When the sangria start flowing at 4pm, you know it's going to be a good time.
That's exactly what greeted me at the Revlon Spring 2015 beauty preview event earlier this month in Vancouver. The ballroom of the Sheraton Wall Center was swathed in elegant black and red decor and small tables surrounding the room displayed the newly released and yet to be released beauty offerings from the brand.
Since food makes everything better, I feel compelled to start off by applauding the wonderful catering team at the Sheraton. By far some of the best food and variety I've had at any beauty event, I wasn't shy in expressing my love for the pulled pork sliders, the deep fried risotto balls and chicken drumettes.
Since I snuck in a little earlier than even time, I was able to have a one on one chat with Lisa and Jackie on Revlon's new offerings to the beauty market. First up, the Photoready Eye Art Lid-Line-Lash duos offer an interesting mix of corresponding cream shadow with a glitter coat that can be used to add sparkle to your lash line or tip your lashes in shimmers of gold, silver and even romantic purple. Pigmentation for most of the colours were quite impressive swatched on my hand and once dried, the shadows stayed firmly in place.
Revlon has also updated some of their popular beauty tools to include a nifty pair of tweezer with a pen light for touching up in discrete situations as well as a gold series lash curler, nail clipper and nail file all created with titanium coating for extra strength and durability.
For nail lovers, new polishes are coming your way! Not only will new colours be coming to stores but for the less nail-art inclined like myself, Revlon has created multi-finish top coats to save your date night. Look out for the matte-pearl variation what gives a soft sheen that's less than glossy but glossier than matte.
In the base product department, the well loved Photoready series is being revamped with a new reformulated Air Brush Effect Liquid Foundation, an Insta-Fix Foundation Stick (I'm really stoked about this format) plus a Prime + Anti-Shine invisible balm that can be used under or over your makeup. Jackie tried this on my 5 o'clock shine zone and I'm happy to report it was weightless yet did not make me look powdery.
For those who have way too many lip products to count, here's something to consider adding to your stash (the more the merrier right?). The Revlon Ultra HD glosses and lipsticks pack some serious colour into their formulation. Scented like bubblegum, both products come in a variety of finishes ranging from cream to metallic and offer a really lush finish on the lips. The lipsticks especially have a cushy gel like feel instead of a traditional wax base which then allows the colour pigments to look cleaner and brighter than ever before. Even better? These guys are already out in stores right now!
As the skies darkened, the event wrapped up with lots of hugs all around and a goodie bag for the bloggers. Beyond seeing the products, I'm always most excited to meet people who are really passionate about their brand whichever it may be. Lisa and Jackie both radiated such love and enthusiasm for Revlon and that truly made it a wonderful event. I believe there's a little bit of everything in my bag so let me know what you'd like to see first!
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