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Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack

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Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus PackRevlon’s MoistureStay Lipcolor is a discontinued lipstick formula (don’t you hate it when cosmetics companies stop making nice products? I do), so fans of this product might want to check out their airline duty-free catalogues or airport shops when travelling to see if they can spot this travel exclusive.

The Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack comes with five of the discontinued lipsticks (in Buff, Toffee, Dusk, Violet and Crimson) as well as a free ColorStay Soft & Smooth Lipcolor in an unnamed shade (I need to check the tube at home). This is part of the brand’s Unforgettable Journeys range, which is exclusive to duty-free locations.

According to the brand, the MoistureStay formula is enriched with vitamin C to protect and hydrate lips. They do wear nicely and feel moisturising, but I only tested them briefly on my lips – I need to do a proper road test.

Because winter is getting closer and I have fewer hours of daylight to play with, I took pictures with and without flash to show the swatches better. As you can see, they are all very pigmented and the range of colours is quite varied.

This set retails for $36 on board Ethiopian Airlines (random, I know). Click on the images for larger versions.

Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack
Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack  Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack

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October 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Revlon Colors in Bloom palette

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Revlon Colors in Bloom paletteRevlon has been doing duty-free exclusives for a while now, and this particular set was introduced in 2008. The Revlon Colors in Bloom palette is a classic travel palette in the sense that it contains all the products someone would need while out and about: five lip colours (in the Super Lustrous Lipstick formula), five eyeshadows (ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow shades) and two powder blushes, as well as three applicators, one for each type of product.

The five lip shades are, from top to bottom: Rosedew (23), Wine With Everything (43), Icy Violet (38), Coffee Bean (66) and Scarlet Velvet (09). I found when swatching that the darker the colour, the more pigmented it was (as obvious as that sounds) and the better it swatched. All of them were nice, though.

I was incredibly happy with the five eyeshadow colours, which are (from top to bottom): Light Pink (more of a shimmery cream despite the name), Water Cooler Blue, Charcoal (a blue-based grey), Toast (a shimmery browned pink) and Bronze. All swatched beautifully and were buttery-soft. They actually made me want to look for the single eyeshadows for more colours!

The only slight disappointment in this palette were the blushes, Pink Blush (16) and Smoky Rose (09). While the pigment was really picked up by my finger, when transferring to my arm hardly any of the colour showed up. I haven’t tested it with a brush so can’t say how pigmented they really area, but I wasn’t too impressed.

The black lacquered case is a good size for travelling and feels sturdy, although those of you obsessed with keeping your products free of fingerprints might have trouble with this one. The Colors in Bloom palette retails for about $35, although the price may vary from country to country.

Click on the pictures for larger versions. They were all taken in natural light, and the swatches were taken in order. The first picture features lip and cheek products and the second has the eyeshadows. Enjoy! :)

Revlon Colors in Bloom palette  Revlon Colors in Bloom palette  Revlon Colors in Bloom palette
Revlon Colors in Bloom palette   Revlon Colors in Bloom palette

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September 27th, 2011 at 10:46 am

Revlon ColorStay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Palette

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Launched earlier this year by Revlon as a travel exclusive, the Revlon ColorStay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Palette features eight fairly neutral shades (White, Natural, Pink Frost, Bright Rose, Dark Blue, Taupe, Dark Grey and Bronze) of the brand’s ColorStay eyeshadows, which according to the company have micro-pigments to make the product silky and saturated.

I have never personally tried Revlon’s eyeshadows so can’t tell if these live up to their claims of lasting up to 12 hours and being “crease-proof, fade-proof and smudge-proof”, but for a recommended price of $19 it doesn’t sounds like too bad a deal. This palette is available worldwide but not all duty-free stores stock Revlon – I’ve seen it in Asia, North America and South America, to name a few examples.Revlon ColorStay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Palette

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July 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Cube

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lip CubeIt is common for you to find high-end sets of lipsticks where you get two or three different shades in duty-free shops or on board airlines. What isn’t very common is finding a set of nine (9!) lipsticks – and I’m sure Dior or YSL would never do something like that, but as a drugstore brand, Revlon did.

Enter the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Cube, a cube-shaped box (doh!) with a selection of the brand’s Super Lustrous lipsticks, a formula that is infused with silk and vitamins and, according to the supplier, “offers great conditioning for smooth lips”. The shades includes are Just Enough Buff, Wink for Pink, Rose & Shine, GoldPearl Plum, Cherry Blossom, Icy Violet, Caramel Glace, Champagne on Ice and Plum Baby.

The company added:

Thanks to the LiquiSilk technology, the Super Lustrous Lip Cube collection gives lips nourishment, unsurpassed moisturising and stunning brilliance, which does not fade throughout the day.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Cube retails on board Singapore Airlines for S$70 (about $50), meaning each lipstick costs a little over $5 – not supercheap to Americans and their drugstore deals, but a great price for everyone else. :-)

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September 22nd, 2010 at 11:30 pm

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