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Review: Revlon PhotoReady Face Products

Thursday, December 28, 2017

I've been MIA for quite a long time, I know! Life caught up with me, but anyway, here's another exciting makeup review! I have been trying the Revlon PhotoReady Face Products I received complimentary from Crowdtap. How awesome is that?!

Let me just start by saying Cowdtap is still on my top favorite site where I get free products. I received a lot of amazing stuff this year! And I am happy to say that almost all my branded makeup came from this site. So, if you are not a member yet, what are you waiting for?

The most recent Sample Mission I had with them was with Revlon's PhotoReady Face Products Collection. I received the following:

  • Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation
  • Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh™ Mist
  • Revlon PhotoReady™ Color Correcting Pen
  • Revlon PhotoReady Galaxy Dream™Palette

So in this blog, I will be reviewing each one of them. Let's start with the Foundation.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation

Claims: Flawless Finish, Built-In Blender, All Day Wear, High-Definition Filter technology captures and transforms any light to blur and soften flaws

I received the Natural Beige Shade which I think was great for my skin tone. I actually have high hopes in this foundation and thought that the applicator was great the first time I saw it. However, it was actually hard to control how much product to get from the applicator. 

Also, this doesn't cover much of my skin's imperfections like my acne scars. So it ended up with a medium coverage for me. The finish was great - not cakey. The product was easily blendable but it only stays for a few hours. Also, if you have a dry skin, keep in mind to always moisturize your face first before applying this foundation as it tends to make your face more dry.

Retail Price: $17.99 at Ulta

Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh™ Mist

Claims: Hydrating, Weightless, 3-in-1 use, High-Definition Filter technology captures and transforms any light to blur and soften flaws

I love the smell of this mist! The subtle scent was so refreshing to me. As a primer, it helps to freshen up my face and makes it easy for me to apply my makeup. It sets my make up pretty well too giving it a silky hydration. I always have it in my makeup bag and I love freshening up with this spray mist. Very handy and works great for me!

Retail Price:  $12.99 at Ulta

Revlon PhotoReady™ Color Correcting Pen

Claims: Neutralize color imperfections instead of covering them, Soft precision brush allows you to target your problem zone for easy application anytime, anywhere

This color correcting pen works well. It covers the redness as promised and it's blendable, although the formula could have been thicker. The packaging doesn't really impress me. At first, I find it hard to get the product out then it became harder to control how much product to get using the applicator. But it does the job.

Retail Price:  $10.99 at Ulta

Revlon PhotoReady Galaxy Dream™Palette

Claims: Easy to Blend, Universally flattering shimmer shades, silky smooth powder format

Next to the Prep, Set, Refresh Mist, this palette is my favorite. I love all the beautiful shimmering colors. It is so pigmented, blendable and easy to apply. It goes along perfectly with other makeups too. The color is not that blinding but it will definitely give you a subtle glow, perfect for an everyday look!

Retail Price: $14.99 at Ulta

What do you think about this PhotoReady Face Products Collection from Revlon? Yay or Nay? Drop your comments below!

Disclaimer: These Revlon PhotoReady Collection products were sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.
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Crowdtap Mission: Julep Cushion Complexion Review

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

So, another makeup mission from Crowdtap! I couldn't be happier when I was approved and was sent not only one, but 5 shades of these amazing Julep Cushion Complexion!

Below are the 5 shades of Julep Cushion Complexion 5 in 1 Skin Perfector With Turmeric  I received:

1. 200 Nude - a Medium Nude shade with Cool Undertone
2. 210 Cashmere - a Medium Cashmere shade with Cool Undertone
3. 220 Sand - a Medium Sand shade with Neutral Undertone
4. 230 Beige - a Medium Beige shade with Warm Undertone
5. 240 Camel - a Medium Camel shade with Warm Undertone

Shade Swatches

This Cushion complexion claims to be made of natural ingredients such as Tumeric Extract that provides long-term brightening benefits and contains anti-inflammatory properties. It also has Camellia Seed Oil that contains skin-calming properties and provides nourishing & moisturizing benefits and Soft-Focus Powders that blur the look of fine lines & imperfections while creating a smooth, demi-matte finish that’s never flat. 

So this Julep Cushion Complexion works as a 5-in-1 Skin Perfector:

1. Conceal - dark circles, acne, hyperpigmentation & smile lines
2. Correct - neutralize redness & inflammation
3. Illuminate - to bring out the high points of the face
4. Blur - the look of fine lines & imperfections
5. Brighten - the skin with long-term with Turmeric Extract

I love the design of this cushion, making it easy to apply and carry around. The applicator has a twist bottom design.  At first use, you have to twist it multiple times until you see the product being dispensed in the applicator tip. The formula was also buildable, which you can blend easily and can give you a medium to full coverage.  

Among these 5 shades, the Sand, Beige, and Camel are those that more likely be perfect for my olive skin tone. But I also like using the Nude shade for a brighter skin.

I like how it can conceal my skin's imperfection, I currently have break outs, and although the Nude shade does not completely cover those big pimples that I have (the small ones are easily concealed), I love how it makes my face soft and smooth looking. 

Overall, this product was great! You can bring it on-the-go, and it makes it easier to re-touch using this.

On-the-go touch up

These are the photos I took of myself using Julep's Cushion Complexion.

Before & After

Final look with Julep Cushion Complexion

It retails for $300.16 oz, 4.6 g. It's available on Julep's website, and it has a total of 18 shades available. 

You can also buy this on and they currently have it on sale for $18

Make it yours, make it fun. BRAVE PRETTY

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Crowdtap Mission: Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Review

Friday, September 1, 2017

I always loved receiving makeup freebies to test and review. Today, this was extra special because I was able to get a free high-end brand product - Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon. I can't believe I got approved in this Crowdtap mission! (Happy Dance!)

Crowdtap is one of my favorite platforms in getting free stuff. I already got quite a few free products from them to test and review. And this is my 4th makeup sample mission. I also already got $55 worth of Amazon gift cards while I have only been a member for 5 months.😊 So, if you are not a member of this site yet, it's time to sign up and start getting those freebies! Sign up here: Crowdtap Sign Up.

Anyway, going back to the product itself. I received 2 full-sized products in 2 colors: Earth(Quake) 41 & Pink of Me 59.

I loved how the 2 Highliners were put in a simple yet elegant black box.

The Highliners have a twist up design and a cleverly hidden sharpener at the base of the liner, making it easy to use and carry around without the need of an extra sharpener. This little sharpener also gives you a chance to shape your liner in a 'point that's as precise as you desire.' 

Both shades have an intense color pay off as promised and have a creamy texture and rich pigmentation with a bold matte finish. I love the fact that it's glitter-free as I am not a big fan of glitter.😁 It dries out as quick as 15 seconds so you have to be careful not to mess up or you have to do your eye makeup all over again given that this is a long-wearing and water proof eyeliners. Once it's set, it'll stay for a long time without smudging and budging!😂 But on the other hand, the formula of this highliners glides on smoothly letting you make a precise application in the first place. 😄

The Earth(Quake) 41 color is a dark brown shade with warm undertones. I think this color suits me best and become my instant favorite among the two.

While this shade can be worn for almost every occasion, the Pink of Me 59 color that is a warm pink shade, can be a little tricky to use, especially for me with a slightly dark skin color.😅 I don't feel good with lighter shades of eye liners. But I think it turned out to be just fine on me, right? 😃

The highliners have a decent amount of product. But if you decide to regularly use it in full blown (doing an intricate, artistic graphic liner looks) it might not be enough for 1 month.😁 It has 0.01 oz that retails for $25.

Maximum length

Overall, I like this new Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon and would love to try their other shades. They currently have 12 shades available.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Crowdtap Mission: Simply Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths and Foaming Wash

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

For my latest Crowdtap Mission, I had the opportunity to try Simply Summer's Eve Foaming Wash and Cleansing Cloths. I loved them!
My mission package includes:

1 sample of Simply Summer's Eve™ Foaming Wash
2 samples of Simply Summer's Eve™ Cleansing Cloths

I received the Mandarin Blossom scent which I love! Other Crowdtappers received the Coconut Water scent which I am intrigued too so I might grab that one from the store next time, so I can try it as well.

The Simply Summer's Eve Foaming Wash pump bottle was designed to easily use the product. The product itself does not contain harsh chemicals, so you don't have to worry about using a harmful product on your intimate part. It helps maintain woman's natural pH and created with scents you'll surely love plus it helps remove odor-causing bacteria! It instantly lathers to a rich, ultra-soft foam that rinses easily without any residue. It's hypoallergenic and safe to use! I love using it every day because I feel fresh and clean all day long.

The Simply Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths have the same effectiveness of the foaming wash but only handy so you can experience freshness anytime. It can be carried anywhere and will fit in your bag. This has 24 sheets that will be enough to keep you fresh and clean thru out the week.

On the other hand, the Simply Summer's Eve Individual Cleansing Cloths that works as great as the 2 above-mentioned products were designed as a pocket-sized, individually wrapped cloths that you can carry around in your bag or purse. I love how I can fit many cloths in my purse and can bring them anywhere I go for continuous freshness.

This will now be part of my clean, beauty and health routine. Thumbs up for these products!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. But all opinions are my own.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Summer season is fast approaching! Is your skin ready and protected from the scorching heat of the sun? New Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen will give your face the protection it needs while keeping it moisturized all day long!
I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap, but all opinions are 100% my own.

  • Feels as if it's barely on
  • Breathable formula won't clog pores
  • Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • 12-hour moisturization
  • Alluring tropical scent
  • Exotic tropical botanicals

My Verdict:

The first thing I like about this product is the simplicity of the design and the easy-to-use pump of the bottle which you can easily control how much sunscreen you would like to get. It's handy and can be carried around in your bag whenever you are on the go. The sunscreen has a cream-like texture which is yellowish or faded brownish in color. It has a tropical scent perfect for summer. Although I prefer it to be non-scented because I have a sensitive sense of smell, the scent was not bothering at all, and it doesn't linger either, so it was just fine.

The cream itself was easy to apply. It was very lightweight and non-greasy, plus it absorbs quickly. It was smooth in the face and protect you from the sun with its SPF 30 while keeping it moisturized and hydrated up to 12 hours. I have sensitive skin, but this sunscreen did not do any harm on my face. I loved using it whenever I am about to go outside. Because you know, I live in Florida, the Sunshine State where it can be scorching hot even if it's not summer yet. This product has now been my go-to sunscreen. 

Below are some photos I captured when my hubby and I went to the park. The Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen was so handy, I was able to bring it with me! Enjoyed the sun without being worried!

Have you tried this Hawaiian Tropic Weightless Face Sunscreen yet? Tell me about your experience in the comment!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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