Sunday, 27 July 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush / Review

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush Swatches

New launches are always intriguing but when their offering is brilliant that’s when obsessions are born. Having said that, I recently got hooked and there is no coming back. Meet my 2014 favorite launch so far – the gorgeous Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush (here). It took me less than a second to completely fall in love with it and the report goes as follows:

I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect bright fuchsia pink shade and when I applied Rio Rush for the first time I knew it was the one. It’s vibrant, it’s bold, it’s fun and unique and the slight cool undertones compliment my skin tone beautifully. It’s summer appropriate and I equally enjoy rocking it during the day or on a night out. Rio Rush is one of those ‘slap on and head out the door’ shades and I adore the way it adds pop of color to my complexion and brightens it up. It is purely brilliant and the luscious, juicy finish is to die for.

Revlon really know what they are doing when it comes to creating spectacular lip formulas, don’t they! Do the incredible Lip Butters ring a bell? Well, this time around they proved they could make fantastic lippies in liquid form as well. The new Moisture Stains have the most unique formula and there isn’t anything I could really compare them to. They are hybrid between lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm. I’m not sure about the stain claims though as the product doesn’t actually stain the lips and it’s not the best in terms of longevity, sadly. Apart from that though the formula is on point. The application is a breeze and the cute little applicator makes everything that much easier. It dispenses the perfect amount of color and it hugs every curl of the lips. The product is extremely moisturizing and I’m sure all fellow dry-lipped ladies will be rather happy. Also you get no awkward fading or bleeding in deferent areas. Score! Oh and one last thing - you literally get full-blown, opaque color is just one swipe, which is rare for liquid lip products.

My final verdict? The Revlon Moisture Stains are a total people pleaser and Rio Rush has completely stolen my heart. Now, where is my wallet, I need to get my mitts on the rest of the stunning 11 shades haha.

Have you tried the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains before? Do you love the look of Rio Rush as much as I do?

*These babies will hit the stores in the UK in August 

Lots of love,

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bronze Things Up

Continuing our bronze-y talk from yesterday, I figured I’d also talk you through my favorite face bronze-getters for Summer 2014. If you were to ask me this time last year what my all time favorite beauty product was I would have definitely gone for blush or lipstick. This year, however, I am all over bronzers. High end, drugstore, shimmery, non-shimmery – I am not picky; I want them all haha. Having said that, I have had the chance to try quite a few for the past few months and here are my top four that made it to my most-loved:

Starting off with an old favorite here on RosyChicc and my one and true love - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (here). This matte beauty has been keeping me the best company for the past year and I love it for two simple reasons. One – Milk Chocolate is the perfect shade for my oh-so-fair complexion and two – the creamy, buttery formula is such a pleasure to use. If you are a fellow pale lady one thing is for sure – you will love the shade of this baby. It is a lot lighter then most bronzers on the market and it does not have orange undertones; it just adds healthy natural-looking color to the skin. And as I said – no shimmer in sight, which makes Milk Chocolate perfect for both contouring and warming up the outskirts of the face. The formula couldn’t be any better with its long-lasting, moisturizing and cocoa-smelling benefits. Oh and I also just hit pan on it yesterday, which is always exciting eek. Review here.

Speaking of a fair complexioned gal’ best friends Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer (here) has to be mentioned. This cutely packaged, multicolored gem is the best of both worlds. It comes with two shades – a darker, true bronze brown and a lighter, more nude-y color with some fine shimmers running through it. You can mix both colors together for a subtle all over golden glow or just use them individually for sculpting. Either way – the results are absolutely gorgeous. Its buttery soft, hydrating formula that hangs around for ages on the skin has everything on my bronzer checklist sorted and you won’t regret it either. Promise. Review here.

Bourjois are absolutely owning it at the minute and I’ve recently added another one of their fab products to my stash. Say hello to Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder (here), which has been helping me massively to incorporate some color and healthy glow to my face. You get the perfect blend of warm and cool tones and it instantly adds beautiful and natural-looking color to your cheekbones. I have the shade fair/medium and again – it is ideal for all of us not-so-tanned girls. The bronzer has some teeny tiny particles but they are very subtle and won’t make you look like a walking disco ball, so fear not. Delice de Soleil applies like a breeze, has amazing longevity and the sun-kissed look it gives is absolutely beautiful. There’s nothing you won’t love about this and I bet you’ll fall in love with its chocolate scent. Yum.

A bronzing powder cheap as chips that actually works wonders really do exist. Enter NYC Big Bold Bronzer in ManhaTan (here). This beauty and I bonded with the first application and let me tell ya – it rocks. Its gorgeous matte golden bronze shade leans more on the warmer spectrum of things but it still compliments and enhances my skin tone beautifully. Big Bold blends effortlessly and evenly and you don’t have to worry about it being chalky – it’s soft as butter and foolproof to apply. Pop it on to create the larger cheekbones and thinner nose that you never had or just dust it all over for beautiful radiant and healthy golden look. You can’t really go wrong with it. It’s love.

Last but not least on today’s beauty report comes the lovely Milani TanTastic Face & Body Baked Bronzer (here). Shimmery bronzing powders and I usually don’t get along but this highlighter-and-bronzer-in-one was a game changer. It gives a spot of bronze-y color and lots of sheen and I love to pop it on top of my regular bronzer on my cheekbones. It just adds some warmth and the beautiful glowy finish is absolutely stunning. Bronzed, radiant and healthy skin? Check! If you are not into slapping shimmer on your face then you could pop this beauty on your collarbone, the center of your legs (shinbone) or any other place you fancy illuminating. Make sure you apply it with very light hand and you will enjoy gorgeous dewy finish that isn’t too overboard. Simples.

Have you tried any of these products before? Which is your favorite bronzer for the summertime?

Lots of love,

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bye Bye Pale Skin

Sun’s out and so is our skin. Shorts, dresses, bikini – it all sounds wonderful but if you are pale as a chicken (*raises hand*) you’ll know it all suddenly doesn’t seem that exciting. Being fair complexioned must be one of my least favorite features about myself and honesty lying down on the sun for hours does not appeal to me. Having said that, luckily I’ve discovered a couple of fab products to help me fake that sun kissed look we all know and adore.  Say hello to my ultimate summertime confidence boosters, which never fail to help me look as if I just came back from the Caribbean. Bare legs season, we are finally staring to get along!

Being a completely self-tanning newbie when I got my hands on the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturizer (here) last year I had no idea what to expect or how to use it. In the morning, however, I was loving every bit of my newly lost fake tan virginity. The lotion had given me the most beautiful bronzed-goddess type of look and my body had honestly never looked better. Basically, the idea behind this product is that if applied regularly it helps you gradually achieve and maintain gorgeous bronzed glow all over your body. This gem also doubles as a moisturizing lotion and with the help of the Vitamin E it keeps the skin soft, smooth and well hydrated. Brilliant. The color that the tanner gives to the skin is spot on – not too orange, not too ashy; it’s just the perfect blend and I love how natural it looks. You could build it up or down depending on your preference but either way – you are going to love your beautiful healthy looking complexion. The application of this gem is quite the child’s play – make sure you’ve exfoliated your skin before and then using a tanning mitt or your hands (wash them well right after you’re done) just rub in the lotion wherever you fancy. Done. You are getting no patches, no streaks and no unevenness – I am definitely giving this beauty the RosyChicc stamp of approval! One thing I have to mention though is the scent – it does smell strong of cookies and chocolate, which isn’t ideal for my sensitive nose but luckily it doesn’t linger for ages so it’s fine by me.

Three finished bottles down the road and a good amount of confidence boosting, next under the spotlight we have the oh-so-incredible Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (here). Makeup for your legs anyone? Yes please! This spray-in-and-go product has definitely stolen my heart with the first application. You just shake it well, spray some amount on your palms and then gently apply it evenly all over your legs. The results? Beautifully tanned and natural-looking skin, which makes you look ten times thinner and a hundred times healthier. I absolutely adore the subtle glow that this beauty gives me - it’s lovely. The fact that it also gets rid of the pink-y undertones of my legs and replaces them with stunning chocolate bronze color is enough to call this spray a total winner. However, if this is not enough to convince you that you need to get involved with Airbrush Legs fear not - the list of awesomeness continues. This miracle worker not only instantly enhances the color of the skin but it also covers imperfections. Bye bye freckles, hyperpigmentation and veins – it is literally like full coverage foundation for your body and I am absolutely smitten. The great thing about Airbrushed Legs is that it doesn’t stain your clothes and it is water resistant as well. Brilliant isn’t it! After all this faux tan talk I am off to slap some of it on and rock my new flowy dress eek.

Have you tried these products before? Do you adore them as much as I do? Which are your favorite self-tanning products?

Lots of love,