Review: Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Gets You Shine & Sparkle

Don’t we just love anything that comes all in one? This includes makeup and I’m here to share with you Revlon Photoready Primer + Shadow that are available on the shelves quite a while ago. An eye shadow palette that comes with primer and top coat is very much interesting isn’t it?

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow

‘Easily create limitless looks with one palette.
Each palette features a primer, 3 highly pigmented shadows, and a sparkle top coat. Use wet for more color intensity. Add sparkle top coat for a multi-dimensional, intensely shimmering effect. ‘ – Revlon

I liked how they are packaged handily and easily being held in a palm without being bulky. The eye shadows can be easily seen through the clear lid of the palette. The eye shadow pans are shaped like our eyes if you notice and I do think that there is a purpose that Revlon decided to design it this way.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Seal

Upon opening the palette, it comes with a safety seal to ensure that the palette has yet to be opened by anyone. Rest assured the palette is only by you. I have received two palettes to have my opinion on which is Bohemian and Renaissance.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow - Bohemian & Swatch

First palette is Bohemian where colors are bright and colorful.  At the back of the palette, there is instruction on how to use the eye shadow. You can always use the eye shadows as how you wanted it to be, the instruction provided is merely a basic guide. The instruction is printed on a peel off sticker where it discloses the list of ingredients underneath. Basically they are all shimmer based and only 2,3 and 4 is the eye shadow.

  1. Base  – light gold shimmer
  2. Turquoise shimmer with fine blue glitters
  3. Dark brown with fine silver and gold glitters
  4. Peach shimmer with fine gold glitters
  5. Top coat – gold with fine gold glitters

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Bohemian How To

Here is a simple tutorial just as how it is printed on the instruction.

  1. Apply the base coat all over the eyelid up to the brow bone.
  2. Using the turquoise shimmer and apply on the eye lid.
  3. Use to dark brown to apply it on the crease blending in with the turquoise.
  4. Highlight brow bone with peach shimmer.
  5. Apply the gold top coat to add warmer tone and sparkles.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow - Bohemian Eyes

Simply finish off with your favorite eye liner and mascara, and we are done with Bohemian. Remember how I said that the eye shadows are designed like so with purpose? I believe that they are also a guide on where the shadows should be applied as 2 goes onto the eye lid, 3 goes onto the crease and 4 goes onto the brow bone.  I have also used the top coat on my inner corners and lower lash line to bright more light onto my eyes.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Bohemian Look

This is how it looks like on me. I’m wearing Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Medium Beige and Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante. The Bohemian palette brings the fun colors in me and wearing the turquoise eye shadow doesn’t seem overwhelming.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow - Renaissance

The next palette is Renaissance where it brings more darker shades and I’m expecting some smokey eye look with it. Just like Bohemian, it comes with a peel-off sticker instruction and ingredients listing. Both palettes are very pigmented. These palettes comes with two dual ended sponge applicators.

  1. Base – pearl shimmer
  2. Black shimmer with fine gold pigment
  3. Dark plum shimmer with fine iridescent pigment
  4. Pale pearl pink with fine silver glitters
  5. Top coat – pale yellow with fine iridescent glitters

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Renaissance How To

Another simple tutorial to create that smokey eyes using Renaissance palette.

  1. Apply the base all over the eye lid up to the brow bone.
  2. Use the black shimmer and apply on the eye lid.
  3. Apply dark plum shade and blend it till it becomes hazy.
  4. Highlight brow bone with pale pearl pink.
  5. Apply top coat to give extra dimension to the eyes.


Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow - Renaissance Eyes

Finish off with your favorite eye liner and mascara. I chose to arch my brow higher and draw it look slightly skinnier to match this look. Also, I have applied top coat at the inner corners and lower lash line plus applying brown eye liner on the waterline.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Renaissance Look 2

This smokey eyes brings plum hue to the eyes, making it slightly different from the typical smokey eyes. It’s sexy and intriguing.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Renaissance Look

Here is one look without any lip color. Easily pair this with any nude or pale pink lip color to make the eyes stands out more.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Renaissance  + Lacquer Balm Coy Timide Look

Or if you would like to have that strong character, go with bold lips. I’m wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Coy Timide. Both look suits very well with this palette.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Review

Above all…

I think this is quite a versatile palette in a way, given the selection of colors that is pigmented yet not too overwhelming. I do find that there is fall outs especially from the top coat as there are more glitters. It’s pretty common for glitter eye shadows.  The eye shadow is very pigmented as you can tell from my swatches and blends in easily. If you have oily eye lids, I would still recommend to use your very own eye primer as the primer from this palettes gives a light control of creasing and prep to create a greater shimmer base. I think it is slightly pricey for an eye shadow palette, I would suggest to spot for their promos! The only thing that I wish that is to have mirror in this palette. It was a little difficult having to use a separate mirror especially if you don’t have a table in front of you.

Retail Price: MYR45.90

Weight: 2.8grams / 0.1oz.

Availability: Leading pharmacies and departmental stores


  • Comes in a decent size held in a palm
  • Clear cover to show the eye shadows
  • Pigmented shadows
  • Easily to be blend
  • Versatile palette


  • Light crease control
  • Slightly pricey
  • No mirror

My Rating: 4.3/5


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This palette was sent by Revlon for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Shines & Light-Weight Effortless Balm

Fell in love with Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm and now time to turn my head over Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm. How is the Lacquer Balm different than Matte Balm? You’ll find out from this review. Lacquer Balm is also part of the Revlon ColorBurst™ Crayon Collection and they are only available just this month, comes in 8 different shades.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

‘A lacquer finish that’s beyond brilliant. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 8 collectible, craveable colors.

• 8 shades of high shine, shimmering lacquer and balm-­‐like moisture

• Infused with Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter

• Light peppermint fragrance

•Propel/Repel crayon means no sharpening required’ – Revlon

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm 140 Coy Timide

The shade that I received is 140 Coy Timide and the packaging is exactly like the rest of the collection. However, it comes with shiny layer on the outside to indicate that this is the Lacquer Balm. For this shade, I do notice that there are slight gold shimmers just by looking at the balm. No sharpening needed from its propel crayon and retractable.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Swatch

Coy Timide, is a brown shade with red undertone. The gold shimmers are unnoticeable from the swatch and the texture is light and finishes off glossy. It is quite pigmented and this definitely reminds me of the texture for Revlon Just Bitten Kissable.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm On Lips

I could definitely tell that this gives a great color to my lips. Despite of being dark and brown, I liked how it looks more red instead. Again, this has that refreshing slight mint scent just like the rest of Revlon ColorBurst Crayon Collection. Also the gold shimmer is unnoticeable while having it on the lips but I believe it helps to reflect light to give more shine to the lips.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Traclyn Yeoh

At first, I was really worried if Coy Timide could be too dark for me but I guess everyone could pull off dark shade depending how you wear your makeup. In this review, I’m your vixen, RAWR~ I guess this shade is good to go if you are feeling bold and sexy. You could also see how shiny it is on my lips and the reflection of my ring light.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Ingredients

In the ingredients listing, there isn’t alcohol or paraben. This is definitely a plus point!

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Traclyn Yeoh 2

Above all…

This is almost the same version of Balm Stain, without staining your lips. I believe not everyone like their lips to be stained and I think this is suitable for them. The texture is light and easy to use. Because it is so light that you can’t really tell that you are wearing it. I wouldn’t say this gives the best shine but it’s shiny enough to make your pout look kissable. Upon wearing this, it doesn’t dry my lips and it wears off after having a meal. This may not be your shade but there’s other shades to choose from!

Price: MYR 35.90

Weight: 2.7g / 0.095oz.

Availability: Leading pharmacies and departmental stores


  • Easy to use
  • Glides easily over the lips
  • Refreshing mint scent
  • Shine finish lippie


  • Wears off after a meal

My Rating: 4.8/5


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This lacquer balm was provided by Revlon for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme, Buildable Coverage That Last Exceptionally Well

I always turn to my holy grail Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation for it’s coverage and oil control power. I tend to get really picky with it comes to foundation because I like those that gives matte, at least medium coverage and with oil control properties. I get the chance to try Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme and let’s see what I have got to say for this foundation.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme

“Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.

•Time release technology balances skin for a continuously flawless look.

•This next-generation patent-pending whipped crème formula feels lightweight and comfortable, so makeup looks flawless all day, without rubbing off

•Bouncy, whipped formula feels ultra light and silky smooth

•Soft Matte finish

•Buildable to full coverage

•Wears up to 24hrs

•Fragrance Free

•Oil Free” – Revlon


Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude & Medium Beige

I love that it’s package in glass jar which makes it looks more sturdy. In Malaysia, we have 4 shades available and I was sent with two shades which is 220 Nude and 250 Medium Beige which is the first two lightest shades. They both look almost the same shade though Medium Beige is suppose to be a shade darker.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude & Medium Beige Description

At the bottom of the glass jar, there is peel-off description and also includes the ingredient list. This does contail salicylic acid and silica.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude & Medium Beige Jar & Swatch

There is another jar lid preventing spillage of the foundation which I think it’s good because most of us could possibly be careless when opening the jar. The texture seems heavy and creamy from the jar.  From the swatch I could see the difference of both shades. Nude has pink undertone while Medium Beige has yellow undertone and slightly darker than Nude. Upon blending, the mousse texture felt so easy and smooth to blend.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude & Medium Beige Application

I apply this foundation using a stippling brush and it blends in easily. In fact, it creates quite a flawless canvas and it does feel light weight. It finishes off light matte and slightly dewy. I then set the foundation with my foundation powder.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude Before & After

Here is a before and after of  using 220 Nude. It seems a little light for my skin tone and I could tell how well it did cover my flaws just from one layer.  My dark circles and redness at my nose area was very well concealed. I think this shade is best to suit for those who has light and fair skin.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Nude Lasting Power

Upon testing the lasting power, I’m already in love how well it lasted. Though it doesn’t provide much oil control and I did blot away the oiliness. It did wear off a little on my nose area but considering that it has past more than 9 hours, it lasted pretty well and it did not oxidize on me.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Medium Beige Before & After

Here is a before and after for the shade 250 Medium Beige and this is perfect for me. This is great for those who is slightly tanner than fair skin tone. Especially when I have yellow undertone, this fits as my skin shade better than Nude. I’m loving the coverage so much!

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme in Medium Beige Lasting Power

Here’s after more than 9 hours and my after seems redder, maybe because the camera picked up my lip shade, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante. In real, it doesn’t look as red. Could you see how the coverage lasted so well?

Above all…

This is my next holy grail foundation! Though this doesn’t have great oil controlling power, I love how well the coverage stays despite of me blotting it numerous times (at least 6 times) and it doesn’t look powdery, cakey or overly done for me.  I did notice that it creases on my eyelid when I’m not wearing any eye shadow. The blending seems effortless and coverage is buildable as I tried layering on my under eye area and nose because those are the areas I knew I had to cover the flaw. I would say this is great for normal to oily skin. This mousse textured foundation comes with SPF20 and I liked how it didn’t create any white cast like how some foundations with SPF does. It is slightly pricey than the liquid foundation but the price pays for the packaging and lasting power of it.

Price: MYR69.90

Weight: 23.7ml / 0.8 fl.oz

Availability: Leading pharmacies and departmental stores nationwide


  • Effortless blending
  • Creates almost flawless canvas
  • Medium to high coverage
  • Coverage stays very well for more than 9 hours
  • Light weight
  • Buildable coverage
  • With SPF 20 that doesn’t leave white cast


  • Poor oil controlling property

My Rating: 4.9/5


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This foundation was provided by Revlon for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante, Bold, Buttery Smooth & Great Color Pay-Off

Most of us went ga-ga over Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain including me when they were first released. Expanding the range, now Revlon named it as Revlon ColorBurst™ Crayon Collection consist of Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain (previously known as Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain), Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm and Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm. For this post, I’ll be reviewing Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

” A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips.

8 shades with a velvety matte finish and balm-­like feel
Infused with Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter
Light peppermint fragrance
Propel/Repel crayon means no sharpening required” – Revlon

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Seal

Notice how the entire packaging is also matte? It’s great in a way that it’s easier to identify what type of finish to avoid confusion since there is Balm Stain and Lacquer. I appreciate very much for having to see seals like this to ensure no one has ever opened it. I don’t quite remember if the Balm Stain has it earlier.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm 220 Showy Flamboyante

The shade that I received is Showy Flamboyante, a very bright and bold pink shade. Just like how the Balm Stain looked, this comes in a chubby stick that shapes almost like a lipstick. It’s retractable and the twist-up of the Matte Balm is to show you how much product you are getting.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Swatch

Here is a swatch and I love how bright this color is. Although in this swatch, it doesn’t look as matte as I expected, it always differs when it comes to having it on the lips. The texture is very creamy and great color pay off. If you like to wear a pop of color like Nicky Minaj, do pick this shade!

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm On Lips

Here is a comparison of before and after applying the Matte Balm. You could see how distinctive this shade is and because of the bold shade, it accentuates the shape of my lips. What I like when having to apply this, is the same minty scent and it tingles a little on the lips just as how it was with Balm Stain. It doesn’t feel heavy on the lips at all.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Traclyn Yeoh 2

Just by the name of Showy Flamboyante, it portrays how flashy and showy this shade. Bright and noticeable.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Ingredients

I do notice that there isn’t alcohol and paraben in the ingredients but it does have silica, which I have no problem with it.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Traclyn Yeoh

Above all…

Although my lips are not as thick to pull off matte finish lip products, I still love this! I love the color pay-off, buttery and creamy texture and glides on smoothly onto my lips. Also the propel crayon tip is a bonus because there is no need to sharpen it where it is much lesser hassle to go with. However, unlike Balm Stain which promotes longer lasting power but Matte Balm doesn’t because it’s transferable and wear-off over a meal. Even so, it kept my lips hydrated because my lips were chapped before and they are very much healed now. They were available over the shelves since January 2014 and from time to time there are promotions for this range.

Retail Price: MYR 35.90

Weight: 2.7g / 0.095oz

Availability: Leading pharmacies and department stores nationwide.


  • Light weight
  • Creamy and smooth texture
  • Great color pay-off
  • Refreshing mint scent
  • Fuss free propel crayon tip
  • No alcohol or paraben


  • Transferable
  • Wears-off over a meal

My rating: 4.8/5


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This Matte Balm was provided by Revlon for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh