even more so with Makeup Revolution's. Finally, both have similar longevity but I think Daniel Sandler's wears better.

Makeup Revolution's The One Fluid Blushers are good budget buys with a nice selection of colours. They're not as sophisticated as Daniel Sandler's but for the price they're worth giving a go. If you don't want to part with £15.50 you can try samples of Daniel Sandler's  Watercolour Blushers for £2 here.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?


Makeup Revolution The One Fluid Blushers

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blushes

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