I recently received a fabulous box of goodies from Revlon as part of the Revlon Expression Experiment and I was given the simple challenge of trying something new with makeup that I normally wouldn't try.
While I absolutely love the blue nail polish and the gray eye shadow, they're colors that I would definitely wear so I decided to try out a new shade of red lipstick and the PhotoReady makeup primer products.
I've always wanted to try out a primer to cover some small red patches on my cheeks but I have an oily complexion and I live in the hot and humid south so I didn't think having an extra layer under my normal makeup would be a good idea. Boy was I wrong! The primer is thick and creamy so I still wasn't too sure how long it would last when I put it on, but it did a great job of evening out my skin tone and it feels really nice on the skin.
I tried a bit of the PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener under my eyes and on the red spots on my cheeks then put on the PhotoReady Perfecting Primer under my regular foundation. I also went a little wild and tried the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cherry Tart. It's a bright orangey red in the tube and I was a little afraid of looking like the name (Cherry Tart – get it?) but I decided to go for it and see if I got any comments.
After I finished getting ready I took my two little girls out to lunch and shopping with me and we had a blast! Hubby told me I looked nice on the way out the door and while I was re-applying the lip butter in the restaurant bathroom after we ate I got another compliment. Two in one day – nice!
Final verdict: I'm very happy to have been pushed outside my makeup box! I've decided that it has been much too long since I've rocked a bold lipstick and I'm really loving this Cherry Tart color. The best part though is the primer! I was pleasantly surprised that it did not make my skin more oily or give me problems with the humidity. In fact, the primer helped keep my makeup set for longer and seemed to absorb the oil rather than promote more oiliness. Win, win!
I've really enjoyed trying something different and I'd love to encourage you to express yourself and experiment with a bold new look. Check out the Revlon Expression Experiment page on Facebook for ideas and inspiration.