Today is Valentine’s Day and I am getting ready to go out to din-din with my special man. I received a shipment from Revlon to try their new products: Revlon Fantasy Length Lashes and Revlon Color Allure glue-on nails. I am also going to review and post a video on how I use the L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara (globe brush style).
Thank you, Revlon!
The point of these products is to make life a bit easier and to reduce expensive salon costs. The lashes are very natural-looking and easy to apply, the nails are not long and perfect for just wearing for a night on the town or to a special event. Why waste hours and money getting your nails done in a salon?? Well, there are definitely pros and cons to the Revlon Color Allure nails (runs about $10 per box) as I had trouble not getting the glue on top of the nails or on my skin. I accidentally glued my fingers together at one point and had to use nail polish remover to get them apart (as my fiance laughed and thought it was so damned funny!). The nail kit includes very strong nail glue, it’s just like crazy glue! You get a rather large 3g bottle of glue, enough to use to repair a broken lamp? There are enough nails to do them twice. Below are photos that I took right after I applied them. You can see the glue boo-boos that I made!
I pretty much have ugly hands to begin with, but I honestly think these glue-on nails are better than I expected.. and made my hands feel pretty today! I used to get the gel glitter tip nails and I would spend about $50 to $70 for a full set and $20-$25 for fills every two weeks, needing a full set put on every month, it seemed. A box of these nails are about $10, and probably last about a week. I’ll carry the glue with me just in case! I can’t wait to try the glitter tipped nails from the set Revlon gave me. Update: The nails lasted about a week and a half and basically fell off on their own. That is pretty nice considering if you have gel nails that you might have to have a nail tech remove them for you and it’s painful! I like to let my nails breathe for a while before putting fake nails back on.
Revlon Fantasy Lengths Faux Lashes : Flirty
Revlon Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear Glue-on Eyelashes – Flirty – Drugstore.com (Currently on sale $3.84)
I have worn false eyelashes for years and I’ve tried high-end and low-end cheapies from the Halloween stores. There are some excellent cheapies out there, you just have to hunt. These Revlon lashes are definitely everyday wear lashes that are not too long or too flashy.
I carefully peeled away the lash strip off the plastic base (still ended up tearing a few lashes off the end) these lashes seem really delicate, so be careful when taking them off of the package! I applied my eye makeup first:
Brows: Hodgepodge MAC pencil
Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara ($7.99 @ Target)
Here is a VERY short video of me putting this mascara on. My camera ran out of space during the application!
This is the finished product! This mascara is pretty nice, a little strange to apply, but I am liking it so far. It doesn’t really add the dramatic thickness to my lashes that I like, but I am adding lashes, so I figure that this is enough!
So, now that my lashes are prepped and ready to go, it is time to bust out the eyelash glue and pop these babies on!
I dabbed a little bit of lash glue on the back of my hand and dipped the lashes right in it. The glue is white, but dries clear, so do not worry about it looking white on your eyes.
Here is another video, this time I am showing how I press down and separate the lashes with the end of a rat-tail comb.(Yes, that’s HOLE playing in the background heheh!)
After I finished up my eyes, I applied Sebastian brand “So Shy” blush which is a matte baby pink and a discontinued Tony & Tina lipstick which is a matte pink/red.