Review: Revlon Lash Potion Mascara

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I picked this up a couple of weeks ago at CVS. It is a new mascara from Revlon that comes in 3 shades: Blackest Black, Black, and Brown. The pretty packaging pulled me in and so did the claims…

What it claims to do: Spellbinding Volume. Supernatural Length.
Magically transform lashes to lush, long and lustrous. A potion with strengthening proteins drenches lashes for volume. Triple-groove wand combs through for clump-free length.

Now first off, it isn’t clump free. So that was a huge disappointment. Second, it doesn’t lengthen as much as I hoped and isn’t as buildable as I want because of the clumping. If you do two light coats you can get away with little to minimal clumping as seen in the photo on my right eye. But, I really like to wiggle the mascara brush into my lashes with each coat and if I do that with this mascara, it starts to clump. I would say it isn’t the worst but isn’t the best I have tried either. I would give it an above average grade of a B+. I prefer my Maybelline The Rocket over this.

Bottom line: I probably won’t purchase this again.

December Faves!

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Yay it’s that time again for a monthly favorites post! I did forget a couple things in the picture which is my beloved eos Lip Balm and my Mary Kay Satin Lips set. I have a blog review on both of those products if you want to know more about why I love them. Now, on to what is pictured…

elf HD Powder – eyeslipsface.com
This is a super light powder that is perfect for setting makeup. I use the fluff pad that came with it and dab it all over my face to set my foundation. I have the translucent shade which is white. I have heard if you get too crazy with it it can lighten your makeup look some. I am really fair skin toned so I haven’t noticed an issue. I did notice some bigger specks that did not seem as powder but I just got a big fluffy brush and brushed them away.

elf Blush Brush – eyeslipsface.com
I needed a good contouring brush and picked this one up for that reason. It is perfect for contouring. I don’t think it would be as good for blush but that is only my opinion. I like a fluffier bigger brush for blush. For the price this brush has been great!

elf Eye Smudger Brush – eyslipsface.com
This was only a buck! Does the job so I can’t complain!

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation – Walmart $11.97
As I have mentioned several times before, I have really dry skin. Especially during the winter months so I have started using this by itself instead of my Revlon Colorstay. The Healthy Skin is a little more luminous or dewy so it is working better for the cold weather. I also have been applying with mostly my fingers and then blending a little better with a MAC foundation brush for a little fuller coverage. There are only 10 shades so not much of a color choice. Mine is Classic Ivory (yes I’m very pale). I do love this foundation, which is why I have included it in my December Faves but I do feel like it is overpriced for the drugstore, as are a lot of other foundations.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment – $7.94 Walmartw
I have pretty bad dark circles under my eyes and am always looking for a good concealer. I used Mary Kay before and it had always been my favorite but I didn’t have a consultant that I knew to buy from for awhile so haven’t used it in years. I picked this up a few weeks ago after hearing such good reviews about it and I’m glad that I did! I really do love how well it conceals the circles. It comes in 7 different shades, mine is fair but I’m going to also try the “brightening” shade as its more of a peachy tone and will counteract with the bluish tint under my eyes.

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny- Walmart $2.99?
I found mine at Walmart but cannot remember the price. I found it listed on KMarts website for 2.99 and that sounds about right. I picked this up after seeing a lot of people say that it is a dupe for Benefit’s Hoola. There are mixed opinions on that and I can’t really have one since I do not own Benefits Hoola Bronzer but I can say that I like this one. I like it because I can use it for contouring and it does not have any shimmer which a lot of drugstore bronzers tend to have.

DoTerra Hydrating Cream $46
My good friend and fellow Linewife, Jody sent me this and I must say I really like it. I didn’t love the smell at first but I have gotten used to it. It contains essential oils that fight aging and moisturize the skin WITHOUT leaving it feeling oily. I hate moisturizers on my face that feel greasy afterwards. This one soaks right in and leaves my skin feeling moisturized but not greasy or heavy with product. It only takes a little and I especially like this under my makeup because of the lightness of it. If you’re interested in this or other products from DoTerra check Jody’s site: http://www.mydoterra.com/jodysimmer/

MAC Studio Mist Blush in Peach Spritz
I almost didn’t include this because it is discontinued. 😦 They aren’t selling any of the studio mist line anymore. I got this years ago and used it everyday for awhile and then just got it back out last month. I really like it and the color. Sad you can’t get them anymore… I did find it listed on eBay for $50 but I think I’ll just mourn the loss once its empty and move on to something else. 😉

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow
This has been another one of those products that I have had for quite sometime but just now started using again. I looked online and these seem to run about $5. I use this under my powder shadows as a good base of color and a lid primer. I got the quad that had the most skin tone shades and I’ve used all of them under different eyeshadow looks. Under the shadows it does not crease or cake up.

Urban Decay Naked Palette Sephora $50
Saved the best for last. I finally got the oh-so-popular Naked Palette. I now see what all the hype was about. LOVE it. Super pigmented, creamy, blendable shadows. There are supposedly several dupes out there for this and color wise I’m sure there is but product wise I doubt it. I really love the formula of Urban Decay shadows. My favorite so far. If I ran out of this I would definitely buy another.

CVS HAUL and review: Revlon Lip Butters and Lipstick

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Shades from left to right: Red Velvet, Sugar Plum, Raspberry Pie, Gumdrop, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Frosting, Creme Brûlée, Creamcicle

I absolutely love these Lip Butters. They’re like a thicker feeling chapstick with tint. Some of the shades are more pigmented and others are sheer. I noticed the lighter shades to be more sheer. The Red Velvet is the first pictured and that photo doesn’t do it justice. It is a highly pigmented red on the lips! Really pretty and perfect for that bold look that is popular right now. Wear it with a neutral eye or soft smoky eye and you’re styling for this season! They do last several hours without feeling like they are no longer moisturizing and the Red Velvet on color lasted a very long time! I could still see a red tint on my lips after wearing it all day and applying Chapstick over it. I definitely recommend these. I got two of mine Buy 1 Get 1 half off (CVS’ last sale) and the rest were 75% off! CVS will still have certain colors for 75% off until all products are gone. The clerk told me they were making room for more product. Maybe new colors? I don’t know. I can only hope!

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I also got the two lipsticks pictured above as they were also 75% off. Coralberry is supposed to be a dupe for MAC’s Vegas Volt and Fuchsia is supposed to be a dupe for MAC’s Girl About Town.

Check out my post on MAC dupes.