TRAVEL HAUL! Revlon, No 7, Soap & Glory…
Traveling for work can be tiring and stressful sometimes, but there are certain things along the way that can perk you up. One of those is, of course, getting the opportunity to grab some beauty products I can’t get readily, or at a better price.
I got my loot from 2 main places; Boots and Duty-Free.
Duty-Free: This was exciting for me, because I’d been lemming these Revlon items for SOOOO long and never knew they were available exclusively in the local airport Duty-Free.
I’m a little slow on the bandwagon since these aren’t available in local drugstores, but here we are.
- Revlon Pink Pout Matte Lipstick
- Revlon Stormy Pink Matte Lipstick
- Revlon Pink Pop Super Lustrous Lipgloss
L-to-R: NYX Dolly Pink liner (for comparison), Revlon Pink Pout, Revlon Stormy Pink, Revlon Pink Pop
Revlon Pink Pout over NYX Dolly Pink
Pink Pout is a lovely cool-toned nude mauve which has been listed as a dupe for MAC Snob. While I don’t think it’s as opaque, it’s still a really nice lipstick. If you’re looking for a cool-toned nude-pink instead of the usual “concealer” shades, GET THIS. (Color is softer and more beige when worn without liner.)
Not recommended if you have extremely pigmented lips that you want your lipsticks to cover completely.
Revlon Stormy Pink over NYX Dolly Pink
Gorgeous in the tube, but extremely sheer going on. You will need to keep applying and re-applying to build up the color slowly, but even then, past a certain point, it just gets cakey and streaky. I got around it temporarily with a pale pink liner and balm smoothed over it.
Recommended only if you are extremely light-handed or shy of bright pinks. Otherwise, MAC Pink Nouveau will give you a much better payoff and texture.
Revlon Pink Pop
I’ve wanted this lipgloss for AGES, and I’m not disappointed. It’s a beautiful cool-toned fuchsia that sheers out into a softer candy-pink without shimmer.
I liked it so much that I bought a backup for my backup on my return trip.
It’s sad that a shopping haven like Singapore does not have a single Boots.
I get my Soap & Glory from Sephora, where it is inevitably marked up beyond what it usually costs.
Things I got on this trip were:
- The Fab Pore: a gentle exfoliating cream which doubles as a mask for oily, clogged skin. Little pellets break open as you rub, releasing salicylic acid and other treatment extracts onto your skin. There are no scrub grains whatsoever.
- Extreme-Plump: "Super-strong" clear lip plumper. I don’t believe any lip plumpers actually plump lips. They sure feel like they do, but your actual lip size will not increase discernibly (no matter what you tell yourself) unless you’re reacting extremely badly to the product. I like this as a cushy treatment which feels very much like Clinique Superbalm. And it tingles without being minty (boring) or burning your lips off (Too Faced - you know I’m talking about you…)
- No7 Extreme Lengths & Extravagant Lashes mascaras: Ok, I admit it. I really only bought these because I was so fascinated by all those fabulous Keeley Hawes mascara commercials. I haven’t even tried them yet. Who cares?