Revlon #ColorStayAllDay Event Recap

7/21/2017

Hello!

On July 11th I went to the Revlon #ColorStayAllDay event in Toronto. Yes, it's spelt color and not colour since it is an American brand (believe me, several bloggers mentioned the spelling that night). I actually got invited directly by the PR company which was extremely exciting, and other blogger acquaintances that weren't, got the opportunity to go thanks to our awesome Canadian Beauty Bloggers network.

Gigi Gorgeous was the main attraction at the event! If you don't know who that is, you've been living under a rock. I actually vlogged the entire experience along with my mini cottage vacation and that will be up in a few weeks! I have very few photos from the night, but I do have a mini haul from all of the products that came in the goodie bag as well as what I got at the event itself. I'm going to give a few points about my first thoughts of each product, but if you want me to give a deeper review on one or a few of them, let me know!

Before I jump into the products, here are a few actual pics from the night.



Gift Bag



Colorstay Brow Crayon - 310 Soft Brown


This was very scary at first, purely because of its size. It's very large and I couldn't imagine how I'd put this in my eyebrows without making a mess, but it ended up not being a problem at all! It's very creamy and easy to apply and dries down to powder finish (wax to powder according to the packaging). This was super easy to use and looks natural if you have thick eyebrows like me! I just swipe this on and use a brow brush to finish up. This takes me about 15 seconds to use in the morning!

Blending Brush (Stippling brush)


I had only ever seen one review on this, and it was a negative one. For some reason I still had hopes that this would work well, but unfortunately it doesn't. In the video where I try this out for the first time it was never washed and shed absolutely everywhere! It didn't blend or do anything for me. I washed it and tried it again a different day, but had the exact same problem. If it didn't shed, it'd still be a no because the brush is just to sparse and does not blend anything nicely at all. This was definitely disappointing for me. I do not recommend!

Colorstay 2 in 1 Kayal Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil - 104 Graphite


I got a dark grey colour in my bag and was really excited! One end is the product, and the other end is the brush. The right line is just the product, and the left was the same size, but I used the brush to spread it out. This was easy to apply in waterline and tightline, but unlike the claims, it's not waterproof. It actually comes off very easily so don't use this if you touch your eyes a lot, or need this to last. It does work nicely on lash line with brush to blend it out and I feel like it'd have better staying power there as well!

Colorstay Unlimited Suede Lipstick - 095 Finale


This is very very creamy.  I 100% would recommend a lipliner for sure with a colour like this with this formulation. I love the formula though because it's very easy to apply, and feels very moisturizing. The lipstick is also very easy to remove, which is a huge plus for anyone that plans on taking it off to eat, and reapply it. I will have a hand swatch below with the next product as well!


Colorstay Lipliner - Red


This lip liner has a great formula! I love these twist up lip liners, so huge points there for me. The formula isn't very creamy, making it last a lot longer, but it isn't too stiff either. It's pretty much the perfect consistency. This comes with built in sharpener (the red bit), which makes it even easier to apply if you need a really sharp tip. This stuff lasts forever and is very hard to remove with just a tissue and water, but it will come off without too much of a fuss if you use a makeup remover, or even a makeup eraser. This works perfectly with the lipstick I mentioned before!

Colorstay Creme Eyeshadow - 730


This is so pretty! It comes with a mini brush built into packaging that is actually quite useful! But don't forget to wash it. It's still a brush and you should wash them  frequently. The formulation is amazing! It's super pigmented, is very easy to apply, and I didn't notice any creasing! Eyeshadow applies nicely on top, which is a plus, but really isn't necessary because this is amazing on its own! Definitely a new favourite of mine!

Colorstay Gel Envy - Top Coat + 030 Beginners luck


These are proving to be really good! They're still on my nails (two days) without any chipping whatsoever, and that's only normal for me with my Essence or Wet n' Wild nail polishes! The coloured polish also claims to act as a base, so I applied it directly to the nail. This has a nice applicator and dries very quickly, allowing me to add a second coat by the time I'm finished my other hand! More than one coat is required for this colour at least, but I don't mind that since most of my polishes require two. The top coat seems to work really well with this nail polish, but I have yet to test it with a different brands nail polish, so we'll see!

Colorstay Makeup (Foundation) Normal/Dry - 180 Sand Beige (Y)

I'm an idiot and forgot to take a picture of this, but this is the same one I got! At the event, one of the lovely Revlon ladies helped me find my correct colour. I was very adamant on finding something that leaned more towards a yellow undertone, and this one was the closest! This actually matches me really really well so good job! This foundation applies really really nicely with beauty blender. It has a pump now (didn't before) which is a huge deal for me!!! Another big factor when it comes to foundations is them oxidizing/getting darker throughout the day. This foundation remains the same colour that it dries, so if you swatch this and it matches your skin at first when it dries down, it'll match you for the rest of the day as well! This claims to last 24 hours, but I won't be testing that out unless I get into a weird situation where I can't wash my face. I've worn it for 16 hours and it still looked great, so I'm leaning towards believing that claim. I only use one pump and it gives me a nice medium coverage. Two pumps will probably be perfect for anyone who wants full coverage!

That's it for the products! I will have a video up on Wednesday of me applying all of these for the first time, so keep an eye out for that! I will add it to this post as soon as it's up. I will also add the vlog to this when it's up, but it'll be at least another week for that!

Thank you for reading!




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