You know how it is… You wander into Boots with the intentions to just browse… A few deals and an advantage card swipe later, you’re leaving with a bag of goodies that you don’t need but you still need.
Yesterday was no exception to this traditional, although I was in the market for a new base. After much deliberation, I decided on Revlon’s PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector. The shade option isn’t great with only three to choose from, but after much deliberation, test patches and repeatedly asking my mum “does my neck look orange?”, I opted for the lightest option, Light (duh).
When my skin is behaving, I prefer using BB and CC creams over heavy foundations and this BB Cream provides the light coverage you would typically expect. I found it works best when applied with fingers as it reacts nicely to the warmth and blends in with your skin. Still not quite as impressive and long lasting as my favourite Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (I use the shade 32 Light Beige) but a reasonably good alternative at least.
Whilst perusing the Revlon counter I saw Boots had a deal – any two eyes, nails or lips product for £10… Hiya. The latter of the need/want logic went into overdrive to say the least. I can’t remember ever trying a Revlon mascara and decided on their Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious in Blackest Black. The tester looked clump free but when I got home and opened mine I was worried how the formula looked on the brush. I always seem to find that mascaras are better once they are slightly oxidised but once worked through the lashes a few times I really liked this, it produces a really nice curl without using eyelash curlers, win.
Although it’s clear I don’t need any more lip products from a post last week which can be found here, would you believe it I fell in love with another and opted for the Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade Sultry. The colour pay off is amazing and just doesn’t budge off my face; lip licking, tea drinking, general wear – still there. The balm formula means it doesn’t aggravate my notoriously dry lips and the pointed crayon tip makes for precise application, love. Even better, I essentially got it for free in the offer as the mascara cost £9.99 and the balm should be £7.99! Love me a barg (or twelve).
What are you favourite Revlon products?