The first announcement is that I figured out how to manipulate the color setting on my camera, so now all the photos are 99% what they look like in person (to me). I was finally able to capture the color of NYX Rouge Blush in Boho Chic (this really made me so happy. It was pathetic):
Now on to the review! We'll start with Revlon, because that part is smaller. I took advantage of two great sales that were going on: Revlon BOGO at CVS and Revlon 40% off at Walgreens. I bought a ColorStay Mineral Blush in the shade Petal and a ColorStay Mineral Bronzer in the shade Golden Bronze (which I was hitting pan on).
Here's a swatch of the bronzer. The blush shows up on my face and wrist, but not in pictures for some reason. It's actually swatched right under the bronzer in this photo. I can see it, but the camera can't. These are usually $13.99 each regularly ($11.99 at Target btw). So during BOGO, I got each one for $7.
Next I went to Walgreens and bought Revlon Colorstay in the Combination/Oily formula in the shade 180 Sand Beige (which I'm loving) and Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout.
I swatched an alreadly open Revlon Matte in Pink Pout at Walmart a while ago and fell in love with the slightly-lilac slightly-bubble gum color. However, when I bought my tube from Walgreens and got it home, I realized it's the right shade (on the tube),but the color is different (similar but completely different). Observe below:
Left: My swatch and tube Right: Internet images of the swatch and tube. Most photos show the tube even more lilac tinted than this!
I really don't know why this is. I want the color on the right, not the left. I will probably return the lipstick for another shade from the Super Lustrous line which I love. But despite my disappointment, I did get a great deal and the lipstick quality is nice. At 40% off, I bought the lipstick for $4.79 and the foundation for $7.79. Plus I received a great coupon for $5 dollars off my next Revlon cosmetics purchase at Walgreens! Are you thinking what I'm thinking??? Two lippies!
Now for the E.L.F. haul.
Studio Small Smudge Brush
This is slightly pinker in person.
The sharpener is built in!
Left: E.L.F Blending Brush Right: Mary Kay Crease Brush
I just happen to own the Mary Kay Crease brush, but it isn't soft anymore. So I bought a replacement. They differ in shape, so I don't know if I'll like it or not.
E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder
I'm so excited to try everything. I really love E.L.F. Let me know if you want reviews on anything, and don't forget to comment on the previous post about which Mark. product I should review first!