Old skool matte is back! The Revlon Matte Collection reminds me of the era when women looked polished and not-to-be-messed-with as they move up the ladder of a man's world. It's the kind of beauty that means something. Check 90s Madonna out and you'll understand.
Since we've passed that era, shimmer and glow are here to stay so don't freak out just yet. Nevertheless, mattes shan't be forgotten.
Read on for reviews of the Blush, Eye Shadow and Lipstick.
Without a doubt, Revlon Matte Powder Blush is the favorite from this collection. So, I'm not bothered with the pop-out mirror and the teeny brush (not to say that they're not functional because they are!). Just as long the size of the blush pan is not compromised, I'm good to go.
I'm comfortable wearing matte eye shadows but when it comes to blush, getting that healthy glow is always the ultimate goal. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that I can not only tolerate a matte blush but like it to bits as well!
It may be a matte powder but it blends so seamlessly onto the skin. The powder is tightly pressed causing little to no mess from brush swirls. Perfectly Peach is an uber sweet neutral peachy pink for everyday use that's subtle yet buildable. This is one of those rare universal colors that will work on most skin tones -- fair, medium, tanned.
Retails at RM42
As I ventured deeper into makeup, I realized that shimmery eyeshadows can sometimes look a bit much. Think swollen and reflective lids... Matte eyeshadows eventually made their way into my makeup collection and helped create depth in my eye makeup. Thus, I welcomed the Revlon Matte Eye Shadow with opened arms.
Comes with mini sponge tip applicator which I don't use to apply eye shadow. I don't toss them out though. They come in handy for blending cream or wet eyeshadows. While the texture is soft and smooth, I question the pigmentation of these eyeshadows. They go on vibrant at first but the color fades after a few hours even with a base. When applied sheer, the color actually stays on better. I'm not a fan of sheer eyeshadows so go figure.
Rivera Blue: Muted deep blue. Good for outer corners and smokey effects
Venetian Blue: Bright turquoise. Good as primary color or under eye
So, Jenn said that Venetian Blue looked like a possible dupe of MAC Electric Eel (which is one of my FAV ES from MAC, btw) and whaddaya know!
Close enough? Very much so when swatched. On the lids, however, Revlon lost out to MAC due to quality. It's still good to know that there's a cheaper alternative! Bee pulled off a fresh look with these eye shadows.
Retails at RM29
Kahani loved the Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red but of course, red simply doesn't agree with me. I'm pretty bummed that Nude Attitude wasn't brought in :( My tamer and more adaptable shades were
Mauve It Over: Pink-toned MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade. Goes with most makeup but looks especially great with browns
Cocoa Craving: Warm brown. A rather grown-up shade
If you're worried that matte lipsticks will dry out your lips, rest assured that these won't. The formula feels comfortable albeit not particularly moisturizing. They go on smooth and stay puts so there's really nothing much at all to criticize.
Retails at RM33
*The products used in this review were provided by Revlon Malaysia for review on Skindeco.Net