Drugstore Discovery: Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes

I love Revlon products, and they are hands down my favorite drugstore makeup brand because they offer so much in their range that are truly long lasting and have great pigmentation. I’ve had my eye on these babies for quite some time and had such a difficult time finding them. But lo and behold I went to an Ulta and found the last of each of the shades I wanted: Coral Reef and Flushed, they did have a natural shade but I felt like that wouldn’t show up well on my skin tone so I skipped that one.


From left to right: Flushed and Coral Reef

Flushed and Coral Reef

Here’s my take on cream blushes, they don’t usually work well on me. I’ve had my share of some from brands like MAC and NYX but they would slip and slide and wouldn’t last on me. But I heard some amazing reviews on this and decided to give them a try. And I am so happy I did!

Swatches of Flushed and Coral Reef with flash

Swatches of Flushed and Coral Reef in direct sunlight

One word: WOW! When I first swatched these I noticed right away that although it was a cream product it had a very satin finish which makes blending out the color really easy and allows layering the color to be flawless. These swatches are of course with nothing underneath it, and you can already tell how amazingly pigmented these are!

What is great about cream products is that they are versatile, as a makeup artist you have to think outside of the box especially when it comes to your kit and what products to throw in their on a job. Now I haven’t tried this but I can imagine it would work. Cream blushes would work well as a lip color, just as lip color would be a great alternative to cream blush. Now don’t call me crazy until you try it, but I can tell that if you just use a lip brush and layer this on your lips it’ll create a beautiful color.

These do blend out easily, which I adore, and set nicely. It would be nice to use under a powder blush or even on it’s own. I haven’t experienced any slipping or sliding with these products with or without a powder blush on top which makes me extremely pleased!

I would definitely give these a go if you haven’t tried these yet. They are perfect for makeup beginners or pros because of the ability to layer to the desired color intensity you would like.

Let me know if you have tried these or wish to, or even what look you’d use with these babies. I’m not sure about the availability of these, whether or not they are limited edition, but I did recently find them at an Ulta and even saw them at a CVS near by.

XOXO Alyssa

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Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is in less than a month, and I thought it’d be fun if I’d put together a little collage of things I have kept in my shopping cart in multiple websites. It’s funny because when I look at this as a whole, I notice a few things: 1. HELLZ/BOTB 2. Brandy Melville and 3. I still want that army jacket with the pleather sleeves! 0_0 Makes sense, it’s all things I’ve been eyeing and loving from afar.

BOTB crop top* // NASTY crop top* // BRAWLIN’ tank top //
C’EST CHIC top // CORAL WRAP bracelet // LIPS OPEN BACK top //
SPLASH OF GRENADINE nailpolish by Essie* // LEOPARD LOAFERS from Target* //
ARMY JACKET from Urban Outfitters* // SCHOOL BAG // PENCIL POUCH

* indicates the items I really really really want.

I really love putting together little collages like this just because it puts everything in one place and gives a perspective of what my likes really are. It says it all — I love anything Hellz, loose fitting tops, and I can’t stop obsessing over the pleather sleeve jacket. Gimme gimme!

Do you guys have anything saved in your shopping carts you’d like to share? I know I can’t be the only one here.

XOXO Alyssa

July 2012 Favorites!

Here’s our first favorites video from this past month of July! We didn’t really know what to incorporate in it just yet, but we had fun nonetheless.

Let us know what your favorites were this month and if you have any recommendations on what we should try out next!

XOXO Karla and Alyssa